SUOMINEN, Mauno Mr. Mauno (Elmer) Suominen, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy Suominen of Red Deer, went home to be with his Lord at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at the age of 79 years. Elmer was born on August 23, 1925 at Lethbridge, Alberta and grew up on a farm at Foremost, Alberta. In 1948, Elmer married Dorothy Elliott and they moved to Calgary, where Elmer joined the International Harvester Co. He stayed with the company until 1959, when he became the proud owner of Parkland Equipment, the International Harvester Dealership in Red Deer. In 1964, Elmer and Dorothy bought a farm in the Joffre District and Elmer returned to his first love, farming. He farmed until his retirement in 1997. Elmer was a lifetime member of the Full Gospel Businessmen and over the years he belonged to many organizations such as the Lions Club, Unifarm, Alberta Barley Producers, Secan, Palliser Wheat Growers, Red Deer Hospital Board, Alberta Social Credit and recently, the Alliance Party. Elmer was very involved in the Living Stones Church and enjoyed his role as a greeter for the church until his illness prevented him from doing so. Elmer will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his family and dear friends. Elmer leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife of fifty-six years, Dorothy, daughter, Roxine (Jim) Williams, three sons, Keith (Wanda), Randy (Charlene) and Cameron (Annette), nine grandchildren, Dallas Brunette, Bill Williams, Kaylan and Andrew Senger, Christine, Trevor, David, Chad and Peter Suominen and three great grandchildren, Malcolm and Melissa Brunette and

Nikki Williams. Elmer’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy and gave him many special moments during his life. Elmer will also be sadly missed by his sister, Leila Collins, brothers-in-law, Len Inglis, Donald (Elsie) Elliott, Glen (Verna) Elliott, Allan (Elaine) Elliott, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Elmer was predeceased by his parents, Ilmari and Ali, a sister, Anne Inglis, a brother, Eino and Hilkka, his father and mother-in-law, Virgil and Helen Elliott, sisters-in-law, Molly and Eph Schelske and Marion and Palmer Olsen. A Memorial Service in Elmer’s honour will be held at the Living Stones Church, 2020 – 40th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, October 25, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Doctor Paul Vallee officiating. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Elmer’s honour may be made directly to the Living Stones Church, 2020 – 40th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5E3 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

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