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BROWN, Herman Thursday, 14 Nov 2013
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Herman Percival Brown passed away at Red Deer Hospital on November 14, 2013. Herman was born January 13, 1935 in Deer Lake, Newfoundland. Herman is survived by his wife Amaryllis (nee Gramms), daughters and sons-in-law Bonita and Jere Gimbel; and Carola and Jason Hanasyk,  and grandchildren Joel and Kyle Gimbel, and Lola and Bauer Hanasyk. He will forever missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ponoka Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Kidney Foundation in Herman's name.
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SMITH , Marie Therese "Terry" Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013
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Marie Therese "Terry"
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Terry, on November 13, 2013 at Extendicare Michener Hill in Red Deer, AB, at the age of 89 years. Terry was born on August 22, 1924 in Battleford, SK. to Joseph and Yvonne Breton. In 1945, she married Ed Gallop, and together they had a son, Ray. Ed passed away in 1947, leaving Mom with a young baby to raise. In 1951, she married John Jacob "Jack" Smith, and together they raised three daughters. For many years Terry worked in the dietary department at Battlefords' Union Hospital, and she made many good friends at work that she kept up with after retirement. She was very involved in CUPE and rose to become president of her union local, as well as a member of the Labour Council. She was also involved with her church. Terry liked to travel, and in later years Terry and Jack enjoyed many happy winters in Brownsville, Texas. In 2002, they moved to Red Deer, AB. to be closer to family, and due to deteriorating health, she moved into Extendicare Michener Hill in 2010. Mom liked to have a good time, and could organize a party for any number of people. She was a sports fan, and enjoyed watching curling, football and the Toronto Blue Jays. She had a good heart, always cheering for the underdog. She loved her family and her dogs and the Christmas season. She was a very social lady and liked to sit around with friends and family, playing cards or board games or just visiting. She was a very independent and capable lady. Mom was predeceased by her first husband, Ed Gallop, in 1947, and by her second husband, Jack, in 2004. She was also predeceased by a son, John Jacob, in infancy; her parents Joseph and Yvonne Breton, and two brothers Gerard and Louis Breton. She is survived by her son, Ray (Marj) Gallop and children Kevin and Brent (Mandie); and three daughters: Linda (John) Zimmer and children Teresa (Adam) Cracknell and Kat (Marc); Rita (Ken) Schermann and children Tammy Simpson (Greg), Jenny Carviel (Ken) and Nancy; Betty (Wayne) McCaffrey and children Sara (Logan) and Stacey; great grandchildren Carter, Logan and Lily Gallop, Ashley Simpson, Samantha Carviel and Zack Nitch. She is also survived by her sister, Laurette Breton, and brother, Paul Breton. The family wishes to thank the staff at Extendicare Michener Hill for their excellent care over the last 3 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass and interment will take place in the spring in North Battleford, SK. Memorial donations in Terry's name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6.
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SILVERSIDES, Bertha May Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013
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Bertha May Silversides, born June 6, 1909, entered into her heavenly rest November 13, 2013 at the age of 104. She is lovingly remembered by her niece and caregiver Pearl (Brock) Henwood. Memorial service will be on November 21, 2013 in Three Hills, AB, at the Evanglican Missionary Church at 2:00 p.m. We thank you for the wonderful support during this time.
NOVAK, Ladimer (Laddie) Louis Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013
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Ladimer (Laddie) Louis
Ladimer (Laddie) Louis Novak passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the age of 87 following an extended illness. He will be lovingly remembered by his dear friend, Anita Brown, his sister Elsie and his niece and nephew from Trenton, Ontario, and his many friends throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Laddie was born on August 17, 1926 in the Dodsland, Saskatchewan, area where his parents, Louis and Rose, Czech immigrants, farmed. He went to school in Winslow, travelling three miles by foot, horse, buggy, sleigh, or bicycle. The sport at school was ball; there was no ball or bat so all the children chipped in to buy one. He left school after completing Gr. 9 and began farming with his parents. Then in 1965 he made a trip to Czechoslovakia and married Lida Lanc the following year. They returned to Canada and continued farming with his parents. His father passed away in 1982 followed by his mother in 1987. Laddie and Lida divorced in 2000 and she returned to the Czech Republic. Laddie sold the farm and in 2002 decided to move to Red Deer, Alberta, since he had friends and acquaintances in the area. Until he took ill he enjoyed tending to his lovely house and yard, having coffee with friends, helping his neighbours, dancing, attending farm auctions, and collecting model farm equipment. He went on several cruise vacations and enjoyed returning to Saskatchewan for visits. His last year and a half was spent in the Red Deer Hospital and several local care facilities. Laddie will always be remembered as a good friend and neighbour and a caring individual who loved life. A Celebration of Laddie's life will be held at the Memorial
Presbyterian Church, Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Friday, November 22, 2013 at1:00 P.M. Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium.
