LEDENE, Donald


July 26, 1943 – February 5, 2011

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend died on February 5, 2011 at the Foothills Medical Centre. He leaves to mourn his loss his loving wife of 44 years Janet; son Ryan (Susie) of Red Deer; daughters Lana Barlow(John) of Calgary and Jennifer Bogner (Michael) of Stettler; his precious grandchildren Ksenia, Lynx, Alexis, Evan, Kaylee and Alexandra; sisters Doris Brook of Nevada, Rita Guerra (Ed) of Alabama; brothers in law Herb Wyness (Miran) of Vernon BC, Jim Wyness (Charlotte) of Edmonton, David Wyness (Carol) of Sherwood Park, Don Wyness (Karol) of Stratford Ontario, sisters in law Darlene McGregor (Gary) of Wabamum AB, and Brenda Wyness of Dewberry AB.

Don was a Christian man who believed that one’s own life and how you lived it was the greatest testament of your faith. His God-given gifts of patience and endurance were truly tested in his struggle with rheumatic heart disease and cancer. He wore his illness with a nobility and grace that was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Don always gave to his family & community; whether husband, father, coach, Scout leader, church councillor, town councillor, board member, or employee, all received his best effort. A career in aviation was thwarted by complications of rheumatic heart disease but his 30+ years in the lumber industry were both enjoyable and rewarding.

Friends and family will always remember Don as “our rock of Gibraltar” and “our calm in the storm”.
Don was predeceased by his parents Helen and Ray Ledene and brothers in law Marvin Brook and Alex Wyness.

Funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hwy 22 and George Fox Trail, Cochrane, Alberta on Friday February 11, 2011 at 1:00pm with Pastor Rick Bergh officiating. Interment to follow at the Cochrane Cemetery.

If so desired, a memorial may be made to On Eagles Wings www.oneagleswings.org, God’s Littlest Angels www.glacanada.ca , Canada Family Action www.familyaction.org.

  1. On 08/02/2011 at 7:56 pm Lori & Rob Warner Said:

    To the Ledene family, we are profoundly sorry for your loss of such a special person and hope that the many happy memories you have will lift your spirits through this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. Lori and Rob

  2. On 09/02/2011 at 5:52 pm Carl Powell Said:

    Dear Jane and the Ledene family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your husband’s passing

    Carl Powell

  3. On 15/02/2011 at 5:55 pm Girl Guides of Canada Tamarac Area-Pat Klann Said:

    Janet and family
    It’s difficult at such a time
    To find the words that say
    The things that one can only hope
    Will comfort you today,
    May it help a bit to know
    That there are near at hand
    Those who keep you close in thought,
    Those who understand and care.
    With our deepest sympathy
    Sisters in Guiding, Tamarac Area Pat Klann

  4. On 16/02/2011 at 9:55 am Lynne Tedder Said:

    Janet, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the passage of time and the peace of Christ give you comfort as you continue your earthly journey. Don’s faith has been rewarded – Luke 23:43

    Lynne Tedder, St. Albert (formerly of Tamarac Area Guiding)

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