THACKER Leon Edwin Thacker (1919 – 2005) passed away peacefully at Valley Park Manor Nursing Home on October 18. Leon was born in Natby, Alberta. My father was a proud soldier during WWII, serving in overseas active duty. My father was a hard-working, independent man who worked at many jobs. Some of these jobs included working for the City of Red Deer, as a boiler man in the oil patch, and fixing many lawnmowers. There was no job he could not do. My father was known for his determination, handsome looks and striking blue eyes. He was also known for the saying, “Never take a wooden nickel.” He is predeceased by his sons Walter Leon Thacker (September 13, 2005) and Gary Allan Thacker (1983). He leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter, Val Cotter and his grandchildren; Marina and Gloria Thacker, his daughter-in-law, Deb Thacker, as well as her children, Julie and Sarah Stark. Leon also leaves to mourn, the mother of his children, Lydia Thacker, his favourite niece Lillian Campanelli, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects to Mr. Leon Thacker can do so at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 – 67 Street) on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 – 67 Street) on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com

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