Frankie ALBERS



1920 – 2014

Frankie Albers of Lacombe, Alberta passed away peacefully at Heartland Manor on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Frankie was born in Strathmore, Alberta, and raised by her parents William Thomas and Cynthia Elsie Caine on the family farm near Gull Lake. She attended Normal School and pursued a life-long career in teaching in Central Alberta, mainly in the Lacombe Elementary School system. She is fondly remembered by many generations as an inspiring teacher, as well as an enthusiastic choir leader, and over the years remained a steadfast presence at the annual Rotary Carol Festivals. Frankie also played in bands over the years, including the Lacombe Lions Community Band. She was an active member of the St Stephen’s Parish Church across five decades, as organist and committee member. Frankie is predeceased by her husband, Gordon Albers, and will be dearly missed by her five surviving children and spouses, Bill and Peg Sutton, Ro (Rose Marie) Caine, Wes and Jeanette Albers, Warren Albers and Chris Neave, and Denise and Bob Laurin, as well as seven grandchildren, Bill Sutton Jr, Jason Fairlie, Jerrett Fairlie, Vanessa Albers, Myles Albers, Corey Laurin and Ryan Laurin. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21 at 7:00 Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 – Highway 2A, Lacombe, AB. A funeral service will be held at St Stephen’s Parish Church, 5128 – 53 Street, Lacombe, AB on Tuesday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Frankie’s memory can be made to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society Box 5576, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1X2 or Lacombe & District Music Festival Box 5268, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1W9. Condolences may be made by visiting



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