Ivy FLETCHER

FLETCHER Ivy May Allison March 28, 1924 – Feb. 8, 2009 Born at home, in Piapot, Saskatchewan, Ivy was a child of the Great Depression. She learned at an early age how to have fun with very little money. Given 2 choices after High School she chose to train as a nurse rather than join the Army. She married one of her patients, Flight Officer Bob Fletcher on September 2, 1950. Thus began a wonderful adventure. This adventure included moving to the U.S. (twice), living in the North, raising 6 children, and managing a slim budget for many years while Bob attended University. Mom delivered babies at Chicago General Hospital while Bob completed his Aeronautical Engineering degree, and started raising her own babies while Bob received his MD degree. Bob and Ivy moved their family from Saskatchewan to Minnesota when he graduated in 1962. With no end to the war in Viet Nam in sight, and with 4 boys, Mom and Dad moved the family back to Canada as their Centennial Project. The family has lived in Lacombe since then, where Bob practiced family medicine until he retired in 1994. Mom was happiest creating a home for her family. She had many wonderful girlfriends, enjoyed giving life to her artistic talents, playing bridge and golf and lending her support to community projects. She leaves her loving husband Bob, 6 children and 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other assorted relatives. Ivy was predeceased by her 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Please join us to celebrate her life at St. Andrew's United Church on Thursday the 19th of February, at 2:00 pm. Tea will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be given to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society, Box 5576, Lacombe, AB T4L 1X2.


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