5040 - 6 Avenue /P.O. Box 6358
| Edson, AB T7E 1T8
Tel: 1-780-723-3575
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564B Carmichael Lane
| Hinton, AB T7V 1S8
Tel: 1-780-865-1234


Elaine Marie Rhyason

February 2, 1942 ~ July 16, 2018 (age 76)

Elaine Marie Rhyason (Blades)


On July 16, 2018 Elaine Rhyason passed away very peacefully at home cuddled into the arms of her loving husband and best friend, Dale.

Elaine was born in Alder Flats, Alberta on February 2,1942. She went on to live in Ponoka and then to Edmonton where she got her B.Ed at the U of A. Her teaching career took her back to Alder Flats, Drayton Valley, Edmonton, and then many years at Muir Lake School by Stony Plain. Elaine and Dale then moved to the foothills of the Rockies by Hinton where they could enjoy many of their passions.  Camping, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, quilting, cooking, and of course volunteering kept her very busy.

Elaine will be very much missed by her husband of 54 years Dale, daughters Tracy Lebel (Claude) and Karen Rhyason (Laurel Harke), and especially her 4 grandsons Paul, Marc, Aiden, and Eric with whom she made countless memories and traditions which they will forever carry with them. She is predeceased by her parents, Ronald Blades and Marie Bourke, brother Les Blades, and sister Joyce Hayduk. She is survived by brothers Gord and Rod Blades and sister Lana Washington and families.

A huge thank you goes out to all of the amazing care she received from Dr Rahn (GP), Dr. Makus (Neurologist), Hinton O.T., Homecare, and Palliative care. No words can express the gratitude we have to all her friends and family who have supported us during the last few months, it will never be forgotten.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hinton Legion on September 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

A secondary Celebration of Life will be held at the Rosenthal Immanuel Lutheran Church Gymnasium in Stony Plain, Alberta on September 29, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. The directions can be located below.

Those who desire may make memorial donations in the memory of Elaine to the University of Alberta Brain Centre Campaign – BrainCentreCampaign.ca or in care of Foothills Memorial Chapel-Hinton Funeral Services who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 780-865-1234.  Condolences can be forwarded to Elaine’s family by visiting our website at www.foothillsmemorialchapel.com.

If love could have saved her, she would have lived on forever.


Directions to the Stony Plain Rosenthal Immanuel Lutheran Church

Go South on 48th Street (Secondary Highway 779), then go West 5km on 79th Avenue (Township Road 524)



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