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WALLNER, Toni Lynn (nee: MacKay) Thursday, 06 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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Toni Lynn (nee: MacKay)
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Toni Lynn Wallner, (nee MacKay) on February 6, 2014. The daughter of the late Danny and Donna MacKay of Red Deer, Alberta, Toni was born, raised and resided in the North Hill area, where she made many lifelong friends, and raised her own family of beloved boys. Toni is survived by her four sons, Justin (Amber), Jordan, Dallas and Dane; her grandson Braydon and granddaughter Jayden (mom Jade). She is also survived by four siblings, Leslie Quinton (Chris), Kevin MacKay, Jacqueline Bristow (Douglas), and Daniel MacKay, as well as her precious nephews and nieces. Toni will also be dearly missed by her many, many friends and neighbours. A celebration of life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at
RUTHERFORD, Verna Isabelle (nee: Northey) Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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Verna Isabelle (nee: Northey)
Sept.26, 1922 - Red Deer,
Feb. 5, 2014 - Calgary, AB
Verna Isabelle Rutherford, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the age of 91 years. She was a long term resident of Calgary residing on Scotsman Hill and a long standing member at Central United Church and has spent the last eleven years at Trinity Lodge. Verna will be lovingly remembered by her sister Lorraine Hook of Qualicum Beach, B.C., nephew Brent Hook, nieces Brenda Hook, Maureen Cherkas and Jeri Nickerson and many grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George, parents Bryon and Gertrude, sister Ona and brother Lewis. As per Verna's wishes the family will Celebrate her life privately. Condolences may be forwarded through:
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Verna's name may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter, 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 Telephone: (403) 250-7090,
A special thank you to Dr. Lara Nixon and palliative care nurse Debbie Hoey and the staff at Southwood Hospice.
In living memory of Verna Rutherford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by
Park Memorial Chapel,
5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5,
Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
TAYLOR, Marion "Floy" Tuesday, 04 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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Marion "Floy"
February 4, 2014
Floy was born in Calgary on March 9th, 1934, to loving parents Marion Elizabeth (Honeywell) and John Gordon Fletcher. She was raised in East Calgary (Ramsay area) and attended Ramsay, Colonel Walker and Western Canada High Schools. She was "First Girl President" of the Students Union at Western in her graduating year 1951-52. She co-chaired a 75th year reunion for Colonel Walker School in 1986(formerly East Calgary High where her parents were also former students there). Floy moved to Winnipeg in 1952 with her parents and went to Business School. In later years, she married Gordon Johnson and had three children - Bruce, Wendy and Brenda, all born in Winnipeg. They all moved to Port Moody, BC, in 1969 and lived there for 8 years. With her children, she actively was involved with their activities in school, School Band Progress, the Church and the Community. She was in C.G.I.T. as a teenager and became a leader, and taught C.G.I.T. leadership training for 14 years in Winnipeg. Floy happily returned to Calgary after 25 years, to again be with her larger family of cousins, aunts and uncles. She worked 23 years as a Medical Assistant, 7 years in BC and continued the work she enjoyed at Willow Park Clinic in Calgary until she retired in 1994. Her "special place" was "the Cottage" in Sylvan Lake from 1987-1993 and then made it her permanent home. She married Bob Taylor of Sylvan Lake in 1996 and added family of 2 step sons, Tim and Bill. She was "Granny" to the precious joys of her life, Nathan and Joel Brisco, and Erika, Rebecca, Ethan and Monika Neufeld. Her music, flower gardens, and sports were her special interests in life. Family, close friends and friendships were most important to her. She enjoyed her piano, symphony and musical concerts. From childhood on, skating, baseball, tennis, basketball, curling and later golf was "time well spent". She became a member of "The Southern Alberta Pioneers" and Their Descendants in 1988 from a personal pride of her Fletcher family heritage and settlement in Southern Alberta prior to 1890. When she moved to Sylvan Lake, she took an active part in the Friendship Centre, (now Senior Center) Senior Bridge, Senior Curling and was a member of Lakewood Golf Course since 1987, and served as Executive including Ladies Golf. She enjoyed her Bridge and was always grateful for her "special ladies group" in every city she lived in, including Sylvan Lake, meeting regularly. She is survived by children; Bruce G. Johnson (Rebekah Bell) of Maple Ridge, BC, Wendy D. Brisco (Stuart) of Greenwood, BC, and Brenda E. Johnson (Peter Spence) of New Minas, NS, grandchildren; Nathan (Adrian), Joel Brisco, Erika (Adam), Rebecca, Ethan, and Monika Neufeld. She is also survived by her first husband, Gordon L. Johnson (Mary Bedard) and second husband, Bob Taylor. Funeral Service will be held at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5020 48 Street, Sylvan Lake, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations in Floy's name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 101 6751 52 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4K8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to:
