Alta Jean (Gardner) Radcliffe born Sept 18, 1914 went home to be with her Lord Dec. 13, 2011 in Castlegar B.C. at the age of 97.
Alta was born in Medicine Hat Ab., moved to Peers Ab. as a young girl where she met and married her husband Archie Radcliffe. In 1949 they moved to Brule, then to Hinton Ab. in 1957. In 1963 they moved from Alberta to Procter B.C with their 5 youngest children and then settled in Balfour on Kootney Lake, B.C. Alta served as cook on the Anscomb ferry for several years and also at the Willow Haven Nursing Home near Nelson. Her specialty was her first class baking. Alta was a very hard worker and spent the better part of her life as a stay at home Mom raising her 11 children, and helping out with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was always there for her family and friends when they needed a hand, and her great sense of humor was loved by all that knew her. We all cherish so many good and loving memories of life with her and will miss her more than we can ever express. She was a regular attendee of Bethel Christian Center in Nelson for many years of her later life.
Alta is survived by her Sons; Ron, Ken, Colin (Betty) all of Nelson, B.C. , Daughters; Viola (Keith) Thompson of Nelson B.C. , Lorna Radcliffe of Penticton B.C., Helen Radcliffe of Hinton, Ab, Chrissie (Len) Morin of Langley, B.C., Virginia ( Art) Scherbarth of Sherwood Park Ab,, Karen (Renzo) Casazza of San Mateo, CA., Sandra de Verteuil and Debbie (Edwin) Jones of Castlegar, B.C.. Also her many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-great Grandchildren. She has 2 sisters Bodil (Jim) McCue & Edna Crowell living in Alberta. She is predeceased by her husband Archie and eldest son Dennis from Hinton, Ab..
An invitation is extended to all Alta’s friends and relatives to a Celebration of life (Memorial) which will be held for her at New Life Assembly Church in Castlegar, B.C. on May 19th, 2012 @ 2 P.M.. Luncheon will be served after the celebration
in the lower auditorium of the church.