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NORTHEY, DORIS Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013
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Doris Katherine (née Bennett)
June 19, 1928 - Nov. 13, 2013
In her 85th year, in the small hours of a lovely winter morning, Mom released her tenacious hold on life, along with her wonderful spirit. Her daughter, Gail, held her hand. To the end, Mom reminded us all that she was a proudly independent woman and taught us all how to move through life's joys and disappointments with a lovely smile and a positive, questioning outlook. Doris was raised on her parents' farm, John and Elsie Bennett, in the Knee Hill Valley area east of Innisfail. She attended rural schools and often rode to the Calder school on horseback. She attended high school in Red Deer (Class of '47) and was a member of the L.T.C.H.S. Hall of Fame. Doris received her teaching certificate from the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta, and her first teaching experiences were at Cottonwood #2 west, then at Clarendon, east of Innisfail for two years. On July 19, 1950, she married Chester Vernon Northey and moved to his family's farm in the Balmoral district east of Red Deer. Doris lived in the family home, built by her husband and father-in-law until August of this year. Mom and Dad raised a large family, and Doris was always busy cooking, sewing, gardening, canning and tending to the mixed farming operation. She was an active and responsible member of many organizations, but her true passion was being a member of the Alberta and Federated Women's Institutes. Doris accepted and enjoyed all levels of responsibility with the AWI, eventually becoming President and travelling to local, provincial, national and international conferences in Europe, South Africa and Tasmania. Alongside many wonderful WI colleagues, Doris shared this special fellowship until the last meeting of the Balmoral WI, which was held in her house, after more than 85 years of history in the community. Doris loved belonging to the community; she loved all the social activities and readily participated, lead, volunteered, mentored and organized so many events for local organizations, such as Cubs, Scouts, 4-H, museums, safety city and various volunteer boards. Doris was also an active "station wagon" mom, often seen shuttling her children and their friends to countless ball games, hockey, skiing and social events. Her true love was to spend time down by the river on property the Northey's had owned for 111 years. In 1972, she retired from teaching, her last post was River Glen School. She began a new career, working at the Red Deer and District Museum. She was on staff for almost 23 years and loved programming events for the children, youth and adults of this community. In fact, many school children first learned about Christmas celebrations the old-fashioned way by attending her events. As she once wrote, "The rewards that one receives come from the people that you work with, and those who share your challenges." Doris was predeceased by her husband Vernon, son Douglas, her parents John and Elsie Bennett, sister Norma, and brother Bill Bennett. Surviving Doris are her six children Brian (Val), Bob (Jeanette), Garry (Cindy), Debbie (Donna), Gail (John) Gillis and Greg. Doris was so proud of her grandchildren Kristina (Kyle) Horne, Trever Gillis, Michelle Northey, Carter Northey and Garrett Northey. Doris is also survived by her loving and supportive brothers, Wilfred (Marg) Bennett, little brother Freddy (Florrie) Bennett and a special and kind sister-in-law Donna Bennett. The Funeral Service for Doris Katherine Northey will be held at Gaetz United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., where Doris has been an active member for 63 years. Following the funeral tea, interment will take place in the family plot at the Red Deer Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sunnybrook farm in hopes of restoring further projects. On behalf of Doris, thanks to everyone who participated in her care over the last years. Particular thanks go to those who took the time to know her in the context of her entire long and rich life, and not simply the small chapter that constituted her demise. The family's gratitude, like hers, is heartfelt.
