Alice Johanna McCrimmon (nee Dickhoff) of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2006 at the age of 87 years.
Alice was born in Bruno, Saskatchewan; the daughter of William and Catherine Dickoff. She married Donald Ellis McCrimmon of Eston, Saskatchewan on June 16th, 1940. Alice lived in Saskatchewan most of her life enjoying many years in the hotel and real estate businesses. Her real estate career began in 1959 and was spent with Trotter & Company, Campbell & Haliburton, Universal Realty Ltd. and Royal Trust; all located in Saskatoon. Following her retirement in 1977, Alice and Don spent many enjoyable days on the roads of Western Canada in their motor home and were active members of the Wandering Wheels Motor Home Club. Many summers were spent playing ‘Uno’ and fishing at the lake with her grandkids. Also in retirement, she was a founding member of the Saskatoon Seniors Cultural & Creative Studies Inc. with the University of Saskatchewan. In 1993, Alice moved to Calgary to be closer to her family and spent the last seven years of her life at the Royal Park Retirement Residence. She was a survivor of multiple bouts of cancer and was an example of strength and spirit in dealing with each episode of her illness. She will be remembered for her wit, many friends, knowledge and interests. Her family will also humorously remember her unwavering loyalty to Readers Digest.
Alice is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws Rod and Mary of Sherwood Park, AB, and Dan and Kathy of Vancouver, B.C.; daughter Donna (Michael Okrusko) of Calgary; and grandchildren, Cheryl (Grant), Jason (Jennifer), David and Jennifer. She was predeceased by her husband in 1986; and was the last surviving sibling of her seven brothers and sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 56 and palliative care (Unit 59) of the Rockyview General Hospital for their caring and kindness during this difficult time.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at a later date at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, SASK. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. or to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation of Alberta/NWT Chapter, #430, 1324 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5S8 Telephone: (403) 209 – 2233.
In living memory of Alice McCrimmon, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences