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BRAYBROOK Elizabeth Myrtle-Anne


BRAYBROOK, Elizabeth Myrtle-Anne

January 1, 1941 – June 23, 2012


Elizabeth (Buffy) Braybrook, much loved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, June 23, 2012, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  Buffy was a gentle, fun loving, happy, selfless soul, loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.  She was always “taking care” of those around her with an ever-present smile and a helping hand.   Buffy is survived by her daughter Tallis (Fred) Dent and her son Bill (Tanya) Braybrook as well as her beloved grandchildren, Rhys and Dylan Dent and Brianna and Jaydon Braybrook.  She is also survived by her three brothers Ross (Betty), Phillip and Brett (Marie) Giles, along with many nieces and nephews.  With welcoming arms, Buffy will be greeted in heaven by her beloved sister, Linda DeBeer, her parents Leslie and Myrtle Giles as well as many cherished in-laws.  At Buffy’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.  She asked that all remember the many good times shared and to take comfort in knowing she is now at peace.  Memorial donations may be made in honour of Elizabeth to the Canadian Cancer Society.


SMITH Darlene


SMITH, Darlene


Darlene Smith of Red Deer passed away at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the age of 63 years.  She is survived by her loving children; Tyler of Edmonton, Heather (Jesse) of Edmonton and Russell (Darla) of Hardisty.  She was a proud grandmother of Lane, Ella and Charlie.  Darlene is also survived by her sister Alice (Art) Dueck (Dixson) of Lethbridge.  She was predeceased by her husband Doug Smith on June 6, 2012, her brother Eldon Dixson, her mother Emma Dixson (Bye) and her father John Russell Dixson.  Darlene was raised on a farm near Foremost in southern Alberta, where she married Doug in June of 1970.  Darlene was a natural teacher and followed her passion from her younger years of teaching in Calgary in the early 1970’s up to her cherished role as an ESL teacher in both Medicine Hat and Red Deer.  Darlene was loved by her students and colleagues alike, many of them becoming a part of her family.  Darlene was truly happy when she was surrounded by people and cherished moments of good conversation, good fun and good food.  Darlene fought an admirable and lengthy battle with cancer over the last two years, not faltering in the face of many setbacks.  She fought for time with her family, her friends, her students and her art work.  She fought especially hard for her husband, who passed before her to hold the door for her, always the gentleman. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cross Cancer Institute to benefit patient care at 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 or at  780-432-8500.  A celebration of Darlene’s life was held at the chapel of Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.


BOYKO Lillian Jane


BOYKO, Lillian Jane 

May 5, 1950 - June 22, 2012


It is with great sadness, that the family of Lillian Jane Boyko announce her passing. She passed away peacefully, with her sons by her side, at the Drumheller Hospital, following her courageous battle with cancer. Lil is survived by her sons Kelly (Sharla) Boyko and Jaime (Sasha) Boyko, her mother Stella Stefure, her brothers Ron (Jane) Stefure and Bob (Marilyn) Stefure. Her grandchildren Talyn, Kya, Max and Sam. Numerous nieces and nephews, Melanie, Erin, Brenna, Tony, Toby, Jed, Sophie, Karla and so many wonderful family members and friends. Lil was predeceased by her husband Barry Boyko and her father Tony Stefure. Lil was born in Edmonton, Alberta, where she excelled playing all sports through high school, and eventually playing basketball for team Canada. After completing her schooling, Lil met and fell in love with Barry. They were married on May 6, 1972 and later settled that same year in Drumheller. 1974 was a big year, as Lil and Barry purchased what was to become Shady Grove Campground. This happy moment was to pale in comparison to the birth of their sons Kelly in 1974 and Jaime in 1976. Some of Lil’s fondest memories were of the times spent enjoying the outdoors, whether it be a family hunting trip, managing the campground, camping, or enjoying a round of golf. Lil will always be remembered as a hardworking woman, known for her gifted athletic ability (golf, bowling, basketball, curling), artistic talents, and fun loving competitive nature. Lil was a loving mother, who put family first and took great pride and joy in the happiness of her boys and family. She was a wonderful cook, who put countless hours into preparing family favourites. She was an outgoing sports enthusiast , who spent many weekends enjoying the company of her boys on the way to a hockey game, or golf tournament and in recent years took great joy in spending time with her grand kids, whether she was cheering in the hockey arena, Dance theatre or just enjoying a visit. Lil will be deeply missed, and fondly loved by many. Her legacy will live on forever in the hearts of all whose lives she touched. We know she will be smiling down on us, cheering us on in our journeys. Prayer services to be held Friday, June 29, 2012 at 7 p.m., Funeral Services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012 both to occur at the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 5010 48 Ave, Camrose, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Society.




We shared a lot of laughter 

We shed a couple tears

She left us with great memories

To last us through the years.


She may be gone to heaven

But in our hearts she’ll stay

For she’s never really very far

She’s just a dream away


So with her words of wisdom 

Down lifes path we’ll go 

Thankful for all the times we shared

Wishing there were more.


So when we’re feeling lonely

We’ll do what she once did

We’ll find the strength to carry on

In the light that

 the moon will shed.


So cry not a tear of sorrow

But one of happiness

To have shared a love so precious

no one can forget

And she’s just a dream away.