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TOY, Ken Monday, 01 Dec 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
TOY
Ken
1930 - 2014
Mr. Ken Bill Toy of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully, with his wife and son, Lee by his side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, December 1, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Bill was a loving husband to his wife, Mary of sixty-four years; caring father to his children, Lee, Art (Yvonne), Patty (Kevin), Gordon and Debbie; devoted grandfather to his grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Jason and Janine; and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. Bill will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Lowi Gee Toy; older brother, Kam Wing and older sister, Kam Chung. Relatives and friends are invited to come and pay their respects at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, December 6, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Monday December 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at
www.parklandfuneralhome.com
Arrangements in care of Ashley Paton,
Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 - 67 A Street
(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
RAU, Harriette Sunday, 30 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
RAU
Harriette
1926 - 2014
Mrs. Harriette Rau of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Bethany CollegeSide, Red Deer, Alberta on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Harriette was born on May 3, 1926 at Dog Pound, Alberta. She married Vernie Rau on October 7, 1950. The couple was blessed with six children and eventually moved to Red Deer in 1977. Harriette and Vernie were active in both the Gaetz Memorial United Church and the Living Stones Church in Red Deer. After Vernie's passing in 2010, Harriette continued on her own until finally moving to Bethany CollegeSide in November of 2012. Harriette will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Eugene (Sharon) Rau of Lethbridge, Alberta, Sydnie (Virginia) Rau of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Cecil (Susan) Rau of Cochrane, Alberta; her three daughters, Alice (Wes)Jerome of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Lois (George) MacLeod and Miriam (Trevor) Gamelin, all of Red Deer, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by her brother-in-law, Harold Ball of Regina and three sisters, Marie Smith and Teunisje Harrison, both of Calgary, Alberta and Johanna (Nick) VanVeen of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Harriette was predeceased by her beloved husband, Vernie on April 1, 2010, and siblings, Wanda, Alice, Jeanette, Steven and Henry. Relatives and friends are invited to come and pay their respects at Parkland Funeral Home, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. A Celebration of Harriette's Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at
www.parklandfuneralhome.com
Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki,
Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,
6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
TAMASHIRO, Martin (Sparky) Friday, 28 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
TAMASHIRO
Martin (Sparky)
June 12, 1944 - Nov. 28, 2014
The family is saddened to announce the passing of our brother Martin. Martin is survived by five sisters, Mary Inkster, Helen Wadlow, Tillie Gustafson, Lily (Doug) Blair, Marlene (Neil) Gourley, all of Edmonton. Many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Masuro and Kami, five brothers, Joe, James, Jack, Maki and Majoe (Nov. 17/14), one sister Anna. The family would like to thank the staff at Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer for their wonderful and compassionate care. We extend an invitation to attend a luncheon to be held in Martin's honor at 1:00 p.m. Sat. Dec. 13, 2014, Bashaw Community Center 5020-52 St. Bashaw.
