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MESTINSEK, Madeline Florence

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MESTINSEK, Madeline Florence (nee Yopek)
May 13, 1949 - March 12, 2011


Madeline Florence Mestinsek (nee Yopek), longtime resident of Grande Prairie, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at Grande Prairie, Alberta on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the age of 61 years. Madeline was born on May 13, 1949 to Joseph and Ethel Yopek in Drumheller, Alberta.  She attended Drumheller Composite High School and graduated in 1967.  She married Roger Martin Mestinsek in 1969, and moved to Grande Prairie in 1973.  During her 38 years there she raised her family and worked for many of those years in the real estate industry as a realtor and an office administrator after spending years homemaking and creating a warm environment for her children, and several other people’s children.  Madeline had many passions, including the collection of antiques, especially her depression era glassware.  Her main focus however was always her family’s happiness and well-being.  Her lap was always open to her grandkids, even when they seemed to overwhelm her small frame. Madeline is survived by and will be sorely missed by her devoted husband of 42 years, Roger; her children, Michael (Yvette Marchand), Jason (Pamela Service) and Jocelyn (Warren Samson); her grandchildren, Caelan, Makenna, Sofie, Avye, Seth, and Evelyn; her brother in-law Frank (Bink) Losoncy (Donna); her nephew Derek Losoncy (Cathy Rosgen); as well as many numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.   She was predeceased by her father, Joseph; mother, Ethel; sister, Barbara Losoncy and nephew, Paul Losoncy. In lieu of flowers, please consider signing your donor transplant card and letting your family know of your wish to become an organ donor.  Memorial donations can be made to the Alberta Lung Association. The family wished to thank the Alberta Health Service Home Care Program and all of the dedicated, professional and compassionate nurses who provided invaluable care and assistance to Madeline. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.com.


Oliver’s Grande Prairie Funeral
Chapel & Crematorium
10005-107 Ave. Grande Prairie, Alberta
T8V-1L8     (780)532-2929
“Dedicated Service Since 1915”

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HEMMING, Myrna Loraine

HEMMING, Myrna Loraine(nee Scheuer)



Myrna Loraine Hemming passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Monday, March 7, 2011, at the age of 73.  Myrna is lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Wil; children Grant (Linda) of Calgary, Lana (Shane) Williams of Calgary, Clint (Lynn) of Drumheller, Brad (Gabriella) of Mexico, Lesa (Terry) Fuller of Calgary, and Kent of Calgary; her seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, Earl and sisters Norma, Deanna, and Barbara.  A celebration of Myrna’s life was held on Friday, March 11 at Foothills Lutheran Church with Pastor Ohlinger officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations in Myrna’s memory can be made to The Lutheran Hour or to Grace Lutheran Church in Drumheller, earmarked for the “Ukraine Mission Trip.”

CAMPBELL, Lois Margaret

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CAMPBELL, Lois Margaret
September 17, 1943 - March 12, 2011


With family at her side, Lois passed away peacefully Saturday, March 12, after a courageous battle with cancer at the Drumheller Health Centre. Lois was born in Drumheller on September 17, 1943 to Henry and Violet Harrison. She resided in Drumheller and worked for 30 years at the Co-op while raising her four children. She enjoyed time spent with family, especially her grandchildren, gardening, reading, and doing home improvements. Lois’  love for animals was displayed by always having food available for a stray cat, and peanuts for the blue jays. She will forever be remembered as a gentle lady with an indomitable spirit. Lois is predeceased by her parents, and one sister Donna, and is survived by her four children: Kathy (Blaine) Leonhardt, Scott Campbell, Crystal Campbell, and Collin (Julie) Campbell, by nine grandchildren, Janelle and Joshua; Jenna, Delaney and Presley; Devin, Rebecca, Samantha, and Tyler. She is also survived by her sister, Verna (John) MacDonald and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no Funeral Service. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, Stained Glass Fund at 620 2 Avenue W. Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0 or the Drumheller SPCA, Box 1474, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0.
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