KATZELL, Sonja Ellen Sonja Ellen Katzell, of Red Deer, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Friday, October 6, 2006 at the age of 66 years with her family at her side. Sonja was born on March 23, 1940 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. She graduated as an RN from the University of Alberta in 1961 and received her BScN in 1983. Sonja dedicated herself to her work at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and distinguished herself as the 1991 recipient of the Abe W. Miller Memorial Trophy for the Alberta Nurse of the Year. In more recent years, Sonja expressed her creative passion though quilting. The recipients of her quilts will always cherish these enduring reminders of her. Sonja is survived by her two sons William and Robert (Kathy) of Edmonton and her daughter Susan of Red Deer. She is also loved and remembered by her three grandchildren: Alexis, Graham and Sophia; and three brothers: Dennis Heney of Bonnyville, Michael (Doreen) Heney of Calgary, and Brian (Elaine) Heney of Lloydminster. Sonja was predeceased by her husband Clarence "Tad" Katzell; her parents Oliver and Margaret Heney; and her sister Beverley Heney. A funeral service will be held at the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287-67A Street in Red Deer on October 13, 2006 at 1:00 pm. The family wishes to thank Dr. Thain, the nursing staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and her many nursing and quilting friends for their support. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the David Thompson Health Region Foundation, PO Bag 5030, Red Deer, AB T4N 6R2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at In living memory of Sonja Katzell, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park.

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