Peacefully, with her family at her side, Alice Margaret Emes passed to her eternal rest after a short illness on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Alice was born Jan. 25, 1918 in Balmoral, Man. to the late William and Sarah Barbour. She was united in marriage to George William John Emes on Dec. 9, 1939, who predeceased her on May 19, 1998.
Alice was a member of the Evergreen Chapter #80 of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron twice in 1984-85 and 1993-94. She also was a member of Knox United Church in Fort Frances.
Mom was a proud, active member of the Rainycrest Auxiliary for many years and only begrudgingly gave up this work when her eyesight failed her. She also was an active member of the Fort Frances Horticultural Society. She loved her flowers and her vegetable garden.
Before she lost her sight, Mom loved to read and, in later years, spent hours of her time with the talking books from the library.
Alice was predeceased by her parents; her husband, George; two brothers, Wallace and Gordon and his wife, Molly Barbour; and her sister, Marion Rooke.
Alice also was very close to Dad’s brothers and sisters, and was predeceased by Bruce and his wife, Marge Emes, Thomas and his wife, Phame Emes, May Grottenburg, and David Thomson.
She is survived by her son, George (Cathy) and their daughters, Deborah Emes and Kimberly (Paul) Nicholson and their children, Paige and Joshua, all of Fort Frances, Ont.
She also leaves her daughter, Joan (Gordon) Nazvesky of Dryden, Ont., and their daughters, Alison (Sean) Anderson of Toronto, Ont. and Keri Nazvesky of Dryden, Ont.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.
She will be laid to rest with Dad at the Fort Frances Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like in memoriam donations made to the Friends of Fort Frances Public Library, 363 Church St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1C9.
“Everything on Earth has its own time and its own season . . . for crying and laughing, weeping and dancing.” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 CEV
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