Mr. Cyril John ‘Cy’ Sleeman of Red Deer, passed away peacefully at the Valley Park Manor, Red Deer on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at the age of 85 years. Cyril was born on August 24, 1919 at Buckfastleigh, Devonshire, England, the eldest of two sons born to Edmond and Mariam Sleeman. Cy worked as a millwright apprentice. At the age of nineteen, he joined the Royal Air Force where he trained as an areo-engine fitter. He served his country overseas between 1939 and 1945 in England, North Africa and Burma. In 1941, met the love of his life, Mabel. They married in July of 1942 ‘on the boat’ and Cy did not return until three years later. The couple were blessed with two daughters, Norma, born in 1946 and Lorna, born in 1949. Cy and Mabel took the holiday of their lifetime in 1967 and came to Canada, as Mabel had several cousins living there. Cy was very taken by Canada and in 1968, the couple permanently moved to Canada, which was partly due to the economy in England. They settled in Kitimat, British Columbia, where Cy worked as a millwright until his retirement in 1984. At that time, they moved to Red Deer. Cy found enjoyment in dancing, listening to music from the 1920’s and thirties, as well as classical music and he loved celestial navigation. He was also keen on current events and liked to play bingo. Cy will be very deeply missed but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of his family and very dear friends. Cy leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter, Lorna (Dick) Gamble of England, his grandchildren, Kate and Bruce Gamble, Lynn, Ryan and Robbie Nordstrom of Calgary, Alberta, Liane (Randy) Valk of Bow Island, Alberta and three great grandchildren, all of Alberta. He will also be very sadly missed by his longtime very dear and special friend, Judy Gonda of Red Deer. Cy was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mabel in October of 1997 and his daughter, Norma in 1979, who died in a farming accident. Cremation was entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Interment will be held at a later date at the Bonnyville Cemetery, Bonnyville, Alberta. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

Service and Cremation



4820-45th Street, Red Deer

Phone 347-2222


Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.