STURGESS, Allen Allen “Red” Sturgess passed away at the Red Deer Hospital on Friday, August 20th at the age of 61 years. He is survived by his wife Kathy, daughter Leah of Olds, sons, Kelly (Carolyn) of Viking, Dan (Sheila) of Edmonton and one grandson, Matthew Allen. Allen is also survived by sisters, Mary Ann (Larry) Hurren and Pat Cottingham, both of Kelowna, B.C. His parents June and Allen Sturgess predecease him. Red was born and raised in Arcola, Saskatchewan. At the age of 18 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Gimli, Manitoba where he met his wife Kathy. In 1971, Red left the Air Force to join private industry in the field of telecommunications, which took him and his family to Inuvik, Vermilion, Lethbridge and finally Red Deer. Friends and family wishing to share in the memories of Reds’ life are invited to attend a gathering on Saturday, August 28th, noon to 5:00 p.m. at Kelly’s’ acreage east of Viking, AB. Call the family for directions if needed. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #6, 5015 – 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #101, 5208 – 53 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 5K2
Sympathies can be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. In living memory of Allen “Red” Sturgess a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park.