Anne Clara Cissell

30/04/1919 - 29/10/2021


Obituary For Anne Clara Cissell

April 30, 1919 – October 29, 2021

Anne Clara Cissell passed away at the Grande Prairie Care Centre on October 29th, 2021 at the age of 102.

She was easy going, caring and devoted to her family and faith in Jehovah. She was born to Oscar and Siri Skoglund who came to Canada from Sweden, and settled in the Winfield, Alberta area. She was sister to Maude, Gertrude, Signe and John. All were born in the log house built by their father.

She married Joseph Leo Cissell on November 6th, 1941 and after many lumber camp moves throughout central and northern Alberta, settled on a farm they bought in Wenham Valley. It was the life she loved, tending to her animals, her garden, picking berries, and looking after their three children Doreen, Elaine and Ken.
Leo's work brought them to Grande Prairie, Alberta in 1958 where she made many dear friends. Later when her aging parents needed help, her caring compassionate nature prompted a move to Rimbey, Alberta. After the death of her parents and husband of 46 years, she left her friends and loving support system there, to return to Grande Prairie to be near her son Ken and live with her daughter Elaine.

Her home was always open to visitors to enjoy a meal or stay over. She loved to read the bible, talk about it, and lived by what it taught her. There was always time for a cup of coffee, a crossword puzzle, jig saw puzzle, or a game of scrabble with family and friends.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Doreen (Larry) Balderston, Elaine (George) Billey and Ken (Rennie) Cissell.

Grandchildren, Jim (Shelly) Balderston, Allan (Kelly) Balderston and Alzena Billey.

Great-grandchildren, Jennifer (Tristan) Wall, Brian Balderston, Daniel Balderston and Michelle Balderston.

Great great-grandchild Theo Wall, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Lodge and GPCC for their exceptional compassionate care Anne received over the years.

Condolences may be sent by visiting

A Memorial Service will be held over Zoom on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 1:30 pm (MDT) Zoom ID: 822 5843 2291 Zoom Passcode: 410085

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742

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  • Elaine and George & family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Always hard to lose your mom. Condolences from the boys and I. Rena Fowler

  • Cissell Family- Our family sends warmest thoughts and love to you all on the loss of a precious lady and friend . Annie was beautiful in all ways and shared a loving quality with all. So looking forward to seeing our loved ones smiling again soon in the resurrection. 🤗❤️ Stedmans/ Rose Dorey

  • I will always remember the visits we had with both Anne and Leo, here at the Farm and the visits with them at their home in Rimbey. Anne was a gentle, soft spoken, very Special Lady to us all. My thoughts are with all Her Family near and far. Jonathon Stanich

  • Auntie Anne was a sweet. caring lady whom I admired and respected very much. I miss visiting her in Rimbey and am sorry I didn't get to Grande Prairie after she moved. The Cissell family has lost a member that cannot be replaced. Rest in peace my dear Aunt with love from your nephew, Ronald Cissell

  • We would like to send our sincerest condolences on Anne's passing. She was a quiet and mild Sister who was always a pleasure to be around. We look forward to seeing her smiling face again soon. Harvey and Sharon Stanich

  • Ken We are very sorrow to hear of your Moms passing I dont know if you would remember Fai and Ernie we lived in the apartment where the Coop is today in 1969 and your parents were our neighbour Wondrefl couple Ernie and Fay Beart

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