ALDA KERNERPosted: September 15th, 2021
1940 – 2021
Alda Kerner passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of her family at the Bow Island Health Centre on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 81 years after a brave battle with Scleroderma for several years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Alda’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at at 6:45 P.M. on Friday, September 17, 2021.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Alda’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at at 10:45 A.M. on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.
Alda will be laid to rest beside her son Curtis at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides her loving husband, Henry, she is survived by their children Teresa (Greg) Drescher of Fort Worth, Texas, Darla (Dale) Hurt of Bow Island, Darcy (Kris) Kerner of Chestermere and Rhea (Blake) Jurgens of Lethbridge; grandchildren Chassidy (Adam), Alecia (Stephen), Brandon, Brock (Gimena), Cam (Nebriah), Chandelle (Phil), Devon (Kaylee), Tyler (Kim), Jordan (Weston), Brooklyn (Kyle), Kayley, Tiffany, Jace (Jozie), Janae and Jaden (Cody); great grandchildren Olivia, Ethan, Keegan, Kaleb, Sienna, Thaedeon, Brooks, Beau, Brandt, Emma, Everly and Jaxon. She is also survived by her brother George (Suzanne) Eisler of Wawota, Saskatchewan; in-laws Lawrence (Lucette) Kerner, Emma Kerner, Gail Kerner and Al Davis.
She was predeceased by her son Curtis in 1987 and her parents Marie and William Eisler.
Alda was born in Wawota, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1940 and was raised on the family farm in Manor, Saskatchewan. She met her soulmate Henry in 1958 at the bank where she worked in Carlyle, Saskatchewan. They were married April 23, 1960 and together they raised their family in Bow Island.
Throughout her years, Alda worked as a bank teller, telephone operator, bus driver and was the secretary for the many of her and Henry’s businesses right up until her passing.
Alda loved spending time and making memories with her family and friends, travelling to her second home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, spending time at the lake, music, dancing, reading, relaxing in the sunshine, playing cards and especially beating someone at crib.
In her earlier years she enjoyed racing her stockcar #16 in which she won many trophies, curling socially and competitively in which she also has many trophies to display, camping, golfing, winters in Arizona and fishing on Vancouver Island. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion ladies auxiliary and a volunteer driver for the Bow Island Ambulance.
Alda had a very warm and welcoming personality, beautiful smile and had a work ethic like no other.
Our hearts are broken trying to figure out how to live without her and so grateful we got to live with her and create so many beautiful memories.
If friends so desire, please consider making a donation in memory of Alda directly to Scleroderma Canada, 41 King William Street, Unit 203, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1A2 (www.scleroderma.ca), the Bow Island Health Centre, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Bow Island Fire Department (please make cheque payable to the Town of Bow Island and indicate for fire department), Box 100, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.