Please feel free to share your thoughts of the positive influence of Alma: wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, friend, and teacher.
  • 74 years old
  • Born on May 1, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Passed away on April 11, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

This website was created for our loved one, Alma: wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend, and teacher.   Mom passed peacefully away on April 11th at St Michaels in Lethbridge. Dawn and Mary were privileged to share in that experience. We thought this site provided the best format for us to share our thoughts and our feelings about Mom.. 

If you have something short you would like to share with us, please post it below.  You may need to register in order to do so (give an email address and password). If you have a longer story you would like to share or longer thoughts, feel free to use the "Stories" section.  If you have any photos, videos, or audio recordings you can either attach them to your story or upload them in the "Gallery" section.   Thank you to all for everything you have given. Your kindness and thoughfulness are deeply appreciated.  

Children of Alma Davies (Mary, Dale, Dan, Kathy, Dawn)  



Funeral Information

Funeral Service:  April 18th at 11am
Magrath Stake Center: 21 E 1st Ave S, Magrath, Alberta  T0K 1J0
Interment:  April 18th at 2:30pm, Cardston Cemetery
     

Friends may meet with the Family on Wednesday evening, April 17th from 7:00 - 8:00pm or Thursday morning, April 18th from 9:30 - 10:30am.

An audio recording of the service is available in the gallery section of this site.

DAVIES Alma Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:50

  ALMA MAE ARLENE (EAGLESON) DAVIES of Magrath, Alberta, departed this life on April 11, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta. With patience, faith and dignity she spent her seventy fifth year fighting a debilitating cancer. She leaves to celebrate her wonderful memory, all who knew her: five children, Carol “Dawn”, Kathy, Daniel Jr (Alice), Dale and Mary; and nine grandchildren, Chris, James, Hanna, Sophia Ahmed; Miles, Becca, Cadence Davies; Marcia (David) Samonds and John Hansen; sons, daughters, brothers and sisters (in-law); and friends. Beyond, she now reunites with her dear husband, Daniel, her mother and father Marcia and Robert Eagleson, her beloved older brother Wilbur, her stepfather Clyde Shields and friends and family. 

Alma was exceptional and passionate in her life as daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother, student and teacher. She grew up on her father’s farm in Warner, Alberta, loving nature, the animals and the flowers. Alma became an accomplished pianist studying with her much honored teacher, Beatrice Foster, of Lethbridge. She attended the University of Alberta where she was accompanist for the choir. During a school break, Dan Davies, from Hillspring, asked her to play the piano for him to sing in church. They fell in love and Dan proposed at the piano on Christmas Eve 1957. They married in June 1958 and made their home in Bow Island, then Lethbridge, and later moved their family to Magrath. Alma loved music and shared this passion with her husband who had a beautiful tenor voice. Together they performed for many weddings, funerals and other events at the request of friends and family. Just before her death, Alma received a certificate of recognition from the Alberta Registered Teachers’ Association for forty-five years of membership. She has touched the lives of hundreds of piano students. Despite life's challenges, including her disabled son, whom she devotedly cared for as long as she was physically able, Alma loved life and the people in her life. 