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Phone (403) 347-2222
GLEESON, Norah Catherine Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013
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Norah Catherine
It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Norah Catherine Gleeson on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Norah was the youngest of a large Irish family and moved to Saskatchewan with her husband, Ed, in the late '50's. Their first stop was rural Saskatchewan, then it was on to Scott, North Battleford and in 2005 they moved to Red Deer, Alberta. Norah was known for her gregarious, outgoing personality, grace and her willingness to help. Norah was predeceased by her husband Ed and leaves to mourn her passing her two sons, Brendan (Eleanor), Declan and his three boys Bret, Michael and Daniel; numerous relatives in Ireland and a long list of dear friends. Our gratitude to Dr. Costigan for his understanding and care that added quality to Norah's life for the past seven years, and from the heart we want to recognize the staff and residents of Parkvale Lodge in Red Deer for making her address her home. She loved living at Parkvale and told us many times how much. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, donations may kindly be made directly to a charity that holds special meaning to you, or perform an act of kindness for someone whose day needs brightening, something Norah believed in and practiced regularly. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting
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Phone (403) 347-3319.
CANTELON, Freda Irene Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013
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It is with sorrow that the we announce the passing of our mother Freda Irene Cantelon (nee Tustian) on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Red Deer, Alberta. Freda had celebrated her 96th birthday two weeks previously, on October 29th. Freda was born at Hillcrest, Alberta in 1917, the only child of Elwin and Ethel Tustian. Her father was a telegraph operator and station agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway and the family moved often between various communities in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Despite these countless moves Freda maintained her love of music and regular music lessons and became an accomplished pianist. Pre-deceased by her oldest son (Mervyn Robert) and youngest son (Timothy Lee), she leaves to mourn, four surviving children, Hart, Ethel (Jim), Bill (Brenda) and Heather (Keir), grandchildren Nicki (Darcy) Jody (Tomi), Cory (Micheal), Derek (Marianne), Michael, Rachel (Tim) and Brandon as well as nine great grandchildren. A private family service conducted by Freda's son, Reverend Bill Cantelon was held on Wednesday, November 20th at Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Edmonton, Alberta.
Gone but not forgotten.
BLAGEN, Linda Evelyn Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013
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Linda Evelyn
May 30, 1951 - Nov. 13, 2013
Linda Evelyn Blagen (nee White), 62, of Trochu, Alberta passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Red Deer Regional Hospital. Born in Davidson, Saskatchewan, Linda was a dedicated nurse and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her sister Shirley Hodgson (Calgary), her brothers Ken White (Colorado) and Ron White (Calgary), her son Ervie Blagen (Edmonton) and grandchildren Kayla and Liam, and her son Jeffrey Blagen (Delburne) and grandson Seth. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Ervie Blagen (January 3, 1992). A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street in Red Deer at 1:00 pm.
WOODS, Myrle Evaleen Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013
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Myrle Evaleen
Myrle Evaleen Woods of Red Deer, AB., born July 27, 1918 at Calgary, AB., went home to be with her Lord November 12, 2013. Survived by her daughter Betty (Cliff) Ball; daughter-in-law Maria Woods, son-in-law Brian Brewster, son, Ken (Shirley) Woods; daughter Sandy (Rea) Bryant, 19 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren; her sister Leah Crawford and brother Vern (Gloria) Doten. The family is inviting friends to an informal Memorial Tea on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1 pm at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67 St. (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, AB. Condolences may be sent or viewed at: Memorial donations can be made to Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp, Box 250, Coleman, AB. T0K 0M0
DICKAU, Norma Dorothy Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013
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Norma Dorothy 1921 - 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother on November 12, 2013 at the Eckville Lodge at the age of 92 years. Norma is survived by her six children: Derek (Joan), Valerie (Dave Seltenrich) Jerry (Carol), Dennis, Ed, and Janice(Terry Shaw) and their families. As well as sister-in-law Joan Harper, brother-in-law Harvey (Margaret) Dickau, and sister-in-law Joan Dickau. Norma was predeceased by her husband Roy in 1996 , her brother Chesley Harper and grandson Brett Dickau. A prayer service was held at Wilson's Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. A memorial service will be held at the Bentley United Church, Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Norma's honor may be made directly to a charity of the donor's choice.
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