Alma Jean Wright, August 4, 1916 — June 24, 2003
Alma Jean Wright (Gruer) passed away in Clearwater at the age of 86 years.
She was born in Bladworth Saskatchewan on Aug. 4, 1916 and she moved with her parents to Kelowna in 1937. She married Maurice in 1943 in Kelowna, where both children were born. They moved to Silverton in 1951 where they remained until 2001, at which time they moved to Clearwater.
Alma is survived by her husband Maurice, her sister Edna Hill, son Lorne (Joanne), daughter Donna (Charlie) Cox and grandchildren Donald, Peter, Karen, Brian, and Eric.
Alma lived an active life, herding cattle on horseback, playing baseball, skiing and swimming. Her many jobs included being a wonderful mother and grandmother, working as a maid, store clerk, janitor and Postmaster of the Silverton Post Office. She was a lifelong member of the United Church and served her community as a volunteer in many ways.
Thank you to the wonderful nurses, doctors and staff at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital for the care and compassion shown to mom and her family during her many visits.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at the United Church in Clearwater, Rev. Karen Medland officiating. Tea will follow at the Evergreen Acres Seniors hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Dr. Helmcken Hospital or to Evergreen Acres.