Posted: March 1st, 2021

June 9, 1933 – February 15, 2021

It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Emma Nelson-Yanke on February 15, 2021 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Emma is survived by husband Ray Yanke; daughter Susan Nelson, grandson David Boyce (Cheryl), great-grandson Kurtis Storoschuk Boyce (Jen); granddaughter Brandy Boyce (Doug), great-granddaughter Isla; son Rick (Debbie) Nelson, granddaughter Kyla Nelson; son Glen Nelson; stepdaughters Kim Simpson (Cam), Kari (Jim) Matsella, granddaughters Kevyn (Mitch), great-grandson Avery; granddaughter Cierra (Brendan); sister Eleanor Hass, and brother Ivan Speidel (Joan). Emma was predeceased by her son Larry Nelson in March 2020, husband Norman Nelson in 1976, parents Elizabeth & Joseph Speidel, sisters Dolores, Lorraine and brother Vern. Memorial Donations may be made to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. To send condolences and view Emma’s Tribute Page please visit . Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

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