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BEERE – Alice (nee Gibbons)

November 10, 1920 – September 27, 2009

Alice Beere (nee Gibbons), cherished mother, aunt, and friend, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the age of 88 years.

Alice’s strong character was forged on a prairie homestead near Hodgeville, Saskatchewan. Independent, astute, and determined, she strived for excellence. The Great Depression taught her many lessons of good management, sharing, and compassion. Alice worked hard, but she also loved to have fun and often danced the night away with her sister and friends at the Army and Navy Club. Colour delighted her both in the garden and in fashion, and she was a bright, multi-faceted individual who could turn a phrase just so! Alice worked in catalogue telephone sales at Sears for many years and volunteered for the very first Terry Fox telethon quickly organized to help Terry reach his million-dollar goal. Throughout her life, Alice’s quiet generosity made a difference to many individuals in need that she met along the way.

Alice is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Peggy Jean; niece, Sharon and family (Maurice, Mark, Alan); “grandchildren of the heart,” Kaede and Kenji; and her dear, loyal friend, Gordon. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Norrie; sister, Phyllis; brother, Leonard; and companion, Bill.

A Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Alice’s home. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Alice Beere, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Gordon Ashley-Smith :

    Dear Peggy, So sorry to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. I’m in Chester now and received an email from Laurie who saw the notice in the Herald. I will be thinking of you all Saturday. Sorry I can’t be there.
    Love, Gordon

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  2. Olive Ewert & Peggy Edmonds :

    Peggy & Sharon,
    We were sorry to hear of your Mom’s (Aunt’s) passing. Losing someone special leaves such a hollow place in your heart, but as the days go on may you find peace and joy in the special times shared together. You and your family will be in our prayers.
    Best regards, Peggy

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  3. Dudley Gordon :

    To All the family, Friends and loved ones of my Auntie Alice,
    may all of you have peace and comfort at thi time, and may you all share the precious memories of a wonderful woman.
    My family cherishes the small but valued time we got to share with this gentle kind humerous woman, I and my children will remember.

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