ALICE LOUISE BOVEE (MINOR)
(Sept. 14, 1921 – Dec. 31, 2019)
Our sweet mother passed away peacefully at Willow Creek Manor in Swift Current with her family by her side. Mom was 98 years old. She was kind, gentle and loving, and lived a full, rich life. She was predeceased on May 31, 2019 by her loving husband, Rex, with whom she enjoyed over 70 years of marriage.
Alice’s joy was her family and she leaves behind many to cherish her memory: children: Dalice Louise (Max) Abraham, Dan (Donalee) Bovee, Lynda (Dale) Johnson; grandchildren: David Abraham, Braden (Jill) Abraham, Alicia Abraham Regier (Matthew), Jeff (Sabrina) Bovee, Jenna Bovee Langford (Sean), Jodie Bovee, Kersten Johnson-Sevilla (Gino), Mark Johnson, Tye Johnson (Nicole); great grandchildren: Luke and Zara Abraham, Leo and Anika Abraham, Max, Samuel and Jonah Regier, Frankie and Rex Langford, Wyatt Bovee and Carson Bleau. She is also survived by many treasured nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by her parents: John and Katherine Minor, father-and mother-in law: Theodore and Winnifred Bovee, siblings and in-laws: Mary (Andy) Mills, Anne (Bic) Eubanks, Florence (David) Willness, Frankie (Cave) Starling, Grace (Jack) Underwood, Helen (Don) Stevenson, John (Gertie) Minor, Edith (Roy) Milne, Rex’s brothers: Lloyd (Ada) Bovee, Hugh (Edna) Bovee.
Alice was born in Medicine Hat, the sixth of nine children, on Sept 14, 1921, and enjoyed close relationships with her siblings and their families her entire life. Losing their mother, Katherine, so young, was hard for everyone. They looked after one another, including Pop. Mom was just sixteen. Her sisters used to call her “Merry Little Alice”. She grew up on the ranch in the great sand hills near Abbey. How she loved the smell of sage and wolf willow, the taste of chokecherries and the fun of family picnics.
After high school at Level Prairie and Abbey, Alice enjoyed two years at the U. of S. studying Arts and Sciences. She then completed a secretarial course that allowed her to work at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, during WWII. She loved babies and children and stayed with her sisters in Boston, San Francisco and Abbey area, when their babies arrived.
Mom and Dad were married October 7, 1948, and bought the Cletion Gossard farm in Waldensian Valley. Our home was always a gathering place for family and neighbours. A gifted home maker, mom provided all with her homemade fare; pies, buns, roast beef dinners and T- triangle chocolate cake. Home was always comfortable, peaceful and delightfully funny! Mom and Dad enjoyed square dancing, round dancing and wagon trail adventures. They also travelled to Uncle Hugh’s at Fort St. John, Hawaii, the East coast and to visit sisters in San Francisco and Texas. Their life was full.
In 2000, Mom and Dad moved to Pioneer Manor in Swift Current where they enjoyed 18 wonderful years. Mom loved line dancing and the social times there. She loved to read, do crosswords, play crib, knit, and dance with Dad. Visits and news of grandchildren and great grandchildren delighted her. Mom could nurture any kind of flower. She and Dad enjoyed caring for their patio garden at Pioneer Manor. On July 5, 2018, Willow Creek Manor became their home. Our family is so grateful for the excellent and loving care they received.
A private family memorial will be planned for a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Alice’s memory to:
Alzheimers Society of Saskatchewan
301-2550 12th Ave, Regina, SK, SAP 3X1
Willow Creek Manor
700 Aberdeen Street
Swift Current SK S9H 3E3
Charity of Choice
THOSE WE LOVE DON’T GO AWAY
THEY WALK BESIDE US EVERY DAY
UNSEEN, UNHEARD, BUT ALWAYS NEAR,
STILL LOVED, STILL MISSED AND VERY DEAR
Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
301 - 2550 12th Ave., Regina SK S4P 3X1
Willow Creek Manor
700 Aberdeen Street, Swift Current SK S9H 3E3
Chairty of the Donor's Choice