We are saddened to announce the passing of our dear mother, Alice Vopni.
Mom was born September 10, 1928 and passed December 2, 2020 at the age of 92 years. She was the youngest of five children.
As a young girl, Mom lived in various towns in Manitoba and Saskatchewan due to her father's employment with CN Rail.
Mom had many stories of the places she lived and the numerous train trips she enjoyed with her parents. She always had a
great fondness for trains and we have all spent many road trips counting train cars.
In her late teens, Mom moved to Swan River with her parents where she enjoyed working at the Post Office.
She left her job after marrying Dad on October 25, 1950 and moved to his family farm in the Harlington district, where she
and Dad farmed and raised their six daughters. They lived on the farm until 2014 when they moved into Swan River, but the
farm always was, and will always be, home.
Although Mom had lived a sheltered and privileged life, she soon adapted to the daily routine of a busy farm life and became
a wonderful homemaker. She enjoyed her huge garden, canning, freezing, baking, and cooking for her family. She was always there
to lend a hand to Dad, and to look after their growing family.
Mom was quiet and soft spoken, and a very gentle caring person who was happiest spending time with her daughters and Dad.
She was a devoted mother, and a cherished friend to her girls. Mom was a very thoughtful person who chose her words carefully,
and usually only offered her opinion when asked.
She was considered a wonderful friend who enjoyed curling, visiting with neighbors and relatives, and was never one to turn down
a game of cards.
She also enjoyed sewing special clothes for her girls, as well as for our dolls, and she taught us all how to knit, even encouraging her
granddaughters and grandsons to learn.
Mom is survived by her six daughters : Wendy (Art Griffith), Debbie (Ken Lowdon), Cathy (Terry Bullerwell), Beverly (the late
Bill Musey), Cindy (Dave Besant), and Myra (Russ Empey).
Mom is survived by six grandsons, two granddaughters, five great grandsons and seven great granddaughters : Clinton Griffith,
David Griffith (Trisha), Ethan, Chelsie, Emelie and Shelbie; Sheldon Griffith (Tara), Jaxon and Nyah; Ryan Lowdon (Carla)
Dexton and Blake; Mark Lowdon (Kristin), Makayla, Khloe, and Mason; Jennifer (Jonathan Paddison) and Makena;
Dylan Froome; and Alyson Musey (Derek Behrmann).
She is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Sarah Vopni and Lorraine Loptson (George Struck), as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mom has joined Dad (who passed in 2014), and is reunited with her grandson, Tyler Vopni Musey (2010), and sons-in-law John Froome (1998)
and Bill Musey (2019).
She was predeceased by her parents George and Helen Chubey, and her siblings Peter, Annie, Mary and Elsie.
A private funeral service for Mom was held at the Riverside Cemetery Harlington District on December 10, 2020 with our cousin
Father Brent Kuzyk officiating. Mom's pallbearers were her daughters, and her honorary pallbearer was her grandson, Tyler Vopni Musey.
We hold Mom dear in our hearts, as we do all those who have gone before us. Until we meet again.
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