Bessie Edith EDRUPT

Bessie Edith EDRUPT


Bessie Edith Edrupt of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully, with her children and special friends, Sid and Shirley by her side, at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area One on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

Bessie was born to Teddy and Florie Budden at Stauffer, Alberta on March 13, 1928. She was raised on the family farm on the Butte flats, and attended Clear Creek School. She was united in marriage to Edwin Hansen of Butte, Alberta on February 4, 1948. On that winter’s day, Bessie’s brothers, Bob and George, towed them in their car with a John Deere tractor to Rocky Mountain House in a blizzard to be married in the Presbyterian Church. This union was blessed with three children: David, Vivian, and Neil. In the fall of 1958, Bessie and Edwin left the farm at Butte and moved to Rocky Mountain House. Bessie worked in the hotels in Rocky until 1966 when she and Ed separated and Bessie relocated to Banff where she worked in the motels there. She later met Nick Edrupt and they were married on October 2, 1968. After a few years in Banff, Bessie and Nick moved to Enderby, B.C. for a short time before returning to Alberta and settling in Caroline to be closer to her children and grandchildren. In 1988, Nick became ill and they moved to Rimbey where he passed away on November 28, 1988. Rimbey became Bessie’s home until her own passing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

essie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed her two sons, Dave (Valorie) Hansen of Caroline; and Neil (Villetta) Hansen of Buck Creek, Alberta; her daughter, Vivian (Dave) Mulligan of Rimbey; and special friends, Sid and Shirley Butler of Olds; in addition to eleven cherished grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her sister, Daisy (Ed) Keim of Caroline; her special niece, Linda (Brad) Clark of Enderby, B.C.; numerous additional nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives, and a host of treasured friends. Bessie was predeceased by her parents, Teddy and Florie; her first husband, Edwin in 1974; her second husband, Nick in 1988; her great grandson, Isrial Krahn; four brothers: Cecil, Bill, Bob, and George; and two sisters, Nellie and Jane.

A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Bessie’s Life was held at the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, Rimbey on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend David Holmes officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Raven Union Church Cemetery, Raven, Alberta. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Bessie’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to:

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