Obituary of Alice Parley
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who passed away very peacefully with daughters at her side on Monday, January 24, 2022, at the age of 89 after a short illness. Alice is reunited with her loving husband Alex of 60 years; son Allen; parents Jan and Paulina; siblings Bernard, Myros, Joseph, John, Frances, and Mary; step grand-daughter Tamara; and many in-laws. She will be lovingly missed and forever remembered by her daughters Glenda (Kim), Lorie (Gina), and Judy (Jeff); daughter in-law Deanna; grandchildren Amanda, Stephanie (Dana), Andrew, Katelyn (Hayden), Travis, and Vienna; great-grandchildren Kaydence, Tristan and newest addition Rexalee; sister Jane; as well as many extended family members and friends; and all the critters.
Alice attended Winthorpe School for K-8. She then moved to Regina to attend a separate school until Grade 10, when she went to work to help support her family. Alice married Alex in 1954 and they had four children together. Later, she received her GED and attended Reliance Business College and received a Business Certificate. Alice was a volunteer with the Army and Navy Airforce Vets, Northgate Walkers, The Soup Kitchen, Sherwood Forest, Wascana Rehabilitation Center, Bingos, Canadian Transit Men’s Bonspiels, North Zone Board, St. James United Church, and organized many casino bus trips, developing many lifelong, special friendships along the way. Alice was happiest spending time with family, celebrating birthdays, traditional holidays, and the annual family gathering at Crooked Lake. Alex and Alice spent much of their time at their getaway home in Sherwood Forest, enjoying golf and entertaining friends and family. She loved attending Alex’s curling games where she developed fun loving friendships with the other spouses - there was never a dull moment!
Alice was a wonderful cook - she made the best cabbage rolls ever! She also loved camping, canning, sewing, Friday night TV Polka Parties, bowling, shuffleboard, board games, playing cards, traveling, Bingo, cribbage tournaments, and winning at the casino after enjoying a breakfast meal with her lady friends. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Alice was a very kind person who also loved to snuggle and kiss ALL babies. In addition, Alice had a special place in her heart for her pets and all the grand-pets.
We will always remember her special laugh, her caring heart, and her warm hugs. She will always be in our thoughts, our hearts, and forever remembered by the words she so often said to those she loved, “Love you to the Moon and back."
Alice’s family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the Brightwater Senior Living staff for the wonderful care she received there. Special thanks to Gloria (LPN), Dieland (CCA), and all of the other medical attendants.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local animal rescue. A Virtual Funeral Service may be viewed at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022 at https://youtu.be/o7JMpXCkKEA. The family will host a Celebration for the Lives of Alice and Alex at a later date, once Covid restrictions are lifted.