Alma MICHENER

Went to be in the presence of her Lord on February 23, 2009, aged 74 years. She passed peacefully with family by her side at Orchard Haven in Keremeos.

She will be remembered by her husband David; brother, Len (Lindy) Moser; daughter, Karen (Ed) Goertzen; son, Kelly Georgelin; stepson, Dan Michener; grandchildren: Tammy Jacobsen, Jamie (Lynne) Perkins, Ocean Georgelin, Willow Georgelin; and great-granddaughter. Petra Perkins.

She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Regina Moser; sister, Lorraine Stafford; and brother, Don Moser.

Alma was born Matilda Alma Moser on January 27, 1935 in Regina Saskatchewan, the oldest of four children. The Moser family eventually settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta. As a young married woman Alma moved to Edmonton and started a family. She was a hard worker and excelled as meat cutter before starting her financial career as a bookkeeper for Dominion stores. Later she lived in Fort Nelson and Cassiar, eventually moving to Abbotsford around the time of the birth of her first grandchild. She had long career with Corrections Canada in Matsqui and Agassiz and was one of the first women in Canada to obtain a high classification in the Financial Department.

Alma had a vivacious spirit and loved to dance. In 1984 she married David Michener and they spent many happy years together living in the Fraser Valley. After her retirement she moved back to Alberta and spent a few years in Red Cliff before returning to the Fraser Valley.

Afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease Alma spent her final years at Maplewood in Abbotsford and Orchard Haven in Keremeos. The family would like to express their thanks to the doctors and staff at Orchard Haven for their loving care of Alma.

A memorial service will be held later this week. Those wishing to express their condolences can send email to Karen ekgoertzen@nethop.net.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.