Alma Elaine Brewster of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Centennial Centre, Ponoka on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
Alma was born on June 18, 1933 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan, the youngest girl in the family of 12. The summer that Alma turned 17, she went to work in Banff and met the love of her life. Jim and Alma were married in 1955, and spent the next 23 years in the Banff/Jasper/Seebe areas where she drove the mail truck, raised her family of three, or cooked for the tourists, family, and friends at the Brewster Guest Ranch. From there, they moved to a farm outside of Hoadley where Alma spent the next ten years enjoying her garden, the farm, and spoiling her grandchildren. When Alma and Jim retired to town, Alma spent her time curling, bowling, and cheering on her grandkids and great grandkids at all their sporting events.
“We will forever remember her big smile and huge heart … Miss you always, Granny.”
Alma will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband, Jim; her children, Kathy Lee (Gerry Winters) of Rimbey; Trish (Kerry) Wilson of Logan Lake, B.C.; and John (Tammy) Brewster of Rimbey; as well as her greatest joy … her seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by two sisters, Alice (Frank) Neufeld of Hanna; and Agnes Bullock of Brantford, Ontario; in addition to many nieces and nephews. Alma was predeceased by her parents, Lewis and Anna Berg; and nine of her siblings: her two brothers, Bill and Bob Berg; and seven sisters, Elsie Stone, Minnie Harris, Lucy Callan, Dot Lewis, Lena Cooper, Helen Fitzpatrick, and Hilda Cooper.
A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Alma’s Life was held at the Liberty Hall on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Alma’s Memory may be made directly to the Centennial Centre, Box 1000, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R8. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: email@example.com
Service and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Alma Elaine Brewster
entrusted to the care of
OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD.
Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445