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TIMMERMANS, Leo Anthony Sunday, 05 Jan 2014
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TIMMERMANS
Leo Anthony
Feb. 24, 1927 to Jan. 5, 2014
Leo was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He and his new bride Margaret immigrated to Saskatchewan in January 1953. After several moves in Saskatchewan and then to Alberta and BC, they retired to Sylvan Lake, where they have resided for 20 years. Leo is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Faye (Doug) Burles, sons Eugene, Roy (Cindy) and Robert, by grandchildren Lee (Michelle), Meridith (Trent), Laura (Steve), Marshall, Julianne, Lisa (Jesse), Tim (Lisa), Kevin, Robin (Craig), Tiffany (Dave), Taylor, Leah and Taryn, by great-grandchildren Jackson, Alice, Evan, Memphis, Kaylin, Rylan and Lucas, and by his sisters-in-law Dinie van Beetuw and Dolf Huis in't Veld. He was predeceased by his parents Bernadina Leenes and Andrew Timmermans. Leo enjoyed spending time camping with his family. In retirement, he was an ardent bridge player and gardener and was an active volunteer with the Sylvan Lake Seniors' Association. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, 5019 47a Avenue. Following the service, a tea will be held at the Sylvan Lake Legion, 4916 50 Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Leo's honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca
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SHAND, Alistair Sunday, 05 Jan 2014
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SHAND
Alistair
Mar. 11, 1933 - Jan. 5, 2014
Alistair (Al) George Shand passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, January 5, 2014. A service celebrating Al's life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 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
SHAND, Alistair (Al) George Sunday, 05 Jan 2014
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SHAND
Alistair
Alistair (Al) George Shand passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Alistair was born on March 11, 1933, the youngest of four children, born to George and Clare Shand (nee Barclay) in Wapella, Saskatchewan. Al was predeceased by a brother and sister, and is survived by one sister. Following high school, Al joined the RCAF in 1952, retiring in 1982. Following retirement from the RCAF, Al joined Midland Walwyn as a full service Financial Advisor where he remained until a second retirement in 1994. Alistair married Joyce Dambois, also a member of the RCAF in North Bay, Ontario in 1954. Together they had three children; David, Marilyn, and Leslie. They remained happily married until Joyce's passing in 2011. Al lived life to the fullest, enjoying family, health and fitness, sports (having played many throughout his life), reading, and traveling (especially to sunny spots). Al will be sadly missed by his son, David (Alicia) of Saline, Michigan, and daughters; Marilyn (Blair) of Red Deer and Leslie of Red Deer as well as six grandchildren. Following Joyce's passing; Alistair became a true snowbird and spent winters in Phoenix, Arizona. There he met his current partner, Theola McLaury, from South Dakota. A service celebrating Al's life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, a memorial donation may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #202, 5913-50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com
DUFRESNE, Andy Sunday, 05 Jan 2014
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DUFRESNE
Andy
Andy Dufresne passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, at the age of 68 years. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 43 years Diane, his son Jack (Emma), his daughter Marianne (Tom), and his sister Jean Besette. He leaves behind several grandchildren whom he loved very much; Ashlain, Jessie, Wyatt, Ana, Danny, and Todd. Andy was born in Girouville, Alberta and at a young age followed in his father's footsteps in the Bee Keeping industry. In 1968, he met the love of his life, Diane whom he married in 1969. They moved to High Level, AB where Andy joined the Halliburton Group and pursued a career as a Drilling Fluids Engineer. His commitment
and dedication was never in doubt and his passion and knowledge was passed on to many in the Oilfield sector over the course of his 30+ year career. His Footprints were imbedded deep into the ground and behind followed many others he influenced and challenged to follow the trail he blazed. Other passions in his life which he perfected were hunting, camping, fishing and of course playing Gin Rummy which many can attest to. Many fond memories were created with friends and family while sharing these passions that will be etched in our hearts forever.
Alice Ramish writes: Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on. Memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart. You will be missed but never forgotten! A Memorial Service for Andy will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Donations to be made to Diane Dufresne, proceeds will be forwarded to the Ronald McDonald House, in Red Deer.
