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JENSEN, Walter (Wally)

JENSEN, Walter (Wally)

JENSEN, Walter (Wally)
June 07, 1926 - January 17, 2013


Walter (Wally) Jensen of Strathmore (formerly of Rosebud, AB) passed away peacefully January 17, 2013 supported by his loving family and Pastor Giovanni. Celebrating his life with many memories are his loving wife and best friend Joan, daughters Judy (Earl) McLeay and Diane (Peter) Melanson, Annie (Tony) Silletta, 9 grandchildren Lee Gallaugher, Anica (David) Volpi, Dan (Carrie) Gallaugher, Jolene (Ryan) Schwartz, Marc (Tanis) Melanson, Dustin McLeay (Michelle), Tracey (Darcy) Forbes, Patrick Silletta, Luke Silletta, 10 great-grandchildren Claudia Volpi, Daniela Volpi, Ava Schwartz, Benny Gallaugher, Kylie Schwartz, Vivianne Melanson, Brody Schwartz, Owen Forbes, Jackson Pow, Madelyn Pow, sisters-in-law Gladys Jensen and Lorraine Jensen, brother Craig Jensen. Predeceased by son Dan Jensen, sister Amelia Rasmussen, brothers Ralph Jensen, Carl Jensen, Jerry Jensen. Wally was born to Walter and Julia (Christensen) Jensen on June 07, 1926 in Standard, AB. After the passing of his mother, he grew up in the Rosebud area with his maternal grandmother, grandfather and uncles. On May 03, 1947, he married Joan Martin. For the first two years of farming, he subsidized the farming income by working winters in the local coal mines, holding the record of mining the largest amount of coal in a single day. Soon, he would include raising livestock in the farm operation. In 1958 he acquired his private pilots license in flying, an accomplishment he was very proud of. He continued to enjoy watching airplanes until his passing. He farmed with Joan near Rosebud for 51 years, retiring to Strathmore in 2002. He continued to enjoy the family farm, now owned and operated by his grandson Dan, Carrie and Benny Gallaugher, up to his passing. Wally and Joan spent 65 loving years farming, travelling, and camping with his beloved family and close friends. Wally’s work ethic was matched by his love of play. He excelled at school athletics, was a good snow and water skier and loved windsurfing, a sport that he enjoyed into his 80’s. He has been an inspiration, a role model and a most loving father and grandfather. We would like to give special thanks to staff at Bethany Care Center Level 6, Sunshine Point (Calgary) for their kind and loving care of Walter and family. Thanks as well to staff on Unit 62 and Emergency FMC. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you provide donations in Wally’s name to Bethany Care Center Level 6 Sunshine Point (916-18A ST NW Calgary Alberta T2N 1C6). To forward condolences, please visit our website: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Crematorium, 1605-100 Street SE, Calgary, AB Tel: (403) 272-5555.

HUNTER, Randall W.J. “Randy”

HUNTER, Randall W.J. “Randy”

HUNTER, Randall W.J. “Randy”
April 17, 1963 – January 23, 2013


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces Randy’s sudden passing on January 23, 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 49 years. Randy leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by all who knew him including his loving wife Maddy, his mother; Judy Hunter of Drumheller, sisters; Donna (Frank) Kalman,  Tammy (Doug)  Huene and brother-in-law; Bill Wiggins of Drumheller. Randy will also be missed by his sisters-in-law; Marlene Nagel, Marianne (Greg) Musey  and Marcella (Paul) East, and brother-in-law Dean (Lorraine) Nelson, numerous nieces and nephews; many friends and his Credit Union family. Randy was predeceased by his Dad Wesley “Jiffy” Hunter, his sister; Linda Wiggins and his father and mother-in-law, John and Marie Cherniwchan and brother-in-law Dale Nagel. A Celebration of Randy’s life will be held at Cross Roads Church 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family gratefully requests donations in Randy’s memory be made to the Heart-to-Heart Society of Drumheller in support of medical care in Randy’s hometown, #351 9th Street NW, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Craig Kanngiesser, EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222.

JOHNSON (neé Simpson), Phyllis Joy

JOHNSON (neé Simpson), Phyllis Joy

JOHNSON (neé Simpson), Phyllis Joy
July 21, 1955 – January 24, 2013


On Thursday, January 24, 2013, Phyllis Joy Johnson passed away at Bethany College Side, Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 57 years.  She was born in Gainsborough, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1955 and was raised in Drumheller, Alberta.  One of her biggest accomplishments was obtaining her diploma in nursing in 1991 and then working as a nurse in the Drumheller Penitentiary before being diagnosed with MS in 1996. In the fall of 1997, Phyllis moved to Red Deer for better medical access. Phyllis will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 37 years; Neil Ernest Johnson, two children; Kena May (Scott) Wiseman of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Amanda Joy (Luis) Constanza of Red Deer, Alberta  and her six grandchildren; Steven, William, Ashlyn, Ella, Jaxon, and Isabel as well as by her brother Warren (Maureen) Simpson and their family.  She is predeceased by her parents Phyllis Kena Simpson and Ernest John Simpson as well as siblings; Jon, William, Carol and James.   In honor of Phyllis, a memorial service will be held at CrossRoads Church, S.W. corner of Hwy 2 and 32nd Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the MS Society of Canada, Central Alberta Chapter, #105, 4807-50th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4A5.  Phyllis’ family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the nurses and staff at Bethany College Side for the love and care provided over the past year.  Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium.  Arrangements in care of Courtney-Winters Funeral Home, Drumheller, Alberta.