Janie Isobel (Swartz)
In the early hours of Wednesday January 20, 2016 Janie surrounded by her loving family peacefully passed away in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 94 years.
She was born July 31, 1921 at the farmhouse in the Blindman Valley district south of Bluffton. At the age of 94, she was the last remaining child of Ethel and Charles Swartz. Her older siblings included Inez, Cyrus, Ruby, Mildred and Lorine. Her younger siblings were Charles and twins Lillian and Leona.
She listed one of her fondest memories as the day she married Norman Muddle, June 24, 1940. From that day forward they farmed in the Monte Vista district of Rimbey. Lovingly they worked side by side for close to 61 years. Norman rode on to be with the Lord February 17, 2002. The busy farm life and her home was her favourite place. She was as much herself out on the tractor as in the kitchen or sewing. Her yard and garden were without a weed in sight, always with extra and cheerfully given to neighbours and friends.
Janie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family.
Her son Allan (Pat) Muddle and their two sons; Steven (Brenda) Muddle with family Kayla, Lisa, Cody, Lacey and great-great-grandchildren; Ryder, Rogan, Rudy, Haiden, Jasper and Rodney Muddle. Her daughter Norma/Babe (Ian) Ross with a daughter and son Kathy (Tony) Kamlah with family Jeff (Grejanka) and great-great-grandchildren Hayden, Ryley, Carter, Dana Kamlah Chris (Diane) Ross, Her daughter Penny (Pat) Gillespie with 3 sons; Colin (Mandy) Gillespie with family Noah, Jonas, Eli, Devon (Andrea) Gillespie with family; Morgan, Jack, Eric (Aly) Gillespie,
One loving sister-in-law Mollie Gyori also remembers Janie.
Funeral services were held from the Rimbey United Church on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery.
If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to The David Thompson Health Trust P.O. Box 440 Rimbey,AB T0C 2J0 or the Rimbey Seniors Drop-In Centre Box 1352 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe
in charge of the arrangements.
Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366.
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