WARD, Rachel

Posted: November 18th, 2016


RACHEL MURIEL WARD, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Alex Pahara, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Rachel is survived by her son Gerald (Cathy) and their children Chad (Tracey) and Justin and Kim, son Ralph (Patty) and their children Shannon, Shane, Pamela (Tim) and Terrie-Dawn and son Clifford (deceased) children Sarah, Luke and Josh as well as 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mary Jean, brother Peter and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Alex Pahara, son Clifford, sisters Rose and Violet and brothers Ronnie and Edward.

Rachel was born at home in Driftpile, Alberta on April 30, 1930 to Arsene and Delma Freeman. She spent her school years at the Joussard Mission, in Joussard, Alberta. There, she learned the required homemaking skills that all the young girls were taught. Rachel utilized those skills well throughout her life which have been greatly admired by her family. She was a hard worker and took pride in a job completed and well done.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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