Delores Marion Townsend (née Gitzel)
November 4th, 1932 - January 3rd, 2021
It is with great sadness and love that we announce the peaceful passing of Delores Townsend at the age of 88 years.
Delores was born and raised on a farm near Golden Spike, Alberta. As a teenager she moved to Edmonton where she met, and eventually married, her husband Gerald. Their life together was an adventure that took them to Manitoba first, then to Northern BC, and finally back to Alsike, Alberta and Drayton Valley where she passed.
Delores leaves behind her loving husband Gerald of 62 years. She also leaves her children, Judy (Danny) Sindia, Doug (Coreen), Murray (Emma), Bryan, and John (Noahlea). She is survived by 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, as well as sisters Lorraine and Marlene, and brothers Marvin and Gerald.
She was predeceased by grandson Darrell, daughter-in-law Karen, and sisters Irene, Shirley, and Wilma.
Delores' life will be celebrated at a later date.
For those who so desire, memorial contributions in Delores’ name may be made directly to the Drayton Valley Health Foundation’s Palliative Care Campaign.
May she Rest In Peace for all eternity.
Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.affinityfuneralservice.ca
Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere at:
Affinity Funeral Service
5137 50 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta
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