BETTENSON, Shirley Mae Thursday, 27 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
BETTENSON
Shirley Mae
1927 - 2014
Shirley Mae Bettenson of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at her home, after a lengthy illness, on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Shirley was born on July 10,1927 to Don and Ruth Jellison, the second of five daughters. She grew up on a farm in the Coronation District and later moved with her family to Red Deer, where she completed High School. In 1947, Shirley married the love of her life, Carl and together they raised their family and built a successful business. Mom lived a full life. Over the years, she had been active in her church and the U.C.W., and was a Lioness in Association with the Lions Club. She enjoyed golfing and visiting and having fun with her many wonderful friends. She and Carl traveled the world and spent many warm winters in Arizona. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her husband of sixty-seven years, Carl Bettenson; her children, Lee Conklin, Doug (Jane) Bettenson and Carol Bettenson; her grandchildren, Jeff (Danielle) Conklin, Parker (Pam)Bettenson and Joe (Heather) Bettenson; and her great grandchildren, Jessica and Payton Conklin, Emily, Kessler, Ryan and Daxon Bettenson and Jack Bettenson. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Don and Ruth Jellison; sisters, Sandra Jellison and Irene Barker; and a son-in-law, Ken Conklin. A Funeral Service will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A Private Family Interment will be held at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Shirley's honor may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and N.W.T. at www.alzheimer.ab.ca or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta and N.W.T. at www.heartandstroke.ab.ca.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at
www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of
Ashley Paton Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,
6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
ANDERSON, Jarret James Thursday, 27 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
ANDERSON
Jarret James
1984 - 2014
It is with heavy hearts, the family of Jarret James Seniuk Anderson announce his sudden passing on November 27, 2014 at his home in Red Deer Alberta. Jarret was born in Fort Nelson, B.C. with heart complications and spent the first six weeks of his life at the Vancouver children's hospital, where he had heart surgery. After his recovery David and Edwina were thrilled to take him home. He would be the first of their four children. As a child Jarret was active in Boy Scouts, Junior Forest Wardens, and spent many weekends at the family cabin on Tetsa River. At the age of 15 the family moved to Lacombe, AB, where Jarret attended Lacombe Composite High School. Jarret enjoyed life and brought smiles to all that knew him. He loved to follow the NHL, hunting and fishing and spending time with friends and family. Jarret will be sadly missed by his parents David and Edwina, his siblings April (Dean), Lauren and Scott, as well as his niece Bailey and nephews Mitchell and Dryden. He also leaves his maternal grandparents Edwin and Audrey Seniuk of Drayton Valley and several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. A celebration of life for Jarret will be held at Royal Canadian Legion (5138- 49 St, Lacombe, Alberta) on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The family is encouraging those attending to wear their favorite hockey jersey to commemorate Jarret's love of the game. During the afternoon there will be an open mic for those who would like to share their favorite memories of Jarret and his funny, gentle soul. Donations in memory of Jarret can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta #202, 5913 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 4C4. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388
"A Caring Family,
Caring For Families"
ACKERMANN, Thomas Thursday, 27 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
ACKERMANN
Thomas
April 6, 1968 - Nov. 27, 2014
It is with deep sadness the family of Thomas Ackermann announce his sudden passing on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the age of 46 years. Thomas will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him. A funeral service for Thomas will be held on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre 5214 - 50 Avenue, Lacombe, Alberta. Memorial donations can be made to the children's trust fund called "The Ackermann Princess Trust Fund" c/o any ATB Alberta Branch. Condolences may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388
"A Caring Family,
Caring for Families"
STEEN, Joyce Anne Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
STEEN
Joyce Anne
Aug. 5, 1951 - Nov. 25, 2014
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joyce Anne Steen on November 25, 2014 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. A longtime resident of Sylvan Lake, Joyce is leaving to mourn her loss her husband and best friend of thirty-five years Robert Steen, her mother Anne Czarnacki and stepfather Stan Czarnacki, two sisters: Leona (Sid) Squance and Sheila Fendall (Bill); two children: Jeff McCullough and Tina Reid (Ryan); five grandchildren: Kyle Reid, Austin Temmerman, Braden Reid, Spencer McCullough and Ashley McCullough; her BFF Donna Salive and numerous other family and friends. Joyce was predeceased by her father Leonard Fendall and brother Dennis Fendall. Joyce will forever be remembered by everyone who knew her by her carefree spirit and live in the moment attitude to life but more than anything her love of her family. The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 32 for their wonderful care and support. A Celebration of Joyce's life will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House. As a wish of Joyce's, the family requests that you not wear Black. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the SPCA and /or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Condolences may be forwarded to:
www.sylvanlakefuneral home.ca
SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND
CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements 403-887-2151.
