RAINEY Ardella

Posted: February 17th, 2016

In Loving Memory of

Ardella Rainey February 25, 1913 to

February 10, 2016

Best friend and loving partner to her predeceased husband, Edward Rainey whom she now joins. Ardella is the last link in her immediate Schoneck family; predeceased by brothers Delphen, Delmar, Clarence, Clifford and sister Alice. From her birthplace in Wahpeton, North Dakota at 1 1/2 years of age the family moved to Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. After marrying, Ardella and her husband moved to Alberta and lived in Calgary, High River and Lomond where they owned a hardware store for 26 years. Retired to Coaldale in 1974 and moved to Lethbridge in 1979. She will be remembered for her ability of lighting up a room with her hugs, contagious smile and twinkling blue eyes. She loved dancing, gardening, travelling, sports and a good burger. A fun loving, witty and truly remarkable woman. Ardella made friends with everyone she met; a privilege to many. Ardella set a shining example for her family, nieces, nephews and their respective families, an inspiration to everyone. Though God has her in His keeping, her memory will always be in our hearts.


A graveside memorial and private gathering for family and friends will be held at a latter date. Thank-you to the medical team at Palliative Care at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their kindness and caring to Ardella. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400-9 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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