Obituary of Wendy Lynn Nevins
Wendy passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2022. She passed the same way she lived her life: on her own terms.
Wendy was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1950 and moved with her family to Red Deer in 1961. At the “ripe” old age of 16, Wendy started her first job at Deerhome, working on different units. She was a very hard worker when it came to all of the various career paths that she chose... and she had a lot of them over the years. She was very proud of all of them but she definitely had her favourites, Pilot driver for M&K homes, Relax Inn, 40th Ave Drive Inn, Macs Store, Arrowhead Potato Farm (with the love of her life Bill) and the bingo caller at the Red Deer Bingo Centre.
Wendy wasn’t always great about taking advice, but she had a passion for listening to other people’s troubles and giving her advice to them. No matter where she went, she always took the time to make new friends. She loved all animals, except maybe birds (which she had a fear of after watching the movie The Birds). She was especially fond of horses and pigs. Back in the day, Wendy was known to frequent the Buffalo, Windsor and Park Hotels with friends, usually followed by a late night take-out order of Chinese food from The Diner.
In later years, Wendy could be found volunteering at bingos and casinos for various charities. Some of her favourite things to do with the family were attending the Red Deer Fair, picnics at Sylvan Lake and summer road trips to Brandon, Manitoba to visit aunts, uncles and cousins. She loved family holidays like Easter (she would buy every Easter egg colouring kit she could find), and decorating everything and everyone for St. Patty’s day. One of the most special times was sitting on Santa’s lap (aka Michael’s) for family Christmas gift time.
Unfortunately in the later years, Wendy’s health prevented her from enjoying life on her terms. However, she did enjoy spending time with friends and family and was thrilled to be here for the birth of her two great-granddaughters, Isla and Eleanor. Her daughter Jodi and granddaughters Taylor, Makenzie and Kassidy were the most important people in her life.
Wendy was predeceased by her mom Patricia Nevins, her dad Bill Nevins, her brother Wayne Nevins, her nephew Michael Hawley and her love of her life Bill Whalley. Wendy is survived by her daughter Jodi Haydon, granddaughters Taylor Page (Andy), Kassidy Raba (Tom) and Makenzie Haydon, Great granddaughters Isla Page and Ellie Page. She also leaves her sisters Bonnie Hawley (Daryl) and Shannon Peterson (Gord). Her nieces and nephew Jaimie Bingham (Brett), Ryan Hawley (Shauna), Billie Peterson (Paul Sevcik) and Sam Wright will miss her terribly. Wendy’s great nieces and nephews will also miss her. Her many cousins and friends will remember her fondly.
A celebration of life will be held for Wendy on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 1-3 pm at the Eastview Estates Community Centre, 120 Ellenwood Drive, Red Deer.
In lieu of flowers, Wendy has requested that you take a loved one to Lucky's Kitchen for Chinese food and then to a casino!
Condolences for Wendy's family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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