CANN, Bonnie Jean Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer

CANN
Bonnie Jean
On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Bonnie Jean Cann (nee McLeod) slipped with a graceful peace from the loving embrace of her family into the waiting arms of her Heavenly Father. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents; Jim and Lucile McLeod, her brother and sister-in-law; Blain and Margaret McLeod, along with numerous beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her husband of 62 happy years, Don Cann of Red Deer, and her daughters; Joyce Cann of Red Deer, Laurel and Don Johnson of Millet, Maureen and George Klingenberg of Blackfalds, and Betty and Chris Tronnes of the Rimbey area. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Rebecca and Eric Bouwsema and great-grandson Caleb of Calgary, Sara-Dawn and Brad Taylor or Wetaskiwin, Jamie Klingenberg of Blackfalds, Crystal Johnson and Kyle Brignall of Prince George, Michael Klingenberg and his girlfriend Cortney Taylor of Blackfalds and Lacombe, Scott and Brittney Tronnes of Penhold, and David Tronnes of Vancouver. Bonnie was born in Mirror, Alberta on May 18, 1932 and moved to Camrose where she completed her high school and met her future husband. She began her teaching career in Edberg, Alberta, and then taught in Camrose after she was married. Bonnie and Don welcomed their four daughters into the world, and then Bonnie returned to teaching with the Red Deer Public School District in 1967. She taught grade one at West Park Elementary School for many years and was much loved by her students. Even into her retirement, she would often hear "Hi, Mrs. Cann!" when she was spotted by former students. Bonnie was always devoted to her family first - was an avid bird watcher, wild flower lover, knitter of many warm things, and she loved many pets throughout her life. Her warm and loving smile will be remembered by many. Special thanks to the staff on unit B2 at Bethany Collegeside, and a sincere thank you to Dr. Konynenbelt who went above and beyond for our mom. Your care and compassion have not gone unnoticed. A Graveside Service will take place at the Red Deer Cemetery, 55 Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Bonnie's Life will follow at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, at 2:30 p.m. In Bonnie's memory and in lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted by the Red Deer & District S.P.C.A., 4505 77 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 2J1 or at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
www.eventidefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL
4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
SCOTT, Shirley Roseanne Monday, 24 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
SCOTT
Shirley Roseanne Scott of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away of natural causes on November 24, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Shirley was born on October 22, 1938 in Bentley, Alberta to Rosie and William Martin. She is survived by her daughters, Donna McCullough, Beverly Kissik, Anita Scott, and Della Ablett; her sons, Trevor Saunders and Clarence Saunders; her sister, Faye Zdyb; her brothers, William Martin Jr. and Perry Martin; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Shirley was deeply loved by those she left behind, and will be sorely missed. She had a special affinity towards her grandchildren, and was especially fond of the newest members of her family. A grave side memorial will be held at the Bentley Cemetery at 46 St, Bentley, Alberta on November 29, 2014 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, Shirley had made the request that donations be made to STARS Air Ambulance.
BIRBECK, Gordon Monday, 24 Nov 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
BIRBECK
Gordon
1947 - 2014
Mr. Gordon 'Gord' Birbeck of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away quietly at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Gord was born on June 7, 1947 at Kirkland Lake, Ontario. He lived briefly in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec before making Edmonton, Alberta his permanent home in 1957. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, he continued to the University of Toronto, where he received a Masters Degree in Health Administration. Gord returned to Alberta to join the Red Deer General Hospital, first as a liaison during the construction of the new Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. He remained at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, where he was responsible for numerous Hospital Departments throughout his career. Along with travelling with Heather, reading and sports were a big part of Gord's life. The Oilers have lost a long time supporter. Gord will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-three years, Heather; his daughter, Liz (Bryce) Walker and their children, Isla and Beckett; and son, Mike. He will also be sadly missed by his brother, Norm (Irene) Birbeck; his uncle, Norm Willis; brother-in-law, Mart (Wendy) Byar, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loyal friends. Gord was predeceased by his brother, Bruce. A Celebration of Gord's Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. The family would like to extend their grateful thanks to Dr. Hulyk and the Staff of Unit 33 for their unwavering care and compassion. If desired, Memorial Donations in Gord's honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation at
www.rdrhfoundation.com/ donate-now
or to Parkinson Alberta at
www.parkinsonalberta.ca. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com
Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki,
Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 - 67 A Street
(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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