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Harvie, Garfield Saturday, 26 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Celebration of Life
Garfield Harvie
1928 - 2014
Please join the family for a celebration of Garfield's life at the Royal Canadian Legion in Sylvan Lake (4916 - 50 Ave.) on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Welcoming remarks and shared remembrances will be held at 1:30 p.m. followed by musical selections and acknowledgements. There will be refreshments and light snacks.
Please dress casually and stop by to share memories, laughs and good times together.
If desired, donations in Garfield's memory may be made at this event or forwarded directly to The Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6.
NIELSEN, William (Bill) A. Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, William (Bill) A. Nielsen, on Friday, April 25th, 2014, at the age of 73. Bill will be forever missed by his devoted wife, Linda, children, Bill Jr. (Karen), Karen and Tracy, Michael, Brian, Sylvia (Quinton) and Steven (Leah), as well as Linda's sons, Derrick (Angela) and Todd (Joanne). Left to honor him and carry on his legacy are his cherished grandchildren, Benjamin and Amber, Zach and Danae, Tanner, Jessica, Patrick and Mackenzie, Noah (Meg) and Maddi, Jesse, Joel and Aliesha, and Aidan. Bill will also be fondly remembered by his brother and sisters, many nieces and nephews and treasured friends. Bill is predeceased by his parents, older brother, Rudy, and wives, Margaret and Jean. Bill was born in Montreal in 1940, the 4th of 7 children. His childhood years were spent creating fun (and mischief) despite few resources. After high school, Bill traveled all over North America (on a dollar a day!) before settling down to a job at Fina, a wife and children. In 1977, Bill moved his family to Fort McMurray when he took a job at Syncrude. The move brought new adventures, opportunities, challenges and many lifelong friendships. After Jean's cancer diagnosis, Bill took early retirement and forged new ground, literally, in Lacombe where many, many hours were spent carving out trails in which he took great pride. Always a determined, accomplished and inspiring athlete, in 2008 Bill achieved his goal of running 100 marathons, many under 3 hours, despite the onset of Parkinson's disease in 2000. In recent years, Bill and Linda spent their winters in Arizona where Bill played tennis and Linda spoiled him rotten. After a short but valiant battle, and, with his sense of humor still intact, Bill succumbed to pancreatic cancer knowing he was loved by so very many. A memorial service for Bill will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Saturday May 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Bill left explicit instructions for you to "get off your wallet" and donate to either the Parkinson's Society or to the Red Deer Hospice.
Condolences may be made by visiting
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"
MAPLETOFT, Kathleen Lillian Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Kathleen Lillian Mapletoft of Red Deer passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on April 25, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Medicine Hat to parents Alex and Jenny Chomik who later moved to a farm a few miles away from Strome, AB where she lived with her brother Dave and sister Elsie. Later, Kathy moved to Red Deer where she met her best friend of over 50 years, Dorothy, and her husband of 52 years Ron Mapletoft. Together, Ron and Kathy made their home in Red Deer where she worked in the retail industry until her retirement. They have one son, Darcy and are very loving parents. Kathy was hard working, kind, and gentle. She loved gardening, her home, and most of all her family. Her greatest day was when she became a grandmother to Jocelyn. She will be missed very much by all who know her. She is survived by her husband, Ron Mapletoft; brother Dave Chomik; sister Elsie Bateyko; son and daughter-in-law Darcy and Beth Mapletoft; and granddaughter Jocelyn Mapletoft. Services will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church at 4929 - 54th Street, Red Deer on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to donor's favourite charity. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at
KELLY, Norman (Norrie) Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Norman (Norrie)
Peacefully at home, on Friday 25th April 2014, NORRIE, beloved partner of Caroline, much loved dad of Norm, Gary, John and Stephen, dearly loved gramps, father-in-law and brother of the family. Norrie will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Memorial service and reception on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 320 - 19 Street SE, Calgary, AB.
BIDVAR, Michael "Mike" Paul Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Michael "Mike" Paul
January 27, 1967 - April 25, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was born in Orangeville, Ontario, but called Red Deer, Alberta, home for over 30 years. Michael was a member of the IBEW 424 and worked as a Journey Man Electrician. He was very passionate about his career. A Celebration of Mike's Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, on Sunday, May 4, 2014 @ 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
WEST, Ann Louise Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Ann Louise
April 12, 1942 - April 24, 2014
With deepest sadness and loss, Ann Louise West passed and rose to her Lord on April 24, 2014. Ann experienced and enjoyed a life full of adventures, people, and places. Ann was a fantastic mother, proud of her independence, determined to take on all that life challenged her. Her infectious big smile, inquisitive mind and compassion for those in need will all be sadly missed. Ann will always be with us. Ann was predeceased by her daughter Christine but is survived by her son Craig (Louise) West of Red Deer, their children Jennifer and Carson, and her extended families in B.C. and abroad. Ann cherished you all. A Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroads Church, 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer County on Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
NOWOCHIN, Edwin Norman Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer

