Whitehouse, Arabella (nee Brent) passed away at the Bulkley Lodge in Smithers, B.C. on Sept. 13 at the age of 95 years.
Abie was born in Edmonton, AB on the 18th of January, 1918 to Alice Maloney who was born in St. Albert, NWT on the 4th of August, 1888 and Daniel Brent who was born in Lincolnhorn, Cornwall, England on 10th of June, 1866. She was predeceased by her parents and six brothers, her sister Alice, and her loving husband George Whitehouse. She is survived by her daughters Dawna (Larry) Scruton and Sandy (Don) Smiley; grandchildren Bobbi-Lin and Douglas Legere; step-grandchildren Leslie, Ken and Ken, Wayne and Leanne and sister Stella.
Abie and George enjoyed many summers travelling in B.C. and Alberta in their fifth wheel. One highlight of her life was travelling to Sudbury, ON when she was 80 years old to watch her granddaughter Bobbi-Lin compete in swimming at the Special Olympics Nationals.
Abie loved gardening and was still working in her gardens well into her 80’s. She was always willing to share her vast gardening knowledge with others.
We would like to express a special thank you to all of the staff at the Bulkley Lodge for their kindness and loving care of our mother during her three years of residence. Also, a special thanks to all of the hospice people who were exceptionally caring.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., 300-828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2 or the Special Olympics, c/o PO Box 4476, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0.
R.A. Schrader Funeral Services