Thelma Black

Thelma Mary May Black (Horsfield)

Sunday, May 25th, 1924 - Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Mrs. Thelma Mary May Black passed away peacefully in her sleep at Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 95 years. Thelma was born on May 25, 1924 at Toronto, Ontario. She was the youngest of four. Thelma had a typical fun filled life growing up in Toronto, Ontario, and helping in the family business. She loved spending her summers at the cottage at Lake Simcoe. She met the love of her life, Ed and they were married in 1944. They raised their family of four children in Toronto and London, Ontario, before moving out to Calgary, Alberta in 1955. Family was Thelma’s number one passion. She was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother, who enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, cooking, music, dancing and of course parties. She loved to host family dinners and enjoyed the laughter and conversations, of which there were many! Thelma’s fondest memories were camping, travelling and being Arizona “Snowbirds”. It is this love of the outdoors, mixed with family and friends that will continue to live on through her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Karen Stirling, her son, Alan (Laura) Black; her grandchildren, Noel (Erin Marie), Erin Leanne (Bryan), Carson (Tatyana) and her great grandchildren, Liam, Julia, Sierra and Gabriel. She will also be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Barbara Horsfield; her nieces, Joan, Janice, Jacqueline, Jane, Diane and Sharon; her nephews, Jim and Jeff of Alberta and Jim, John, Rick, David, Chris, Brian and Marc of Ontario; as well as many other family members and dear friends. Thelma was predeceased by her husband, Ed (2007), a son, Bill (2008), a nephew, David (2010), a son-in-law, Norman Stirling M.D. (2012), a daughter, Debbie (2013) and her siblings, Beatrice, Gordon and Frederick. Her family would like to extend “Special Thank You” to the Staff at Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer during the past four years, for their wonderful care and kindness.

Your life was a gift, and your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.

A Celebration of Thelma’s Life will be held at the Chapel of the CrossRoads Church, 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If desired, Memorial Donations in Thelma’s honor may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross at Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.
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    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 1:30pm
    CrossRoads Chapel
    38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer
    RED DEER, AB T4S 2N4
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Posted at 06:06pm
Thelma Black was a wonderful lady to work for. She always made me feel special, not just as her caregiver but as her friend. I will miss all the stories she told me of her life and family. I will miss her and her smile and friendly nature. Forever in God`s loving arms my friend until we meet again.
Margi Medeiros

Audrey Collens

Posted at 01:50pm
A wonderful lady that will be missed, much Love Audrey & Gord Collens and family, Wendy & Bruce, Sandra & Chester, Patti & Rick and their families.
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Posted at 12:21pm
Thelma, will remain in our hearts forever. Love John, Joan, Wendy, Doug, Susie, Mitchell and Christine.
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Jim Parker

Posted at 09:41am
Our favourite story about Thelma is: We were travelling through the Rockies and met Thelma and Ed in Radium hot springs. This was about 1998. They took us panning for gold - our kids still talk about this. On our back to Calgary - we stopped to have lunch, Thelma said I will make you a special sandwich - Kolbossa, cheese and onion on Raisin bread. We all said what!!!!! They were delicious and to this day we still have them and call them The Thelma sandwich. RIP Thelma.
Lynne and Jim Parker and family.

Jim Parker Posted at 09:47am

Sorry I put the wrong year 1987.

Lynne and Jim Parker and family.

Posted at 09:30am
"Thelma Black" will remain in our hearts forever.This is a lasting memory for Aunt Thelma.
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