On June 8th, 2015, our dear mother, Alice Marie Cummings passed away at the Rimbey Continuing Care Centre.
She enjoyed 89 years of a life filled with farming, camping and card playing. She was born in Rimbey on March 30, 1926 to William and Mary Trautman and raised on a farm south east of Rimbey. She was the third oldest of 8 children. Alice attended school at Symond Valley and Potter Creek. After finishing school she then worked as a waitress in Edmonton and Calgary, returning back to Rimbey to work in a cafe owned by Lawrence Calkins, where she met and married her soldier boy, Leonard (Bud) Cummings on Jan.06, 1946. They raised a family of six on the farm west of Rimbey.
She was an active member of the Potter Creek Ladies Club. After selling the farm they moved to Red Deer, where Mom enjoyed bowling, travelling and playing cards.
In about 1995 when Bud’s health failed they returned to Rimbey. Alice is survived by six children: Ken (Ely), Sandra (Pete) Washkevich, Fay (Cliff) Chappell, Randy (Darlene), Diane (Ron) Menge, Leonor (Roger) Hammer, fifteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, two sisters in Calgary, Irene Stephenson and Pat Praud. She was predeceased by her husband Bud, in 2001 and one great-grandchild, Irene in 2010.
A Celebration of Alice’s Life was held in the Rimbey United Church, on Friday June 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment took place at The West Haven Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Alice’s Memory may be made to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta. T0C 2J0.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
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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