Friends may meet the family at Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, Alberta on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the Service Alma will be remembered and honored on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Magrath LDS Stake Center: 21 E 1st Ave S, Magrath, Alberta.  Alma’s body will be laid to rest beside her husband, Dan, at 2:30pm on April 18th in the Cardston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to the Lethbridge and Cardston Music festivals towards scholarship funds in Alma's name.  Friends are welcome to visit the families memorial site for Alma Davies at www.forevermissed.com.  E-mail your condolences to:  
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Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham of Legacy. Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd. P.O. Box 208 Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0 Phone (403) 653-3222 Fax (403) 653-3677 
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Posted by Watson Ririe on 1st May 2018
To a very elite lady, Alma. I have had such a love for you and miss our visits (visiting teaching), the wonderful talks we had and the great service you did. So compassionate and loving. It gave me a lot of joy when Watson and I provide your birthday dinner. When I gave you Christmas treats, you always said you'd share with Dale. I miss you but my memories of you will last forever.
Posted by Mary Davies on 11th April 2018
Dearest Mom... You are still missed very much by us all and like Dawn said, it is still so strange and sad to know we can't just pick up the phone to ask you a question or hear your voice. I sure do love you Mom.. Five years of life can teach a lot Mom, and I think it's given me just a little glimpse of how much your struggles and worries must have been throughout your life. Life without Dad, caring for Dale on your own, your worries and concerns for your family so far away. Someone once told me that there is only so much you can worry about and then you just have to leave it up to the universe to take care of the ones you love. I know your knees must have been raw from all the worry we put you through throughout the years. I wish you here to tell you how sorry I wasn't there more for you and how proud I am of you how you braved everything so gracefully. You were an amazing woman. Thank you for loving us kids Mom, Thank you for being such a beautiful person and example, and Thank you for being the best Mom and grandma ever. :-)
Posted by C D Davies on 11th April 2018
My dearest mother. It's still so hard to believe that I can't just pick up the phone to call you when I have a question or have great news to share or just because it's so wonderful to hear your voice. I love you so much, Mom. I found a little poem that partially expresses how I feel. I wish we were at the house to take care of your little flower heart, but it will always be in our hearts. If Roses Grow in Heaven By Dolores M. Garcia If roses grow in heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away.
Posted by Megan Fibke on 11th April 2017
Thinking of your children and grandchildren today! We all love Aunt Alma and Uncle Dan! Last year, for our choirs performances, we sang at the Calgary Tom Bakers Cancer Center where Aunt Alma stayed. For part of the decorations, we were all asked to frame a picture of someone who has touched us. I put up a picture of Aunt Alma and Uncle Dan together and it was special for me to remember them as I sang that day! Thank you for touching our lives!
Posted by Kathryn Davies-Ahmed on 1st May 2016
Dearest Mom, I think I think of you everyday. I also still have the urge to phone you on Sundays. Dale is doing really great...thanks to the supports you yourself set up for him. You were right, Clorinda is a good woman and her family is really special. Thats what you told me long ago. You loved the Kapcsos family and they have taken Dale under their wings and love him as one of their own. We love Dale and will see him when we can. SASH, the program you and Bernice Sillitoe and others set up many many years ago is running strong. Thanks for all you have done for each of us...we love you and honor you and Dad. Kathy
Posted by Dan Davies on 11th April 2016
Mom, you've been "gone" for three years and it seems like so much longer. I'm sure wherever you are, you are in some way helping others, and bringing sunshine into their lives. When I think about you, it makes be sad because I miss you, but it makes me happy and grateful to know how lucky I was to have an angel mother like you. I love you, mom. Thanks for everything! Danny
Posted by Dan Davies on 1st May 2015
Dear Mom, Today is your earthly birthday...an anomaly where you are now since we are eternal spirits with no beginning or end. But it was a blessed day when you came to earth 77 years ago and you lived an amazing life. You were an angel on earth...wonderful daughter, sister, MOTHER, wife and grandmother. I sure miss you. I often long to call you on the phone just to talk. You were always so loving and encouraging. I know you are in a wonderful place with Dad and that makes me happy. You deserve to be in joy and happiness. Happy Birthday, Mom. I sure love you!. Your son, Danny
Posted by Miles Davies on 13th April 2015
You have always been a kind soul. I hope that one day we can meet again.
Posted by Ted Anderson on 12th April 2015
We think of Alma and Dan often as we go through our daily lives. Hanna Ahmed has kept in touch with us so our memories of them stay alive. We appreciate the chance to tell you we love your family and pray the Lord will be with you all. Love Uncle Ted and Aunt Sara [Sally]
Posted by Lynn Tanner on 11th April 2015
Thinking of you today, Alma & remembering our wonderful visits. What a blessing to have been your Visiting Teacher for a short time. You were so talented & always so willing to share your beautiful music. I admired how dedicated you were to Dale. I am sure he misses you as do we all. Much love to your dear children on this very difficult day.
Posted by Jean Thomson on 11th April 2015
I don't know any one that has left such a impact as Alma has in our town. Just yesterday in my shop, a customer was talking about how much Alma had meant to her. She was such a sweet dear lady and she is very much missed by all. And I can't help but feel that she was needed on the other side for a very important position. Love to her and to all of you.
Posted by Lynn Tanner on 1st May 2014
