1922 - 2019
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Alice Carlina Long, announce the passing of their loving mother and grandmother. Alice passed away peacefully in Coaldale, with loved ones by her side, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 96 years.
A private burial service was held at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Alice is survived by her son Tim (Debra) Long of Lethbridge and her daughter Sandra (Stewart) Sears of Taber. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Kim (Tony) Tams, James (Tiffany) Long, Kristin Landry, Andrea (Jason) Werewka, Erik (Stevie) Bodnar and her great grandchildren, who were the twinkle in her eyes; Luca, Lucia, Roman, Cruz, Owen, Kelsey, Riley, Macey, Grady, Brayden, Trinity and Hailey. Alice is also survived by her brother Jack (Linda) Wolfe of Kelowna, British Columbia; sisters-in-law Doris Wolfe of Calgary and Hester (Glen) Campbell of Edmonton; special niece Alice Marie Foder of Lethbridge and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Norman Long; son Brian Long; sisters Rose (Jack) Leismeister; Lillian (Bob) Drennan and Betty (Stan) Degenstein; her brother Ron Wolfe and sister-in-law Audrey (Van) Willis.
Alice was born in Foremost on November 18, 1922. She married Norman Long in 1949 and they raised their family in Taber where she lived until Norman‘s passing in 1982. Alice then moved to Lethbridge where she resided until she moved to the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale in 2018.
Mom was a wonderful homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She was president of Beta Sigma Phi and hosted numerous bridge parties for the ladies. Mom was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching curling, tennis and her favorite team, the Toronto Blue Jays. She could always fill you in on the latest sports highlights.
Mom had a talent for needlepoint, pettipoint and knitting. She made many pieces that her family cherish in their homes to this day. She donated a lot of her talent to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital by knitting toques for newborn babies.
Most of all, Alice enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, catching up on their life events over cookies and a ‘cup of tea’.
She will be missed by all who got to know her kind heart and generosity.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Alice’s name may be made directly to Diabetes Canada, Calgary and District Branch, 220, 6223 - 2 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 1J5 www.diabetes.ca or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 www.heartandstroke.ca.
Alice’s family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale for their compassion and care during her stay.