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The Mountaineer - Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
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Sonya Toews
Feb. 16, 1936 – Oct. 1, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Sonya Toews, from Red Deer, Alta., on Oct. 1, 2021.
Sonya was born Feb. 16, 1936, and had a great life. She was happily married to the love of her life Earl Toews, for 42 years. After Earl’s passing in 2020, she made a huge move from Ninette, Man., to Red Deer so she could be closer to her children.
There was nothing Sonya couldn’t do. When she put her mind to it — it would be done. She was a great mother to four kids. She loved to cook and even had a cookbook made, full of her favourites and Ukrainian dishes as well. She was constantly crafting but loved to sew the most. Her sewing projects were always so creative and useful! But her greatest love of all was her family. She always worried about our feelings first. She so enjoyed spending time with the young ones.
Sonya is survived by her children: Laurie Chahley, Mervin (Sandy) Chahley, Travis (Barb) Chahley and Bonnie (Erik) Freiburger; her grandchildren Kristy (Will), Allison, Trisha (Russell), Steven (Jen), Sandra (Kerston), Tanner, and Tristan (Meagan). She was also great-grandmother to 11 great-grandchildren. 
We are all saddened by her passing but also know she is happy in Heaven and excited to be reunited with Earl. We will miss her. Oh, and “Love You More!!”
A private celebration of life was held at The Pine Grove Cemetery in Rocky Mountain House, Alta., at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2021.
Condolences may be forwarded to: www.rockyfuneralhome.ca.
Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403-845-2626.