Thelma Alberta Marie GARDNER

Thelma Alberta Marie GARDNER


Thelma Alberta Marie

1926 – 2015

Mrs. Thelma Alberta Marie Gardner (nee Kjorsvik) passed away after a brief illness at Bethany Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Thelma, the youngest child was born to parents, Albert and Minnie Kjorsvik on December 26, 1926 at Olds, Alberta; and was raised at Eagle Hill, west of Olds. Thelma’s first job was at the Olds Hospital, where she worked as a Nurse’s Aide. As she grew older, she attended Henderson College of Business at Calgary, Alberta. This introduced her to the Banking Business; a career which lasted twenty-five years in Calgary for the Bank of Montreal. Thelma met her husband Don in March 1947 and they married on December 20, 1947. Together, they shared nearly sixty wonderful and happy years. Thelma and Don retired at the Fairmont Area of Invermere, British Columbia between 1981 and 1982. They greatly enjoyed living there and gave their heart and soul to their community; playing Bridge, Golf and Curling; as well as many other hobbies and passions. Thelma moved back to Alberta early on in 2008 when her health began to fail and she needed extra care. Her final move was to Bethany Sylvan Lake, where she lived until her passing. Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Cheryl (Darcy) Platt, daughter-in-law, Dianne Gardner, five grandchildren, Amber, Peter, Brad (Tara), Cara and Natalie and eight great grandchildren. Thelma was predeceased by her husband, Don in 2007 and a son, Rick in 2003. A Celebration of Thelma’s Life was held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Thelma’s honor may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories at The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Bethany Sylvan Lake for their compassionate and respectful care and kindness to Thelma.

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Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,

6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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