Chivers, Wendy Ellen

Wendy Ellen Chivers passed away suddenly and peacefully at her father’s home in Sherwood Park on Saturday, Jan.16, 2021 at the age of 69 years. Wendy was the second born of twins to Harvey and Gertrude Hanlan on Feb. 2, 1951. She had a difficult start to life as the smaller twin. Doctors didn’t expect her to walk or finish school, but Wendy’s strength, love from her brother Wayne, and fighting spirit became evident early on as she proved the doctors wrong and thrived. Wendy grew up on the family farm near Ardrossan (Strathcona County), Alberta with her three siblings. She was known for her fun loving spirit and she cherished her family.

Upon graduating high school, Wendy started working in the insurance industry. It was then that Wendy met her future husband, Ray. Wendy and Ray married in 1971 and made their home on the Hanlan farm. A short while later, they welcomed their child, Leslie, Wendy’s pride and joy. The family moved to Ft. McMurray in 1980, where Wendy stayed until she began managing work camps in northern Alberta, living with her sister, Linda, when back in Sherwood Park. Over the years she worked and enjoyed traveling around the world to places such as Mexico, Greece, and Panama.

Since retiring, Wendy loved trying some of the great restaurants in the Edmonton area with family and friends. Wendy and her son loved to visit show homes and lottery homes together and dream of winning the perfect house while sharing a meal at one of the restaurants that Wendy loved to visit. While living with Linda, she was happy to be around family once again and developed a deep affection for a little Chihuahua named Señor, who never left her side. A few months ago, Wendy moved in with her father and stepmother to help them around the house.

Wendy will lovingly be remembered by her son Leslie (Teresa); father Harvey and stepmother Isabel; twin brother Wayne (Pat), sister and close friend Linda, and brother Ron. She will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, former in-laws, and close friends. Wendy was predeceased by her mother, Gertrude, and her daughter, Julie. A private family service was held to celebrate Wendy’s life on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Salisbury United Church in Sherwood Park. Interment will follow at a later date. Donations in memory of Wendy’s life may be made to the Covenant Foundation – Grey Nuns Cardiology Outpatient Clinic, (780) 342-8126 or  1-800-342-8126, www.covenantfoundation.ca, or to Salisbury United Church, 780-467-7310.

 

 

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Neta & Ed Berkshire

Linda and family. So sorry to hear about Wendy’s passing. Wendy really was a joy to be around. She loved life to the fullest. We will always remember the good times we had together.

Muriel (Furlong) Knowles

Linda and all the Hanlan family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on Wendy’s passing. I remember her from our Grade 12 year at Ardrossan High School.
Muriel (Furlong) Knowles

Connie Parker

I am so sorry for your overwhelming loss. Wendy was such a sweetheart so kind and caring. My deepest sympathy to all of her family love fr Connie Parker.

Deb Bibbey

Harvey, Isabel, Linda and Family,

My condolences on Wendy’s passing. My thoughts and hugs to you all.

Deb Bibbey

Marilyn Hermanutz

May love surround you at this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy Harvey ,Isabel Linda

Tim and Irene Knell

Harvey and Family
Sorry for your loss of your loved one! Thinking of you at this difficult time, Keep safe and cherish your many shared moments together,

Jan Witwicky (Chivers)

To Leslie and all the Hanlan Family
I was so very sorry to learn about the passing of Wendy. Please accept my deepest sympathy at what I know is a very difficult time for you. I will always remember Wendy as a fun person who looked forward to every adventure that came along. I wish you all peace and strength in the days and weeks ahead.
Jan

Lynne Wilson

Harvey Isabel and family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on Wendy’s passing. Losing a child is inexplicable sorrow.

Lynne Wilson

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