In Loving Memory of
beloved wife of the late George Austin
beloved mom and grandma to
Linda, Myrtle, Murray and their families
September 1, 2020
Boissevain Health Centre
A private service will be
held at St. Paul’s United Church
Remember me with smiles and laughter,
for that’s the way I’ll remember you.
If you remember me with sorrow and tears,
then don’t remember me at all.
Donations in memory of Alice may be made
to St. Paul’s United Church,
Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0
or charity of one’s choice.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Alice Evelyn Austin on September 1, 2020 at Boissevain Hospital.
Alice Evelyn Harper was born April 22, 1925 to John and Edna Harper. Alice attended Fairburn School and later Boissevain Homemaking School. She was employed in the Regent District as Domestic Help. It was there that Alice met George Austin. George and Alice were married December 10, 1947 at Alice’s Father’s farm at 29-2-19, RM of Morton. From this union, there were three children, Linda, Myrtle, and Murray. George and Alice farmed in the Regent District at 10-4-21, RM of Morton from 1947 to 1976 where they then retired to Boissevain. Alice worked right along with George those years. She also held various jobs, one being the first female driver of a 54-passenger school bus in the Turtle Mountain School Division. Alice worked for Houston’s Drug store until her retirement in 1990.
Alice enjoyed travelling to various destinations. She visited New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia, Minnesota, Germany, Switzerland, and France. Her hobbies were quilting, knitting, and gardening. She enjoyed playing cards, watching curling, and was and avid Blue-Jays Baseball fan. Alice was a proud Grandma and Great-Grandma. She enjoyed many hours having fun with the kids, from playing floor hockey in the kitchen, to building forts and playing barbie dolls in the tent in her huge backyard. An annual event for Alice and family was climbing the Turtles Back Mountain at Lake William.
Alice was pre-deceased by her husband George, parents John and Edna Harper, sisters Catherine (Charles) and Marion (Ernest)(Bill), as well as George’s eight siblings. Left to cherish her memory are brother Ted (Susan) Harper; daughter Linda Austin, grandson Lincoln (Michelle) Rodericks, great grandchildren Brandall, Malcolm and Eleanor; daughter Myrtle (Murrayglenn) Dalrymple, granddaughter Robin (Aaron) Grypma, great grandsons Byron and Felix; granddaughter Sheena (Kevin) Wock, great grandsons Theo, Ollie, Wilder and Anderson; son Murray (Brenda) Austin, grandsons Lance (Nicola) and Chase; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
“The goodness of a home is not dependent on wealth, spaciousness, beauty, or luxury. Everything depends on the Mother.”
We will miss you Mom and so will all those whose lives you have touched.
Donations in memory of Alice may be made to St. Paul’s United Church - Boissevain, MB. R0K 0E0 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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