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Marva Louise Mullock (nee Bowen/Murphy)
January 22, 1936 ~ January 26, 2022

It is with great sadness the family announces that Marva Mullock of Edmonton was called home to be with her parents, Elrene Bowen and Jordan Murphy; son, Kevin David Sanders; and husband, Tom Norman Mullock.

Marva was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and attended school in New Brook, Alberta.

Mother of, Melvin (Gilbert) Sanders, Marilyn (Rob) Sanders, Doyle (Lynn) Sanders, Marvin (Kim) Sanders, Rene (Craig) Graham and Pamela Zgrablic. She was a grandmother and great grandmother to numerous children. She will be lovingly missed by her family and friends.

 

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Marva to the
Alberta Cancer Foundation
710, 10123 – 99 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3H1
1-866-412-4222
albertacancer.ca/in-memory

 

 

Joan Teasdale
1927 ~ 2022

My mom, Joan Teasdale, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2022 at the Devonshire Long Term Care Center. That was 2 years and 2 days after my dad passed away. It was a challenging 2 years with the COVID isolation at Canterbury, the broken hip, the temporary placement at South Terrace and the move in November to Devonshire. Her last two months were spent in a warm and caring environment at Devonshire. Staff even gave her a special teapot so she could have a “proper” cup of tea.

Mom was born on October 4, 1927 at Prudhoe in northern England. She was proud of graduating from the Queen Elizabeth grammar school in Hexham in 1944. As well she might have been, based on these comments from her head mistress: Joan was…” a pupil much above the average in ability and a serious and conscientious worker who always did well in her studies. In July 1944 she obtained the Oxford School leaving Certificate with credits in 9 subjects and the highest mark, A, in History, Geography, Botany and Mathematics.”

Mom returned to the Grammar School in 1954 in the position of school secretary. The headmistress was still there and said of her work: Joan is: ”thoroughly competent and reliable and perfectly honest and trustworthy. She gets on well with her colleagues and could adapt herself quickly to new surroundings.”

I think the headmistress nailed it and my mom lived up to that admirable characterization all of her life.

In between stints at the Grammar School she worked in the English Civil Service at the Tax Office and at Chesters County Mansion as the Estate Secretary (think Downtown Abbey, the TV show)

She immigrated to Edmonton in January, 1957. Since my dad was already in Canada, she had to bring me by herself. This involved stops in Gander, New York and an overnight at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Our flights were delayed so my dad had to keep coming to the Municipal Airport in Edmonton to see if we had arrived, communications being what they were at the time.


She became a proud Canadian citizen in 1976, but remained very English in manners and cultural behaviours. Tea time was always very important, and using the good china when guests were over. She also collected an impressive array of Royal Doulton porcelain figures which were prominently displayed in a corner cabinet. She had an amazing ability to make perfect Yorkshire pudding for the weekly Sunday roast beef dinner.

Mom’s work history in England prepared her well for her 30 year career as Office Manager at the Links Clinic, which used to be on 124 Street. It was one of the largest medical clinics in the city and it was a big job running the front of the house and liaising with the doctors. As grandson Matthew observed recently, she was ahead of her times in terms of the responsibilities she was entrusted with.

It was not all work however. They were part of a very tight social group of about 12 friends, many from England, who hung out together. They entertained at each other’s homes (I loved playing the game of Beetle with the adults at their parties); they went ballroom dancing at the Rainbow Ballroom; they bowled at the lanes across from the Garneau Theatre; and they travelled. My word, they knew how to escape winter by travelling.

When they were still working they routinely spent 3 weeks in Hawaii or Mexico. After they retired they habitually spent 7 weeks in Spain or Portugal with my dad’s brother Sid and his wife Gwen. They also cruised down the Mississippi and vacationed in Australia with friends. There last trip included a stay and a high tea at the Empress Hotel when Shelley and I took them to Victoria for a wedding anniversary.

I got my love of reading and learning in general, from my Mom. I think she was more determined that I was going to University than I was. Shelley says I look a lot like my Mom also.

She lived a very full life: full of love, adventure, friendships and accomplishments. She will be well-remembered.

Memorial Service

Given the current challenges with travel and gatherings our plans for a memorial service are in flux. One option we are considering is returning the remains of both my Mom and Dad to England later this year to rest beside the other Teasdales in the cemetery in Hexham.

