Mabel Florence Anderson, 1911-2004
Mabel Florence Anderson passed away on April 10 at Youville Home in St. Albert, Alta. at the age of 93 years.
She was born Feb. 1, 1911 in Grouard to Eliza Ward and Henri Giroux. She had five brothers: Clifford, John, Jimmy, Tom and Edmo; and two sisters, Clara and Irene.
Mabel married Walter Anderson in 1926. They had four children: Laura, Cecilia, Roy and Melva. They also raised two granddaughters, Gwen and Shannon. She had 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Mabel and Walter started their life together at Buffalo Lake where Walter ran the Hudson's Bay Trading Post. They moved to several areas before settling in Kapown and then Grouard.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, and her children, Cecilia, Melva and Roy.
Left to cherish her memory are: her daughter, Laura Andrews; brothers Edmo Cardinal and Tom Cardinal and the granddaughters she raised, Gwen (Nolan) Crouse and Shannon (Pat) Powell. She also leaves grandchildren Marlene Chalifoux, Linda Chalifoux, Rita Jones, Mary Ireland, Karen Hagen, Lorna Gauthier, Peter Andrews and Joseph Gauthier; as well as many great-grandchildren.
Mabel was very talented in beadwork, sewing, knitting and quilting. Her work was always of the highest standard. She knitted socks, mittens, scarves and hats. Her beaded moccasins, mukluks, gloves and jackets were superbly crafted.
The funeral for Mabel was held Wednesday, April 14 at 2 p.m. from Oliver's Funeral Chapel in Grande Prairie with Father Gary Sedgwick officiating. Pallbeaers were grandchildren Curtis Crouse, Celina Crouse, Dalen Crouse, Ryan Powell, Christopher Powell and Travis Powell.
The eulogy was delivered by Leonard P. Anderson and the music was provided by Rocky Walker.
Interment followed in the Grande Prairie cemetery.
Mabel will always be remembered and forever missed by all who knew and loved her.
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