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Jul 9, 1931 - Sep 26, 2023
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Sylvan Lake Funeral Home
A time of fellowship at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sylvan Lake following the service.
Sylvia Marlene Landreth of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 26, 2023. It is with great sadness that Marlene’s family and friends mourn her passing.
Marlene was born on July 9, 1931, in Taber, Alberta, and spent her early years in the Royalties/Turner Valley area. She met and married Thomas Chart (Bud) Landreth Jr. while visiting her parents in Venezuela. They returned to Canada in 1951 where they made a home and started a family in Calgary. In 1965 the family moved to Drayton Valley. Marlene was a dedicated stay-at-home Mom until transitioning into the working world when she enrolled in secretarial school in 1968.
Marlene assumed a secretarial position with the Alberta Treasury Branch, and then Travis Chemicals in Calgary. This was followed by a move to Abbotsford, B.C. where she established a Diet Center business.
Marlene moved to Yellowknife where she first began work for the RCMP. She worked in several locations with the RCMP including Hope and Vancouver, B.C. She moved to Red Deer and retired from the RCMP in 1996.
Those who knew Marlene knew her to be a generous and kind soul. She enjoyed family, friends, travel, and bowling and she loved her cats. She enjoyed football and remained a lifelong Stampeders fan.
Marlene will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Barry Lust of Sylvan Lake, Alberta; son and daughter-in-law John and Andira Landreth of Penang, Malaysia; granddaughter Roberta Lust and partner Osbert Peters of Cochrane, Alberta; and granddaughter Jolene Lust of Kamloops, B.C.; and great-granddaughter Vienna Lust-Peters.
Marlene was predeceased by her mother and father, Sylvia and Ralph Tufts; brother Dale Tufts; ex-husband Bud Landreth; and grandson Brett Lust.
A memorial service will be held at The Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, 5019 47A Ave, Sylvan Lake, AB, at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Following the Service, a gathering will be held at the Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion, 4916 50 Ave, Sylvan Lake.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in Marlene’s name may be made to the CNIB.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Bill & Monica Browning:
Chris, John and families, we were saddened by the news of Marlene’s passing.
We both have great memories of our opportunities we had enjoying Marlene’s company. There were a lot of memorable times with Marlene and family, here in Taber at Mom and Dads home.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Dear Christine, John and Families:
I'm so sorry to hear of Marlene's death. She was a great friend from the mid 1960's onwards.
Frank valued her work ethic and always enjoyed her company, as I did.
I'll be thinking of all the good times we had together over the years.
Condolences, from Myrt, Alyson and Randy.
Bev Loven :
Chris, Barry, Roberta and Jolene,
So sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma. May the many shared memories bring comfort and peace. Thinking of you at this time.
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