It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie and friend. Alma was born at home to Carl and Hilda Thall near Canwood, SK. She was the third oldest of thirteen children and learned at a young age to work hard and appreciate the small things in life.
She met the love of her life, Archie in Winnipeg and three weeks later they were married in Chilliwack, BC. Upon his return from the war they decided to move to Chilliwack and later Rosedale, BC were they had a chicken farm. There was a large vegetable & flower garden, 5000 chickens and still time for volunteer work and later she did house cleaning which she really enjoyed. She belonged to the Rosedale Athletic Club, Rosedale Canoe Race, dinners for seniors and the Womens Institute where she learned to do the small hand stitches for quilts. She developed a passion for quilting and did over 100 quilts from baby to king size. There was still time for fun taking a lot of bus trips to Reno with Archie.
In 1988 Archie passed away so in 1996 she decided to move to Terrace to be close to family . It was hard to leave her home for over forty years but she really did love living in Terrace and met many new friends. She joined the Happy Gang Centre and tried to help out wherever she could.
Alma was honest, generous, hard working and enjoyed gardening and baking. She will be remembered for her ginger snaps, cherry slices, logs and buns. She had a phenonmenal memory even until her last hours.
She is survived by her daughter Sharon (Gary), grandsons: Byron & Brad (Val), great grandchildren: Jordyn, Ashley, Cole, & Sarah, brother Melvin (Anna) Whitefish, Ont, sisters: Ann (Ralph) LaBounty, Chilliwack, Esther (Adolph) Benson, Canwood, SK, Clara Stanhope, Moosomin Sk, many nieces & nephews.
A special thanks to Dr. Linton and the nursing staff at the Kitimat & Terrace hospitals. Funeral Service to be held Friday May 10th at 11:00am at the Sacred Heart Church, tea to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the REM LEE FOUNDATION.