Dear Alma: You are so loved & so missed. Your sweet smile, soft words, compassion & talents were such a blessing to so many, never to be forgotten.
Posted by Doris And Rick Gruninger on 11th April 2014
Dear Friends who are Alma's family, The greatest tribute that we can give to your mom & grandmother is by acknowledging the goodness of each of you. Your mom and dad taught you well and you have carried on those teachings in your own families, even in their absence.. I'm sure they're smiling when they watch over you..
Posted by John Hansen on 11th April 2014
I can't believe it's been a year since you left. I miss you so much and think about you all the time. I love you Grandma!
Posted by Marsha Haddock on 11th April 2014
I was just remembering the friendship & kindness you showed my mother, Alice Stevenson, while you lived in Magrath. Thank you so much for that & for the beautiful music at her Funeral Service. May your family be blessed with many beautiful memories of your life together.
Posted by Gail Harding on 18th May 2013
You are missed, so much, my dear friend. Our lives have touched often through the years. Each time, a refreshing reunion. This past period of time has be wonderful. Not only loving you, but getting to know your family, as family and friends. Your memory lives on in them. Your kindness and concern for others lives on in them. Parents wish for no more.
Posted by Dawn Davies on 12th May 2013
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. -Washington Irving
Posted by Scott Murray on 3rd May 2013
I cannot help but think of Aunt Alma without thinking of Uncle Dan, and the beautiful soothing music and voice that made so many people fell happy, at ease, God's Love and to be comforted when they need it most. I know that Heaven's music just got another performance that will bless the lives of those across the Veil. My prayers are with you all
Posted by Denise Anderson on 1st May 2013
My life has been profoundly influenced for good by your wonderful mother! I am deeply sorry for your loss. She was such a patient, kind and supportive teacher to me. As I play the organ tomorrow for Women's Conference in the Marriott Center at BYU, I will be playing for her. Denise (Norton) Anderson
Posted by Dan Davies on 1st May 2013
Happy birthday mom...you would have been 75 today. Even though we couldn't call you on the phone, your kids all skyped and sang happy birthday to you. We talked about the things we learned from you and the wonderful example you set for us. We sure miss you, thanks for being such a great mom and grandma to our kids, love you and happy birthday!
Posted by John Hansen on 30th April 2013
I miss you Grandma. It seems like everything happened so fast and I wish I could have just spent more time with you. You will always be in my heart and I will never forget all the good times I have had with you. I'm so glad that Marcia and I were able to make trips up to Canada in the summers to visit. I love you.
Posted by Kathryn Davies-Ahmed on 21st April 2013
I sure miss you Mom. Each day is a longer time since I ve seen you and it hurts We all wish we had just more time with you. You mean so much to us. Your family.
Posted by Frank Davies on 18th April 2013
Alma: Gifted, yet unassuming; talented, yet humble and helpful. The best friend a sister-in-law could have. I love you, Alma, and I love your family. Thankyou for accepting me into your circle of love. Thanks for bringing Dale to our reunion in Spruce Grove. It was an honor to have you. As usual, you saved our musical tribute in church that Sunday. Love Fay
Posted by Frank Davies on 18th April 2013
Alma Davies, This beautful lady has always treated me with kindness and repect, and been interested in what I was doing. She has always encouraged me in developing music in my life. She has always been a friend. Thank you Alma for being a sister to me. Thank you Alma for your love and devotion to my brother. He was a good man but with your encouragement and support he was a better one.
Posted by Betty Jo Radley on 17th April 2013
Alma was an inspiring dedicated teacher who will be missed at the music teachers' meetings and recitals in Lethbridge. She was commited to her beliefs and a good example for all of us . My sympathy to the family.
Posted by Cindy Phillip on 15th April 2013
Our thoughts are with your family thru this emotional time. May your mother, aunt, grandmother rest in peace. Cindy and Ron with the staff at Dan's clinic in Tsawwassen
Posted by Susie Allred on 15th April 2013
Our condolences to the entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May you have comfort in knowing that she loved and treasured her children, her church, her life. She will be welcomed with open arms by an extended family and will be watching over you until that time that you meet her again.
Posted by Kathy Harker on 14th April 2013
Although Alma is now having great reunions in Heaven, she will ever be remembered here in our hearts. Alma was my favorite person to accompany my singing and she has left a legacy behind that will not be forgotten - so gentle, so patient, so loving, so unselfish, a beautiful daughter of God.
Posted by Wendy Durieux on 14th April 2013
My heart is so full right now. I am so grateful for all the wonderful years I had getting to know you as you patiently taught me piano lessons. Music has been such a joy in my life. I have tried to pass that legacy on to all my students. I am so glad that you have found the peace that you deserve. Say hi to Uncle Dan and Grandma and Grandpa for me. Love you lots.
Posted by Joan Milton on 13th April 2013
It was my privilege to have met Alma through membership as a Registered Music Teacher with the Lethbridge Branch of ARMTA, (Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Association). Alma shared her love of music and teaching with so many. We shall miss your gentle presence Alma. Sincere condolences to the Davies family.
Posted by Jay Horvath on 13th April 2013
I had the chance to meet Alma a couple times on her visits to Phoenix. I remember how there was such an aura of love and a strong sense of peace and contentment that surrounded her whenever she was around. I know she is deeply loved and will be missed so much by her friends and family. My wishes of sympathy to all her family and friends.
Posted by Michelle Martens on 12th April 2013
Dear Aunt Alma, I will always remember your beautiful smile and kind words. God Bless. Thank you for sharing the wonderful stories and photos very nice to be able to see them all. Wilbur & Ev Eagleson (grandaughter)
