Alma was raised from birth in the town of Woodfibre, on Howe Sound, as the youngest of seven children. Unfortunately, her twin sister, Elda, died only a few months after they were born.
Alma’s parents immigrated to Canada from Italy, and the growing family was a part of the small but vibrant Italian community in the town.
Alma met her future husband, Roger, when he came to Woodfibre from Edmunston, N.B. to work in the pulp mill. They were married in 1947 and raised three children there with many fond memories of family, friends and community celebrations.
Alma also played the organ for a time in the Catholic church.
In 1972, Alma and Roger built their Brackendale home, where they spent many happy years. Alma loved being creative, whether it was knitting, sewing, flower arranging, gardening or baking — and also cooked a lot of pretty amazing family dinners over the decades.
Alma is predeceased by her husband, Roger (2016). She is survived by her sister, Mary Lynch, and her children, Philip (Marylyn), Randy (Pattie) and Monique (Shane). Also, her grandchildren, Ryan, Chad, Vanessa, Amanda, David and Katie, and her great-grandchildren, Liam, Evan, Gordon, Henry, James, Bruce, Everett and Hunter.
Much appreciation and many thanks to the outstanding staff at Hilltop House for their professional care, kindness and respect for our mother while she resided there.
Mom finally decided it was time to go find Dad