WRIGHT 1940 – 2007 Mrs. Maudie Marilyn Wright, beloved wife of Mr. Don Wright of Red Deer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the age of 66 years. Maudie was born on March 19, 1940 at Ponoka, Alberta to Clifford and Esther Kellington. She was raised and received her schooling at Red Deer, Edmonton and Peace River, Alberta. In 1958 she married her husband, Don Wright. They started their family in 1961 and together raised five wonderful children. Maudie and Don spent most of their married life in the Shady Nook Community, where they established many lifelong and lasting friendships because of Maudie's active involvement in the community. Maudie being a homemaker was a wonderful cook and enjoyed many different interests and talents. She loved music, loved to play the piano, organ and accordion and was an artist. She also loved her garden and her flowerbeds were a testament of her passion. Maudie also loved to sew and through this she discovered her love of quilting. In 2001, Maudie was diagnosed with cancer and her and Don decided to sell the acreage and move to Red Deer. Maudie was a very loving and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family dearly and even through her illness, with her determination and strength, together her and Don built their dream home in Red Deer. Despite all, Maudie continued on with her gardening, quilting and for her family, each occasion was just as special as before. Maudie will be so deeply missed but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of her family and dear friends. Maudie leaves to mourn her loss, her loving husband of forty-eight years, Don Wright of Red Deer, her loving children; Shelley (Randy) Saunders, also of Red Deer, Cheryl Wright of Lethbridge, Alberta, Reg Wright of Auckland, New Zealand and Wendy (Mark) Mose of Elnora, Alberta and thirteen grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by her two sisters; Florence (Glenn) Currie of Sacramento, California and Birdie Shaw of Kelowna, British Columbia, one brother, Jackie Kellington, also of Kelowna, her very special lifelong friend who was like a sister to her, Donna Loewen of Calgary, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Maudie was predeceased by her parents, Clifford and Esther Kellington, a daughter, Karen Whalen, an infant sister, Anna Claire, and two brothers, Earling and Stewart. A Public Celebration of Maudie's Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. A Private Family Interment will be held at a later date at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Maudie's honour may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8, Phone Toll free: 1-877-715-KIDS (5437). Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820-45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"

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