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RUDDICK, Katherine Sunday, 06 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
1972 - 2014
It is with great sorrow, that the family of Katherine 'Kathy' Ruth Ruddick, announces her passing at home, surrounded by love, with her family by her side on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the age of 42 years. Kathy was a wonderful and loving daughter, sister, auntie and friend. She lived in Timmins, Ontario until 1981, when the family moved to Red Deer. She spent her teen years in Red Deer, then finished High School in Mississauga, Ontario and later moved back to Alberta to attend the Lethbridge College in Lethbridge, Alberta. Kathy then made her home in Red Deer where she worked for Titan Electric/Flint Energy and then spent the past ten years employed in the Financial Services Division at Red Deer College. Kathy will be remembered for her infectious smile and laid back, easy going attitude. She loved to have a good time, enjoying trips and travels with her many friends. The memories of family trips to Canmore and Pigeon Lake, ski trips and rocking out at concerts will always be in our hearts. Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her mother and father, Kathrine and Harry Ruddick of Red Deer, her sisters, Karen (Tim Langevin) of Red Deer, Tracey (Lyle Schumacher) of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Kimberly (Kevin Lalonde) of Oakville, Ontario. She will also be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Ryan and Justin Langevin, Christian, Alison and Bryce Schumacher and Lexia Lalonde; as well as her many close friends and her feline friend of sixteen years, Miss Minn. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta at a later date. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors, nurses and home care nurses for their care and compassion; as well as thank Kathy's wonderful friends and co-workers for their support during her illness.
Condolences may be
sent or viewed at
Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen,
Funeral Director at
6287 - 67 A Street
(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
PAGE, Graham John Sunday, 06 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Graham John
Nov. 26, 1940 - July 6, 2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, granddad and brother. Graham is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pamela; two daughters; Robyn (Scott), Kate (Luke) and grandchildren; Halle, Grayson, Peyton and Jacob; sister, Susan (Terry) and brother, John (Debbie) in England. Born in 1940 in Chepstow, England, Graham immigrated to Canada in 1964 where he met his wife, Pamela. After many years of travel throughout Canada and the USA, they settled in Red Deer, AB where they raised their two daughters. Graham taught sculpture at Red Deer College for 30 years before moving to Calgary where he continued to exhibit his work at numerous exhibitions. He was also an avid clay pigeon shooter for many years in both Red Deer and Carstairs. He will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues, friends and students. A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Graham's life will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Inglewood Community Hall (1740 24th Avenue SE, Calgary/ from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Tributes will commence at 4:30 pm. Memorial tributes in Graham's name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society ( Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Rocky View Hospital. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting
"Sculptor, Shooter
and A Gentleman"
THOMPSON, Helen Lorraine Saturday, 05 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer

Helen Lorraine
Dec. 22, 1938 - July 5, 2014
Our hearts are deeply saddened as we announce the passing of Helen Lorraine Thompson of Spruce View Alberta at the age of 75 years. Helen was born in Innisfail, Alberta on December 22, 1938. She is survived by her loving husband Ellwood, three sons Randy (Joanne), Kelly (Elaine) and Darcy, four grand children, Lindsay (Ashly), Liesel, Jessica and Tiffany and one great granddaughter Avrielle, one sister Alice (Norman) Christiansen, 3 sister- in-laws, Janice Hakl (Lloyd), Laurie Field, Leanne Percifield (Rick), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son Daren in 2005, her mother and father, Anna and Evelyn Pederson, two sisters Eunice Nielsen and Louise Gregersen, and mother and father- in-law Irma and Marvin Thompson. Helen and Ellwood met when Ellwood went from grade school at Heckla to high school in Dickson where Helen was. They did not know each other but it didn't take long to get to know one another. They fell in love, Helen was 14 years old and Ellwood was 15 years old. They went together for five years and got married in 1958. Ellwood always makes the comment that he is the "luckiest" guy in the world because God gave him Helen, his babe, his princess to be his precious wife and best friend. Helen put up a very brave and courageous fight while battling the dreaded disease of ALS for over six and a half years. She was cared for in their home by Ellwood for this entire time and with help from Renee Batnag for the last two months. She passed away in Ellwood's arms as he carried her to the bathroom early in the morning of July 5th, 2014. She was the greatest patient, never complained, everything was always perfect. She touched so many lives, always had a smile for everyone, along with a great attitude and personality. Everyone loved Helen. She was a very hard worker on the farm and for many, many years operated one of the two combines and did a marvellous job of running it, along with the normal house hold work and other jobs some farmers wives do. She was very talented with sewing and needle work and many homes have gifts of some of that work, along with the church that she was so actively involved in. She was involved in the Markerville Three Point WI for years. Because of her love of baking and her generosity, she became known as the cookie lady because she would stop in at various businesses with cookies for the workers. A little later in life she became very active in the Innisfail Golf Club. Here she improved her golf game and made many new friends. Then her and Ellwood joined into Masters Downhill Ski Racing. They attended many Masters Ski Racing camps and races and while this was going on they joined "Rut Runners Ski Club " at Mt. Norquay and later also Alberta Masters Team at Mt. Nakiska. This changed their life to a degree because they loved the sport, travelled to various races to compete and most importantly met and made so many many more great friends. As time went on they got to compete in the Canadian Masters Championships many times and the occasional international race. The golfing and ski racing ended when Helen started doctoring, which eventually ended up with the diagnosis of ALS. Her friends at the golf club and the two ski clubs not only loved Helen but also her cookies. The funeral will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Dickson on Saturday July 12th, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Donations in Helen's memory may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or the ALS Society of Alberta.
