Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:24
DEANA MARY (WORKMAN) SABEY of Magrath, Alberta passed away peacefully at home, encircled by her family, on September 6th, 2013.
She leaves behind her beloved husband and lifetime sweetheart Robert Sabey, her four children Brad (Shannon) Sabey, Bruce (Leanne) Sabey, Dana Bruce and Tim (Jennifer) Sabey, all of Magrath. She also leaves behind a legacy of 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren who loved spending time together as a family. During frequent family gatherings (including most every Sunday night) grandma was often heard to remark "you fly with the crows you are going to get shot at". She loved her family most and was especially happy when they were all together. She is survived by her grandchildren: Dahlin (Biz) Sabey, Riley (Kallie) Sabey, Mandee (Jordan) Brame, Chanse (Kinzee) Sabey, Perry Sabey, Jessica (Robbie) Solis, Jordyn Sabey, Keyler (Jenny) Bruce, Kwade Bruce, Weston (Stephanie) Sabey, Jared Sabey and Sarah Sabey. Great Grandchildren: Syler, Laiken, Naylor, Sawyer, Jenisee, and Braxton. Deana was born September 12th, 1939, the oldest daughter of Ivan and Gladys (Leishman)Workman. She was raised in Hillspring Alberta. She is survived by her siblings Gail (Linda) Workman, Tom (Janet)Workman, Pam Long and Sister-in-law Millie Workman. She was predeceased and now reunites with her parents and two brothers, Bryce and Mark. On December 28, 1960 she eloped to Sweetgrass, Montana with her sweetheart and was later sealed in the Cardston Temple. They raised their family in Magrath and on the family farm south of town. It was here that she taught her children the value of hard work, love of nature, and the strength that comes from being a united family. She also loved her many nieces and nephews and her home was always open for lots of good food and fun. Grandma loved gardening, flowers, camping, bird watching and was known to have a gun nearby when needed. She enjoyed going for drives and watching her family play ball. She loves the gospel of Jesus Christ and her testimony is evident in the legacy she leaves behind. She constantly battled a lifetime of health challenges with courage and determination, always living each day with humor and great strength.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Garden Place Chapel, Magrath, AB on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop John Balderson officiating Friends may meet the family from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, Alberta.
Friends may meet casually with the family on Monday Evening Sept 9th, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Robert & Deana (Tim & Jennifer) Sabey farm home (come to share some ice cream with us). E-mail your condolences to:
. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham..
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677