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  1. ShelleyRae Mader
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    Thinking of you all

  2. Yvonne and John
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    This has left a big hole in our hearts. Laurel was the most compassionate and giving person..

  3. Shelly
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    Laurel was a wonderful lady, always had a smile and I truly enjoyed visiting with her. She was so sincere when she asked “how are you”. All the hard work she put into her flowers will live in my mind forever. Will miss you Laurel, God Bless and rest in peace. My condolences to Alan and family.

  4. Karin McGregor
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    Maria, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deep sympathy and love, Don and Karin McGregor.

  5. Heather
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    Thank you so much Alan, Shallane,Maria and Betheny for your care and kindness to our beautiful sister, and for your thoughtfulness to her Australian family . We will be forever grateful. Love Allie and Heather

  6. Ross and JoAnne Campbell
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    Dear Alan, Shalanne, Maria, Bethany and families, Laurel was a very SPECIAL friend to me and then to us after Ross and I were married. She was my first connection to Australia. She, Alan, and Lanita were at our wedding in 1973, in Lake Cargelligo, NSW Australia. We always loved the warm welcome we received in their home and were always happy when they made time to visit us when they were in Australia to visit Laurel’s family. Our last visit together was on July 25, 2022. Laurel knew then that her health was failing. Our time together was spent talking about folks they knew who lived in our area, no thought was given to her own deteriorating condition. She was always so selfless and only had thoughts for her family and others. We are thinking of you in your sorrow and know that you will find comfort in the wonderful memories of her faithful life.

    loving greetings to you all from Ross and JoAnne Campbell, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia

  7. Loretta Smith
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    Loretta Smith, Lakeview Oregon
    Thoughts and prayers have been with you Alan and with your family as well as her family since hearing of dear Laurel’s passing. Was able to listen to her service. What a tribute to her beautiful faithful life! Met her before she married you Alan. She was not only a beautiful young lady with a beautiful Australian accent but was so gracious and kind. Her life was a shining example of Christ within.
    One more soul has been welcomed Home!
    Loretta Smith

  8. Max Colleen and family .
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    Our love and thoughts are with you all as we remember our special auntie 💕

  9. Neville Hamblin
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    Dear Allan and family’s,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all, a very great loss. I have many precious memories of our times together, which goes back to the days in Tamworth. Am sure you will know comfort in this time because of Laurel’s faithful life, and God is the God of all comfort.

  10. Mirek and Liba Hrbal
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    Sincere sympathy and condolences to you Alan and your whole family.

  11. Barbara Ditton
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    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Barbara Ditton.

  12. Reg and Faye Wallace
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    Dear Allan, Shalanne, Maria, Bethany and families – we’re so thankful for special times we’ve shared with you all and will always remember the beautiful sweet spirit and kindness of dear Laurel. Our deep sympathy in this time of sorrow.

  13. Yvonne Hazlewood
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    To all the Loyek and Hazlewood families, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. The comforting thought that she has gone onto a far better place, that we hope to arrive at some day to be with her. She has been a true example to us all.

  14. Fritz & Joyce Buechi
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    Dear Ones
    We are thinking of you
    We’re thankful the good memories we have from Red Deer & Hinton –
    & it’s good to remember them now

    We’re thankful that our loving Father’s plan is unfolding, day by day –
    As one by one He takes each home

    Greetings in comfort
    Fritz & Joyce Buechi
    Kelowna BC

  15. Helen Wilson
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    Over 50 years of memories Russell and I had .Special times of being in your homes and sharing in New Zealand and Canada.. Laurel truly a virtuous woman. Thoughts and care to Allan and family. Helen Wilson

  16. Chris Gifford
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    Laurel will be greatly missed! She was an amazing lady. Thinking of everyone!

  17. Don and Evelyn Zabloski
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    Many special memories of times of fellowship.

  18. Marvin and Joy Sheets
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    Sincere sympathy and condolences to Allan and all your family.
    We remember so many precious visits with Laurel and you.
    And now we meet with Maria, Rob and Blair…we count it a privilege.
    Laurel has ” gained for her soul God’s best”

  19. Sharon Mulcahy
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    Allan, Shalanne, Maria, Bethany and families,
    Such a beautiful service for a lovely lady, Laurel. She had a beautiful countenance. We especially remember the time spent here while Lanita was sick and passed away. Such a hard time for a mother but she was always a rock, so caring, and handled it all with such grace. Our deepest sympathies go out to you as you go forward without your wife, mom and grandma! Much love, Ralph and Sharon

  20. Glen Hazlewood
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    Thinking of you Allan.
    I know how you worshipped the ground she walked on.

