Thulien, Audrey Aileen

Audrey Aileen Thulien
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Audrey Aileen Thulien

August 4, 1924 – May 8, 2013

Audrey Aileen Thulien of Veteran, Alberta passed away at the Drumheller Hospital May 8, 2013 at the age of 88. Audrey was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan on August 4, 1924. She then moved to Lethbridge and at the age of nine she moved to the homestead, where she hiked, fished and hunted with her four brothers. She milked cows and worked with her dad rebuilding the old homestead.
At the age of 20, she moved back to Lethbridge where she worked at McGavins and met her future husband, Tom Winn. They married in 1944 and shortly after, moved to Drumheller. Audrey wanted children and ended up having eight kids. She cooked she scrubbed; she baked, grew a garden and still had time to put in a flower garden. She taught the kids to do the same and passed on some chores. When the kids started leaving the nest, she decided she wanted to be in a smaller town, to raise her two young sons. They moved to Veteran and really enjoyed small town living. She went to the Full Gospel Church, making so many friends and found her niche.
Audrey lost her husband Tom in 1981 and was then left alone with two young preteens. She held her faith and met David “Bud” Thulien and they were married in 1982. She moved to his acreage and found she could have her gardens and everything she loved to do especially canning, cooking and baking. She also took time to enjoy life, going on cruises, bus tours, airplanes and everything that she thought she would never do.
As time wore on she started to feel ill and slowly slipped. She moved back to Drumheller so her girls could help take care of her. The Lord took her hand and led her home. She was loved by all. Audrey is survived by her loving husband, David “Bud” Thulien of Veteran; surviving children and spouses, Gail and Ted Rounds of Drumheller, Irene and Dennis Hopper of Drumheller, Lucille and Paul Astalos of Coaldale, Joan Allison of Drumheller, Barb and Ken Petro of Medicine Hat, Keith and Liesa Winn of Grande Prairie and Scott and Gina Winn of Airdrie.  Also, grandchildren, Curt Ewing, Melody Hermanson, Tabitha Hopper, Yvette Bakko, Trevor Town, Crystal Anderson, Derek Hansen, Rick McInnis, Bob McInnis, Cody Winn, Morgan Winn, Zoe Winn, Lawson Winn, Cass Winn, Cory Winn, Taylor Winn, Asha Winn, Alan Winn and Charlene Winn.  Plus numerous great grandchildren and one brother, Merle Dash.
Audrey was predeceased by her first husband Tom Winn 1981; son Lester Winn 1978; grandson, Steven Ewing; sister, Nora Logan; brothers, Ken, Victor and Robert Dash and her parents Herbert and Katie Dash.
The funeral service to honour Audrey Aileen Thulien took place at Full Gospel Church, Veteran, Alberta on Tuesday May 14, 2013. 0fficiating was Pastor Darrel Durksen. Musicians were Judy Heistad, Carolyn Devereux, Nils and Jeanette Berg. They played for the congregational hymns “There Is Power In The Blood” and “In The Garden”. Yvonne Thulien-Shumlick sang “Softly & Tenderly”. The eulogy was given by Scott Winn. A tribute was given by Nils Berg. Granddaughters Crystal, Tabitha and Melody  read a poem in memory their grandma.
Pallbearers were Harry Devereux, Ron Allison, Deryk Thulien, Stan Allison, Nolan Thulien and Lee Thulien. The Honourary Pallbearers were “All of Audrey’s Family and Friends.” The interment followed the service at the Veteran Cemetery. Family and friends gathered in the Community Hall for a luncheon prepared and served by the Full Gospel Church Ladies. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Audrey’s memory to The Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331-29th St. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be sent to Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements. Ph. 403-578-2928.
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