Twila Gwenne Milgate (age 65) passed away January 12th, 2014 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, peacefully holding hands with Ken, her husband of 46 years. She is now enjoying her physical freedom at home with her Heavenly Father. Twila was born January 16th, 1948 in Drumheller, Alberta to parents Walter and Joy Bertsch. She spent her early years on the family farm and went to school in Calgary, completing her education with the Canadian Nazarene College in Winnipeg in 1964. Following this, she worked as a bank teller for Alberta Treasury Branch in Calgary and met Ken in August 1966. They were engaged in November of that same year and married March 23, 1967. Twila is survived by her daughter Colleen (Devin), son Kent (Carrie), son Alan (Marcia), nine grandchildren Dustin, Colbin (Jenna), Kellin, Tiara (Damien), Bryton, Talon, Drew, Trey, Charlize, her mother Joy, brother Daryl (Debbie), mother-in-law Evelyn and brother-in-law Ron (Joyce). She was predeceased by her father Walter and father-in-law Gordon. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Livingstones Church, 2020 40th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, with luncheon immediately following. A visitation for immediate family only will also be held at the Church at 10:30 a.m., with a private internment at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #6, 5015 – 48 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1S9.
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