“To live in the hearts of people who love you, is to not really die at all’’. With deep sadness and fond memories, we announce that Margaret Alma Parker (nee Brown) age 87, passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004. The pains she had been suffering for the last few years finally claimed her. Born in Chilliwack, Sept. 18, 1916, Alma married the love of her life and best friend, Albert Thomas (Tommy) Parker, on May 1, 1946, at the conclusion of the Second World War. Tommy died May 30, 1992, just four years short of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Alma will be sadly missed by her son Evan (Joene); her sister Elva; two grandchildren, Lance (Nette) and Kendra (Jeff); two step-children, Lynnette (Jim) and Jennifer (Garret); and step-great-grandchild Jorja; four nieces and nephews; and nine grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Gene (1996) and Alice (1929).

Alma was actively involved with Court Lady Cheam, Canadian Order of Foresters and loved reading and visiting with friends and family. She approached all of life’s challenges with strength and courage beyond reproach. Alma was a proud, strong-willed, hardworking, intelligent woman who has given her family and friends so many memories to cherish. Alma supported everyone in her life with grace and a witty sense of humour. During her abundant and active life, Alma touched the lives of a multitude of people throughout Chilliwack, and will be fondly remembered by all of her friends and family.

We would like to thank Dr. Brian Brodie and staff, the caregivers at Home Support, the home support nursing staff, and management and staff of Birchwood Manor.

At Alma’s request, a memorial service will not be held.

If family or friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of their choice.

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