Obituary – Gwendolyn Rookes

Gwendolyn Rookes
Gwendolyn Rookes

On Friday, July 15, 2016, Gwendolyn Mae Rookes [nee Smith] passed away with her family by her side at the age of 82 years.

Gwendolyn, who was born on Aug. 19, 1933, has gone to be with the love of her life, William Roy Rookes, who passed away on Oct. 31, 1993.

She leaves behind her three children; Ron [LeeAnn], Linda Byram [Ron], and Devin [Alvina] as well as 10 grandchildren, their partners and 22 great-grandchildren to carry on her legacy. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A celebration of her life was held July 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Drayton Valley Funeral Services – Tinant Chapel with Pastor Lorne Trudgian officiating.

Interment will follow at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation [CT-4-DV] 4550 Madsen Ave, Drayton Valley, Alta. T7A 1N8, or to Serenity House 4552 Madsen Ave, Drayton Valley, Alta T7A 1T2.

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