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Alma Bertha OrrOrr Alma - orig photo


After several years of declining health , Alma Orr, wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on the evening of November 1, 2013, at the Boyne Lodge with her daughter Janice by her side.


Alma was predeceased by her parents, Phillip and Emma Taillon, sister Yvonne, and brothers-in-law Arcel Lacerte and Ricky Willings. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 72 years, Fraser, her sister Rita of Tampa, Florida, her children Terry (Jerelyn) of Calgary , Ken (Olivia) of Winnipeg, Norman (Cathy) of White Rock , Janice Knaggs (Ken) of Selkirk and Larry (Laura) of Vancouver. Also left to mourn her are her grandchildren Christopher, Jodene , Robin (Robin) , Nadine ( Marc Iafolla)) , Liane Wally (Owen), Athalie Arnal (Bret), Sydney, Daniel Knaggs (Karen), David and Joel Knaggs, Stuart and Yvonne as well as her eight great grandchildren Maddie Orr, Skylar, Paris and McKenzie Knaggs, Isabelle and Emilie Iafolla, Isaac Wally and Annabelle Arnal.


Alma was born in The Pas, Manitoba on September 13, 1918. At the age of five she moved to Winnipeg and then at 12 to Elm Creek where she grew up and met Fraser. They married in Toronto in 1941 and while Fraser served in the army she remained in Toronto working at a bank as a teller. At the end of the war they moved back to their roots in Elm Creek where Fraser operated the local hardware store. Alma busied herself raising her five children but still managed to be very active in her church and Girl Guides as well as participating in baseball and curling. She also took enjoyment in doing crafts as well as playing the piano and organ. When Fraser retired in 1984 they wintered in Mesa, Arizona which gave them both a new lease on life. For the next 14 years they enjoyed they enjoyed being snow birds with new found friends, golf and crafts. Alma particularly enjoyed and was proud of sharing her crafting skills by teaching classes at the park. In 2005 they sold the family home and moved to the Heritage Manor in Elm Creek where they both lived until 2011 when Alma made the Boyne Lodge her home due to her declining health.


Special thanks goes out to the caring staff of Boyne Lodge who made her last days as comfortable and dignified as possible.


As per Alma’s wishes cremation has taken place and a funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on November 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elm Creek, the Reverend Father Lawrence Agorchukwu, celebrant. Interment will immediately take place at the Elm Creek Cemetery followed by a reception of fellowship at the Elm Creek Community Hall.


Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of their choice.


Alma will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.


God looked around his garden and found an empty space.

He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest,

God’s garden must be beautiful; he always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering; he knew that you were in pain.

He knew that you would never get well on earth again.

He saw that the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.

So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “Peace be thine”.

It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

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