In Loving Memory Of

Barbara Maxine Turner

October 31, 1920 - July 28, 2012


Barbara Maxine Turner, longtime resident of DeBolt, Alberta, passed away at Points West Living in Grande Prairie, on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Barbara was born on October 31, 1920 at Champion, Alberta, to Laura (Crider) and Albert Matlock, the first child to a family of five children. In 1930, she moved with her parents and siblings to a farm east of DeBolt, AB. On December 19, 1940, Barbara married Ellis R. Turner, also of the DeBolt area. They farmed east of DeBolt for many years where they raised their four children. In March 2008, Barbara left the farm after 68 years, moving to Wild Rose Manor in Grande Prairie. On May 31, 2011, Barbara moved to Points West Living where she remained until her passing. During her many years at DeBolt, Barbara was very active in the DeBolt Community, taking part in the Curling Rink, the Community Hall, the United Church, the Legion Ladies Auxillary, the Golf Course and the Senior Citizen Center. She was an avid curler and golfer. Sports were always a big part of her life right down to watching the Blue Jays play ball on TV. Her love for sports started as a young teen when she played basketball on a grass court. She will be sadly missed by her daughters: Joan (Wayne) Bowman of Grande Prairie, and Valerie (Mogen) Jenson of Whitehorse, Yukon; son Bill (Mona) Turner of Grande Prairie; and son in-law Howard MacDonald of Whitehorse, Yukon; brothers Donald Matlock of Grande Prairie, and Harold (Mary Lou) Matlock of DeBolt. Barbara was also Nan to eight grandchildren and great-Nan to seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ellis R. Turner, daughter Linda E. MacDonald, parents Laura and Albert Matlock, and siblings Dean Matlock and Elua Miller. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:00pm at Gospel Light Church in DeBolt, Alberta, with Father Mark Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sports Field Fund in care of DeBolt Ag Society.


The last of the family of Grandad's generation has passed away. So sorry for your loss. She lived a good long life and I'm sure you have many fond memories to look back on. Suzanne

posted by Suzanne Dunn, Grande Prairie, AB : Jul 30, 2012


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