82, of Kingsville Ontario, passed away on May 16, 2012 surrounded by family, after a short battle with cancer. She was born on January 5th, 1930 in Grouard, Alberta and was always proud of her western roots. However, for over thirty years, she called Kingsville, her home. Alma was a strong and lively woman, whose laugh rang out wherever she was. A family oriented woman, she loved tending to her gardens and her home. In addition, she was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 188, Kinsgville.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Marvin Ewing and later, her second husband of 14 years, Robert Conkie. She is survived by her children, Gail Lee Messiah and her husband Sam (Riverside, California), Patricia Rose Anderson and her husband Mark (Brampton), Virginia Doreen Parker and her husband Geoff (Winnipeg); Wayne Ewing and his partner Phyllis (Tilbury), and her daughter Colleen Ewing (Sault St. Marie), her grandchildren, Christina Hosanna, Sean Anderson, Michael Purdy, Megan and Stephanie Anderson, Mary McMillan, Jamie, Jordan and Christopher Ewing and five great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind those that cared for her in her second family, Lynn Miller, Ted Conkie, Skip, Donnie, and Tom Marr.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 25th 2012 at 1 pm Church of the Epiphany, 96 Main St West Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 1H3 519-733-3772 followed by a reception at the family home at 875 McRae Ave. Kingsville ON. Donations may be made in Alma’s name to the Church of the Epiphany or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral home, Kingsville. Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca.
Many thanks go to the Palliative Care and Oncology Unit at William Osler Hospital in Brampton, especially to Carolyn her nurse; to the London Cancer Clinic and Dr. Potvin, Dr Hammond and their staff; to Dr. Rajabalee and his nurse Cindy; to those at Amy’s Helping Hands who showed much humanity and care and finally, to her neighbours and friends who watched over her like Guardian angels.