NELSON Henry Nelson, beloved husband of Madeleine Nelson of Red Deer, found peace on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at the age of 75, after facing cancer with his characteristic easygoing nature. He was born March 16, 1932 at Fort Vermilion, AB. Henry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Madeleine, his children Debbie Neis, nee Newans (Doug) and their children Jennifer and Devon (Tonia), Donna Valckx, nee Newans (Lou) and their children Aimée and Nadia (Gerald) and great grand- daughter Hailey Miller, David Newans and his children Tanner, Skylar and Kayla, Dianne Carless, nee Newans (Eddy) and their children Morgan, Justin and Spencer. Henry is also survived by his siblings: Joyce Heather, Dan (Gertie) Nelson, Joe (Marie-Anne) Buzdegan, Arlene (Art) Nicklin, Verna Priebatsch and Glen Buzdegan , and nieces and nephews. Also mourning Henry's passing are lifelong friends Gunnar & Edith Hansen & family and good neighbors Fudd & Iris Holtz. Henry was predeceased by his mother Sybil Buzdegan, Uncle John Nelson, Auntie Florence and Uncle Frank Howse and Brother-in-law Stuart Heather. Henry worked his early years in the west country, in farming, forestry and the oil patch. He then began work at Michener Center. Even though he had little formal education he was able to achieve his journeyman certificate in Culinary Art. Henry with his kind and gentle soul embraced life with all of its trials and tribulations. He accepted the cards he was dealt and leaves us with the memory of his treasured grin. A celebration of Henry's life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A St., Red Deer, AB. on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. Memorial donations may be directed to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer T4P 3V9. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at: www.parklandfuneralhome.com.

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