Ava Rose Raadik

23/02/1947 - 15/11/2023


Obituary For Ava Rose Raadik

February 23, 1947 – November 15, 2023

Ava Raadik (nee Lawson), mother, sister, auntie, colleague and friend passed away peacefully November 15, 2023 at Mackenzie Place, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Ava was the second youngest child of Vera and Max Lawson when born in Rimbey, Alberta in 1947. After her time in high school she moved to Edmonton and completed studies to become a nursing attendant, graduating in 1967. She soon thereafter moved to Peace River, and worked at the Peace River General Hospital.

In 1969 Ava and Mart Raadik were married and they had two daughters; Tracy and Trudy. Ava lived and worked in the Grande Prairie area for 40 years and was well known for her work as a unit clerk at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Home Care office, until her retirement in 2016. Ava loved shopping, dancing, bowling, camping, and her dogs.

We are taking some time as a family to grieve her loss. She was a strong, fiercely independent, and courageous woman who prided herself on her long career in healthcare.

If you wish, donations can be made to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Memorial Gifts, whereby an engraved commemorative plaque will be placed on a memorial wall in the GP Regional Hospital. Donations may alternately be made to the Canadian Lung Association

An intimate Celebration of Life will be held on the first weekend of June 2024 in the great outdoors of Jasper National Park where Ava, her family, and beloved pets had many adventures camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Thank you to everyone who was a good friend to Ava. We are forever grateful for the impact you made in her life.

Miss Me - But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little - but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.

It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me - but let me go.
Adapted from Christina Rossetti

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 22/02/2024

    Just heard of my friend Ava passing away. We worked together and lived together while working at the Peace River hospital. My deepest condolences.. Dhe was a wonderful lady❤

  • 24/12/2023

    Tracy and Trudy we enjoyed Auntie Ava's vibrant personality and her zest for life. Bruce enjoyed their phone chats. We'll miss her! Thinking of you both. ~Bruce and Beth Lawson

  • 07/12/2023

    Sending my condolences to Ava's family. I was privileged to get to know Ava through work at the hospital and continue on as FB friends after our paths took us apart. She always tried to smile & look on the bright side& was very happy to talk about her girls 💞💐🌷💐I am so sorry for your loss.

  • 05/12/2023

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Always enjoyed working with Ava. Sending love to you both ❤️❤️

  • 01/12/2023

    I am sorry to learn of Ava's passing. She was my pager buddy. She always had a smile for me, sometimes a Werther's as she let me know how much work she had for me to do. She adored her daughters and she will be missed.

  • 30/11/2023

    Tracy & Trudy, Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss of your mom, Ava. May you hold your memories of her and your love for her close to your heart always. Kyla (Cameron) Wilson

  • 30/11/2023

    I am so sorry to hear of Ava's passing and I wish to send a note of sincere sympathy to her daughters. Ava was an incredibly dedicated Unit Clerk at the QE II in Grande Prairie for many years and I consider it a priviledge to have known her and worked with her. Sincerely, Christine Thibault

  • 24/11/2023

    I am so sorry to hear about Ava, she was a true work friend. Always was a pleasure to chat with! RIP Ava Livia Barnfield

  • 23/11/2023

    Eva will always have fond memories in my heart. I worked with her on four N. many years ago and remember a road tip were a bunch of us girls from Work went and did a outdoor country musical festival and Craven and the fun that we had and I'll always remember her love for music and dance, she was truly a gift to all of us

  • 23/11/2023

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Was well liked and hard worker. She will be greatly miss by co-workers at QE11. Rest in Peace Ava. Joanne Laverdiere

  • 22/11/2023

    Tracy & Trudy; So very sorry about the passing of your mom. I had the pleasure of working with Ava at the QEII Hospital. She was a joy to work with and always a few laughs when we were together. RIP my friend. Judy Vincent

  • 21/11/2023

    Ava was a genuine friend, care giver, and roll model to me especially in my teenage years. She inspired me with her dedication, strength, independence and kindness. My condolences to Tracy and Trudy for your loss. I'm grateful for her presence in my life. Rest in peace Ava. ❤️💐

  • 21/11/2023

    So very sad to learn of Ava's passing! She was a real gem and I had the pleasure of working with Ava at the QEII. She was always friendly and helpful and dedicated to her family!! Hold on tight to your moms sweet memories as you go forward with your grief! Please know I'm thinking of you!

  • 20/11/2023

    Ava you have left a special place in my heart. I want to thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey!! A journey of bravery and love but now your at peace my friend ... much love to your family♥️♥️

  • 20/11/2023

    Hugs to all....wish Jeff and I could be there ❤️

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