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Heaven gained a new resident recently. Bertha Oyka, aged 92 passed away Oct 21, 2019 at Aspen Ridge Lodge. Bertha Theresa Lomenda (Bert) was born to Frank and Valeda
Lomenda on Sept. 4, 1927 in Esterhazy, SK. Bert was the seventh in a family of thirteen children and loved being outdoors with her Dad working on the farm. In 1947, she married James (Jim) Oyka and shortly after they ventured off to Turner Valley, AB where Jim found employment at Royalite and she went to work at the Valley Hospital. Twelve years and two children later in 1960 they moved to Didsbury where she helped build their new home. Jim was employed at Canadian Superior and she went to work at Slipps Drugstore, where she worked till she retired. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Jim, six brothers and four sisters, leaving one brother Dave and one sister Blanche. She is survived by her daughter Linda (Roger) Hosegood and their two children Jeff, his son Jaxson and partner Margaret Muellur; Bobbi-Gayle and her son J.R. and partner Jodi Hampton; her son David Oyka (Freda May) and their two children, daughter Joelle May and son Jason (Lani) May and their two children Caiden and Caleb. A Memorial Service will be on Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Olds. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com