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SAVOSTIANIK, Samuel 'Sam' Monday, 04 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
1925 - 2014
Mr. Samuel 'Sam' Savostianik of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away at the Michener Extendicare Centre, Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Sam was born in the Ukraine in 1925 and immigrated to Canada as a small child, with his siblings and parents who bought a homestead in Saskatchewan. In 1951, he married Gladys Poletz and bought a farm in the Queen Mary District in Saskatchewan. Here they raised their five children. Sam farmed until 1979, when he semi-retired and moved to Bentley, Alberta. In 1997, they moved to Red Deer and eventually he moved to the Michener Extendicare Centre, where he resided until his passing. Sam's loves in life were his family, his farm and his sports. He had no greater pride than watching his children play slo-pitch and tried never to miss a son's or grandson's hockey game.
The morning sun
was in her eyes
The evening fire his hair
Mom and Dad raised
us five kids
Their lives with us to share.
Sam will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Gladys; his three sons, Don (Lori) of Victoria, British Columbia, Jeff (Hali) of Abbotsford, British Columbia and Dale (Carman) of Red Deer; his daughters, Wendy (Brian) Evanyshyn of Bentley, Alberta and Sandra (Bruce) Salomons of Red Deer; seven grandchildren, Colin, Chris, Gayle, Selina, Jesse, Adam and Kristen and nine great grandchildren. A Private Family Gathering will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Holmes, Amanda, Mike and the staff of Michener Extendicare Centre. Condolences may be sent or viewed at
Arrangements in care of Gary W. Anderson, Funeral Director at
6287 - 67 A Street
(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
CLARK, John Edmond Monday, 04 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
John Edmond
John Clark of Red Deer passed away on August 4, 2014 at the age of 77. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Wanda Clark of Red Deer, Valerie Clark (Crystal) of Red Deer, Shawn Clark (April) of Calgary; his grandchildren, Samantha, Shane, Cassandra, Jessica, Matthew, Isabella; great granddaughter, Grace; and by the mother of his children, Barbara. A memorial gathering will be held for John on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:00p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta.
Condolences may be forwarded
to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319.
WATTS, Mildred Almeda Saturday, 02 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
With great sadness we announce the passing of Mildred Almeda Watts at the Innisfail Retirement home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the age of 99 years. Mildred was born on November, 27, 1914 to Harvey and Mary Rieter. She later married John Henery Watts and together resided 5 miles east of Lacombe AB. Mildred will be forever remembered by her loving children Mary (Dale) Cunningham, Norma Mathews, Donna Dykes, Wayne Watts, Patricia (Harold) Dell, Thomas Watts, William (Darlene) Watts, David (Marie) Watts, Douglas (Fran) Watts, 26 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, and all of the nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her parents, husband, sister and brother, as well as an infant son. Funeral service to be held at Wilson's Funeral Home and Chapel, Lacombe Alberta,  on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 1 pm. Internment will follow at the Lacombe Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred's honor may be made to the charity of your choice. Special thanks to the Canary staff for the care of our beloved mother  Mildred Watts.
STROHSCHEIN, Ettamae Margaret Saturday, 02 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Ettamae Margaret
1929 - 2014
Ettamae Margaret [Munro] Strohschein was born May 17, 1929 and passed away August 2, 2014 in Red Deer, Alberta. Ettamae is survived by two daughters, Carol [Blair] Mills of Regina, SK, and Diane [Delvin] Stebner of Red Deer, AB; five grandsons, Evan Mills of Calgary, AB, Graeme Mills of Regina, SK, Warren Mills of Regina, SK, Kevin Stebner of Calgary, AB, and Colin Stebner of Red Deer, AB; one brother, Glen [Helen] Munro of Didsbury, AB; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Munro of Olds, AB. Ettamae was predeceased by her loving husband, Raymond Strohschein in 1989, parents, Stanley and Margaret Munro, brother, Wayne Munro, parents-in-law, Edward and Alma Strohschein, and sister-in-law, Doris Sutterfield. Ettamae loved farm life during her growing up years in the Ardley and Delburne area. She enjoyed helping her dad with chores, loved sports, and was an excellent ball player, and in later years an avid Blue Jays and Edmonton Oilers fan. She attended Canadian Nazarene College in Red Deer, and worked at the Red Deer Bakery, and Michener Centre. Ray and Ettamae were married in October 1950. They attended the Red Deer Alliance Tabernacle [later Deer Park Alliance Church] as a family with their girls. They were always very involved in church life and it was an important part of their lives. Ettamae was part of the Women's Missionary Prayer Fellowship, and later loved being part of the Willing Hands ministry, especially the quilting. For over 30 years she drove school bus for the Parkland School in Red Deer. Ettamae was a hard worker, loved outdoor life, and enjoyed gardening, and her flowers. The highlight of every summer was the "camper" holidays to the mountains, national parks, and visiting family and friends. After Ray's passing, Ettamae became an adventurous traveller, visiting new locations all over the world. During the last couple of years, she received excellent care while living in the Symphony and Villa Marie Homes, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many wonderful people who cared for our mom. Ettamae's priority was always her family - wonderful helpmate to her husband, loving mother to her daughters, and much loved grandma to her grandsons. She showed her love for Jesus by spending her life giving totally of herself in all she did for each one - a wonderful example of sacrificial love. A private family burial will take place at Alto Reste Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 - 39 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations in Ettamae's honor may be made to Compassion Canada,, or to the Canadian Bible Society,
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to
4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
KOENEN (Skeels), Margaret Saturday, 02 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
KOENEN (Skeels)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Ann (Skeels) Koenen on August 2, 2014 in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 56. The youngest of five, Margaret was born in Bentley, Alberta on September 10, 1957. In 1989, Margaret and her husband Brett moved to Grande Prairie where she worked for the next 20 years at the north side Safeway location. Margaret will be greatly missed by her husband Brett; daughters Kim (Damon Verreault) and Jacilyn (James) Sands; mother Rose Skeels; sister Linda (Bruce) Glenn and brother Gordon (Alexis) Skeels. She is predeceased by her father Ray; brothers Glen and Gene. A graveside service for Margaret will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Bentley Cemetery at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society (GPHPCS, Box 21215, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6W7).
