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Alice Siemens

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_0025_alice-siemensAlice was a sickly child, unable to attend school or make friends. Her attempt to attend Good Shepherd School ended with disappointment. Alice lived happily on the farm until 1978 when her mother’s terminal cancer led the family to sell the farm and move to Clearbrook. There, at the Achievement Centre, Alice learned to knit toques and scarves, which empowered her to express her artistic side and to help those in need. She did needlework at Cottage Quilts, followed by a stint at a recycling depot. Finally, she attended a day program at the Old Courthouse. A constant through these changes was the Friendship service at the Christian Reformed Church every Tuesday. After her father died, she stayed in group homes before moving back to the family home to live with her brother until her final hospitalization. She faithfully attended Bakerview MB Church as her health permitted. Her brothers will remember her as a proud, independent lady with a wry sense of humour.

  • Birth: January 19, 1949
  • Birthplace:
    Abbotsford, B.C.
  • Death: August 26, 2016
  • Parents:
    Peter & Cornelia (Janzen) Siemens
  • Family:
    brothers Frederick, Robert, Henry
  • Church:
    Bakerview MB, Abbotsford
  • Baptism:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, in her early 30s