It is with immense sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Lilah Jessie Mae (Alton) Moore of Sherwood Park AB, on Nov 29th, 2020 at the age 91.
Mourning her loss is son Ken (Shirley), son-in-law Rod McSween. Grand-daughter Kathy (Alan) Jewell of Fort Sask., grand-son Rob (Bryan) of Toronto, Step-grandsons; Bryan (Irena) of Calgary, Mike of Black Diamond, Warren (Kris) of Troy, MI. Sister June (Leroy) Shackleton, sister-in-law Shirley Alton. Great-grandchildren; Sarah, Mike, Alice, Danika, Anna, and great-great granddaughter Leah.
She will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews, countless friends, and especially Ray Rapien.
She was predeceased by her husband Bob (2005), daughter Wendy (2003), parents Wilmot (1962) and Lilah (1975) Alton, sisters; Janet (1927) and Margaret (2020), brothers: Robert (2015) and Arthur (1964), brother-in-law Garth Osbaldeston (2014), nephew, Darrell Osbaldeston (1993) and special friend, Steve Andrais (2019). Jessie was born in Lamont, AB in 1929.
She was raised in Partridge Hill community, attended school in Partridge Hill and Fort Saskatchewan – riding horseback to and from school. Jessie then went on to Vermillion School of Agriculture (Lakeland College) graduating in 1946, but best of all, meeting her soul-mate, best friend and future husband – Bob, they married in 1947. They starting farming in the Partridge Hill area, where Jessie was very active in the local community organizations. They sold their farm in 1974, retiring to Fort Saskatchewan, where they started new adventures of non-stop entertaining family and friends, travel – Hawaii multiple times. For a number of years, the month of Sept. was spent on Vancouver Island fishing and canning salmon. Summers were spent golfing at the local Fort course and on most Saturday nights – to the Red Barn for dancing till all hours.
Due to health concerns they moved to Sherwood Park in 1993. Mom loved sports, participating during her school years, to watching it all on TV, to seeing her favorite major league ball player hit a home run in Comerica Park and golfing to the age of 87. Mom enjoyed many memorable trips, either driving or flying to: San Diego area, Michigan and Ontario.
A special Thank-you for the kind and caring support mom received at Summerwood Village Retirement, Royal Alexandra Hospital and Jubilee Lodge. Jessie thoroughly enjoyed her life, a primary concern was taking care of others, and you couldn’t leave her home without a full belly and a fuller heart!
Cremation has taken place.
Due to Covid-19 issues, a “Celebration of Jessie’s Life” will be held at a later date. Those wishing donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta: https://alzheimer.ca/ab/en or a charity of your choice.