August 21, 1934 – February 5, 2019
Surrounded by her loving daughters, Gaydha passed on in her 85th year at the Red Deer Hospice on February 5, 2019.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her three daughters and their husbands, Kelly and Colin, Norma and Randal, Nancy and Patrick, and her precious grandchildren William, Liam, Richard, Eva, Meredith, and Madeleine.
She was remarkable in her ability to nurture and foster each of her beloved grandchildren and they loved her deeply.
Gaydha was predeceased by her husband Cam, who was the love of her life. She was also predeceased by her parents, Norman and Loveday, her brother Mackay, and her sister Carol.
Gaydha was born and raised in Manitou, Manitoba. After graduating high school, she went to business college and began a career working in various administrative positions including with the Manitoba Telephone System and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.
Soon after, she met Cam, her true love, and they married on August 6, 1960. After settling in Winnipeg, they welcomed their three daughters and began the family life they so enjoyed. Cam’s career took the family from Manitoba to Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. During that time, Gaydha was a dedicated wife and mother, roles she was very proud of. Following retirement in 1990, she and Cam returned to Red Deer, Alberta, where they would enjoy spending time with their family and especially their cherished grandchildren. Those who knew Gaydha were touched by her strength, spirit, enthusiasm, and passion. She would take the occasions in life to celebrate others with generosity and joy, providing an example that will endure in the hearts of her family.
A special thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team, especially Shannon and Sarah, and to the exceptional staff of the Red Deer Hospice. In keeping with Gaydha’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com
RED DEER HOSPICE SOCIETY
Red Deer Hospice Society provides palliative care for those facing the end of life in Central Alberta. We provide physical, social and emotional care in a community-based, home-like setting for individuals who are dying and their loved ones.
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