“The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want, He makes me
lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul…”
On Aug. 27, 2008 Alma Maria Elvira (Peterson) Bateson passed away peacefully, while surrounded by love and family. Alma is survived by her husband of 58 years, Douglas Bateson; her children Victor (Ann), Don, Lynn (Ralph) Johnson, and Ken. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren who will all miss her presence greatly. Alma is predeceased by her son Robert (Kim) and her daughter Susan.
Alma was born in Evelyn, B.C. on May 3, 1929 and grew up in Driftwood, B.C., daughter of Axel and Elvira Peterson. Sister to six sisters and two brothers. Alma could always be depended on to look after those she loved. In 1947 her mother passed away and Alma dedicated herself to raising her younger siblings to keep the family together. Alma continued to care for others throughout her life and even into her last days she parented a grandchild.
Alma always lived life to the fullest. She had shown much personal strength and kindness throughout her life time. She loved unconditionally, cherishing family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all. A special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of the BVDH for your care, support and concern for Alma over the time of her illness.
A memorial service for Alma was held on Sat., Aug. 30 at the Smithers United Church with Pastor Darrell Whelan officiating. Alma’s ashes will be interred in Spring 2009.Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.A. Schrader Funeral Home.
“Service with Dignity.”