August 12, 1926 – November 27, 2009
Pearl Halbert passed away peacefully in the company of family members, November 27, 2009 at Lacombe Community Health Centre. Pearl was born August 12, 1926 in Botha, Alberta and lived in various places in Alberta in her younger years. She married Jim Halbert January 15, 1944. They resided in Three Hills for a short period of time while Jim worked in the coal mine, prior to taking over the operation of the Halbert family coal mine east of Trochu. Pearl was a lifetime member Trochu Royal Purple as well as a member of the United Church Choir and was involved in various activities in Trochu over the years. Jim and Pearl moved to Calgary in 1965 after the coal mine closed: Pearl was employed as a receptionist for the Salvation Army for a few years. Jim retired and due to his failing health they moved to Lacombe in 1987 to be close to family members. Pearl was an excellent care giver, and fabulous cook, especially her fried chicken and chocolate chip cookies, loved her family dearly, and loved to entertain as her door was always open to family and friends. Pearl is survived by her daughter Eileen (Bill) Ward of Lacombe: Grandchildren Heather (Lorne) Rye of Lacombe: Leanna (Larry) Dziwenka and Robert Ward of Edmonton; Great Grandchildren Matthew Rye, Ashlyn Rye, Kyle Dziwenka and Tyson Dziwenka: sisters, Leona Gulseth, Myrna (Jack) Paul; Brothers, Larry (Linda) Sherman; Gordon Scheerschmidt, Bud Scheerschmidt; sister in law Lily Mulder, Aunt Erna Scheerschmidt as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband Jim, her parents and 5 brothers. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 2:00 at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, Highway 6120, Lacombe, AB. Donations may be made to the Lacombe Palliative Care Centre, Box 5576, Lacombe Alberta, T4L 1X2. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Halbert)WILSON’S FUNERAL
CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe & Rimbey in charge of arrangements.
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