May 10, 1920 – October 12, 2020
Wanda Haltiner-Klenke (May 10, 1920 - Oct 12, 2020)
Wanda passed away peacefully the evening of October 12, 2020 at the Keir Care Centre in Barrhead Alberta. A mother to many and a kind, generous friend to all. Wanda celebrated her 100th Birthday this past May, a testament to her strength and endurance. As visiting restrictions eased these last few months, she was able to spend many sunny days with family under the trees in the park. Her spirit shined as she sang her own songs, laughed at the simple things in life and enjoyed the beauty this world has to offer.
Wanda was predeceased by her loving husband, John Haltiner; 2 sons, Oscar and Ken; daughter-in-law, Leanne; 3 sons-in-law, Steve Holsted, Neil Dabels and Clayton Johnson. Wanda is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-laws, Norman (Jean), Edwin (Christine), Glen (Lana) and Emil; 4 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Linda Holsted, Judy Dabels, Darlene (Dennis) Green and Rita Johnson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
On behalf of the family; Our sincere gratitude of thanks for the kindness and love shown to our Mother by the staff of Keir Care Centre and Dr. Tawfik. Arrangements entrusted to Amanda Lambert of Rose Garden Chapel. Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Wanda's funeral service will be by invite only, expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.rosegardenchapel.com
- Art Klenke, Active Pallbearer
- Walter Klenke, Active Pallbearer
- Hemi Klenke, Active Pallbearer
- Keith McGrath, Active Pallbearer
- Rod Dables, Active Pallbearer
- Mark Green, Active Pallbearer
- Tess Johnson, Honourary Pallbearer
- Johann Haltiner, Honourary Pallbearer
- Allen Holt, Honourary Pallbearer
- Martha Zutz, Honourary Pallbearer
- Edna Schultz, Honourary Pallbearer
- Helen Becker, Honourary Pallbearer
- Ruth Klenke, Honourary Pallbearer
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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October 20, 2020
Hi Grandma, its Jill, your ever loving grand-daughter. I hope that you are in a safe and loving place now. When I think of you so many happy memories come flooding in. All of them infused with your amazing witt and sense of humor. The way you described my job stapling people with art, and your wise and cunning advice about men. You were always direct and unapologetic when it came to how you felt about the state of the people and things around you. You were also unfailingly supportive despite it all. You always offered a hot meal and a bit of conversation. I always felt so safe and warm in your presence, I know Tess did too. I miss you beautiful home in Barrhead, your quiet singing as you sat peacefully and croched in your rocking chair. I miss the flowers on the table, the fresh fruit in our bowls, the laughter we had as we huddled in the living room watching TV in the evenings. I miss hearing your shuffling at 6am as you awoke to make coffee and breakfast, that toast with your famous jam. I can't tell you how grateful and proud we are that you were our Grandma. You were so supportive when our Dad passed away. I know how much he appreciated your clothing gifts and knowing that you were thinking of him. I will continue to tell your stories - bringing smiles to those that hear them. I will make sure to keep your incredibly legacy and memory alive. You taught Tess and I to be strong, proud women who love and fight for our family's. You helped make my Mom the amazing woman she is - sharing those same traits. I miss you so much Grandma. Rest in Peace.
October 19, 2020
As long as hearts remember
As long as hearts still care
We do not part with those we love
They're with us everywhere.
I have fond memories of visiting Grandma when I was younger. Her home was full of life and energy with all the Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. May she rest in peace and family/friends take comfort in a full life lived.
October 19, 2020
My condolences to the family. Wanda was a lovely and very interesting lady to visit with when I would go to Keir Care to visit those I knew. She had a gentle and loving spirit and was so nice to me when my brother-in-law passed away. I will remember her kindness always.
October 15, 2020
So many wonderful memories! My most cherished are from the time my daughters were young and Mom helped me so much because she loved and cherished them. Her place was a home away from home. Clayton worked long hours and shift work so we would often go to Mom like it was a retreat. She would get up with the girls and let me sleep in. By the time I got up they would have already had herbal tea, porridge, sausage and were into the ice cream. They would be cuddled up watching cartoons. We went shopping a lot, went visiting, spent time in the garden and always sat down in the afternoon to watch the soaps, drink tea or coffee, sweets and knitted or cuddled. Whenever we arrived she would offer us a meal or treat us to KFC, often all we wanted was her good bread, jam and butter. Her house was always a place where her friends dropped in, family was there, you never knew who would show up. The best times were when everyone would pitch in to peel a bucket of potatoes for perogies and all the fixings. So many laughs, so much schnapps, conversations where we wouldn’t even leave the table after breakfast and just clear the dishes and continue on. And Mom would always be up for it, as long as she could serve up those plates for her sons practically before they kicked their shoes off at the door. She never complained even when she would go to bed and we would continue carousing into the night, playing cards, drinking and visiting loudly! That’s what I miss so much Mom and her home. 💕