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REZNECHENKO, Maxine

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REZNECHENKO, Maxine
1927 - 2010


Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Maxine, passed away on October 6, 2010 at the Peter Lougheed Centre.  Maxine was born at Herbert, Saskatchewan on May 17, 1927 as the second youngest of five children born to Edgar and Gladys Best.  She married Phil Reznechenko on June 25, 1949 (deceased March 24, 1965) in Herbert, Saskatchewan and was blessed with four daughters-who with their families were the very centre of her existence.  She married John Reznechenko, her lifelong partner, who passed away March 11, 2005. Maxine had many passions.  Her family, gardening, square dancing, The United Church, and many friends.  Her eyes lit up when a child was in her presence especially her grandchildren and great-grandson.  She remained active and very involved in her community until her move into Monterey Village in Calgary in the fall of 2007.  Although she had moved out of her community-she will be missed by all whose lives she touched during her life. She is survived by her family Sheree (Jim) Gallant, and Holly Reznechenko, both of Calgary, Marliss (Roger) Fleischhacker of Middle Lake, SK and Lee Anne Reznechenko of Drumheller; her grandchildren: Curtis (Chantel) and Brad Fleischhacker and Mallory Gallant; her great-grandson Dylan (Curtis) Fleischhacker and her sister Helen (Bob) Murdock.  Maxine is also lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.  She is predeceased by her siblings: Edgar (Pauline), Gordon (Doris) and Doug (Arlene) Best and in-laws. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Carbon United Church with Pastor Wendy Galloway officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Maxine’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Rm 124, Professisonal Building, 430 6 Ave S.E. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8. Arrangements entrusted to Courtney-Winters Funeral Home. 403-823-2666.

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MACDONALD, Agnes (Aggie) Christine

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MACDONALD, Agnes (Aggie) Christine
1922 - 2010


Agnes (Aggie) Christina Macdonald of Drumheller, AB beloved wife of the late Oliver (Obb) Macdonald, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2010 at the Drumheller Regional Health Complex, at the age of 88 years. Agnes was born in Bothwellhaugh, Scotland on March 24, 1922. She came to Canada in 1928 with her parents, was raised and educated in the Hamlet of Midlandvale, AB. On June 24, 1945 Agnes married the love of her life, Obb Macdonald. They shared 56 years together. Aggie worked in retail at the Macleod’s Store in Drumheller. She received a gold watch and ring for her dedicated service of 30 years at Macleod’s. Everybody that knew Agnes will remember her for her love of the sport of hockey. She was always interested in most sports throughout her life but hockey was her passion. Agnes loved the “Edmonton Oilers” and she would give you a good argument if you were the unfortunate one to be rooting for the “Calgary Flames”. Her presence at the “Blue Line” in the Drumheller arena will be notably missed. Agnes is survived by her two daughters: Gloria Frehlick of Taber, Alberta, Corrine Macdonald of Drumheller, Alberta; one grandchild Jodene (Jim) Sekura of Taber, AB; two special nieces: Sandra Kirschenman of Medicine Hat, AB and Sharon Warwick of Ontario and sister-in-law Oriole O’ Dwyer from Calgary, AB.  Agnes was predeceased by one son Robert (Bobby) Macdonald, deceased at the age of 18 months and her husband Obb in 2002; two sisters: Margaret (Peggy) Stewart and  Elizabeth (Betty) Marcus; four brothers: John (Jack) Powell, Edward (Eddie) Powell, William (Bill) Powell, Arthur (Art) Powell as well as numerous nieces, nephew and their families.  Funeral Services were held at the Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Interment followed in the Drumheller Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation Room 124, Professional Building 430-6 Avenue S.E. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8 or to the Drumheller & District Humane Society, Box 1474, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0. Courtney Winters Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the Funeral arrangements.403-823-2666.  

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LUVISOTTO, Genevieve (Gena)

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LUVISOTTO,Genevieve (Gena)
(nee Miglierina)
December 30, 1921 - September 25, 2010


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gena Luvisotto of Calgary on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the age of 88 years. Gena is survived by two sons James Luvisotto (Woranuch) of Bangkok, Thailand, Robert Luvisotto of Calgary and grandson Harley Luvisotto of Sussex, England along with numerous wonderful cousins in Alberta and British Columbia.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband John Luvisotto and her parents Teresa and Ercole. Gena was born in Drumheller and often expressed fond memories of her years growing up in small town Alberta. Gena moved to Calgary in her twenties but always maintained close links to her friends in Drumheller. Gena enjoyed life, especially around her family and friends. She was not afraid to express her feelings and her sense of humour was with her all the time even during the last difficult months. She was sustained for all these years by her strong and unwavering Catholic faith (as well as her sense of humour). We will miss her. Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Gena Luvisotto, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W.  Telephone: (403) 243-8200.    

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