Albertine Theresa Marie passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at the Elk Valley Hospital on April 24, 2014 at the age of 86 years.
Born on April 6, 1928 in Viscount, Saskatchewan to Charles and Agasta Dumontier, she and twin brother Albert were the youngest born into a large loving family.
Albertine leaves to mourn her passing, her children; Gail Crosby (Dal), Janice Phelps, Kevin Aasen (Linda), Gary Aasen (Debbie), Cindy Aasen, Sandra Harrad (Perry) and Joanne Des Roche (Ken), as well as 17 grandchildren: Shannon, Greg, Trish, Telayne, Coralyne, Chad, Shawn, Colin, Meranda, Kristie, Shayla, Jessica, Stephanie, Tyler, Travis, Jenna and Kennedy. She will be sadly missed by 18 great grandchildren, brother Charlie, sisters; Irene, Cecile and Alice along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Albertine was predeceased by her parents Charles and Agasta Dumontier, her brothers Tony, Leo, Henry, Noel and Albert, sisters Marie Lumina, Marie Alma, Jane and Antoinette as well as husbands Henry and Paul.
Family and friends were important to Albertine, she always made time for them. The coffee pot was always on and it was never a problem for Albertine to open the fridge and put a delicious meal together from whatever she found inside.
She was a very proud grandmother to her 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was a devoted member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and was an active member volunteering for both the church and community wherever she was needed. She enjoyed bowling, Aquafit, knitting and crocheting, she was an awesome seamstress and made the beautiful dresses her daughters wore on their wedding day, as well as making 3 piece suits for her husband and many other items.
Albertine played many different card games and had her own version of the rules for each game. There was no way you could cheat when playing against Mom! Over the years she attended many BC Senior Games for both bowling and crib and brought home a bronze medal in 2006 and again in 2010. She enjoyed watching curling, baseball, football and hockey and was a big fan of the Fernie Ghostriders Hockey Team, rarely missing a game.
She appreciated the little things in life and was always there to lend a helping hand and always looked forward – never looked back.
The Memorial Service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fernie on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM with Pastors David Morton and Fraser Coltman officiating.
Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.