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Elizabeth Ann Alma

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Elizabeth Ann Alma

February 17, 1938 - June 2, 2022

ALMA, Elizabeth Ann- Peacefully on June 2, 2022 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, in her 85th year. Daughter of Sadie and W. J. Yearley. Beloved wife of 61 years to John "Jack". Loving mother of Kristin, Lauren (Leon) Harder, John (Nahanni), the late Gillian, Tim (Lynda) and Jennifer Simpson. Cherished grandmother of Jamie, Sadie (Rylan), Megan (Josiah), Jason, Brandon (Tamara), Anna (Zach), Holly, Jack, Harrison (Maya) and Shay (Myles). Dear great grandmother of Alexander, Hannah, Emma and Ryker. Sister of the late Isabelle Torrance and the late Tom Yearley. Recently reunited and fondly remembered by Sady (Kevin) Sheppard.
Beth attended Ontario Ladies College (now known as Trafalgar Castle School) She was known as an active member of the community and was a long time volunteer with the Canadian Figure Skating Association, the Cobourg Cougars and St. George’s Anglican Church in Grafton. As an award winning quilter, Beth’s quilts went beyond family and friends to comfort those in need through the Quilt Fairy Program.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Golden Plough Lodge and the Northumberland Hills Hospital for the loving care they provided. A private service will be held in Yearley, Ontario.
For those who wish, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Ashley - June 27, 2022

I worked at the Golden Plough Lodge and had the pleasure of spending time with Beth. She was such a lovely lady with a beautiful smile and a sharp sense of humor. She will be missed.

Valerie Calver - June 15, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family I knew Beth through my association with the Cobourg Figure Skating Club and appreciated her sense of humour. She contributed greatly to the sport and will be greatly missed. Valerie

Lori And paul Andrus - June 15, 2022

Jack and family, So so sorry to read of the passing of your lovely Beth… I thought she was such a great lady..She was a no nonsense type of gal and never afraid to speak her mind.I know she will be missed by the skating and quilting communities and all her family and friends… She was a treasure and will be missed beyond measure… Thinking of you all, Lori and paul Andrus (Worked with Jack many years ago at Watsons and Plummers)

Lori And paul Andrus - June 15, 2022

Jack and family, So so sorry to read of the passing of your lovely Beth… I thought she was such a great lady..She was a no nonsense type of gal and never afraid to speak her mind.I know she will be missed by the skating and quilting communities and all her family and friends… She was a treasure and will be missed beyond measure… Thinking of you all, Lori and paul Andrus (Worked with Jack many years ago at Watsons and Plummers)

Connie Sturzenegger - June 12, 2022

My condolences to Jack, Lauren, Megan, Anna, Harry and family. Beth was always a very welcoming host whenever we visited her place for a swim. May you always remember the good times and her laughter. Rest in peace Beth.

Anna - June 9, 2022

It’s been so nice reading all of the ways Grandma impacted the people around her long before or in ways we never knew her! She was determined, spicy and created a large family filled with children, grandchildren and more that I am so thankful and proud to be a part of! Her impact won’t go unremembered and we will miss her deeply. Rest peacefully grandma - we love you!

Gus & Jennie Bambridge - June 9, 2022

Jack & family Beth was a great volunteer for the Cobourg Cougars... lots of laughs with her at the games... cherish your memories

Sharon Williamson - June 9, 2022

Sorry sorry to hear the loss of Beth 💔 Condolences to the family ❤️ Thinking of you all at this difficult time …. Hugs Sharon

Denise C. Burnham - June 8, 2022

Dear Jack and family, It has taken me a few days to actually find the words to adequately express just how important a person Beth was to me. I met her for the first time about 32 years ago in an accounting room at a skating competition. She and Betty Underhill were knee deep in paperwork, smoking, laughing and sharing what I assume was more than coffee in those mugs! We became fast friends immediately and I was so fortunate that Beth became apart of my world. There are not enough adjectives to explain the aura of Beth. Over the years, through many life circumstances I could always depend on Beth to be the person to bounce things off of, to laugh or cry with, to swim or sew with for hours, to enjoy outdoor concerts and picnics with, she was just the best person to spend fun quality time with. I will miss her in many ways, her wisdom, her intellect, her humour and mostly her laughter. Please accept my condolences, you are all in my prayers.

