Ms. Edith Alice Pearl Sirett, age 96, of Bellevue passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 14, at the Crowsnest Long Term Care Facility.
She was born on July 20th, 1923 in her home in Bellevue, the second daughter of Edith and George King Sirett.
Pearl was preceded in death by her loving sisters, Hilda Sirett and Enid Gilmar, with whom she enjoyed many adventures in her retirement years.
She was a member of the Anglican Church, an avid gardener, and an excellent cook and baker. Pearl's garden vegetables, bread and pickles were greatly sought after commodities amongst her family and friends. More than 60 years of Christmas dinners at her home will be fondly remembered by all those fortunate enough to attend. Her extraordinary love of cats and dogs should be mentioned as well.
Aunty Pearl is survived by her nephews, David Gilmar of Calgary, Alberta, Patrick Gilmar of Fernie, British Columbia, and Jeffrey (Kristy) Gilmar of Blairmore, Alberta. She had numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews who truly knew her and will never forget her lively personality and love of family.
As per Pearl's request, there will be a private family graveside service in September. She will be interred at Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary Alberta, where her beloved mother, father and sister rest.
Thank you to the staff of the Crowsnest Pass Long Term Care Facility for your attention and compassion. Donations in memory of Pearl may be made to your local SPCA or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin's Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.