Sept. 19, 1919 – Nov. 2, 2006
Alma lived her life with much joy and a deep faith in God. She loved meeting people and would invariably strike up a conversation with someone and end up making a new friend. During her working years, Alma held a variety of positions that she approached with her usual enthusiasm and energy. From driving a milk delivery truck during the war years, to working as a dental assistant and operating a motel, all her work involved her first love – meeting people.
Alma was born in Manitoba, grew up in Wadena, Saskatchewan, married in Prince Rupert, BC and then lived with her husband, Howard in Terrace, Langley and Kamloops. Several years after Howard’s death, Alma moved to Abbotsford to be near her family and in 2001 she moved into the Tabor Home.
Alma was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Howard Cecil (1991), her sisters Sylvia Suttle, Mabel MacPherson and Olga Patrick, as well as her brothers Mac Scramstad and Sig Scramstad.
Alma will be deeply missed by her son Terry (Marj), Abbotsford; daughter, Laurie (Ben) Minuk, Penticton, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Many people have been touched by her kind and gentle spirit and will remember her with love.
Thank you to Dr. Pauls for his kind services and to the staff at Tabor Home who have been her extended “family” over her last five years and who have treated her with loving kindness and respect.
A celebration of Alma’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 7 at 2:00 pm at the Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church, 33218 Marshall Road. The service will be followed by a reception at the church.
Donations in Alma’s memory can be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, 4316- 10th St. N. E., Calgary, Ab. T2E 6K3 or to the Alzheimer’s Society of B. C., 300-828 West 8Th Ave., Vancouver, B. C. V3Z 1E2.
Woodlawn Funeral Home