4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222
ABELSON , David Austin Tuesday, 04 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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David Austin
1948 - 2014
David Austin Abelson passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on February 4, 2014 at the age of 65. He will be dearly missed by his wife Joyce, four children, Vanessa (Robin), Corey, Dana (Jody), David (Jenn) and 7 wonderful grandchildren. Dave will also be missed by his siblings, Christine (Jerry), Daryl(Karen) and Gerry, plus several nieces and nephews. Come celebrate Dave's life with his family on February 13, 2014 at Crossroads Church (38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer County) at 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer.
YAKELASHEK, Emil Charles Monday, 03 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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Emil Charles Yakelashek, better known as "Frank" or "Goldie", passed away peacefully on Monday February 3, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Frank was born November 2, 1938 on the home quarter in Minitonis, MB to the late Stanley and Joan Yakelashek. Frank spent his early years working on the family farm and at the age of 15 he moved to Saskatchewan where he worked at the grain elevators. He stayed there until "the rats chased him out." His next move was to Prince George, B.C. where he worked in diamond drilling. While in B.C., he also found a hobby in stock car racing. For a short time, he moved to the Yukon where he continued in diamond drilling. He then moved to Alberta where he spent a few years at seismography and then began his career in the oil and gas industry. Frank worked in many places and in many positions on the oil patch and eventually became a self-employed oil field consultant. Frank was predeceased by his parents, his sister Pat Heibert, brother-in-law Paul Petelski, infant brother Adolf, and infant triplet siblings. Frank is survived by his children Joanne (Robin) McQuaker, Michelle (Peter) Waycott, Grant (Kirsten) Macaulay, Wade (Sheree Mailer) Yakelashek and Cory (Pamela) Yakelashek and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Agnes Petelski and brothers Phil, Florian, and Larry Yakelashek. Funeral services will be held Monday February 10th at Brennen Funeral Home Chapel 4819 49th Street, Stettler, AB at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Frank, memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S Air Ambulance or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO. 403.742.3315 Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at
MACDONALD, Fay Madeleine Monday, 03 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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Fay Madeleine
Oct. 27, 1927 - Feb. 3, 2014
Fay passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own family home on Monday, February 3, 2014. She was born in McLeod, AB to Olga and Guy Clarke. Upon hearing of Hudson's Bay land being given away in the Peace River Country, the little family hitched their wagon and set out on their pilgrimage to the North. The Peace River Country was where Fay grew up and spent her formative years learning many of life's challenging lessons, but nevertheless gleaning an abundance of her favorite memories. Fay and her husband Samuel MacDonald moved with their family to Red Deer in 1973. Fay was passionate about curling. She was a member of the Red Deer ladies Curling Club for over 25 years. She skipped her own rink well into her 80's. She was also a proud member of the Norwegian Hofthaus Society. Very often when a little extra intestinal fortitude was required, Fay would invoke her "Viking heritage" to give her strength. Memories do have a way of bringing back our yesterdays. We have loved, do love and always will love our Mom, who taught us how to love. Join us in celebration of Fay's life at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer, on Monday, February 10, 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
OLSON, Elna Gladys Sunday, 02 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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1920 - 2014
Elna Gladys Olson of Red Deer, passed away at the Villa Marie Covenant Health Centre in Red Deer on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Elna will be lovingly remembered by her son Ted (Sharon) Olson of Red Deer; two daughters Patricia (Steve) Dudsworth of Calgary and Elaine (Al) Bennett of Sherwood Park; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Also to cherish Elna's memory are numerous other family members and friends. Information regarding a memorial service will be announced in the Red Deer Advocate once arrangements have been completed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Gideons International In Canada (Hope Magazine), P.O. Box 3619, Guelph ON N1H 7A2. Condolences to Elna's family may be emailed to
Funeral Service
Red Deer 587-876-4944
MYSHAK, Lorraine (nee Stelmaker) Sunday, 02 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Lorraine (nee Stelmaker)
Oct. 12, 1939 - Feb. 2, 2014
Lorraine Myshak passed away on February 2, 2014 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 74. She leaves behind her husband of 57 years Charles (Chuck) Myshak; 6 sons and 1 daughter Carl (Delores), Wayne, Brian (Deanna), Debbie (William), Dana, Paul, Darrell; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Corey in 1991. Lorraine was a very loving, caring and giving woman and will be missed by all. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Lorraine's name to the Cancer Research.