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
BRITTAIN, Anna Saturday, 04 Jan 2014
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BRITTAIN
Anna Brittain (Capostinsky) was born November 7, 1915 on her parents homestead in Granada, Alberta. She passed away January 4, 2014 at the Mayfair Care Centre in Calgary, AB. Anna will be forever missed by her loving family. Three daughters, Mary of Calgary, Alice (Ross) of Flin Flon, Manitoba and JoAnn (Harold) of Calgary. Her 8 grandchildren, Jerry, Doug, Barbara, Sheila, Julie, Stewart, Corinne and Kent, her great grandchildren Jason, Robert, Bradley, Carla, Calvin, Dustin, Jason, Stephanie, Nicole, Jeremiah, Joseph, Jessica, Julia, Devon and Sophia, great great grandchildren, Xavier, Soren, Micah and Max. Also her surviving sibling, Eva in Clearwater BC plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Predceased by her husband Howard Brittain in 1994, grandson Kevin Bonham (1973) and John Hillier (2007) Anna grew up in a family of 16 brothers and sisters. At an early age she started working as a camp cook for her brothers. Her life experiences took her many places. She married Howard Brittain in 1966, residing in Delburne, Ab. After Howard passed away she moved to Calgary to live with her daughters until she was transitioned to the Mayfair Care Centre in April 2009. Anna's strong will and sense of humor will always be remembered. A big THANK YOU to all the staff at the Mayfair for their care and support. Cremation will be handled by McInnis and Holloway in Calgary and a celebration of life will take place in the summer of 2014. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary.
AKESON, Rodney David "Red" Saturday, 04 Jan 2014
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AKESON
Rodney David "Red"
Oct. 12, 1963 - Edm., AB
Jan. 4, 2014 - Red Deer, AB

Rodney Akeson of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the age of 50 years. Rodney enjoyed thirty-two years at Michener Services in Red Deer, AB, where he was provided with loving care. Rodney is survived by his parents Ed and Rosemarie, two brothers Gregory (Finuzza) and Brent (Karen), two sisters Sharon Nicholson and Michelle Bateman (Stuart) and nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Camp L.G. Barnes, Box 1032, Bentley, AB T0C 0J0, Telephone: (403) 748-4211,
www.lgbarnes.org
In living memory of Rodney Akeson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by
McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,
Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, AB
Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
LAST, Kelsey John James Douglas Friday, 03 Jan 2014
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LAST
Kelsey John James Douglas
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Kelsey John James Douglas Last, 24, of Red Deer, Alberta on January 3, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained on an oil rig near Edson, Alberta. He was born August 26, 1989 in Calgary, Alberta, the son of Fred and Carlene Last. He moved to Strathmore from Calgary when he was nine years old and earned his diploma from Strathmore High School. After graduation, he moved to Red Deer where he soon began a career on the oil rigs. Kelsey had a larger than life personality and made friends easily with his quirky sense of humor and desire to lend a hand to anyone that needed it. He had a passion for hunting, camping, quadding, Wok Box and anything covered in Heinz Ketchup. Kelsey recently fulfilled his dream of buying an acreage with a big shop for fixing his many toys. Kelsey is survived by his parents Fred Last (Kathy Nattestad) and Carlene Last (Tim Start), his sister Rheyanna, his brother Tim, his sister Danielle and their families, paternal grandmother Margaret Neuman and maternal grandfather Roy Duffus. Kelsey leaves behind the love of his life, Tiffany Johnston and her family, as well as many loving friends and extended family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Word of Life Church, south end of Taylor Drive, on England Way, Red Deer, Alberta. Donations may be made to a fund for his beloved Tiffany to finish her education as a Psychiatric Nurse. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
and will be forwarded to Kelsey's family. Care and funeral arrangements have been entrusted to
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 1-877-844-3422
JOHNSTONE, Thomas Robert Friday, 03 Jan 2014
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JOHNSTONE
Thomas Robert
Loving son, brother, father, and husband passed suddenly on January 3, 2014 at the age of 45. He leaves behind his wife, Christine; children, Jenniffer (Randy), Mackenzie, Takoda and Kendra; his mother, Beryl; sister, Lori (Darcy); 3 grandchildren; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be forever missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom's honor may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite 6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9.