Marcie - June 8, 2022

Jack and family, My deepest condolences❤️

Scott & Kathleen Wishart - June 8, 2022

Lauren and family, we are sad to hear of the passing of your mom. Even though these are very trying time you will always have the memories forever! Big hugs & kisses to you all...Scott & Kathleen

Carole Vaughan - June 8, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Dianne MacPhee - June 8, 2022

Sincere condolences to Jack and family! Beth was a wonderful and giving woman, she will be missed.

Donna Silver - June 8, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Jennifer Vaughan - June 7, 2022

To Kristin and the entire Alma family, please accept our deepest condolences at this very sad time. I spent many a happy hour with the Alma family as a child and I will always cherish my memories spent with Kristin when we were best friends. When I picture your mom she is always laughing, she was awesome. Love Jenny Vaughan and family ❤️

Shawna Foxton - June 7, 2022

My sincere condolences to Mr. Alma and all the generations of the Alma family who loved her very much. My childhood would not have been the same without her. I met Jennifer on the first day of Kindergarten and we have been friends ever since. Beth had an accepting way about her that made me feel there was nothing i could ever do or say that would shock her or make her judge me. She embraced me and so many other friends of her kids' as just more stray cats that could use a good meal and a place to hang out. I came from a stable home it's just the farm was so much more fun and chaotic. I felt depressed when the weekend sleepovers ended. She told me once that it was sometimes better not knowing what your kids are up to. I really wished my parents were more like that. Beth was always very down-to-earth and never missed a chance to help someone in need. I remember how she made a couple of 3 pc. suits available to some boys in our Grade 8 class for graduation who couldn't afford to buy them..but it was done quietly and i only found out many years later. I can still see her mischievous eyes when she laughed. She usually threw in a few curse words too, never wanting you to think she was too precious to appreciate life in all it's ridiculous and dark forms. She was a very capable woman who could sew, bake and preserve all manner of farm fresh produce like a boss! She knew the right way to do things and she appreciated quality. The life she had in a farmhouse full of crazy kids and their crazier friends seemed to amuse her despite her grumblings about it. No matter what hit the fan, there was a laugh in there somewhere. I could go on but I'll just say, you will be missed, Beth. Rest in Peace.

Karen Ridgely - June 7, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

The Vaughan Family - June 7, 2022

Our condolences to the family. Fond memories will be held close to our hearts. Lots of love from the Vaughan Family.

Carolyn Wood - June 6, 2022

Condolences on the loss of Beth. She made me laugh everytime we were together and had such a passion for life, I pray she is at peace now and will watch over you all from heaven. Love Carolyn and David.

Cathie Prentice Edison - June 6, 2022

Sincere condolences to you, Jack, and all of your children in the passing of Beth. She was so active in all aspects of her life. She ,and you Jack, brought so much to the spirit and life of St. George's Church. Sending loving thoughts to you.

Joan & Steve Blaind - June 6, 2022

Dear Jack & family..We are sorry to hear of Beth's passing. Our thoughts & Prayers are sent your way.Love Joan & Steve

Shannon Sheehy - June 6, 2022

Jack and family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Beth. I hope she rests peacefully. The Sheehy Family

Josephine Bonta - June 6, 2022

So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. She was a loving and giving person. My deepest condolences to the family I know she loved so much. 🙏

Cheryl & Patrick McCoy - June 6, 2022

So sorry to hear of Beth's passing. Our condolences to the family. Rest in peace Beth.