July 30, 1927 – September 12, 2009
With her family by her side, Alice passed away peacefully in the afternoon of September 12, 2009 at the Princeton General Hospital.
The youngest of seven children, Alice was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and lived on the family farm until she completed school. She then went on to pursue and enjoy a career in Nursing until retiring and moving to Princeton in 1974. After the loss of her husband John, on May 4, 1975, Alice remained in Princeton working for the Pines Café, Community Services, the Coppertown Motel and the Princeton Motel while she raised her two sons. In 1977, Alice was given the devastating news that she had Cancer. Determined to survive for her boys, with the aid of her family-by-heart, she fought and won that battle. In the beginning of this year, Alice realized that her battle with Cancer had begun again. At the age of 82, she felt she’d had a good life and decided it was a battle, she would not fight, and that she would leave this world on her terms—not those of Cancer.
She will be remembered for her courage and strength, her love for family and her amazing sense of humour, which remained with her even during her final days.
Alice will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her sons, Jack White, Robert White (Kathy), daughter-in-law Lisa Carleton and by her grandchildren; J-Lee (Mason), Cori-Lynn, Michael, Ashlin and Colton.
Missing her as well will be many nieces and nephews; her family-by-heart; Shirley & Tom Coleman, Bob Berg, Shawn, Todd, Mike, Laurie and their families, many friends, and her special friends; Bobbie Fry, Mary Mogge, Simone Vermette, Larry Hunt, Kathlene Milligan and Lovey Shewchuk.
At her request, Cremation and private family interment service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care room at Princeton General Hospital would be appreciated.
A Tea will be held in honour of Alice on Saturday, September 19, 2009
at the Senior Citizens Hall, 162 Angela Avenue at 1:00 p.m.