JACKSON, Thelma Louise Saturday, 02 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Thelma Louise
Aug. 7, 1931 - Aug. 2, 2014
Louise was born in Innisfail and raised on the family farm west of town. She went to school in Markerville until she finished Grade 8 when she left to work. She was always sad about that, she loved to learn She met her loving husband Joe at a country dance. She went home that night and told Grandma that she had just met the man she was going to marry. Six months later, she did just that. 4 children later and many moves around the province, Joe and Louise settled in Innisfail upon retirement. Mom had a great love for her family. She loved to garden, play games, do crosswords, was a dynamite cook and was a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. She was loved by all who knew her. Now Mom has moved on to a new adventure and there to greet her was her loving husband Joe, her parents Finna and Elmer Olesen, brothers Leonard, Doug (Joanne), brothers in law Wayne, Jim and Johnny and son in law Ron. Grateful for the strong influence in our lives are her children Brian, Debra, Kathy and Patricia. Celebrating her life are her grandchildren Joseph, Christopher and Benjamin, Stacy, Thomas and Matthew, Veronica and Dana, Ryan and Corey. Sharing in her legacy are her great grandchildren Anora, Chance, Aidan, Guerin, Marcus, Lindsey, Logan, Avery, Grace, Hayley, Alexander, Claire, Jake and Luke and one more on the way. Blessed to have her as a mother in law or grandma by marriage are Linda, Donald, Chris, Tessa, Kenda, Tom, Christopher, Stephanie and Valerie. Honoring her memory are special friends and relatives including sisters Ellen, Mayette, Marlene, brother Ron (Anne) adopted son Tony Montgomery, dearest friends Bruce and Brenda Ramstead and a large Jackson family in Ontario. A celebration of Louise's life will be held at the Library Learning Centre Community Room, (5300A 55 Street Close, Innisfail) on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00am. Memorial donations may be made to the Stephen J. Stephansson House or to STARS Air Ambulance.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to
Phone: 403-227-0006.
POMEROY, George Friday, 01 Aug 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Nov. 20, 1965 - Aug. 1, 2014
Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, George resided in Labrador City throughout most of his childhood years. He is predeceased by his parents, Carl and Agnes; and brother, David. George leaves behind two beautiful children; daughter, Cassie Drover; son, Tyler Drover; brothers, Gary Walsh (Naomi) and Wayne Pomeroy (Debbie Wesley); sisters, Carol-Ann Stacey (Mark) and Gail Butt (Wade). A graveside service will be held in Labrador City at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for George's children at the Bank of Nova Scotia. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting:
Arrangements entrusted to
6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319.
MATEJKA, George Thursday, 31 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
George Matejka of Sylvan Lake passed away July 31, 2014 at the age of 84 years. George was born on the Matejka homestead in Ponoka, Ab on August 24, 1929. George and his brothers worked on the family farm together for many years. George married Yvonne Martin in 1959. They farmed in Ponoka until 1973 when they moved to Sylvan Lake. They continued the purebred hog business until 2013. In Dad's younger years he enjoyed curling in the winter and travelling the swine show circuit in the summer. Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling for a number of years with family and friends. In later years he mostly enjoyed working on the farm and considered that his hobby. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Yvonne of 54 years; his sons, Steven (Terisa) and their boys, Adam, Ryan (Jalene) and Brett; Tony (Joe Anne) and their girls Christine, Tiffany and Victoria; his daughters; Louise (Todd Schultz) and their children Tonielle, Spencer and Larissa; Nancy (Steve Jeffery) all from Sylvan Lake; his brother, Bill (Betty) of Ponoka; his sister-in-law, Barb (Dale Johnston) of Ponoka and his brother-in-law Randie (Elsie) of Devon, Ab. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Anges in 2002, his brother Charlie in 2004 and sister-in-law Sylvia in 2014. George passed away at the RDRHC with his whole family by his side. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A private graveside service was held Aug. 9 at Burnt Lake Cemetery. Donations my be directed toward STARS or the Diabetes Association if so desired.
HEFT, Brenda Thursday, 31 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Brenda Heft passed away peacefully at the Innisfail Hospital on July 31, 2014 at the age of 58. Brenda was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. She moved to Red Deer, AB and was an employee of the TD Bank for the last 35 years where she made many good friends. Brenda was a very caring and kind wife, mother, and grandmother. Brenda is survived by her loving husband Ron, daughter Melissa Dudley, brothers Gerry Harward, Randy Harward, step-daughters Jennifer Heft-McCormack, and Melissa Heft-Price and 6 precious grandchildren. Brenda took great pleasure in hosting her family at their summer home at Gull Lake. She enjoyed many hobbies including ceramics and scrapbooking. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held September, 20, 2014.
FISCHER, Lambert Nicholas "Bert" Thursday, 31 Jul 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Lambert Nicholas "Bert"
20 Jan. 1927 - 31 July 2014
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bert's long and eventful life on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2810 Bremner
Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 1M9 403-342-0035. A light lunch will be served by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
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