It is with great sadness that the family of Beth (Hohnstein) Walper announces her passing at Bethany CollegeSide on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Beth was born on January 28, 1924 in Norka, Russia and immigrated to Canada with her parents and sister, Mary, in 1927. The family settled in Duffield, Alberta, where her three brothers, Bill, Henry and Harry were born. Beth attended school in Duffield, then as a young adult moved to Alix, Alberta to work. While working at the Walper Restaurant in Alix she met her future husband, Hod Walper. They were married October 4th, 1945 and resided in Alix until moving to Lacombe in 2000. Beth enjoyed curling and gardening, and was a great cook. She won many ribbons and aggregate trophies at the Alix Fair over the years for her flowers, vegetables and baking. Hod and Beth raised five children in Alix and Beth is survived by her five children: Laverne (Marc) Gunderson, Murray (Brenda) Walper, Lorraine (Ken) Oliphant, Brenda Lowles and Byron Walper. Beth is also survived by eleven grand children, six great grand children, three brothers, one sister, three sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Beth was predeceased by her husband Hod in 2003 and an infant daughter, Yvonne. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel , 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe, Alberta. Donations may be made to the Alberta Alzheimer’s Society of Red Deer, #105, 4418-50 Ave., Red Deer, AB. T4N 3Z5. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM,
of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements.