Melissa Wright of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Friday November 13, 2009 at the age of 97 years. Born in the old farm home on February 12, 1912 at Donalda, Alberta to Ethel (Flack) and Colin McKay, Melissa was the eldest of four children. Melissa was followed by Marjorie (Waterman) on June 27, 1913 and by Flack McKay and finally Helen (Holmquist). Predeceased by her husband, Stephen who died in December 1995 and her sister, Helen in 2005, Melissa is survived by her sister, Marjorie of Red Deer and nephews, Lisle Waterman (Debra Curry) and great nephews; Jon, David and Eric Waterman all of Red Deer and their mother, Roseanne Waterman of Red Deer; niece, Thelma Madore (Robert Madore) of Carvell, Alberta; nephew, Kenneth Waterman (Teresa) of Grande Prairie. Melissa also leaves to mourn, one brother; Flack McKay of Edmonton (Kipness Veterans’ Centre) and nephew, Bryan McKay (Debbie McKay) and great nephew, Jesse McKay and great niece, Rebecca (née McKay) also of Edmonton. Funeral services will be held from the Rimbey United Church on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment of Melissa’s cremated remains will follow in the Gadsby Cemetery Gadsby, Alberta. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Rimbey United Church, P.O. Box 7, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading (WRIGHT). WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366.
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