Margaret Alice Kolesar


Alice Kolesar passed away peacefully on November 12, 2015 in her home at Riverbend Retirement Residence in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 82.

Alice was born in Champion, Alberta and grew upon a farm near Hoadley, Alberta. There she met her husband of 62 years and followed his career in education to live in many Alberta communities including Hoadley, Bluffton, Vegreville, Lethbridge and Edmonton. She enjoyed traveling and camping with her young family in the early years but for the last 30 years Alice spent most of her time with her husband and family at their Fork Lake cabin. Alice loved birdwatching, hunting and fishing. She enjoyed spending time with her many neighbors at the lake who have become life long friends.

Alice will be remembered and dearly missed by her daughters: Joyce (John) Hermans, and Denise (Dan) Duval, grandchildren: Michael Hermans and Carolyn (Mark) Mulroy, Joshua Duval, Matthew Wevill, David Duval and great grandchildren Silas and Ellie Mulroy. She is also survived by her brother-in-law John Kolesar and sister-in-law Marlace Kolesar as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Alice was predeceased by her husband Henry, her daughter Candice, as well as her parents and all of her siblings.

A Memorial Service will be held on November 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Serenity North Central Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alice’s memory to the Anna and John Kolesar Memorial Scholarship Fund, Alberta Scholarship Programs, P.O. Box 28000. Station Main, Edmonton, AB T6J 4R4.

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Heidi Hromada

Joyce, John and family… I am so very sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. It has been a very difficult year for your family. I am hoping the knowledge that your Mom and Dad are together again will ease the pain. May your memories make this process easier. Thinking of you all and sending you strength.

Heidi Hromada

Doris Kuefler

Joyce, John and family; we are sad to learn of your mother’s passing. She will be missed. She was a lady with “spunk!” She always “told it like it was” with “no holds barred.” I will always remember making sauerkraut in her back yard on a beautiful autumn day. Alice loved her flowers and always kept a beautiful yard. One of her favorite things to do at Fork Lake was berry picking. Linus and I still talk about the fun we had camping in her yard at the lake. We will treasure those memories. You have our deepest condolences. Remember the good times.

Linus and Doris Kuefler

Margaret Hetherington

Joyce and John and family,
I read in the Journal of your Mother’s recent death.
Thinking of you in these early days of grieving and loss.
May precious memories bring comfort as you celebrate her life.
Margaret Hetherington

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