MECHEFSKE It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family of Ronald "Ron" James Mechefske announce his sudden passing on Thursday October 16, 2008 at the age of 70 years. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 50 years Maryann. He also leaves to mourn his passing, son Toby (Kim) and their children, Branden, Brittney, and Travis ; daughter Deborah and her children; Terri, Bradley, Kristen, and Matt; daughter Donna(Aubrey) Stryker ;and their children Amanda, Christina, and Doug; daughter Darlene (Rick) Kranenborg and their children Samantha and Spencer. He will also be dearly missed by his loving mother, Josephine, two great grand- children, and sister in law Irene Clark.Ron is also leaving to mourn his passing, two sisters; Barb (Len) Pearce, and Marlene(Richard) Ranger, all of Ontario. Ron was predeceased by his father Francis in 1976 and brother Eugene in 1986. A Celebration of Life Service for the late Ron Mechefske will be held from Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287- 67A Street, Red Deer ,AB on Tuesday October 21, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ron's memory may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4700 Stn South, Edmonton, AB T6E 9Z9, or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #101, 5208 – 53 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 5K2. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at In living memory of Ron Mechefske, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park.

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