Alice Cecila Bahrey
July 15, 1923 – January 28, 2016
Alice passed away peacefully at Joseph Care Village, Cranbrook, BC, in the early hours of January 28, 2016.
Alice was born in Canora, Saskatchewan to Charles and Celia Wilder and was raised along with four brothers and
three sisters on the farm near Beaver Bank School.
Alice took her teachers training in Saskatoon and taught in various one room schools before a move to the big city
of Vancouver where she worked in the Banking World. Teaching was in her blood however and she took a job at
Cranbrook Central School to be close to her family in the Windermere Valley. It was at Central School where she
met fellow teacher Steven Bahrey. After a school year of romance, they were married at the Cranbrook United Church on the last day of school, June 1950. A marriage that would last close to 64 years. Alice continued to teach & tutor as she loved children and would light up in their company. She went on to excel as a homemaker, Super Mom & Wife, raising along with Steven, sons Douglas and Chris. Alice was also a sportswoman who enjoyed skiing, golf, curling, camping & bridge.
As a member of the Cranbrook United Church, Alice was an active participant in the community. Alice was a gentle, stylish lady who enjoyed a laugh and
the quiet company of others.
Alice was predeceased by brothers Ray, Earl, Lloyd & Curtis; sisters Etta and Evelyn, son Douglas and husband Steve.
She is survived by son Chris (Patricia) – grandchildren Kirsten & Michael, sister Florence and numerous nieces
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers, go visit an old or new friend.