Obituary: Remembering Métis Elder Alvena Strasbourg

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Edmonton, AB – Wednesday, April 13, 2016

On April 11, 2016 Alvena passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years. Alvena will be forever in the hearts of her children, Joan Tornberg, Ron Hopegood and Gladys (Larry) Avery; grandchildren, Wendy (Lance), Diana (Dale), Laura (Mark), Darin (Joelle), Darryll (Leanne) and Michelle (Jeff); 25 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; siblings Lawrence and Lucille McLeod; numerous relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Albert, son Myles; and by her siblings Ambrose, Wilfred, Betty and Florence.

Alvena was an amazing woman who had a strong impact on all of the lives she touched. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank the staff at Westview Hospice in Stony Plain for the comfort, care and compassion they showed Alvena.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton. Visitation will take place one hour prior. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Sacred Heart Parish, 10821 – 96 Street, Edmonton. Cremation to follow.

In memory of Alvena, donations may be made to the Light Up Your Life Society, 4405 South Park Drive, Stony Plain, T7Z 2M7

Alvena was a very strong and proud Métis woman and elder whose contributions over many decades have had a profound and lasting positive impact for many aboriginal people.

To send condolences please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com.

 

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