Vivian TURNER

TURNER Vivian Irene (Specht) Sept. 5, 1931 – Jan. 8, 2008 Born in Brighton Digby County, Nova Scotia, Vivian passed away suddenly at the Rockyview General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Lena (Tibbitts) Specht. Since moving to Alberta, she became introduced to the ranch life (sort of). She loved riding horses and going on cattle drives in Turner Valley on the Sylvester Ranch. One daughter still carries this on with her own horses and her daughter Samantha Mum. Vivian moved to Sundre in 1977. She worked at the new hotel and at the Sun Plaza Motel. She loved Bingo and could watch curling and poker at all hours of the day and night. She missed her Atlantic home but also loved Alberta. She did get to make a couple of trips to visit and have her lobster, which she totally enjoyed. She was a very giving person. If she could help, she would be there or even to just listen. She is survived by her sons: Vernon (Connie) Turner, Calgary; Glen Turner, Calgary; Kevin (Sherry) Turner, Langdon; daughters: Lorna Cawthorne (Turner), Olds; Bonita Turner, Sundre, Corinne (Danny) Riches, Calgary; Cheryl Kirchner (Turner), Leduc; and Darlene Turner, Sundre; also grandchildren: Charlene, Darrell, Rachel, Derek, Kody, Mitchell, Brett, Jordan, Melissa, Kiri, D.J., Kyla, Tristen, Brandon, Cailynn, Christopher, Samantha and numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews to mention except for two nieces and a nephew she was especially fond of as they were of her. They are Dale Specht, Red Deer, Deborah Rose (Wes) Dickison (Specht), Cloverdale and Victoria Mae Doll (Specht), Red Deer. Survived also by sisters Louise Titus, Nova Scotia; Marjorie (Joe) Barkhouse, Nova Scotia; Verna Taylor, Markerville, AB; brothers: Henry Specht, Ontario; and Louis Specht, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by son David and daughter Alanna and sisters: Lois Coolen, Elsie Barkhouse and brothers Alton, Clyde Jr., and Frederick in infancy. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.


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