- 74 years old
- Date of birth: May 1, 1938
- Place of birth:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Date of passing: Apr 11, 2013
- Place of passing:
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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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..
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Children of Alma Davies (Mary, Dale, Dan, Kathy, Dawn)
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:
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
"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!"
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.
"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!
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"
"You have always been a kind soul. I hope that one day we can meet again."
"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]"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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.."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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!"
"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."
"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.
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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)"
"Dear Davies family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers."
"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"
"I would like to tell all of Alma's family how sorry I am for your loss."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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!"
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"
"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."
"Dear Alma, What an example you have been of Christ-like love & service in this community. We were truly honoured to have you play at our granddaughter Jorden's funeral....your musical talent displays the patience, faith, love, kindness & service you have so fully done all your life. You are truly an amazing lady & our love & prayers are with you."
"Alma, what a dear,kind person you are. Over the years you have always been a great example to my family...of courage and devotion. And your wonderful talents have blessed many lives. Thank you for teaching Natalie piano, and instilling in her a love of music that will last forever.And your loving way of caring for those with disabilities has helped me in so many ways. Thank you,dear Alma."
"Dawn! This is SO thoughtful of you! What wonderful cousins I have! And I bet this is Aunt Alma playing on the piano! Randy and I will always remember Aunt Alma and Uncle Dan who came all the way in the middle of winter to come to our wedding reception and play for us! Uncle Dan sang: I can't help falling in love with you. Dale and Alma came to our daughters wed/rec too! We love you!"
"Alma was and will always be my piano teacher who I adore and love. She was the kindest lady I've ever known. I could have not even been half as good or even stayed in piano if it wasn't for her. She is an amazing lady and one of the best people I will have known in my life. I will miss her so much when she leaves. I'm so glad I had the privilege of knowing her."
"My thoughts of Alma have drawn me to Proverbs 31 where it tells us about a virtuous woman - a fitting description of our dear Alma. Such a blessing you have been to our family - to Amelia. Wonderful memories I too have, of serving with you in the Primary. "When Joseph Went to Bethlehem". I will always remember when you accompanied Dan as he sang it for us. So beautiful. Our love to you."
I loved listening to you play in Primary and want you to know that we miss you and Dale. Sister DeMaere has been helping us out. You are a wonderful and loving example to me. Your dedication to Dale, your music, your patience and kindness, the service given. Awesome!! Take care! You are in my prayers and I love you. Wendy"
"and Shauna and Adrien ..
Dear Alma, We Love You! You are an amazing person and we feel so sad that you are going through this trial. You have given countless hours of service to others so it is not surprising that there are so many people who want to wish you well at this very difficult time in your life. We are thinking of you!"
"I have a great love of music because of your sweet,kind spirit. I appreciate your keeping me connected to friends we share. Your concern for others has given me the courage to share kindness wherever I go(: I feel it a great privilege to know you(:"
"Dear Alma, You have impacted my life and my kids lives profoundly. You are a role model for me on how to gracefully care for a child with disabilities with love and without complaint. Thank you also for loving my kids through their piano experience.
What joy soon awaits you as you reunite with Dan and are embraced in the arms of your saviour who loves you!"
"Hi Grandma. I love being able to hear the music playing on this site. Every once in a while you can hear the page turn. It is so easy to see you right there, playing. I sure love you Grandma."
"Dear Alma, Our first recollection of you and Dan when we moved to Magrath was the many times you played for funerals and Dan sang 'Going Home'. It was so beautiful. Jack has pictures of you and Dan when you were dating- taken at a Bowling Alley In Lethbrige. What a handsome couple.We admire you so much for the endless hours of service you have given our community"
"Hi Alma, As I have watched and admired you over the years I have always been so impressed with the light of Jesus Christ that shines through your eyes. I have admired your patience, kind ways, beautiful talents and gifts. Your example has changed who I am and I want to thank you so very much. I love you Linda"
I enjoy visiting with you and getting to know your grandchildren, they are delightful. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
"Dearest Alma: You are one of the sweetest people I know. Your kindness to me and my family over these years have been so wonderful. Our many chats about life and family were so fun. I have never heard you say an unkind thing about anyone. You are truly an elect lady and I am privileged to know you and be your friend."
