Annie Alice Mould
April 2, 1917 – January 8, 2010
Having lived a rich and full life, Alice Mould (nee Richardson) passed away in the early hours of January 8th, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank and her son, Richard. She is survived by her sons Ken (Sharon) and John (Barb), granddaughters Jennifer (Jason) Beaudry, Tara(Drew) Thompson, Alison Mould, and Heather (Jonathan)Teghtmeyer, by great granddaughters Danica and Jorja Beaudry and by her sisters Lois Richardson of Chilliwack, BC and Phyllis Nosworthy.of Port Coquitlam, BC.
Alice was born in Stettler, Alberta but relocated with her parents to Sardis B.C. at age five. She attended Sardis and Chilliwack Public Schools, Chilliwack High School and Vancouver Normal School becoming a teacher. In Chilliwack she met Frank who was, at that time, a pilot and instructor for the Canadian Air Force during WWII, stationed at Abbotsford. They married June 19th, 1944 and moved the following year to Saskatoon where they raised their three sons. After the boys were in school, Alice also returned to school, obtaining her Saskatchewan teaching certificate, while teaching kindergarten out of the basement of the family home. This was followed by employment with the Saskatoon Public School Board as a grade one teacher, a career she maintained until she and Frank moved from Saskatoon to Edmonton in 1972.
Reading was an important element in mother’s life whether it was teaching others how to read or enjoying literature herself. In 1979, at the time of Frank’s retirement, they moved to Qualicum Beach, BC. There she volunteered her time to read to schoolchildren as part of their educational program. She and Frank often marveled at the wonderful retirement life they had together, more than twenty-five years with both of them in good health and in a community they loved.
It was Mom’s wish that there be no formal service following her passing. Sons John and Ken want to thank the staff at Qualicum Gardens for the care they provided and the many friends who took the time to visit with Mom and enrich her time at the Gardens following Frank’s passing in 2008 also at age 92.