Annie “Nan” Gideon Morris
July 15, 1926 – Bentley, Alberta
March 22, 2014 – Rimbey, Alberta
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Nan Gideon Morris announce her passing on March 22, 2014. Nan was the first baby born in the main street Bentley Hospital on July 15, 1926. Growing up in the Lockhart District she attended Symonds School and Calkins Valley School. Following her schooling she moved into town and worked at the Rimbey Creamery. After a brief courtship she married Chester “Hoot” Gideon on March 7, 1944 and resided north of Bentley in the Outlet District on the land they purchased from Hoot’s family. Together they celebrated the birth of 3 daughters and operated the Lomoor Polled Herford Ranch. Nan had a passion for gardening, canning, baking and helping out in the community as a member of the Outlet Get Together Club. Following Hoot’s passing in 1977 Nan remarried to Nick Morris in 1983. Together they shared an interest in travelling and moved into Red Deer to reside. After Nick’s passing in 2011 Nan moved back to Rimbey in 2013 to be close to her friends and family.
Nan is survived by her daughters Shirley Ogilvie of Edmonton, Sandy (Gord) Brown of Red Deer and Bev (Ian) Martin of Calgary. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Cheryl Ogilvie, Kerri (Sheldon) Dunlop, Allen (Michelle) Brown, Tracy Brown (Bryan Bonnett), Tara Spycher, Todd Spycher (Stephanie Paulson). Great grandchildren Lindsay, Quinn and TJ Brown; Tyler, Spencer and Ciara Peterson; Cassidy and Lauren Dunlop. Niece Lori Harsh and special friends Fern Snow, Bob McKane, Jean Wolney and Gloria Schwartz. All her grand puppies will also miss her affection and extra treats.
She was predeceased by parents David and Annie Lindsay, brother David Lindsay Jr., niece Wendy Lindsay and son in law Martin Ogilvie.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 28th, 2014 at the Bentley Community Church with Pastor Greg Rathjen officiating.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Physician’s, Nurses and Staff at the Rimbey Hospital Acute Care for the exceptional care she received during her stay.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta SPCA, 10806-124 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3.
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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