August 24, 2019
Inez From (nee Sherwood) of Bentley, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the age of 95 years.
Inez Agnes Sherwood was born in Lacombe, Alberta in 1924, the first child of Kathleen Parry and Ivan Sherwood. The family eventually expanded to include four more sisters and two brothers. Inez attended the Galbraith School in Lethbridge until the family moved to the Winfield area where they found themselves a busy life of farming and tending to a number of pigs, cows, chickens, and a team of horses. All the children had to do daily chores, and as the oldest, Inez was in charge of cooking. This was the beginning of becoming an exceptional cook. Inez attended the Winfield School before returning to Lethbridge Collegiate. It was there she realized a future career in education, and travelled to Victoria, B.C. to attend Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. Inez was an excellent teacher. Her first teaching position was the one-room Kraus Creek School in Westbridge, B.C. In 1947 a young man, Oliver From, cut and supplied the school with firewood. After a few square dances and do-si-dos together, they were united in marriage in 1949 and moved to a small farm and began raising Hereford cattle. In 1960 they relocated to Calgary to continue ranching before finally settling in Bentley in 1963. It was here that Inez created a full life as a farm wife for the next 50 years. She continued with her excellent cooking skills; providing delicious fresh-baked cinnamon buns, awesome ginger snap cookies, and Christmas and birthday cakes were a joy for her to make! Inez also tended to beautiful gardens with lots of veggies and raspberries. Fruit and venison were canned, chickens were raised for fresh eggs, and milking cows provided fresh cream and butter. The wonderful and colorful displays of Inez’s flowers and her favorite hollyhock plants provided her with much pleasure and brightened up her day! When not tending to farming and the outside world, Inez could be found inside sewing, crocheting, or reading. She also had a love of classical music, and at the age of 60 years, she studied and received her piano certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Inez enjoyed life to the fullest and worked very hard at any task set before her. She spent her last years at the Eckville Manor, and will be fondly remembered as kind, warm-hearted, gracious, and friendly.
Inez will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her siblings: her brother, Don Parry of Cardston, Alberta; and her two sisters, Illaena Rudy of Ladysmith, B.C.; and Irene Shelfontiuk of Castlegar, B.C.; in addition to her nieces and nephews: Suzanne, Shirlene, Michelle, Illa, Sean, and Rick; as well as many other relatives, and several dear friends. Inez was predeceased by her parents, Kathleen and Ivan Sherwood; her husband, Oliver in 2016; one brother, Menz Sherwood; and two sisters, Peggy Sewell, and Betty Sherwood.
A Public Graveside Service in Celebration of Inez’s Life will be held at the Bentley Cemetery, Bentley on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11 am with Mrs. Sonja McAlpin presiding. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Inez’s Memory may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #202, 5913 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4C4 (www.heartandstroke.ca). Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting: www.ofc-ltd.ca
Just as Inez always extended to everyone her friendly wave and a ‘best wishes’ salutation … … we wave back for the very last time.
Best wishes, Inez … you will be missed by many.
Burial Arrangements for the Late Inez From (nee Sherwood) entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd.
Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd.
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