It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of our beloved Auntie Alice on May 7, 2020 at the age of 96 years.
She lived life to the fullest and gave her best at every endeavor, always with fierce determination. Alice had several different careers. She worked for the Northern Alberta Railway for 17 years, and at Imperial Oil for 4 years. The challenge of changing careers took Alice to the University of Alberta in 1964. She graduated with a degree in Education in 1968. Upon graduation, her love for learning and travel took her to Rome, Athens and Honolulu to continue her studies. She finished her extensive education by completing Educational Administration courses back at the University of Alberta. Alice had a fulfilling 17 year career with the Edmonton Public School Board, including her involvement with the A.T.A.
She loved working with elementary students and was admired as a caring and compassionate teacher. She completed her career in education as an Assistant Principal. Alice was passionate about philanthropy and worked at the Misericordia Hospital Gift Shop as a volunteer for over nine years. Family meant everything to Alice; she was a dedicated aunt, sister and daughter, and spent many years of her life as the primary caregiver for her mother. She loved travelling the world, spending time with her friends – many from her childhood, tending to the flowers in her garden, and having her family over each Sunday for a delicious Ukrainian dinner.
Alice was predeceased by her parents, her brother Alex, and her sisters Annie and Mary. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and beloved family members. She had a kind, generous heart and will be dearly missed by all that were fortunate to have known her. Our family is grateful to all who have reached out to us and are forever thankful to all her compassionate caregivers during her final months. If desired, a gift can be donated in her honour to the Alzheimer’s Society or to a charity of one’s choice.