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Alice Person

November 14, 1922 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

 

 Mrs. Alice Person of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Clarence Person, passed away peacefully in her sleep in her room at the Good Samaritan’s Assisted Living Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, where she had been living for the last two and a half years.   

Alice was born to parents Olaf and Ingeborg Grendahel and grew up on a farm in the Parkside district of Saskatchewan.  She married Clarence Person in 1945 and, together, they raised two children (Shirley and Leslie) while operating a mixed farm not far from where her parents lived. 

In 1983, Alice and Clarence retired from the farm and built a new house in the village of Parkside.  For the first time, they experienced the pleasures of central heating and running water in their home.  Sadly, Clarence died in 2002, but Alice continued to live on her own in their Parkside residence for several more years, enjoying time shared with her close lady friends and participating in community events before moving into Shellbrook for a brief period.  In 2012, she moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to be close to her daughter Shirley and her family. 

     Alice was a hard-working, caring person who always had a smile on her face, a quick laugh, and a warm disposition. She was the grandma who loved having her grandchildren stay with her and spoiled them with her hearty meals and delicious baking. Especially coveted were her dinner buns, cinnamon buns, and ginger cookies. She also made sure everyone always had a full stock of knitted dishcloths.  She often volunteered at the Honeywood Nursery and demolition derbies in Parkside. In her younger years, she loved to curl, and continued to enjoy watching curling games throughout her life. She also was a long-time fan of the Dry Creek Penguins ball team.

Alice is survived by her daughter Shirley (Kurt) Klein of Lethbridge, four grandchildren: Penni (Pat) Wilson and Bradley (Jamie) Klein, both of Lethbridge, Cari-Ann (Gerald) Stefanyshyn of Prince Albert, and Jolene Person of Houston, Texas. Also, she leaves behind four great-grandchildren: Hannah and Abigail Wilson, and Jake and Eric Stefanyshyn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

Besides her loving husband Clarence Person, Alice was predeceased by her parents Olaf and Ingeborg Grendahl, her son Leslie (Brenda) Person, brothers Marenses (Doris) Grendahl and Harvey (Doreen) Grendahl,

The family wishes to thank the professionals at the Good Samaritan’s Assisted Living Centre for their care during the time Alice lived in their facility and, especially, their vigilance and attention to healthful practices that kept the dreadful pandemic at bay during her last year.  We would also like to thank the caring staff at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels in Lethbridge who are handling Alice’s final arrangements.

As per her wishes, Alice will be privately remembered by family and friends.  A private graveside interment of her ashes in the family plot in Parkside will take place next summer.

 

 

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