1928 – 2012
Mrs. Doretta Ramstad passed away at the Pine Ridge Extended Care unit in Stettler on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the age of 83 years. Doretta was born on the farm near Donalda and lived there and also attended school there. It was during her childhood years that Doretta formed a great love for horses and that fondness stayed with her throughout the years. Doretta was a wonderful cook and for a while cooked in camps for her brothers and also cooked in various restaurants in Stettler. Family was important to Doretta and she loved her children and grandchildren very much. She was always there to lend a listening ear and helping hand to all of them. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Doretta is survived by her children Dwaine (Sharon) Ramstad of Stettler, Darlene (Dennis) Dillman of Whitecourt, Sue (Rich) Reinbold of Stettler, Lorne (Darla) Ramstad of Stettler, Jo-Ann (Greg) Marshall of Nevis, Carol Ramstad (Gord) of Stettler and Norma (Rod) Marshall of Stettler. Twenty-one grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, sisters Annamae Foresythe and Dorothy (Dale) Ellertson and brothers Paul LaRose and John LaRose as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Prayer service will take place at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00 P.M., with the Mass of Christian Burial being held at the Christ-King Catholic Church on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Doretta, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.brennenfuneralhome.com.