Mr. John Crookes passed away in the Coronation Health Centre on May 2, 2008 at the age of 79 years. John was born on April 3, 1929 in the Coronation Hospital to Edwin and Doris Crookes. He attended Wheatridge School and went on to further his education at the Lakeland College. On July 9, 1952 he married Mabel Anne Lysons and to this union 6 children were born. He belonged to the Menza Club and enjoyed reading, traveling and going fishing.
John will be lovingly remembered by his family, daughter Linda (Don) Maron; children and grandchildren Tina (Dale) Tuchsherer and their children Daina and Justin, Terry (Pauline) Maron and their children Hope and Isaac, and Tracey (Wade) Golby and their children Quinton and Evan,; daughter Barb (Don) Widger; children and grandchildren Randy and his son Layne Widger and Lana (Sheldon) Barnesky and their children Tuff and Sawyer; daughter Marjorie (Stewart) Twa; children and grandchildren Robert (Danielle) Twa, Jennifer (Tyson) Callicott and their children Olivia and Owen; daughter Julie (Tony) Biddle and their children Shallan-Anne, Glade, Tischa and Brianna; son Ken (Heather) Crookes and their children Garnet, Courtney and Graeme; one sister Maisie (George) Hobbs; as well as his special friend Florence Anderson and her family as well as many other family members and friends. John was predeceased by his parents Edwin Vincent and Doris Crookes, wife Mabel Anne Crookes and one son Leo John Crookes.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday May 6, 2008 at the Trinity United Church, Coronation, AB with Reverend Stephen Shantz officiating. Mrs. Ruth Lindmark played for the congregational hymns “Amazing Grace”, “Sweet By And By” and “The Old Rugged Cross”. The eulogy was given by John’s daughter Linda Maron. A luncheon was held in the Lower Hall of the church, prepared and served by the Federal Friendship Club. As a expression of sympathy memorial donations may to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #101, 5208 -53 Ave. Red Deer, AB. T4N 5K2, The Canadian Diabetes Association, #6, 5015-48th St. Red Deer, AB, T4N 1S9, or to a charity of the donor’s.
Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home
was entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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