 

 

Leona Audrey Logie (née Tyndall)
January 23, 1935 ~ January 23, 2022

It is with deep sadness the family of Leona Audrey Logie announce her passing on Sunday, January 23, 2022 on her 87th birthday.

Leona is survived by her children, Mark (Judy) Logie and Cheryl (Garth) Willman; sister, Merne (Elmer) Arndt; grandchildren, Taylor (Jason), Chad (Kara), Josh (Megan) and Nikki (Myles); 5 ½ great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Leona was predeceased by her parents, Maurice and Velma (née Quinn) Tyndall; her first husband, Tom Logie and her second husband, Moe Campbell; son, Miles Logie; and her sibling, Vernon Warren.

After retiring from many years of bookkeeping, she enjoyed snow birding down south in Casa Grande and then traveling the world. Her later years were spent volunteering and being devoted to her family.


Celebration of Leona's Life
A Celebration of Leona's Life will be held on
Friday, February 11, 2022
at 2:00 pm
at Glenwood Funeral Home
52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park, Alberta.

All are welcome to attend with a QR code along with valid ID
as required by Alberta's restrictions exemption program.

 

 

Harry Josef Spring
May 9, 1934 ~ December 31, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the sudden passing of Harry Josef Spring on December 31, 2021.

He will be cherished in the thoughts and memories of his wife, Margaret; son, Harry Jr (Alison); daughter, Sharon; grandsons, Joee and Mitchell; sister, Marge; brother-in-law, John; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Valentine "Val" William "Bill" and Richard "Dick". 

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Miller Crossing for their care and support. 

Funeral Service
Due to Covid there may be a private family funeral at a later date. 

Memorial Donations
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

 

James Denzil Stuart
1952 ~ 2021

With great sadness the family of James Denzil Stuart announce his passing in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 69 years, after a prolonged period of dementia.

Jim or Jamie was predeceased by his parents, Ramsay and Margery Stuart; and his brother, Chris Forster.

He is survived by his sisters, Helen Stuart (Barry) and Jane Carruthers (Neil); nephews, Stuart (Becky) and Reid; niece, Grace (Adam); as well as great nephews, Luke and Marshall; and great niece, Azaleia.

Jim grew up in Bon Accord, and had many friends in the area. Anyone who knew Jim would instantly recognize his great sense of humour, cutting wit, and uncanny ability to do impersonations! He could be quite charming and his grinning smile was infectious.

Jim began travelling in 1972, and lived overseas for 40 years in New Zealand, Japan, England, and Cambodia, as well as travelling extensively in Europe and S.E. Asia. He taught English, spoke fluent Japanese, and he earned his Black Belt in karate. Jim taught himself to play the guitar and became an accomplished guitarist.

He returned to Canada in 2012, in ill health and lived in various facilities due to his dementia. While at one such facility, Jim became bored in the confines of the garden courtyard, so he jumped the fence and started to run laps around the adjoining vacated schoolyard. The staff were frantically calling to him over the fence - “James! Please come back!”. Jim would jog past them and declare, “I’m running laps - if I were running away, I’d be running in a straight line!”

He later moved to Spruce View Manor in Gibbons where the staff and many of the residents, made Jim feel at home and would help him if he got confused. One dear lady, Margaret Houghton, adopted Jim like a son, taking him to the Legion for a beer, where he was a popular dancing partner, or “dragging” him down to game night.

Though very self-deprecating, Jim had a strong sense of social justice and throughout his travels he continually helped people who were underprivileged. He was often instrumental in helping young teens to get jobs that would not normally be available to them, thereby saving them from abject poverty.

He remained true to his roots, as a decent and kind man, but his temper never failed to flair up if he saw an injustice being done! At Schonsee Lifestyle Options, the staff and other residents became part of his family, particularly when Covid restrictions curtailed visits. One of the staff expressed her deep regrets at his passing. She said, “We will really, really miss him!” What a fitting tribute to a life that was well lived and lived on his own terms.

Jim’s family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and caregiving staff who were involved in his care over the last 10 years.

At Jim’s request, there will not be a funeral service, in lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes, can make a donation to the Red Cross or to the Alzheimer’s Society, with our deepest appreciation. Helen, Jane, and family.

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