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151
MILLER, Lucy Sunday, 02 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
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Mrs. Lucy Miller of Red Deer passed away with a strong but valiant fight. She was determined not to let the cancer win. She drifted away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the Red Deer Hospice at the age of 73. Lucy was born on March 2, 1940 at Picture Butte, AB as a daughter to 1st generation immigrants from Croatia (Yugoslavia). She enjoyed the simple and long-term rewards in life; Patience, (true) confidence and a noble heart were but a few of her most alluring traits. Along with this, the nature of "sacrifice" was understood and exercised without thought as if it were second nature to her very spirit. Lucy enjoyed life to the fullest through finding and fostering the strength in others, first and foremost through her family. For the many that knew her personally, this was an obvious accomplishment through her daily choices and the corporations (owners) she so chose to support in her career. Special thanks to those that supported her in those industrious times at Farmland, Phoenix Construction, Goodman Roofing and Van Alta Management. Among those most cherished was her spouse of 45 years Bill (William A.) Miller. They enjoyed many adventures together and had a wonderful retirement life. With the passing of her husband Bill (2006), she acquired newfound strength in socializing with many new and old acquaintances from her past. Warm blessings and thanks to her golfing friends, her wonderful neighbors, dress club ladies and the nurses who adopted her as an honorary nurse and provided solace to the heavy hearts of her surviving children. Lucy will be sadly and deeply missed but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of her family and many friends. Lucy leaves to mourn her daughter Brenda (Darcy) Hall of Red Deer, AB and her son Craig (Audrey) Miller also of Red Deer, AB and her grandchildren; Payden, Chase and Nolan. She will also be missed by her sister's, Doris Radisic of Edmonton, Stella (Rob) Evans of Vancouver, BC, Annie (Jim) Northsworthy of Vancouver, BC. Lucy was predeceased by her loving husband, Bill, of 45 years. Her parents Sam and Danica Radisic, two sister's Mary Slovak, Helen Radisic and her brother Michael Radisic. Lucy ( Mom) was a fighter she gave this battle her all! She will always be known for being everyone's inspiration to being so positive. She will be truly missed by all. Thank you to Dr. Graham the Cancer Center in Red Deer and Dr. Daniel for the wonderful care you provided our mom over the years. Special thanks to the Red Deer Hospice for making our mom, and our family feel so at home. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our mom. A Funeral Service will be held at CrossRoads Church, S.W. corner of Hwy. 2 and 32nd Street, Red Deer on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. Memorial Donations in Lucy's honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, AB. T4R 3S6.
Arrangements in care of
Lenore Jacobson, Funeral Director at
6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer.
MARSHALL, Lynn Sunday, 02 Feb 2014
Red Deer Advocate Red Deer
Lynn Marshall of Tofield, passed away on February 2, 2014 at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his wife Irene Marshall and loving family. He is predeceased by his first wife Edna Marie. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at "The House" church in Tofield, 5830-51 Street. Memorial Donations are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
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