Muriel HEARONEMUS

HEARONEMUS

Muriel Hearonemus passed away peacefully at Heritage House in Stettler, Alberta, with her family by her side on March 15, 2011 at the age of 85. Muriel was born in Stettler, a daughter to Nia and Beatrice Brodie. She attended Vimy Ridge School and worked in Stettler until 1946 when she married Henry Hearonemus. Muriel and Henry lived on, and worked the Brodie family farm north of Stettler until Henry’s passing. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Henry in 2000 and brother Donald Brodie in 1956. She is survived by her daughter Audrey McKinney (Peter Adamson) of Toronto, son Wayne (Peggy) of Stettler, grand-daughters Kathleen McKinney of Toronto and Leah Hearonemus of Stettler, great grandson Jonathon Peace of Toronto, sister Marjorie and her husband John Chutskoff of Calgary, brothers and sisters-in-laws Wilf and Vi Hearonemus of Calgary and Kathryn and Oliver Steward of Dawson Creek and a number of very special nieces and nephews. As a farmer’s wife Muriel understood the meaning of hard work. Some of the many pleasures of farming Muriel enjoyed included nurturing her flower gardens and the social times with neighbours and friends when they dropped in for coffee and a piece of her renowned chocolate cake. When in school, Muriel learned the art of knitting, embroidery and croqueting and was awarded for her artwork with a trip to summer school at what is now the Olds College. On retirement she took up quilting and the members of her family cherish the quilts and hangings she so meticulously sewed and subsequently gifted to them. When it came to needlework, she was a perfectionist and would always re-do anything that didn’t meet with her standard. Muriel studied piano as a child. Once Audrey and Wayne were through school, she returned to the piano and completed her Grade IX Royal Conservatory examinations. She subsequently taught piano for over 15 years where she shared her love of music with her many students. She was active in the community and was a member of both the Bar Harbour and Liberal Ladies Clubs. She was a member of the Royal Purple where she served as pianist for a number of years and was subsequently honoured with a life membership. Funeral services will be held at the Stettler United Church on March 18 at 2:00 P.M. with the Reverend Debbie Stockdale officiating. Wayne gave a loving tribute to his mother. Mr. Eric Rahn played the piano for the service; musical tributes were presented by Malcolm Fischer and Doug and Shirley McKay. Honorary pall bearers are Kendall and Shirley Bignell, Bill and May Lyle, Lorne Proctor and Diane Ransom, Frank Chinn and Alan Proctor. Memorial contributions in memory of Muriel may be made to the Stettler United Church, Stettler Health Services Foundation, the Liberal Cemetery or an organization of your choice in care of the Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium P.O. Box 1780 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0.


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