FRAESS Elsie Elizabeth (Beth-Betty), Fraess succumbed to cancer at the Red Deer Hospice on Sept. 29, 2006, at the age of 93 years. Beth is survived by four children, William, Dorothy (Will), Ronald (Diane), Ray, and one brother, Les (Melba), and many grand and great grandchildren and other relatives. Beth was predeceased by her husband Alexander in 1963, daughters, Gertrude in 1935, Elsie in 1994, and Bernice in 2003, sisters Dora in 1964, Beatrice in 2004, and brothers, William in 1977, Fenwick in 1982, John in 2004, and great grandson, Clinton in 1997. Beth was born at Melville, Sask. on Dec. 26, 1912. Growing up on a farm Beth was no stranger to long hours of hard work and attained a great strength in body and mind that she exhibited along with independence and self-reliance for the rest of her life. Beth was a mother who loved her children more than anything else. Dancing was a great joy along with the love of nature, flowers and wildlife. Always one to help if she could, Beth wore out four cars over the years traveling to family and friends to help and visit. A memorial to Beth will be held on Oct. 22, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Birch Bay Ranch near Cooking Lake, east of Edmonton. In lieu of flowers or to honour Beth donations can be made to the Terry Fox Foundation or the Red Deer Hospice Society. Memorial details available at Eventide Funeral Chapels, Red Deer, 347-2222 or www.eventidefuneralchapels.com

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