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Shirley Gertrude Tomalty

Oct 8, 1933 - Oct 31, 2021

Service

Saturday, November 20, 2021
2:00 pm
A private service will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home.
Anyone wanting to view the service is asked to email the Rocky Funeral Home at flfserv@hotmail.com to receive a link to zoom-in to join the service.

Interment

Evergreen Cemetery, Eckville

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rocky Hospice Society (2016) or the Kidney Foundation.

Obituary

SHIRLEY TOMALTY

1933 - 2021

It is with heartfelt sadness, that we announce the passing of our loving Mother, Grandmother, G. Grandmother, she passed away peacefully at the Rocky Mountain House Hospice at the age of 88.

Shirley was born in Stauffer, AB, one of ten daughters. She was raised in the Butte area.

Shirley married our father, Albert Lipka on November 3, 1951, they settled on a farm in the Evergreen area, and they had three children. They later moved to Red Deer where Shirley worked at Michener Center for 23 years. She later met and married her second husband, Elmer Tomalty in October 1987. After she retired, she moved to Rocky Mountain House. During her retirement she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting for her grandchildren. She was a caregiver and nursed many family members and friends.

Shirley is survived by her children: Marvin (Deb) Lipka, Sharlene Anderson, Laurie Wacher; grandchildren: Scott (Lauri) Lipka, Jennifer (Chad) Schwartz, Michael Lipka, Greg (Sarah) Anderson, Jeff Anderson (Natasha), Brittany Wacher (Mazen), Jordan Wacher (Bethany); Great Grandchildren: Katie & Emma Lipka, Brandon & Kyle Rees, Calvin & Felix Anderson, Axell Wacher and Jayde Alexis Anderson; sister Edith (Percy) Knapp & brother-in-law Vince Martinoski.

Shirley was predeceased by her husbands, Albert Lipka and Elmer Tomalty; her parents, Gladys & George Johnson; her sisters, Nellie (Harry) Maaskant, Evelyn (Frank) Jarvis, Lillian (Dane) Ceasor, Ruth (Arnold) Moger, Gwen (Gusty) VonHollen, Betty (Wilbur) Stainbrook, Marie (John) Waugh & Arlene Martinoski.

We would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Jim & Dr. Lee of the Red Deer Hospital, and to the nurses, doctors & staff of the Rocky Hospital & Rocky Hospice Society, the Home Care nurses and the EMT drivers for their patience and kindness.

A private service will be held and anyone wanting to view the service is asked to email the Rocky Funeral Home at flfserv@hotmail.com to receive a link to zoom-in to join the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rocky Hospice Society (2016) or the Kidney Foundation.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626

Condolences

Wayne and Marilyn Downey:

Our deepest sympathy and condolences.

Linda Lutz:

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May memories console you in your grief and know we think of you often.
How wonderful she got to be loved by such a large and beautiful family .
Linda and Ashley

neila knapp:

My deepest condolences to all of your Family I have many fond memories of Auntie Shirley. She was a very special lady and will be missed

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