  21. Lara Jamieson
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    Loving sympathies to my family so far away. So privileged to be able to share in this sad but very special time. Thinking of you all having lovely fellowship together at 4am here and glad for all the comfort you’ll receive.
    Lots of love

  22. Don & Marilyn Bigcharles
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    Dear Allen, Tim & Shalanne, Rob & Maria, Darren & Bethany & Families
    Our thoughts of sympathy are with you all, in the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. Laurel’s service was so personable and comforting by each that spoke and the hymns sung… Now the hole can be filled by the precious memories of her loving and gracious spirit; which was God’s work in her life.

  23. Wilf and Bernice Stroud
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    Dear family, We feel for your loss of a dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister. We feel the loss of a dear sister and friend who left us an example in faithfulness and grace. We are thankful for her life and for the privilege of knowing her.

  24. Jerry and Donna Lange
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    Thank you that we could watch a precious service for a very precious lady. Our thoughts are with you all

  25. Tamara Cubaynes
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    My deepest sympathies 💜

  26. Third/Sam and Linds
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    Our sympathy goes out to all the family!

  27. Clay Wickstrom & Brenda Mason
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    We always enjoyed seeing Laurel and her family when we visited our aunt Phyllis next door. She was such a good friend and support to Phyllis and we appreciated that very much. Laurel will be missed.

  28. Patricia Wasylucha
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    Orest and I were saddened by Laurels passing. She was a beautiful lady and we were blessed to know her.. I learned a lot about flowers from her.

  29. Chris and Linda Treadaway
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    Deepest sympathies to you all. It was a lovely memorial service. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special event. Our thoughts are with you.

  30. Shelly Flett
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    My thoughts are with all as we are unable to attend. I remember well the touch of her spirit on my life.

  31. Ben and Tammy Sargeant
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    May your memories of your dear wife, mom or grandma give you comfort in the days ahead. Our condolences to Allan and the whole family.

  32. Tom and Marilyn Watson
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    So sorry for your loss .

  33. Naomi
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    Soft love to you all 🌺 were so thankful for all that Aunty Laurel was to us ♥️
    Phil Nome and family x

  34. Bill and Rhoda Whitehead
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    Our deepest sympathy to the Loyek and Family..6

  35. Connie Rivington-Howie and Steve Howie
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    Thinking of you and giving thanks for a wonderful Mother.

  36. Linda Wainwright
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    Thinking of you all as you say goodbye to a dear wife, Mother, Sister, Gramma and friend.
    I am thankful for the time I had to know Laurel.
    She was a very special lady.

  37. Sheree Friedman
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    Thinking of you all xo

  38. Tamara Cubaynes
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    Deepest sympathy

  39. Orton & Margaret Biendarra
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    Our deepest sympathy to you folks

  40. Kari and Nigel Armstrong
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    Thinking of you all,

  41. Wayne and Annelle Willis
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    Our sympathies to our friends Shalanne and Tim, Maria and Rob and their families. May your sorrow be tempered by the fact that you know your faithful mother and grandmother has gone on to something so much better.

  42. Joanne and Willie SARGEANT
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    Sending Alan and family our heartfelt sympathies.

  43. Bob and Emily Farrell
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    Dear Allen and family, We are so grateful for the privilege we had of knowing Laurel…such a gracious lady! Heaven will be rejoicing but her loss will be felt so deeply here! Cherish your memories!
    With Love and Deepest Sympathy….Bob and Em.

  44. Allysa Mercer
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    Auntie Laurel,

    Though we were not blood, our bond with the family made us that. I can not thank you enough for the morals and compassion you instilled in me as a young girl will carry me through my life and I will be grateful everyday for the time we spent together

    Much love always

  45. Rhiann Kwiatek
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    For the influence and life understandings you instilled into me as a young girl, makes me into the mother I can be today, and each day forward! Thank you for the years of memories, that will continue on through my days as I carry you with me! With love Auntie Laurel!

