Louise Marie Forbes
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Louise Marie Forbes, on Monday, September 13th, 2021. She was born in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan, to the late Marie de Laforest and Lucien Couture. She was 89.
Mom met her husband, James Victor Forbes in Moose Jaw, and they were married July 7th, 1956, for 38 years, until his passing. Mom said after years of waiting for Dad to come home from umpiring ball; « if you can’t beat them join them », and started following any games he was involved in either as an umpire or coach.
Mom worked for several years at a bank in Moose Jaw, and when Dad took a transfer to Nova Scotia with Gulf Oil, she worked at Sears in Port Hawkesbury, then when they moved to Alberta, she worked at Sears in Edmonton.
Mom enjoyed playing any board game, cards, and, her favorite game, Skip-bo. She always let on that she was playing by the rules, but always seemed to win! She enjoyed music by the Seven Tenors, Johnny Reid, Celine Dion, and more. She loved spending time in her flower garden, reading and really enjoyed doing Circle-A-Word puzzles.
Mom is survived by her sisters, Yolande Couture of Kingston, Ontario; Marcelle Pedersen of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; her son, Jim Forbes; her daughters, Inez Forbes and Ina Forbes; two grandchildren, Katie Ste. Marie (Jeremy) and Brad MacNeil; four great-grandchildren, Carter Ste. Marie, Jase Ste. Marie, Harlow MacNeil and Knox MacNeil.
Mom was predeceased by her husband, James Forbes; her sisters, Marie Therese Laberge, Odile LeRuyet, and Jeanette Couture; her great-granddaughter, Blake Gillis MacNeil; and her very best friend, Betty Malinowski.
There will be a viewing on Tuesday September 21, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Park Memorial, 9709 – 111 Avenue, NW, Edmonton, AB, followed by a small family graveside Funeral at Rosedale Cemetery in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
The family asks that all attendees be mindful of all COVID restrictions currently in place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either www.babysbreathcanada.ca, www.cysticfibrosis.ca/atlantic-canada or www.heartandstroke.ca
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Louise Marie
Décès pour la Ville: Edmonton, Province: Alberta