"Dear Alma, Thank you for the love and thoughtfulness you have always shown me and my family. I will always remember how you came to our door with those cute Valentine's cupcakes when I was so sick. I am so grateful for our years in choir together. You are so patient. As I play for Primary every Sunday I think about your sweet testimony and love for the children. We miss you and love you!"
"Dear Alma, Thank you for your warmth and acceptance of me as a new Magrathite and Ward family member; and doing so in your own quiet and sincere way. You have shown so much concern and sympathy to myself and others, even at a time when it could have been yours alone to receive. Oh how much more I have enjoyed the choir while having your accompanied talent. All my love."
"Alma: you are an Elite Lady & we love you very much. Thank you for being the best VT companion I've had in many years. You've always been such an outstanding example to me & our family. I have learned so much from you: Patience, love ,your great example of service. We love your musical talents & the beautiful way you shared them. You are so truly Christ like. I love you Alma. Barbara"
"Dear Alma, I too cherish the memories I have of camping together in Waterton and being part of many of the family reunions in the last decade. You have five incredible children and each of them is a testament of what a wonderful mother and person you are. You are truly loved. Thank you for everything you are. You have truly lived a life that you and all of us can be proud of."
"Dear Alma: You are a very special lady. Our family is so blessed to have known you and to feel of your love. Thankyou for blessing our lives with your musical talents . You are certainly a great example of how to live our lives. We love you. What a grand lady! May the Lord bless you at this time and may cherished memories continue to be a blessing to you"
"Alma, thank you for being you! You have been a wonderful example of endurance and patience to Rod and I as we have watched you over the years. We will be forever grateful for your example of service to this community. Thank you again for being you!"
"Dear Mom, how beautiful you are to me. Your sweet smile you always share with anyone who helps you, your concern for everyone else, even as you go through everything you have, in the forefront of your mind. No one has loved as patiently as you have. Marcia, John, and I love you so much. I'm seeing you sitting with Dad on a front porch stair soon Mom, his arm around you. It comforts me."
"You were one of the first people I got to know when we came to Magrath. We visit taught together & it was wonderful going with you & getting to know you. Thank you for teaching all 4 of our kids piano. They all have a love for music & I attribute much of that to you. I have never known a kinder, more gentle person. Thank you for your influence for good in our lives. We love you Alma!"
"Dear Alma-just want you to know it was a pleasant and fun experience being your visiting teacher.Ialso have been impressed by your daughter Dawn and your two grandkids Hawna and Chris. They are great people and so likeable. I am so sad about what has happened to you and Bryon and I hope for the best for you until we meet again."
"I can not help but think that 'you' are the lit candle on this earth. God put you here to light up the hearts of all that know you, you have done a wonderful job fullfilling His wish!
I wanted to spend more time with you than I did. Kathy loved it when you came to visit her. Know that my prayers are with you and your loving family."
"Dear MOM. Thank you for always being my Mom, my caregiver, my advocate, and my best friend . Thank you for being patient with me in all my special ways and loving me unconditionally. You always see me as I really am, and as I will be someday. I will miss you but there are people who will help me and love me. With love, your son who always stayed by your side......Love you MOM Dale"
"Alma, I have not met you face to face but I feel that we have and plan on seeing you soon. My name is Dave Latter and I am in love with your entire family, especially Mary, who is the love of my life! I am so inspired of your strength and look forward to seeing you soon! Lats"
I want you to know how much respect I have for you. You are an example of steadfastness both in the gospel and also to everyone around you. I have always admired you for your selfless service and for your beautiful talent of music that you have always so willingly shared with all of us. We love and pray for you and your family."
"Dear Alma, Lore certainly enjoyed the visit from Dale and your Grandkids. They are beautiful children and so thoughtful and kind to visit. I think that is because they have a kind and thoughtful mother, but then Kathy had an awesome example in her mother. We miss you. We love you. You are in our prayers. Lore and Barbara"
"Hello Alma: this is Susan Baril . I want to tell you of my love and admiration for you as your children's angel mother. You are certainly the greatest example of true charity for all of us who know you and love you. Our lives are eternally blessed because we know you and you have touched each of us in your own sweet and patient way. WE LOVE YOU ALMA , Susan, Gerry Baril & Family"
I just want you know how much you are missed. Our ward is not the same without you and Dale. You have been such an example of faith, patience & strength to me through the years. My prayers have been and continue to be with you and your family. May the Lord strengthen all of you through this very difficult time."