Condolences may be forwarded
to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to
RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM
6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-3319
HALBERG, Ernest Ole Friday, 03 Jan 2014
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HALBERG
Ernest Ole
Mar. 2, 1923 - Jan. 3, 2014
Ernest Ole Halberg of Lacombe Alberta passed away peacefully on January 3, 2014. Ole was born in Janijo, Kristianopel, Sweden on March 2, 1923 to Walfrid and Olga Halberg. They immigrated to Canada in 1924 and he grew up on the family farm in the Lincoln District and went to school at Lincoln School. When he was a young man he joined the Army and proudly served in WWII until he had to return home because his father was injured. Ole started farming from that day forward. Ole met and married the love of his life Vera (Terry) Halberg in 1947 and to this union five children were born. They farmed in the Lincoln District before retiring to Lacombe in 2000 where they had several good years and then due to failing health they moved into the Care Centre. They were together until Terry passed away in 2012 celebrating sixty four years together. Ole leaves to cherish his memories, son Neil (Judy) and their children Candy (Rob), Steven (Rochelle), Casey and Chuck, daughter Laura (Rick) Schafer and their daughter Kendall, daughter in law Sandy and her children Jason (Kelly) and Catherine (Jason), son Victor (Kim), eleven great grandchildren, his brothers in law Lloyd and Morley (Margaret) Grose, cousin Ernie McEachern and numerous nieces and nephews. Ole was predeceased by his loving wife Terry, his son Len, his parents, infant daughter Olga, sister and brother in law Edith and Curtis Hunt, and sisters in law Mercia and Marion Grose. The memories will remain but his presence will be missed by all who loved him. A funeral service for Ernest will be held at Wilson's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe, Alberta on Friday, January 10, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Legion Poppy Fund at 10720-101 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2S3. 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"
THOMAS, William "Bill" Thursday, 02 Jan 2014
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THOMAS
1932 – 2014

William “Bill” Thomas passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Centennial Centre Acute Care facility in Ponoka at the age of 81. He will be missed by Shirley his wife of 56 years; his sons Rod (Colette), Doug (Geri) and daughter Patsy (Serge); grandchildren Paula (Brandon), Randi (Sean), Kerri (Brian), Samantha, Sarah, Nicole, and Cedrik. Two sisters, Joyce (Ray) and Fern and brother Bryan (Mona) and sister-in-law Lois Thomas. Bill was predeceased by his parents John and Evelyn Thomas as well as a brother Ross Thomas. Bill was born on the family homestead near Spirit River, Alberta on April 18, 1932. In 1944 the family moved to the Stony Plain area west of Edmonton where Bill finished his schooling. Bill had a long and successful career in the Alberta Oil Patch. He started off working on Service and Drilling rigs in 1949 before joining California Standard (Chevron) in 1951. His career with Chevron spanned 27 years, taking him to such places as Acheson, Red Deer, House Mountain and Zama to name a few. In 1964 Chevron moved Bill and his family to Slave Lake where he was very involved in community service groups as well as serving on town council for 3 terms and serving one term as Mayor of Slave Lake. In 1978 Bill retired from Chevron and moved back to Red Deer. Bill then started a 20 year career in the Well servicing business cofounding Thomas Well Servicing in 1979. After selling Thomas Well in 1996 Bill continued to work in a sales capacity with several well servicing companies. In retirement Bill faced several health challenges head on with courage and determination. Special thanks to the staff at the West Park Lodge (Red Deer), Northcott Care Centre (Ponoka) and the Centennial Centre (Ponoka) for the excellent care and kindness that was provided as well as his personal physician of 32 years Dr Mcintyre. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society at #105, 4419-50th Ave, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3Z5 or the Lending Cupboard at 5406-43 Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1C9. A Funeral Service will be held at the Sunnybrook United Church Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 11:00 am with Reverend Linda Ervin, officiating. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at
Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium,
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer.
403.340.4040 or 1-800-481-7421.
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