Earla Grace PAGE

(nee Alexander)

Earla Grace Page (nee Alexander), born September 11, 1925, passed away on September 27, 2008, after a lengthy illness.

At her bedside were her loving children: Tom (Janine) Page, Judy (Trevor) Macpherson, Trudy (Jerry) Jennings and Terri (Harry) Hoffmann.

Earla will be sadly missed by her sister, Betty Elkerton and remembered with love by her step-daughter Karen (Ray) Coulson and by her treasured grandchildren (10) and great-grandchildren (6 2/3!).

She was predeceased by both of her parents, her brother Jim, her sister Helen (Sam) and her husband Ned.

Earla was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and, although only five feet tall, she was the captain of her high school basketball team and a formidable Sergeant during World War II in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, serving as a lab tech in Claire’s Home, Alberta.

In 1951, she married Ned Page, a military man, so spent the following years packing and unpacking — a new place almost every year — hence each of her four children were born in different places.

Earla made quick friends wherever she went and her beautiful smile and twinkling eyes were her “trademark” that drew people to her. She was loved and cherished by so many people. Mom met some of you while she did her various volunteer work with Superannuates, Arthritis Society, United Church, Mount Shannon Church, knitting or sewing groups and just about anything mom could find to serve in. One of her later pleasures was joining “The Gang” in the mall walking club where she met wonderful friends and had many good times. She gave of herself — she gave her all — and she loved every minute of it.

We can now rejoice that Earla is pain-free and at peace with our Lord and Saviour.

There will be no public service at Earla’s request.