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Fay Adeline (Ashmore) Poch

November 16, 1930 ~ September 20, 2018 (age 87)

   It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Fay Poch on September 20, 2018 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB.  She was 87 years of age.

   Fay was born in the Village of Carmangay, AB on November 16, 1930, and moved to the Crowsnest Pass with her family in 1945.  On May 29, 1948, she married Joseph Poch. The happy couple went on to be blessed with three wonderful children who they raised in a warm and nurturing home.

   When she wasn’t busy taking care of her family or working at Sears, Fay could be found knitting, reading, or spending time volunteering at the library.  She also enjoyed camping, curling, softball, as well as many other sports.  Fay had a lovely singing voice and she shared her gift with others as a member of the United Church choir.  She was a kind, giving person who will be deeply missed.

   Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her children, Kevin (Beth) Poch, Penny (Richard) Lamey and Wendy (Brian) Aris; her grandchildren, Shelley (Jeff) Halverson, Mark (Judy) Lamey, Mike (Nichole) Aris, Paul (Michelle) Aris, Nicole (Ben) Pounder and Jessica (Darcy Foucault) Poch; her great grandchildren, Aurora, Adeline, Owen, Arianna, Zack, Adam, Jack, Tessah, Tai, Grayson and Georgia; her brothers-in-law, Jim Culham and Wilfred Milburn; as well as her extended family and many friends.

   She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Poch; her parents, Juanita and Edward Ashmore; her brother, Dick “Ashy” Ashmore; and her sisters, June (Walter) Rhodes, Betty (Jack) Root and Shirley Culham.

   With respect for Fay’s wishes, no funeral service will be held.  Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Municipal Library (PO Box 1177, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.  (403) 562-8555

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