Posted by Helen Bengtson on 12th April 2013
Dear Davies family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Anise Ahmed on 12th April 2013
I miss you..I can't believe you are gone. i remember all your many driving days just to see your children and your grand kids. Dan once told me that was the best Christmas gift he could give you .. a chance for you to see your kids.My younger brother told me he met you only once but he felt like he had always known you. That's how you made people feel..loved
Posted by Linda McKinstry on 12th April 2013
I would like to tell all of Alma's family how sorry I am for your loss.
Posted by Noel & Chris Hillmer on 11th April 2013
Dear Aunt Alma, You always had a special way of welcoming everyone. Your gentle spirit uplifted all you came into contact with. The music you shared with others was a gift you gave from the heart. Thank-you for sharing it with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Robert Davies on 11th April 2013
Dear Aunt Alma and my cousins: Well I should know better than to look through this at work. It's been very touching to see the pictures and stories and I had to shut my door so people wouldn't wonder why I was crying. This brings back many fond memories from my childhood from riding horses, floating down the river, to trying to milk Uncle Dan's cows. Sending good thoughts & wishes!
Posted by Denise Robertson on 11th April 2013
Dear Aunt Alma, What a joyous reunion was had this morning in heaven. I would love to have been there to see as Uncle Dan escorted you past all the friends and relatives to a wonderful homecoming celebration.I am truly grateful to have had you in my life. Your life of service to your family,friends and community was such a great example to me. You are one of my heroes and forever loved.
Posted by Sophia Ahmed on 11th April 2013
Grandma, you are such a lovely lady and a role model to us all. She was one of those grandmas who understands everyone,thought of others before herself and always wants to help, make you little treats, and puzzles to learn the notes on the piano better, and always had a smile on, no matter what. I want to be like her when i grow up.She really touched my life.
Posted by Lynlee Lusk on 11th April 2013
From the moment that I met you years ago, I knew instantly that you are a special lady. Your love for your family is evident. Your daughter, Kathy, is one of my dearest friends. She always has a kind and encouraging words to say at just the right time. She emulates your loving traits as she works diligently to raise her children in the Gospel. You have done well in the Lord's eyes.
Posted by Rehanna Ahmed on 10th April 2013
My dear Grandma - You are incredibly special and important to me. You have given so much to my childhood, my present, and my future. You have always been the greatest example of love, patience, and genuine care for others - you give so much because you care so much. I am so very lucky and grateful to have YOU as my grandmother. I love you, grandma. ♥ Te amo.
Posted by Sharon Hatch on 10th April 2013
Dear Alma, Our family have been so blessed by you & your family. You are such a marvelous caring woman that goes out of your way for others (& us) to feel loved by all your family. I appreciate the lasting friendships you have helped create between Julie & Marcia/Justin & Johnny. You live your testimony and we honor you as our true friend.
Posted by Charlotte Webster on 10th April 2013
Dear Alma - it is impossible to list all the wonderful opportunities our family has experienced through your wonderful talent. Our children and grandchildren have sat at the piano beside you and have been touched by your beautiful spirit as you taught them.. I am grateful for the years I was able to share in Dale's life and feel his special spirit. We love you.
Posted by Harold And Lori Murray on 10th April 2013
Dear Aunt Alma, So sorry to hear you are not well. What a long struggle you have had! Your family is so wonderful as they have all gathered around you in Love! You are a talented lady and are leaving a wonderful and lasting legacy! You are loved by many! Our prayers are with you and your family! We love you! Harold and Lori Murray and family
Posted by Camilla Hubbard on 10th April 2013
Alma, we can never express enough in words how much we love and appreciate you. You have inspired our children to greatness in more than just music. Your loving spirit has blessed our lives throughout the last 8 years that we have lived here and known you. Thank you so much for loving our children, taking extra time with them & taking an interest in their lives & inspiring greatness.
Posted by Gina Jackson on 10th April 2013
Dear Alma, I wish that life was easier sometimes! Bless your heart you are one of the most compassionate and kind person that I have ever met. I am so grateful that my family and I have had the opportunity to be influenced by your example and goodness. Thank you for your love of music and for sharing your talent and time so readily. Our Prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Margaret Hansen on 10th April 2013
From the moment we met you when Chad and Mary got married, we recognized your testimony, your strength and your unconditional love. You have taken such wonderful care of Dale and we know you know that someday your family will all be reunited and whole once again. Our love and prayers are with you, Lee and Margaret
Posted by Tracy Crawford on 10th April 2013
Alma - I don't know you, but I know Mary well and have met Dawn. You raised amazing women and gave them the courage and strength they need to face this life!
Posted by Susie Allred on 9th April 2013
Dear Alma, I'm sorry to hear of your struggles in health, glad that you have such amazing children that are there for you. I've heard stories about you through Mary, and the love that she holds for you is endearing, and makes me love you too. God bless you and watch over you. xo
Posted by Carrel Wolsey on 9th April 2013
Dear Alma I remember years ago when you and Dan first introduced the reel to reel recording machine to John and me. I remember you would stop in and see us on your way to Lethbridge occasionally. I was so impressed with Dan's beautiful tenor voice. I was also aware of your talent when you were young and admired you so much and still do.

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