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OBIT: GERVAIS, Loretta Delia Ofstedal - Jan 21, 1998 - Calgary

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 GERVAIS, Loretta Delia Ofstedal - Loretta Delia Ofstedal Gervais of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the 
Peter Lougheed Hospital on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at the age of 97 years. "Etta" was born of a 
French-Canadian father and a German-American mother in Brainerd, Minnesota on August 3, 1900 and 
as a young girl emigrated with her parents to their homestead near Tomkins and Piapot, Saskatchewan. 
She married Alfred Simon Ofstedal in Swift Current and they resided in Saskatchewan, Fertile, Minnesota 
and Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 1944; later by her second husband, Noel and 
last year, by her eldest daughter, Bernice Porter. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughters, 
Ellanor Geddes of Calgary, Alleen Butler of Edmonton; six grandchildren, in Calgary, Edmonton and 
Vancouver; ten great-grandchildren and by all those others whose lives she enriched with her energy and 
compassion. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel", on Saturday, 
January 24, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial 
tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary or the Salvation Army - Berkshire Citadel. 
In living memory of Etta Gervais, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes, "Fish Creek Chapel"

Source: The Edmonton Journal - 23-Jan-98

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