DEARDOFF

DEARDOFF 1936 – 2008 Mrs. Mae Deardoff of Innisfail, passed away after a struggle with cancer, at the Innisfail Health Centre on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the age of 71 years. Mae was born on May 1, 1936 at Clive, Alberta then moved to Poplar Ridge with her parents, where they owned the Midway Service Station. After moving to Red Deer, Mae met and married Ken Fraser, where they settled and raised four children, Kim Curtis, Barton and Janice. The family moved to Killam for seven years before returning to Innisfail to settle down there. After Ken’s passing Mae married Jim Deardoff and together they settled in Lacombe, where she became the first female president of the Lacombe Legion. Mae was able to accomplish many things for the Legion, one of those accomplishments being the building and development of the Legion Sunset Campground at Gull Lake. It became a passion of hers, making many dear friends along the way. Mae enjoyed her long time employment with Looker Office Equipment, where she was known to keep her co-workers in line. She had a wit and character that had humor and earned her the nickname "Maxine". After retirement Mae returned to Innisfail and once again drawn to the lake at the Dixson Leisure Campground. Mae enjoyed doing cross-stitch, spending time with her dogs, camping and just enjoying nature. Mae had a love of jive dancing and listening to Elvis, she was his biggest fan. She was very proud of her children and found great joy in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mae never missed a family reunion, which has been going on for 70 years. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and all that knew her. Mae is survived by her four loving children, Kim (Michael) Bizuk of Sylvan Lake, Curtis Fraser of Lacombe, Barton (Jackie) Fraser of Sylvan Lake, Janice (Doug) Dorherty of Innisfail, a brother, Dale (Helen) Ford of Killarny, Manitoba, a sister, Phyllis (Wilson) Pickering of Red Deer, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two aunts, Peggy Flater, Jean (Ted) Decker both of Red Deer and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by two husbands, Ken Fraser and Jim Deardoff, her parents, Robert and Myrtle Matthews and a nephew, Travis Pickering. A Funeral Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations in Mae’s honour may be made directly to the S.P.C.A. 4505-77 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3T2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.


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