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Treena Emily Mielke

Feb 15, 1949 - Jan 1, 2023


Sunday, January 8, 2023
2:00 pm
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 8 at 2 pm at St. Leonard’s church in Red Deer.


Donations can be made to the Red Deer Cancer Center or The MS Society.


Mieke, Treena

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of Treena Emily Mielke, our beautiful, devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend to all whose lives she touched.
She left us on January 1, 2023 after a short and courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her children, husband and good friend, Harold Fisher.

She was vibrant, active and young at 73. Treena was born in Eckville, Alberta to Roy and Rosie Warden, the sixth of seven children, and raised in Condor Alberta. In 1969 she was married to Peter Mielke and became a lovingly devoted mother to her three children: Devin (Heather), Darcie (Keith) and Jill (Cameron) but her greatest and most treasured achievement are her six grandchildren: Emilie, Jackson, Kallie, Ben, Dylan and Jacob.

Treena spent the last 36 years writing for Central Alberta newspapers and magazines. She was honored with many awards for her writing. She inspired countless people as she shared her uplifting view of the world in her weekly column. Her large following of readers throughout Central Alberta connected to her positive and funny messages about working, raising children, enjoying grandchildren and generally living every moment to the fullest.
Treena had an uncanny ability to see the bright side and find the light in even the darkest of situations. Treena loved music, flowers and all things beautiful. Her hospitality and unmatched generosity made her home a place where anyone could and did drop in anytime for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, as the occasion called for. She was a sports enthusiast and the loudest cheering section for her grandchildren at the ice rinks, ball diamonds and gymnastics floor. Treena was a beautiful example of how to live each day in gratitude and she will be so dearly missed.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 8 at 2 pm at St. Leonard’s church in Red Deer.

Donations can be made to the Red Deer Cancer Center or The MS Society.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887 2151


Tanya Lewis :

I’m so sorry to learn Treena passed away. We had plans to meet up at Sweet Home after connecting on a soul level while working on an article she was writing about my family. I was about to send her a text to finally get together when the next Lancaster Living magazine came out with the news of her passing. We chatted for probably two hours on the phone about life, business strategies and soul-related things. Our last text exchange was about how we both started new position we were excited about, which delayed our coffee date. Ugh I’m heartbroken we never got to meet in person and even more heartbroken for all of her family and friends who clearly she’s positively impacted. Sending each of you a hug as you journey through this unimaginable grief. It’s clear she loved you all dearly.

Stu Salkeld:

Please accept my condolences on the passing of my friend and co-worker Treena Mielke, one of the best journalists I’ve come across in my career.
Skillful writing isn’t that rare, there are plenty of skilful writers around. However, it’s quite challenging to be a skilful journalist and the fact Treena spent over 30 years in journalism illustrates how skilful she really was.
As a journalist Treena was prompt, accurate, conscientious and professional. Her work meant a lot to her and many a time the two of us talked about the best ways to solve the problems we faced. I will miss those chats.
As a friend Treena was dependable, loyal, caring and considerate. She will be missed by me and many others. Your work is done my friend and the deadline has been met. Now you can rest.

Kathy Inglis:

Treena and I met many, many years ago when our kids did gymnastics together. But it was her writing that kept us in touch because she shared so much of the everyday events of her life and the joy and happiness this brought her. Her columns were bright spots in the weekly news. Thank you Treena for all the smiles and happiness you brought to so many. May the angels sing you into heaven.

Randy & Shirley Cole:

To Peter, Devin, Darcie and Jill and your families
We are so saddened for your loss.
We have been friends for 43 years from our days in Eckville, Treena was the best Dayhome we could have asked for. That is how our friendship started! Then there was her great columns in all the different Newspapers she worked for. The stories were filled with love for her family. We will miss our morning reads.
On Sunday we will pay our respects from Mazatlan with a glass of wine in Treena's honor.
Rest in Peace our friend.

Wanda Pelletier:

Thank you Treena for all your stories in The Western Star. I so enjoyed each one I read and could relate to some of the same thoughts and experiences. Thank you for your love of writing.

Shawn and Jennifer Howse:

We were next door neighbours with Peter and Treena in Sylvan Lake for 12+ years. During that time we became not just neighbours but close friends. Treena never hesitated to make us feel like part of her family, this meant a lot to us as we had no immediate family close by. We shared many meals, laughs, and glasses of wine at our house or theirs. Treena and Jennifer enjoyed many rounds of golf at the Sylvan Lake courses and even though they weren’t the best golfers, it wasn’t so much about the game then it was about the company. Treena loved her family, friends and community. She will be deeply missed.

Derryn Yeomans:

For many years I enjoyed Treena’s amusing and sometimes poignant articles in the newspaper; and more recently, the delightful play she wrote for the Theatre Trail in Sylvan Lake. I did not know Treena well but the short visits we had together were memorable and made me hope we would spend more time together. My deepest condolences to your family.

Chelsey and Ken Ackerman:

Devin, Darcie, Jill and families,
We were so sorry to hear about your mom. She was an amazing writer and covered a lot of news for our small town. I know she will be terribly missed by all of you.

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