WEISGERBER Pearl Dorothy January 20, 1918 – May 19, 2006 Pearl Dorothy Weisgerber was born in Beiseker, Alberta, on January 20, 1918. She died in Edmonton on Friday, May 19, 2006 at the age of 88 years. Her parents, Charles and Anna Weisgerber, were both born to German immigrants in the United States. Her maternal grandparents moved to Canada to homestead in Alberta early in the 20th Century; her father came to Beiseker from Washington State. Pearl was the second of three girls. Her older sister, Margaret Mills of Onoway, AB, died of leukemia in 1987. Her younger sister, Doris Rempel, formerly of Red Deer, is a resident of the Venta Care Centre, Edmonton, where Pearl resided until her final illness. Despite the hardships of the Great Depression, all three sisters graduated from high school and went into post- secondary education: Margaret to Teacher’s College; Pearl to Mount Royal College, where she received a medal for general proficiency and penmanship in the 1936-37 term; and Doris to Calgary’s Holy Cross Hospital for nursing. After graduating from Mount Royal, Pearl joined the Royal Bank of Canada, serving at various branches in Central Alberta. She was at the main branch in Calgary for several years before her retirement on April 29, 1977. One of her associates was fellow banker and noted Canadian artist John Snow. She stayed in Calgary for a few years, and then moved to Red Deer where she lived until 1999 when she and Doris moved to Edmonton. Pearl never married. Her only survivors are sister, Doris Rempel and her children Charlotte Braithwaite (Mike) of Edmonton and John Rempel of Greece. There will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place in the Park Memorial Crematorium. Pearl’s ashes will be scattered along the Red Deer River in a park where she loved to take long walks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences, visit PARK MEMORIAL Edmonton 426-0050 Family Owned Funeral Home, Crematorium, Reception Centre

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