Pinch, Alma

Born in Morris Manitoba, June 20, 1933.  Passed away March 5, 2013.  Beloved wife of the late Ray (1993).  She is dearly loved by her daughter Crystal Rathwell (Mark), her son Hal Pinch (Mary Kay) and the late Bruce (1952).  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Melissa  VanOorschot, Tyler, Chad, and Wade Rathwell (Krista), and great grandsons Jade and Logan VanOorschot.  She will be greatly missed by her best friend Ella McCormick.  Mom was a proud member of the I.O.D.E. Balmoral Chapter.  For over twenty years she worked as the secretary and accountant of Leamington Sporting Goods, a job that she really enjoyed.  Our family would like to extend a grateful thank you to the always kind and professional nurses of the C.C.A.C., the staff and volunteers at the Hospice of Windsor, who assisted Mom on her final journey.  A special thank you to Dr. Penelope Potter for your kindness and friendship helping Mom along her journey.  Thank you to Dr. Tom Barnard for all your work, friendship and attention given to Mom through the years.  And a very special thank you to all of Mom’s family and friends who took the time out to come and visit her during the past months.  Your thoughtfulness and friendship helped brighten her darkest days and put a smile on her face.  A Memorial Service to Celebrate Alma’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 am from the Salvation Army Hall, 88 Setterington Street, Leamington. John Cats officiating.  If you wish to donate in memory of Alma the family has requested donations be made to the Salvation Army or Hospice of Windsor-Essex.  Family & Friends may share their memories at

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