Lena NILE

NILE Lena Nile of Red Deer quietly passed away after a short stay at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Lena made her home in Red Deer for many years. She was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a Life Member of the Ladies Auxiliary, serving in many capacities including President of the Ladies Auxiliary for two terms. Lena received a Certificate of Merit for long and faithful service. She and her husband, Bert worked diligently in many fund raising activities within the Red Deer community, including the building of a new Legion, and played key roles in annual Poppy Campaigns. She was also great support to her husband, Bert while he was President, as well as Manager of the Red Deer Legion over a period of years. Lena was extremely proud of him when he was awarded the Legion Meritorious Service Award in 1987. Lena had an affinity for music and loved playing her mandolin and violin. She had an artistic talent and was a professional cake decorator, specializing in Wedding Cakes. Lena especially loved her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and was affectionately known to them as Nana. She will be fondly remembered by them for her holidays and her special designed holiday cakes. Lena enjoyed visiting and playing games with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lena leaves behind and will always be lovingly remembered by her daughters and their families, Annette (Norm) Graden and family of Calgary, Alberta, Helen (Fred) Phillips and family of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Lavona (Ed) Fercho and family and Dorothy (Errol) Newman and family, both of Calgary and the children of Irene (David) Green of Langley, British Columbia, twelve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She will also be very sadly missed by her two sisters, May Jeske of Edmonton, Alberta and Pearl Woytovich of Drayton Valley, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Lena was predeceased by her husband of thirty-two years, Albert ‘Bert’ J. Nile, a daughter, Irene Green, her father and mother, Milo and Maria Strynadka, brothers, John, George and William and sisters, Rose and Katy. All are invited to come and pay their respects one hour prior to the Life Celebration. A Public Celebration of Lena’s Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Lena’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation Of Alberta, 101, 5208 – 53rd Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5K2. The family would like to thank Dr. Wayne Church for his care and compassion and as well, the staff of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”


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