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Brandley, Kathleen

Mrs. Kathleen Brandley beloved wife of the late Noel Brandley passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Monday, July 18, 2006, at the age of 89 years.
Kathleen is survived by her sisters Judith Nelson and Enid Seely; brother Phil Proctor; nine children, Jaqueline (Lynn) Swenson of Townsend, Mont., Carman (Wallace) Hamilton of Provo, Utah, Theodore (Beverly) Brandley of Atlanta, Georgia, Virginia (Terry) Grinevitch of Bellevue, Alta., Matthew (Cathy) Brandley of Rigby, Idaho, Barbara Engel of Lethbridge, Timothy (Gwen) Brandley of Ottawa, Ont., Kathleen Brandley of Fort Macleod, Alberta and Judith Brandley of Lethbridge, Alberta; 34 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
Kathleen was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah on April 23, 1917, and immigrated to Canada in 1918 where she lived in Stirling, Alta. She had the privilege of being a part of the first class in Stirling to complete Grade 12.
She received her teaching certificate from Calgary Normal School in the fall of 1934. She taught in both Stirling and Edmonton before marrying Noel Brandley in 1946. She then spent wonderful years having and raising her children with Noel, as well as running a ranch, and then returned to teaching at W.A. Day elementary school in Fort Macleod until her retirement in 1982.
Kathleen was a great connoisseur of music, art, and books who painted in her spare time, as well as a valuable member of the community and a Ògreat friend of children.Ó
She never thought twice about helping those who needed it or donating her time to worthy causes.
Funeral services were held at Eden’s Funeral Home in Fort Macleod on Saturday, July 22, 2006, beginning with a viewing and time to meet the family at 1 p.m., followed by a short program and then a graveside service.

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