Gertrude POWELL

POWELL Gertrude (Totty) (nee Reay) Totty Powell passed away peacefully at NorthCott Care Centre, Ponoka on August 10, 2009 at the age of 93. Totty was born, December 6, 1915 and was raised in the Valley Centre District where she also attended school. Totty married Stan Powell January 5, 1937. They farmed in the Hillsdown District until 1994. Totty was predeceased by her husband, Stan in December 1994, her son, Dennis in May 2004 and her daughter in law, Beverley in August 2009. She was also predeceased by her parents Christopher and Gertrude Reay, five brothers; Charlie, Christopher, Wes, Milton, Ronald and four sisters; Hazel, Emily, Jennie and Nettie. Totty is survived by her sister, Violet Stannard of Calgary, grandchildren Carla Powell and Tim (Leanne) Powell and two great grandchildren, Addison & Kayden Powell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Totty's interests included curling, camping, singing, gardening, wildlife, vacations and she was an avid arm chair sports fan when it came to baseball, football and hockey. Totty enjoyed oil painting and water colours, cross stitch and embroidery. She also liked baking and preparing good meals for everyone. She was a charter member of the Hillsdown Womens Institute and was a leader for Canadian Girls in Training (C.G.T.I.). A Memorial Service will be held at the Willow Valley Presbyterian Church (26016 Hwy 595, Valley Centre) on Saturday August 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm with Mrs. Ruth Ann Sigurdson presiding. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territory, 104, 4805 – 48 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T2 or Northcott Care Centre, 4209 – 48 Ave, Ponoka, AB T4J 1P4. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES Unit 1, 6828 – 50 Avenue Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5G1 403-341-5181 entrusted with arrangements.

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