August 14, 1927 – May 1, 2016
Our sweet Mom, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on a sunny, Sunday afternoon, with family by her side. She was a very loved family member who was always happy, thoughtful, appreciative and caring. She enjoyed her life of family activities and community involvement. She loved sports and over the years she played fastball (landing her in the Alberta Amateur Sports Hall of Fame), and also bowled and golfed. Mom, with her competitive but light-hearted spirit, taught us and challenged us with cards and board games. She also, faithfully watched her Blue Jays on TV. She loved dancing and was still “moved” to get up and have a go, right up until her last year.
Alberta was predeceased by her husband, Steve Charles Gresl, she is survived by her daughters, Winnie (Max) Ferrier, Marilyn (Dale) Wiens and her son, Terry Gresl. Also really missing her will be her dear sister, Irma Billington, her grandchildren: Dana Kucharsky, Connie Kucharsky (Russ Bonter), Greg (Jese) Wiens, Chris (Marisa) Wiens, and her 7 great-grandchildren; Keegan, Jenn, Elaina, Macy, Carver, Kayla and Emeri.
There is always a face before me
A voice I would love to hear
A smile I will always remember
Of a mother I loved so dear
Deep in my heart lies a picture
More precious than silver or gold
It is a picture of my mother
Whose memory will never grow old
A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff of The Summerland Seniors Village, Dr. K. Wilson and to the caring doctors and nurses at the Penticton General Hospital.
A small family Celebration of Life will be held.