  46. Harold & Dianne Hogg
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    Dear Allan, Shalanne, Maria, Bethany and your families……. Sending our sympathy to you all at this time. So much appreciated fellowship and friendship with Laurel and Allan while they visited with Rob & Maria. She was a wonderful lady..

  47. Wendy and Bill
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    Dear Uncle Allan, Shalanne, Maria, Bethany our hearts are broken for your loss. Such a beautiful, wise, selfless, thoughtful lady who I am so proud to call my Aunty and who helped me in ways she will never know.

  48. Ron & Barb English
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    Laurel .. we remember her faithfulness, a dear lady much loved. Thoughts and comfort hugs to you Alan and your family, at this sad time. Heaven the richer.
    Love Ronnie & Barb ( English) 💐

  49. Ken and Jo-Lea Dornbusch
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    Dear Loyek family, our hearts hurt for you all! Thinking of you so very much in the loss of your wife, mom, and grandma. Sending you so much love.

  50. Marvin & Margie Dean
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    Kind and Warmest Heartfelt Regards to you Allan and all your families.

  51. Don & Isabell Waselenko
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    Allan and Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you and family.
    Laurel was an inspiration to all.
    Cherish the memories..

  52. Eli & Ruth walter
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    Dearest Allen & family.
    Special thoughts go your way today in Loss of dear Loreal .
    She will be Missed by so many of us 💔 she left a wonderful influence behind that we’ll not soon forget….. May Heaven be very near to each one of you in a special way . Big caring hugs 💕💐 Eli & Ruth Walter

  53. John & Jodie Severson
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    We are thinking of you all during this time of earthly loss. Heaven always feels so much closer when our loved ones are there. Wishing you comfort. Love & hugs.

  54. Derek, Jennifer, Kendall, & Travis
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    Sending our condolences to Allan and family. Thinking of you all at this time. Laurel was always so kind to everyone and she will greatly missed.

  55. Kim and Carol Maduik & family
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    To Allan and family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother Laurel. She was a truly beautiful soul who always made those around her feel valued, appreciated and loved. We will miss seeing her at our family gatherings in Thorsby, and feel the loss of her friendly conversation and immense kindness. May God bless and reward her, and give you all comfort and strength in the days to come.

  56. Ken & Bev Currie
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    Dear Allan & family!! Our heart felt Sympathy .. sure appreciate our special times together.. your loss is truly our loss .. our love & care.

  57. Jarvis & Sarah Olsen
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    My condolences to you Bethany, your dad and sisters. Your mom was truly the picture of beauty and grace. I’m so glad I got to meet her and get to know her a little bit. Our hearts are broken with yours, but glad for the eternal hope we have! Love to all.

  58. Jean Byers
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    Dear Maria, Rob and family.
    Sending sincere condolences for your loss. Your dear Mother, grandmother, will be missed but it is a sweet release for her. I think of Bethany too and all the family I do not know.
    With heart felt sympathy,
    Jean Byers

  59. Reta Holt
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    My most sincere condolences, Allan and children and grandchildren. I will miss her too, but I know that you will miss her so much more. To know Laurel was to love Laurel, and to love the Christ life that shone from within her. . I am so thankful for my memories of her, and especially of that precious visit with her at Mellowdale, this past July.

  60. Charlene Wimmer
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    Our sincere condolences to you Allan And all your family Laurel was such a kind friend.

    Glen & Charlene Wimmer

  61. Ruth Jenkins (pickering)
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    We have fond memories of our visit with Laurel and her family 30 years ago.
    When we visited from Australia
    Lovely meeting and a picnic in a park our first taste of the Canadian tradition wieners.
    Our sympathies to Laurels family with the loss of a dear Lady.
    With love from
    Australia
    Ruth Jenkins (Pickering) and Lance Jenkins. Xo

  62. Tom & Monica Moulson
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    Dear Allan and families…our hearts ache for your loss of your lovely wife and mom, and grandma, but also rejoice for her, that she’s left that failing human body behind. Allan,, it was so very special to have a little time with you and Laurel at Mellowdale, and also Shalanne & Tim… Our heartfelt love and sympathy to you all…

  63. Campbell Shirley
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    Heartfelt sympathy to each of the families as you feel the loss of a dear family heart.

    Laurel left no doubt as to what came first in her life – a true example.

    I cherish many years of a special friendship with Alan & Laurel.

