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In Loving Memory Of

Alma Civilla Straub


It is with great sadness that the family of Alma Borrowman-Jenner-Straub shares the news of her passing on Thursday, October 27, 2016, in Grande Prairie, AB at the age of 96 years.

Alma was born on the family farm south of Weyburn, SK on June 12, 1920. She was a petite woman less than five feet tall, yet had a big impact on those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She will always be remembered for her storytelling and how she loved a captive audience. Alma was always ready with conversation and acquaintances quickly became friends.

In her life, Alma had many hobbies including gardening, baking and knitting gifts for her family and friends, as well as genealogy as she recognized the importance of recording family births, marriages and deaths. She enjoyed travelling and even went to Las Vegas with friends for a gambling trip.

She moved from Moose Jaw to High River, AB in 1999, and from High River to Grande Prairie in 2010. Many people will fondly remember Alma for her caring nature, her sassy wit, and her love for her family.

She is predeceased by her parents Frank and Violet Borrowman, brother Elmer Borrowman, sister in-law Mabel Borrowman, first husband Stanley Jenner, second husband Alvin Straub, daughter Joyce Monteith, and nephew Russell Borrowman.

Alma’s memory will be cherished by her son: James (Valerie) Jenner, their children Lisa Larson and her daughter Olivia, Melanie Jenner, and Derek Jenner and his daughter Kaydence; son in-law John Monteith (Deb Watson), his children: Greg (Christy) Monteith and their children: Paige, Brooke and Rhyley; and Jennifer (Kevin) Dmytruk and their children Sierra, Lexi, Kody and Ethan; niece Marliss (Ken) Evans, their sons Eric and Cameron; nephew Gerald Borrowman; special nephew Lloyd Borrowman; and extended family Mike (Olga, deceased) Alexandruk, their children Janice (Darren) Parsons and their son Christopher; and Jonathan (Jackie) Alexandruk and their children Ryan, Megan and Robyn.

Cremation has taken place in Grande Prairie and internment will take place, at a later date, in Moose Jaw, SK.

Alma’s family graciously asks you to please consider honoring her memory by making a donation to the Huntington Society of Canada (151 Frederick St, Suite 400
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2), the disease endured by her late husband, Alvin; or to the Canadian Cancer Society (55 St. Clair Avenue W, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7).

The family will honour Alma’s wishes and a funeral service will not be held.

In Loving Memory of

Alma Civilla Straub
(Maiden: Borrowman)


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