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Condolences to the family of Christine Lyn Michalevich-Herman


Christine Lyn

July 12, 1978 - November 16, 2022

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Christine at the age of 44 years, 4 months, and 4 days, from congestive heart failure, at the Red Deer Hospice Society in Red Deer, AB, with her momma by her side.
Christine was born in Stettler, Alberta, to Rick and Michelle Michalevich and as she would one day say, “was stuck in the middle between two brothers”, Terry and Jamie. She completed the last half of her education in Morrin, went to business school in Calgary, moved to Drumheller where she met and married her first husband John and where she enjoyed waitressing and operating a clothing store. Christine eventually moved to Rocky Mountain House where she met and married her second husband Lyndon, became a stepmom to London, and operated her own little mini farm.
Christine was kind, generous, humorous, stubborn, opinionated, feisty, and ohhhh so strong and courageous. She was our warrior princess. She had beautiful big green eyes, freckles, a soul larger than life, and a smile that would light up a room. First and foremost, Christine loved her family and spending time with them. She also loved: her dogs, her cat; her gypsy horse and donkey; raising chickens, pigs, ducks, and turkeys; cooking and baking, crocheting, crafting, beading, diamond painting; watching movies and tv series, and photography; she took beautiful pictures. She also loved camping at her parents’ acreage in the Rocky Mountains in her newly renovated itty bitty tent trailer.
Christine is survived by her parents, Rick and Michelle, brother Terry (Maren), brother Jamie and sister-­in-law Danielle, her nephews Zachary (Georgia) and Sean (Emily), her nieces Alexa, Brittanna, and Kaedence, her paternal grandmother, Lucille Michalevich, her Aunt Donna (Darrell) Curr and cousins Robin (Melanie) and Candace (Chuck) and family, her maternal grandmother, Mary LaRose, Uncle Marc LaRose and cousins Danielle (Ben) and Kara, Aunt Julie LaRose, Aunt Lisa LaRose and cousins Emilie and Etienne, Aunt Maureen (Darren) Rider and cousins Brett (Catherine) and Kelsey (Dalen), and cousin Jesse (Makayla). She is also survived by her husband Lyndon and stepson London, her mother-in-law, Vee Herman, brother-in-law Lance (Diane ) Herman, sister-in-law Dawn (Chris) Horbach, her best friend Belinda and good friends Ashley, Jamie, Lora, and Zayna and also several friends from her church group. She also leaves behind her precious fur babies - Lulu, Farrah, Kiwi, and Mow (her precious eleven year­ old Chinese Crested fur baby went to the rainbow bridge in January).
Christine was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Michael Michalevich, her maternal grandfather, Francis LaRose, her Uncle Kevin LaRose and other extended family members.
Our deepest thank you to everyone who was involved in Christine’s care throughout her life. You know who you are and we know you will never forget her as she had an impact on everyone she met.
A private Celebration of Life for Christine will be held at a later date for her family and friends.
We were so blessed to have had her in our lives and we will carry her in our hearts and memories forever. Until we meet again ......
For those who so desire, donations can be made in Christine’s name to the Red Deer Hospice Society (99 Arnot Avenue; Red Deer, AB; T4R 3S6), to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (119-14th Street NW Calgary, AB; T2N 1Z6), to an animal shelter or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family of Svend Jensen



April 19, 1923 - November 5, 2022

Svend Jensen passed away November 5, 2022 in his home in Bearspaw, surrounded by those he loved, from Kidney failure. He was 99 years old.
Svend was a farmer and proud Albertan. He was born in Dickson, Alberta on April 19, 1923. Svend had a very successful grain and cattle farm in Hussar, Alberta. He and his first wife Leda raised their three kids there.
Svend travelled the world but nothing compared to the prairies, especially around Hussar. That was his most favourite, beautiful place.
After retiring from the farm, Svend moved to Calgary and spent the rest of his years between Salmon Arm and Bearspaw with his wife Dolly. They spent winters in the sun and had many adventures with their 5th wheel and motor home until slowing down and toughing out the winters at home.
Svend was still driving his lawn tractor last year at the age of 99 and still snowblowed the driveway last winter at the age of 98. What a truly amazing man.
He will be missed dearly by his wife Dolly, his Children Delores, Phyllis, Earl, Tricia and their families. And his ‘special little man’, Jaxson.
Following Svend’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service to follow.
Please share a story and have a drink of akvavit in Svend’s memory.

Condolences to the family of Donna Marie Sevcik (Anderson)


Donna Marie

1946 - 2022

With tremendous sadness we announce the passing of Donna Marie (Anderson) Sevcik, our loving and devoted Wife, Mother, Gramma and friend to all whose lives she touched, on November 7, 2022.
Donna was born in Calgary in 1946 to parents, Murray and Jessie and started her life on the Anderson farm at De Winton. Unfortunately, her father, Murray Anderson passed away when she was 8 years old, and the family moved to Calgary. When she was 16, her mother Jessie married Ralph McElroy and they moved to Hussar. It was here where Donna met and married her loving husband, Marvin and they started a family. Blessed with two boys and a girl, David, Russell and Colleen, Donna dedicated her life to her family and raised them with love and support. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Gramma. Donna loved to love and care for people. She was an excellent gift giver, an amazing listener, always knew the right thing to say, a loyal friend, and never missed a special date. Donna was active as the Brownie leader in Hussar for many years and was on many different boards, committees, and groups that her family was involved with. Until her health made it impossible, Donna was active in St. Magloire’s Anglican Church, garden clubs, and the local stitch and chat group. Donna is lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Marvin, children, David and his wife Margo, Russell, and Colleen Sevcik. She is forever remembered by her four loving grandchildren, Susanne, Luke, Jake and Marika, her sister Bette-Jean McElroy and sister-in-law, Ileen Beatty, nephew Dale Beatty, his wife Mona Lisa and their children Cole and Analise.
She was predeceased by her father, Murray Anderson, stepfather, Ralph McElroy, mother, Jessie McElroy, brother, George P. Anderson, brother-in-law, Cliff Beatty, and nephew Darren Beatty.
Funeral Services will be held on December 21st at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Hussar at 2:00pm followed by a reception at the Hussar Community Hall.
If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Wheatland and Area Hospice.
Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements. 403-823-2666