Alta GILLIS

Born November 6, 1916, a long-time resident of Chilliwack, Alta passed away peacefully on May 14, 2009.

She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years John, and her son-in-law Hal Engel.

She is survived by daughters: Terry and Betty (Ted); grandchildren: Susan (Paul), David (Stacey), Sandra (Greg), Dennis (Carol); eight great-grandchildren; her sister Iris, and brother Harvey.

Alta spent many years curling in Chilliwack, the highlight being a competition for the ladies provincial finals. She was also an avid golfer, being a founding member of Chilliwack Golf and Country Club where she served as both captain and president. She was also a 25-year member of the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary keeping the magazines distributed around the hospital. She spent her final years in Holyrood Manor in Maple Ridge.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

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