Elizabeth (Bess) Deboer

05/14/1936 - 02/13/2020

Obituary for Elizabeth (Bess) Deboer

May 14, 1936 – February 13, 2020
It is with heavy hearts the family of Elizabeth (Bess) Deboer announce her passing after a hard-fought battle with dementia.

Elizabeth arrived in Grande Cache in 1969 with 8 children in tow. She was an active member in the community and founded many lifelong friendships. She was especially proud to be recognized by the Town of Grande Cache as a ‘sixty niner” founding family.

Elizabeth is survived by James (Lynn) Petrie, Edmonton AB; Allie (Denise) Petrie, Grande Cache AB; Pam (Kenton) Fehr, Grande Cache AB; Bernie (Kathy) Petrie, Grande Cache AB; Cathy (Lloyd) Daniels, Grande Prairie AB; Rick (Carolyn) Petrie, Grande Prairie AB; Sandra (Lloyd) Rusk, Hinton AB; Lori (Sandy) Schultz, Blind Bay BC; as well as 23 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Ivor Deboer.

A Funeral service for Elizabeth will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:00PM at Holy Cross Parish, Grande Cache AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grande Cache Community Health Complex (c/o Grande Cache Hospital Foundation PO Box 629 Grande Cache AB T0E 0Y0).

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 782 830 7742




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So sorry to hear about Bessie's passing - I know it was a struggle at the end. I spent many an afternoon with her after Ivor's passing - she just loved to talk about him and also the memories she had of first coming to Grande Cache with the kids and all the struggles, the good times, she had over the years. Hugs.
- Lee Kelly
My sincere condolences to you all on Bess's passing. Very sad news. Bess was such a pleasant lady. Keith Buchanan.
- Keith Buchanan

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