    Shirley Campbell

  64. Bev and Gerald Jordan
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    We are so sorry that our last visit didn’t work out but so thankful for the one before that that did. Laurel was a lovely lady inside and out. So special to have known her. Our sympathy to you Allan and your family.

  65. Neil and Mavis Winwood
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    Allan and family, Dear Laurel, she was a very special friend and an example in all things. A godly woman that finished with honour. We send our sympathy at this time. Most sincerely, Neil and Mavis

  66. Neil and Charlene Goodkey
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    Laurel was a lovely lady with a beautiful countenance, one would covet.So glad we had a nice little visit with her at Mellowdale convention this year.

  67. Don & Betty Jensen & Family
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    Allan & Family
    If there were more people in this World like Laurel… it would truly be a better world. She had such a genuine spirit … it came from her heart She will be missed💞.
    Our family valued our years of friendship with your family
    With our Love & Sincere Sympathy

  68. Clara Virgin
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    Dear Allan and family,
    My thoughts are with you at this time of loss of dear Laurel. I was only once in your home but there was a warmth of spirit very much felt. Your trips to Ontario brought the same warmth of spirit. Laurel was a good example.
    Sending my condolences,
    Clara Virgin

  69. Leticia Hart
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    My deepest sympathies to all family and friends. I have the fondest memories of Aunty Laurel. Leticia Hart

  70. Coleen Farrell
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    Dear Allan & Family,
    Just sending SPECIAL thoughts in the loss of such a SPECIAL lady. Her quiet spirit and godly life always encouraged me. May you have special comfort from heaven as you move on without her. Heaven always seems nearer with our loved ones there.💕 Sent with understanding Sympathy, Coleen Farrell

  71. Barry & Elizabeth Morris
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    Dear Allan and family,
    Our hearts go out to you all at this sad time… what a loss your dear Laurel will be…but, ooh what a wonderful example left of love, devotion and faithfulness !
    Memories go back a long way to your Tamworth days and most recently our (short) special visit in Banff 2017. Very much love Barry and Elizabeth xx

  72. Keith and Eva Williston
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    Our love and sympathy are with you Allan and family. We have wonderful memories of you and Laurel.

  73. Sharon (Hoecherl) Smith
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    Dear Allan, Shalanne, Maria and Bethany,
    Memories…. A big smile. A Mom and wife, trying to do her best for her husband and 4 young girls. Kindness to a young worker. Loving God’s people.
    It’s always too soon to say goodbye, but her faith will give your hearts comfort from the One who she had that faith in. With care, Sharon (Hoecherl) Smith

  74. Leona Dreger
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    Dear Allan and family,
    Please know that I am thinking of you from afar as you have lost a dear one. We feel the loss also. We had good fellowship with Laurel and Allan and others of the family.
    May our words help a little to soothe the hurt and to sweeten the memories. You have the God of all comfort on your side.
    A friend, Leona

  75. Ardythe Insco
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    Dear Allan & Family,
    I have lovely memories of Laurel & her gracious spirit.
    You all will be feeling an emptiness with the loss of your spouse & mom. May you feel a comfort from God to help you in this time of grief.

  76. Alan and Annemarie Blonke
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    Dear Allan and family: Oh how well I remember my time at Hinton, with Mildred Lindquist . We LOVED coming to your home, when all your girls were still at home. . And we loved our time at Neil and Mavis’s. and their children. It was such a special year. Your home was a HAVEN to us. I I remember when dear Laurel’s Mother was visiting you. And now Laurel has gone on to her reward. She will be greatly missed by all. She was such a good example to me. I love you all dearly. I know that the God of all comfort will comfort you all in your loss. She will never be forgotten. She will live on in your hearts. forever. ❤️💕. 🌹🌹🌹

  77. Bev Hazlewood
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    My much loved and appreciated Auntie. Always gracious, caring, sharing, and helping.
    Love to Allan, Shalanne, Maria, Bethany and their families, and Caden,, Damon, and Makaela.
    I did try to send a posy of flowers with Love from Ian, Kerry, and myself, but the Thorsby area was not serviced by the company so they could not be delivered and the payment was refunded.!
    Sending hugs to all.

  78. Sharon and Bob Moore
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    Our deepest sympathy to all of the family!

  79. Julie maree
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    Thankyou for being a wonderful Aunty to me and welcoming me into your home and family

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