Stanley SAXBY

SAXBY Stanley "Pepper" Gordon 1917-2008 Stanley (known as Stan or Pepper) Gordon Saxby passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Friday, September 12, 2008 in his 91st year. Stan was the beloved husband of Viola Saxby for 59 years and loving father of Bonnie, June and Judy. He was born in Red Deer on August 6, 1917 and lived most of his life at Pine Lake. Stan was devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, caring deeply for his family, his farm and his community. His life was enriched by the many friends and neighbors whose caring and support through the years made the tough times bearable and the good times great. Stan’s last years were limited by a stroke that struck in November, 1998. He was devotedly cared for by his loving wife Viola who predeceased him on September 20, 2005. Stan was aided in his care since September 2002 by a human angel, Lourdes Alberto, who came and stayed to care for him until his last breath. Her incredible skill, warmth, tenderness and devotion made Stan's last years the best they could be. Stan will be fondly remembered by his three daughters, Bonnie (Albert) Defehr, June (Ron) Berg and Judy Saxby (Bob May); nine grandchildren Jarett (Nancy) McInenly of Calgary, Lisa (Don) Salmon, David McInenly, Denise (Clint) Watts of Red Deer, Isaak (Shari) Berg of Pittsburgh, Penn., Robin and Peter Berg (Sally Hindle) of Calgary, Ginny May (Lupa Pageau) of Edmonton, Morgan May of Winnipeg, and his five great grandchildren, Rylan and Karisa Salmon, Hunter and Kaci McInenly and Connor Berg. He will also be remembered by his brother-in-law Bill (Rita) Stoness of Torrington, numerous nieces and nephews who were always special to him and many cherished friends. A Celebration of Stan’s life will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Pine Lake on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery. Memorial Donations in Stan’s honour may be made directly to the cemetery fund at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, box 36, Pine Lake, Alberta, T0M 1S0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 101, 5208-53 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5K2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: Service, Interment & Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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