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RODACKER, Laferne Alberta

December 5, 1939 — September 30, 2023

Laferne Rodacker, resident of West Kelowna, B.C. passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at age 83.

Laferne was born on a farm in Eaglesham, Alberta, on December 5, 1939. She moved with her family to Grande Prairie in 1944, where her father worked for the Dept. of Highways. Laferne graduated from Grande Prairie High School (with honors), and then from McTavish Business College in Edmonton (also with honors).  After moving back to Grande Prairie, she worked in the office at the Dept. of Highways. In 1960, she married Wayne Rodacker, and after raising three boys, moved back into the business world, managing the office at Steel Industries LTD. Laferne was a very happy and talented person, whether it was looking after her grandkids, or using one of her many musical talents (singing, playing or directing).

Laferne will be sadly missed by her husband of 63 years, Wayne Rodacker; her 3 sons, Wade (Heather), Mark (Janet), and Reed (Nicole); grandchildren, Tayler, Mckayla, Spencer, Kirsten, Tayvis, Jasmine, and Dustin; great-grandchildren, Kinley, Nash, Owen, Jordan, Gwen, Lillian, and Mason. She was predeceased by her parents, Stuart and Lola Ditch; as well as siblings, Dorman Ditch and Faye Innes.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Brookhaven Care Centre in West Kelowna.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM, located at the Oliver’s Funeral Home, 10005 – 107 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB .

Memorial donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation.

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Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM

Oliver's Funeral Home, 10005 – 107 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

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The service for RODACKER, Laferne Alberta is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Oliver's Funeral Home, 10005 – 107 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB

10005 – 107 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB


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