LEEDHOLM, Leona It is with great sadness, but gentle relief that we announce the passing of our loved one Leona Leedholm at 78 years of age. Surrounded by her family she went to be with her Lord and Savoir on December 10, 2004. Leona was born April 17, 1926 on their family farm near Lockwood, Sask. and lived there until 1951. She then attended Canadian Nazarene College in Red Deer, after earning her diploma in Christian Education she returned to the family farm for a short time before moving to Lougheed. It was in Lougheed that she met her life long partner Arthur Leedholm and they were married in 1953. Leona was particularly well known for her gift of music, which she often shared, by singing gospel music in solos, duets, trios and quartets. Leona has long been known for her unselfish, giving personality and gift of hospitality. The doors of her home were always open to others. Leona’s love for her Lord was always so apparent in her kind, gentle, caring ways and this will leave an imprint on all who had the opportunity to know her. She will be missed and forever remembered by her loving family, husband Arthur, sons Dwayne (Jane) of Lougheed, Jerry of Blackfalds, daughters Carolyn (Bryan) Anderson and Brenda (Randy) Cox of Red Deer, grandchildren, Jennifer (Barry) Klassen, Jeff (Stacey) Leedholm, Allison, Amanda, Rebecca Leedholm, Chris Leedholm, Curtis Scott, Mike (Tasha) Anderson, Cara-Leigh (Trevor) Cox, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Leona was predeceased by her only sibling David Lamar Graff. Family and friends are welcome to come and pay their respects on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Parkland Funeral Home 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, December 16th, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Leona’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 16, 2004, at The First Church of the Nazarene, 2 Mcvicar Street, Red Deer. If desired memorial donations in Leona’s honour may be made to Bethany Care Society, CollegeSide, Palliative Care, 1001 – 17th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2E5 or Charity of donor’s choice. In living memory of Leona Leedholm, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park.

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