The family of Penelope Maeve Lyall announce her passing on June 9, 2010 in Stettler Alberta. Penelope was born in Calgary on May 12, 1948 to Ida (Calhoun) and Charles Murray Lyall. At the age of two Maeve and her family moved to Stettler. Due to the oil boom there was a great shortage of housing and the Lyalls rented the second floor of a house that belonged to John Crawford and his daughter, Edna. Maeve’s father died that year and her mother stayed in the house and Aunty Edna Crawford looked after the children while their mother worked. When Maeve was ten, her mother passed away and her and her brother were left to be cared for by Aunty Edna. Maeve is survived by her son, Tom (Erin Erickson) and their children, Dakota and Christopher of Sundre, daughter, Carolyn (Mike) Charron and their children, Gage and Jayden of Quesnel, BC, son, Curtis (Leizan) Knecht and their son, Jonah of Edmonton, grandsons, Brandon and Cheyney Martin and their mother, Laureen Martin-Ortwepp; sister-in-law, Margaret Lyall of Leduc; nephew, James Lyall of Edmonton; the father of her children, Dale Knecht of Quesnel, BC; other family members and many dear friends.
Maeve was predeceased by her father in 1950, her mother in 1958, her brothe,r Charles, and Aunty Edna Crawford.
A celebration of Maeve’s life will be held on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy and in memory of Maeve, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to Central Alberta Cancer Centre ~ Red Deer Cancer, Stettler Swimming Pool, Stettler & District Handibus or to a charity of the donor’s choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements. For further information call 403-742-3422, to view or post condolences in memory of Maeve, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com