1923 – 2014

Mrs. Carrol Ethel Tomalty (nee Graham) of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Carrol was born on September 21, 1923 on the family farm in the Edwell District, East of Penhold, Alberta. She married Ralph Tomalty in 1947 and they lived on their farm in the Waskasoo District, where they raised a family of seven children and where Carrol continued to live until her death. Carol will be lovingly remembered by her children: Kathy (Lester) Gurnett of Airdrie, Alberta, Keith (Anne), Gerald (Connie), Neil (Vera), all of Red Deer, Donna (John) Armstrong of Big Stone, Alberta, Wayne (Shauna) of Edmonton, Alberta and John (Laurie), also of Red Deer; twenty-six grandchildren and thirty-seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret Collier and sister-in-law, Verna Tomalty, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Carrol was predeceased by her loving husband, Ralph in 2002; an infant daughter, Grace; parents, Herman and Florence; and two brothers, Lloyd and Bob.

“Death is not extinguishing the light,

but turning out the Lamp

because the dawn has come.”

A Memorial Service will be held at the Balmoral Bible Chapel, Highway 11 East and Rutherford Drive, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with John Armstrong officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Carrol’s honor may be made directly to the Christian Blind Mission at or to the Red Deer Hospice Society at

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6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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