Edwin Norman
Dec. 22, 1929 - April 24, 2014
Edwin was born in Wetaskiwin, AB to Charles and Emma Nowochin, the oldest son in a family of 4 children, where he took his schooling and later married Muriel Joyce George on May 9, 1956. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Muriel, of nearly 58 years, his sons Ron (Hilda), Tim, and daughter Lori, grandsons Tyler and Dana and great grandsons Clark and Lincoln; his sister, Alma Grinde of Wetaskiwin, and brothers Clarence of Slave Lake and Ken (Donna) of Red Deer. He is also survived by his sisters-in law, Aileen George, Bernice Huber, Dorothy Chomlack and Germaine Doel and brother-in-law Bob Doel. Edwin was predeceased by his parents, his daughter-in-law, Loreen Nowochin, his brothers-in-law, Donald George, Bob Grinde, Bill Huber, and Peter Chomlack, and sister-in-law, Anita Nowochin. Edwin worked in construction for many years in Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton. He then moved his family to Lacombe to teach Building Construction at Lacombe Composite High School. After retiring from teaching, he worked at various locations for Bennett and White Construction out of Calgary. In 1986, he and Muriel purchased Soley's Hardware, which soon afterward became Nowco Home Hardware. The store is now operated by his grandson Tyler. Edwin was proud that in 2007, Nowco Home Hardware won the honor of Small Business of the year from the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce. Music always played a big part in Edwin's life. He not only played many instruments, but also manufactured instruments, like his GANJO, to play at the Senior's Lodge and the Kozy Korner. Edwin also had a wonderful voice and sang harmony in the Lutheran Church Choir for many years. He also could yodel and whistle with the best of them. In 1978, Edwin went to the Canadian Archery championships in Caledon Hills, Ontario, where he won the free-style championship. Edwin was very adept at playing pool, and even went to a championship tournament in Las Vegas in 2005. These last 15 years became quite a struggle, as the effects of Parkinson's continued to make his movements more and more difficult. The memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 18 Selkirk Boulevard, Red Deer, AB. Condolences may be made by visiting
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"
CHRISTENSEN, Marguerite Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Marguerite Christensen (nee Laurendeau) passed away peacefully in her sleep April 23, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Carstairs. In keeping with Marguerite's lively approach to life, attendees are encouraged to dress colourfully!! Memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or charity of choice.
entrusted with arrangements.
ANDAYA, Eloisa Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
1979 - 2014
Eloisa Andaya of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the age of 34 years. She was born on April 27, 1979 at Manila, Philippines. Eloisa will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Allan and daughter, Aira of Red Deer, Alberta; as well as her father, Romeo Mostrales, mother, Fe Cervantes, two brothers, Adrian Mostrales and J.R. Mostrales, and a sister, Eunice, all of the Philippines. 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 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. 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.
WAKEY, Katherine Judith Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
1957 - 2014
Our world suddenly and immediately changed in the morning of April 22, 2014, when our beloved wife and beautiful mother Katherine Judith Wakey left us far too soon. Kathy was the keystone at the centre of her family. Soft and kind but never weak, her strength was boundless and unending. She was warm and welcoming, her heart and her home always open to friends and vagabonds alike. She was at her best when surrounded by family or friends, basking in the summer sun on her country patio. She was a lover of animals and a lover of books. She wanted more for us all, and gave us all more than we could ever imagine. She lives on in the soul of her devoted husband, Dean, her two children Michael and Carmen, her two brothers and three sisters, her in-laws and extended family, her cherished caregivers and every other person who had the privilege of knowing her.

And wherever you've gone
And wherever we might go
It don't seem fair - today just disappeared
Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones; your light made us stars

In following with Kathy's wishes, no service will be held. Memorial donations to the Red Deer and District S.P.C.A., 4505 - 77 Street, Red Deer AB T4P 2J1 in Kathy's name are encouraged in lieu of flowers.
Condolences to Kathy's family may be e-mailed to
Funeral Service
Red Deer 587-876-4944
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