Alma Valeta Akinlami


On Wednesday, February 21 Alma was peacefully called home to rest at age 91 years.

Alma made a commitment to serve God at Gospel Meetings she attended in 1966, and often spoke of deep gratitude for changes the gospel of Christ brought into her life.

Alma will forever live on in the hearts and minds of her children Ermina, Stephen (Vicki), and Vernon (Jill); grandchildren Tyler, Kaitlyn, Tatiana, and Maya; siblings Elsa Coppin, Winston, Alva, and Mervyn Warner; nieces Esther Byron, and Lesley Short; and many other nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

Alma was predeceased by daughter Patricia, sisters Doreen Doughty, Muriel Reeves, and Nordica Gill, and brothers Carlton, Eden, and Stanley Warner.

Born in Christ Church,  Barbados, Alma became a nurse in the UK before emigrating to Canada, where she served as a Psychiatric Nurse and Supervisor at Alberta Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

A Funeral Service in memory of Alma will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 am, at Serenity Funeral Service North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, with Adrienne Sinclair and Brianna Drummond officiating.

There will be a memorial luncheon, followed by interment at South Haven Cemetery.

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Serenity Funeral Service - North Central Chapel

10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0X9

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5004 Meridian Street NW

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Roslyn Warner

There are hardly any words that can convey condolences at a time like this for auntie Alma’s death . For even though a loved one was laid up for a while yet they would be missed because death brings separation for ever . We think of you Ermina in a very special way being so far away. Your heart would be divided at this time, but comforted with the thought that she is in a better place. Deepest sympathy to my cousins Stephen, Vernon Lesley and my sister Esther, auntie Elsa, Winston and all others in the family. Your cousin, Roslyn

Isaria Kwayu

Dear Ermina and the entire family . Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family
may our prayers help comfort you at this difficult time

Kwayu’s family

Dear Ermina and the entire family . Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family
may our prayers help comfort you at this difficult time

Kathure Githinji

Rest in peace dear Mama Ermina! Lots of love from the brethren in Kenya, Africa

Norman & Grace Doughty

To: Ermina, Stephen , Vernon, Lesley, Esther, Joel & Family: Our thoughts are in your direction these days. Please remember that Alma lived for this occasion- A hope beyond the grave.

Stuart and Welch Family

Dear Stephen, Vernon and the entire Warner Family. Our deepest condolences for the loss of a loved one. Just this note:
The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying goodbye for now to someone we love. May today’s sorrow give way to the peace and comfort of God’s love as you continue to cherish her memories.
Our Deepest Condolences.

Jan Carr

Thoughts of love to Ermina & Vernon & Stephen. Glad for my good friend to go home to be in rest & peace. We had many good days together & long walks & Conventions. Grateful to know such a true & honest lady.

Winston Warner

To my dear niece and nephews my deepest sympathy at the passing of your mum, but be of good cheer for she is now where she worked so hard during her lifetime to be. Living for things eternal. I hope the same can be said about me when I am gone. I love you all.

Devota Rimoi

Dear Stephen, Vernon & Family,
We are very much with you in your loss! Our condolences! Your sister Ermina & I are working together! I feel as if I know you all. Your Mother was an outstanding person & we love her.

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