Dec. 21, 1935 – Jan. 11, 2014
With heavy hearts, full of love, the family of Velma McDonald (Tootie) announces the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother at the Bethany Care Centre at the age of 78. Velma fought a long courageous battle with Alzheimer`s disease which she battled with grace and dignity. Velma is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Charles, her children; Colin of Chetwynd, B.C., Valerie (Jim) of Red Deer, Lisa of Lacombe and John (Carrie) of Kelowna. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Rylan, Noah, Ashton, Kaelan, Kaeden and Grayden. Velma was predeceased by her parents Fred and Rena Magee; her infant son Ross; and her infant grandson Taylor. Velma also leaves behind 4 brothers and two sisters; Bill, Clifford, Leroy, Melvin, Viola and Marlene. Velma will always be remembered for her kind and generous ways. She was an avid baker and cook. She loved being a grandmother and held a very special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for in the spring. Donations may be made in Velma’s name of the Red Deer Alzheimer’s Society, Suite # 105, 4419 – 50 Ave. Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3Z5 or a charity of the donor`s choice.