"Dear Alma, its so hard to express my feelings for what you are going through right now. I've admired your strength and kindness and your talent for music. I'm grateful to have been y
our visiting teacher for a few months and got to know you a bit more. Brent and I have you in our thoughts and pray that you will be comforted and at peace. love Brent and Bonnie"
"MOM and Grandma .. you know we all love you and we all know you love us! We cherish every moment we spend with you!! You love so much, in so many ways. You have great faith and devotion to God. You are a truely beautiful person. You chose to focus on the good in life. You cheered our hearts and created beauty. We love you so so much!!! Thank you Kathy , Chris, James,Hanna, Sophia"
"Dear Alma, our hearts are full of love and gratitude for you, you are an example to all of us. Jerry and I cherish the times with you and ward choir. Those memories will never fade. You will be with us forever."
"I have a heart full of love for you - a living example of Christlike living and serving and loving. Each time I have had the opportunity to see you, I always leave and wish to be more like you. Heaven will only be better upon your arrival. Thinking of you with great love."
"Dear Alma, Thank you for your example of never ending selfless
service, especially to Dale and to those you have blessed as you
shared your love of/musical talents for music. Jake and Tigger are OK
and they are enjoying springtime.We love you. Gruningers"
I too am writing this through tears. I have so many wonderful childhood memories thanks to you! You have given me the joy of music that I now share with my kids!
You have always been so loving and caring....traits of a Mother that I strive to follow!
God Bless You!"
"Dearest Alma: Thank you forever for all you have done and all that you are. We love you. The Leishman Family"
"I am sorry to hear of your lost. I understand that at times like these it is hard to find comfort. But there is one place where I have always found words that have helped. The Bible promises at John 5:28 that in a little while longer there will be a resurrection of our love ones. I hope this helps you find comfort as it has helped me."
"Aunt Alma was my piano teacher and an example to all of us in patience, service and positive attitude. The world is a better place for having people like her in it."
"Beautiful music. Such talent! I am Roger Davies' daughter so hearing the piano being played reminds me of that side of the family. I could sit and listen to the piano being played all day long. Family is important and such a blessing in our lives. Sending love and well wishes!"
"Dear Dear Alma
I am weeping while I write this. You have always been a star in my sky. I wanted so much to have Dan sing at My daughter Megan's wedding. You, Dan and Dale came from Magrath to Edmonton In February. Dan sang I can't helping falling in love. It was beautiful and it was your influence that helped make Dan what he was."
"Since I tend to be a bit wordy, I have to put my tribute I'm the stories section.
You will always be a positive influence in my life, as I know you will in Marcia and John's."
You sure are an amazing person! Anyone who can put up with teaching me in piano is a saint. I appreciated all your patience and your love now in the family. You are such a strong and caring example that I will always look up to!"
What a blessing to have such a wonderful mother. You have been the nurturing power in my growing up years and throughout my life. What a wonderful example of Christlike living and service you are. God could not be everywhere so he created mothers...and you are a confirmation of this. Love you, God bless you."
"My dear friend; I love you and miss you. I want you to know how special you are to me. I cherish all our memories together. I know you are and have always been an angel in my eyes. I don't know anyone as loving, patient, and constant as you are and have been to me and my little family. We are sending a Great Big Hug from the Sherman's right now,can you feel it? I love you!"
"Dear Alma, I think besides your patience dragging me through my scary grade ten piano exam ordeal and blessing my musical life so much you taught me most with your example of constant unfailing care for Dale through his life. Your love and caring for all of us along with your example this year taught me so much. Thanks for teaching my children. You are one of my choicest examples!"
"Dear Alma, So sorry to hear about your change in health. You & your
family are in our thoughts & prayers. Today is Easter Sunday-a day
to celebrate the Savior's resurrection, as well as our own in the future.
Spring time brings with it a hope of renewal for us too."
"My dearest Mother whom I cherish with all my heart. Hopefully, you will have a chance to read some of these messages and know just how much we love you and care about you.
Mom, you have always been there for me no matter what happened. You have remembered every birthday and every holiday. You have given so much to me and to anyone who has had the privilege of knowing you"
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