DOEL, Kenneth Alvin Saturday, 05 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Kenneth Alvin Doel of Caroline, Alberta passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Innisfail Hospital and Care Centre on July 5, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Ken was born March 18, 1948 in Red Deer to Ronald and Mollie Doel of Caroline. Ken was a loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Friend and Volunteer. Ken did his schooling in Caroline. Following High School Ken worked various careers throughout his life including the oilfield, Alberta Wheat Pool, self employed in residential construction and with Alpha Dairies. In 1994 Ken fulfilled a lifelong passion when he moved back to Caroline to work the family farm with his Dad. During this time he also started working for Jasman Power Tongs where he continued both these loves until his passing. Ken always enjoyed giving back to his community volunteering in many capacities through the years with community associations and minor hockey, as well as always willing to help a friend or neighbour in need. Ken will be lovingly missed by his wife Marjorie Atkinson-Doel; 5 children Lisa Scholz (Mickey) of Rocky Mountain House; Darin Doel of Penhold; Kyle Atkinson of Red Deer; Shane Doel of Calgary; and Ryan Doel (Nonnee) of Penhold; 6 grandchildren, Jessie Rae Scholz (Fraser Clarke) of Red Deer; Michelle Radke of Sherwood Park; Shelbie Scholz (Brandon Degroot) of Rocky Mountain House; Aiden Doel of Innisfail; Makenna Doel of Innisfail; and Ariann Rosentreter-Doel of Penhold; 2 Great Grandchildren, Emmett Clarke of Red Deer and Jax DeGroot of Rocky Mountain House; his father Ronald Doel of Caroline; Sisters Ilene (John) Bugbee of Caroline and Loretta (Tim) Kennedy of Airdrie; as well as numerous Sister-in-laws, Brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ken was also predeceased by his mother Mollie Doel and granddaughter Kyla Megan Graham-Doel. A Celebration of Ken's life will be held at the Church of the Nazarene (4803-50 Street, Caroline, AB) on July 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations in Ken's memory can be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Alberta or Kid Sport Red Deer.
entrusted with arrangements. Phone: 403-227-0006.
STENE, Linda Elaine Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Linda Elaine
Linda Elaine Stene passed away unexpectedly at her home in Red Deer, AB on July 3, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Linda was born on April 25, 1944 in Turtleford, Sask. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and mother. Later in life, she started her own janitorial company and finally retired in 2006. Linda was a very kind, generous and loving mother and friend who gave unconditionally in everything she did. Predeceased by her beloved husband Warner, Linda leaves behind to mourn her loss, her children Bryan and his wife Alyne of Halifax, NS, and Kim and her husband Jayson and their four children of Red Deer; Neil MacFarlane (Linda's "#2 son") of California. Linda is also survived by her brother Merle Gordon and her sister Edna Cooper, as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. Linda was predeceased by her mother Hazel, her father George, her step-father Archibald (Nig), and her brother Lyle. We would also like to express our thanks to the Red Deer emergency services, RCMP and the staff of Eventide for their professional and tender care. A Memorial Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
WIRTH, August Martin Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
August Martin
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of August Martin Wirth (known as Uncle Rick to many) on July 2, 2014 in New Westminster, BC. He will be greatly missed by his only brother Ted (Dianne), nieces Christine (Maria) Johnson (Dan Baisley), Rebecca Everitt (Justin) and Marianne Wirth (Dominic Manus) and nephews Richard Kelly (Laila) and Graham Wirth as well as great-nieces and nephews Dustin, Savannah, Henry, Jade, Thomas, Kyler and Victoria. Numerous cousins in western Canada as well as a few special friends. Predeceased by his parents Wally and Lillian Wirth. August was raised in Neudorf and Regina, Saskatchewan. His aptitude for art was noted very early and he studied at SAIT in Calgary. After art school, he moved to New Westminster and painting became his life passion. A very humble man, he often looked after several elderly folks, doing their weekly shopping, etc. for them. Not an easy feat since he didn't drive! He answered the telephone with a hearty "Praise the Lord!" and as the cancer took it's toll, he changed that to "Praying for a miracle". Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2 pm at Broadway Pentacostal Lodge on the 5th floor, 1377 Lamey's Mill Road, Vancouver.
