MAKI Anna Miriam Maki (nee Haapala) of Eckville passed away peacefully on November 12, 2004 at age 88 in Red Deer Regional Hospital. Miriam is survived by three sons, Stan (Helen) and Howard (Helen) of Red Deer, AB, Ken (Peggy) of Skookumchuck, BC; seven grandchildren, Camron (Anita) Maki, Wendell (Judine) Maki, Shannon (John) Vanderburgt, Brent Maki, Todd (Deb) Maki, Jonathon Maki and Jodi Maki; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Wilfred (Estelle) Haapala of Dunblane, Sask., Vernon Haapala of Rocky Mountain House; four sisters, Pearl Kangas of Outlook, Sask., Grace Cove of Salmon Arm, BC, Vivian Bunch of Alhambra, AB, Dorothy Simonson of Outlook, Sask.; sisters-in-law Virginia Haapala of Menahga, MN, Aili Star of Calgary, AB, Elsie Haapala of Outlook, Sask and many nieces and nephews. Miriam was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1979; her parents Matti and Anna Haapala; brothers Reino, George and Albert; sisters Esther Salminen and Dora Ross. Miriam was born in Manyberries, Alberta, May 3, 1916. Miriam grew up on the family farm, attending rural school in the New Home District. In 1935 she became the primary care giver to the large family when her mother passed away. September 14, 1936 she married Bill Maki and they farmed in the Manyberries area for the next six years until 1942. Stan and Howard were born during this period. In 1942 they moved to the Eckville area, purchasing a farm in the Saima district in 1944. Ken was born shortly thereafter. The family lived on the farm until 1954 when they moved in to the Town of Eckville. Miriam went to work in Forhans Pharmacy and continued there until 1973. In 1974 they sold their property in Eckville and retired to Red Deer where Bill passed away in 1979. Miriam then returned to Eckville where she looked after her own house and garden and was very active in the Eckville Friendship Centre. She moved into the Eckville Manor House in 1998 and lived there until March 2002 when failing health forced her to move to the Valley Park Manor nursing home in Red Deer where she resided until her passing. Funeral Services will be held from the Eckville Community Hall on Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Eckville Cemetery. If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Eckville Manor House. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to: (subject Maki). WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL Serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. (403) 782-3366 (403) 843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"

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