Posted: February 6th, 2018

Alice Muriel McLaren (Wesselman)

April 20, 1932 – February 1, 2018

Alice was born in Coalhurst, AB. As a young girl, she lived with her family there, later moving to Lethbridge and then back to Coalhurst after marrying Tom McLaren in October 1952. While in Coalhurst, she worked at the Dominion grocery store, then the Auto-Matic Electric in Lethbridge and raised their two children Debbie and Larry.

In 1977 they moved to Camrose, owned and operated the Camrose and Slave Lake Cable Systems. Alice attended the Calvary Pentecostal Church now known as the CityLights Church. She was very passionate about her involvement in the church. Alice liked to garden and enjoyed her flowering plants. She accompanied Tom to many grandchildren’s birthdays, 4-H events and to the Kootneys on fishing trips.

She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her kind heart and generous nature will be remembered by many.

Alice was predeceased by her husband Thomas; brother Harry Wesselman; and her parents Charles and Lillian Wesselman. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Debbie (Larry) Manley; her son Larry (Terry); grandchildren Stephanie (Sheldon) Kropiniski, Heather (Dan) Adams, Lindsey (Arron) Koster, Natalie (Colin) Severson, Rikki (Shaun) Mulloy, Travis (Rhea) Csernyanszki; great-grandchildren Carson and Reece Kropiniski, River and Rome Koster, Jakob and Abby Mulloy, Roxanne and Vanessa Severson, and Mason, Daxton and Zoe Csernyanszki; brother Charles (Anne) Wesselman; and sisters Ruth (Don) Henry and Dorothy Vanbuuren.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from the CityLights Church – 4920 – 48 Street Camrose, Alberta. Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Archmount Cemetery – 2650 Westside Drive Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Burgar Funeral Home Camrose & Daysland in care of arrangements.


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2 Condolences for “MCLAREN, ALICE”

  1. marilyn thompson says:

    Dear Deb ,Larry and families . I am very sorry for your loss. I almost lived at your house while we were growing up and your mom was so good to me and we had alot of great times. My prayers and thoughts are with you through this very difficult time

  2. Derek V. Everard says:

    Hello Folks!
    Sad, but not so strange – Alice was on my mind only a very short while ago, I had been meaning to phone her as I have done from time to time.
    Over the years when people come to me that I have not thought of, in some cases for many years, I am convinced they contacted me after their passing and need release from something relating to myself. In every case I greet them and also assure them that there is nothing to forgive in relation to each other; if their were, it was forgiven long ago. I wish them love in Jesus’ name as they continue their journey.
    Tom and I were in the fire extinguisher business for a few years . I miss him and almost expect him to drop for a visit! I had heard of Tom’s passing. I’m going to be 91 in August. Love, Derek.

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