NIEMELA, Aarne Raymond) Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
On July 2, 2014 Ray (Aarne Raymond) Niemela passed away at the age of 94 years old. Funeral services will be held at the Eckville Community Center on July 16th, 2014 at 11am. A private family internment will follow at Alto Rest Memorial Gardens Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Kannawin, Box 9240, Sylvan Lake, Alberta T4S 1S8.
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151
MacDONALD, William Duncan Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
William Duncan
April 2, 1934 - July 2, 2014
William "Duncan" MacDonald passed away July 2, 2014 in Red Deer, Alberta. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Delores, his brothers Howard (Lorraine) MacDonald, Don (Jean) MacDonald, sister Jean Hagel, as well as six step-children, 12 step-grandchildren, and 4 step-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Monday July 7th, 2014 at 10:00 am at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta. The burial will take place at Swalwell, Alberta with a reception to follow at Acme Hall, Acme, Alberta. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to The Lending Cupboard, 5406 43 St, Red Deer AB T4N 1C9 or to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7.
Condolences may be forwarded
to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
HEALING, Lorna Marjorie Teresa Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Lorna Marjorie Teresa
1935 - 2014
Lorna Marjorie Teresa Healing passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 2, 2014 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 78 years. Lorna was born December 2, 1935, in Lacombe to Dorothy and Edward Carter. The second daughter in a family of six, she grew up on a farm south of Morningside. She attended school in Morningside and then Lacombe. Lorna married her sweetie, Sidney Allen Healing on August 8, 1952, and they had nine children. Lorna had a big heart and devoted most of her life to helping others: she was a playschool teacher, a home care and hospital aide, a babysitter, foster care mom, and a seamstress. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing crib, knitting, sewing, doing every activity offered at Extendicare, and spending time with her family. Her playful disposition and feisty sense of humour made everyone want to spend time with her. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by many family members and friends. Lorna loved caring for people, and the family would like to thank all those who cared for her, especially over her last years. The doctors and nurses at the Red Deer Regional Hospital (Dialysis, Unit 39, and the Emergency Room) were always kind and patient. The family will be forever grateful to the dedicated Nurses and Home Support Workers at Extendicare Michener Hill. Thank you all for your gentle concern and professional care. Lorna was pre-deceased by her loving husband Sidney; three daughters Peggy, Diana and Deborah; her brothers Jack, Don and Pat; and her sister Mary. She is survived by her younger sister Carol. She is also survived by her children and grandchildren: Gerald (Shirley) of Blackfalds; Dan (Wendy, David, Danielle, Andrew) of Calgary; Kenneth (Sholina) of Red Deer/Arizona; Kelly (Jennifer, Alex, Sydney, Katie) of Sylvan Lake; Linda (Tom, Amanda, Melissa) of Red Deer, and Jody (Lisa, Jace, Ty, Cole) of Eckville. For those wishing to pay their respects, visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, July 5, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A celebration of her life will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Father Les Drewicki officiating. Interment will occur at Fairview Cemetery in Lacombe. Condolences may be forwarded to Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere,
Funeral Director at
Serenity Funeral Service,
Drayton Valley, Alberta 780.542.3338
FERGUSON, Raymond John Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Raymond John
1944 - 2014
Mr. Raymond 'John' Ferguson of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the age of 70 years. John was born in Dorking, England on February 16, 1944 and moved to Canada shortly after with his family. In 1954, he came to live at Alberta School Hospital (ASH Villas) until moving to Deerhome (Michener Services) in 1961. John participated in craft and vocational programs before settling into his retired lifestyle. He enjoyed music, dancing, making crafts, shopping and visiting with his family. John is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Goodhope, sisters, Cheryl (Howard) Knull, Linda (Mark Galenza) Kreamer, Brenda (Don) Marsh, sister-in-law, Pat Goodhope and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Mr. Manford Goodhope and brother, Patrick Goodhope. He will be fondly remembered by his family, friends and caregivers at the Michener Centre, including special friends, Sharon Gustofson and Lorna McGee. A Celebration of John's Life will be held at the Roland Michener Recreation Centre Theatre, Red Deer, Alberta on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at
Arrangements in care of
Maryann Hansen,
Funeral Director at
6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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