April 23, 1926 – April 12, 2019
On Friday, April 12, 2019, in Victoria, BC in her 92nd year. Alice is loved always by her family, her beloved husband of 52 years, the late Arthur Warren Code (1997), her children, Faye, Ron, Jean, Barbara, Bill, Stewart (deceased) and David, her son-in-law, Bill, and daughters-in-law, Denise, Darlene and Karen, her grandchildren Adam, Kevin, Warren, Joe, Patrick, Brian, Katherine, Laura, Joshua and Rachel, her eleven great grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by her sister, Lyle, and her half-sisters, Francis and Phyllis.
Alice was born April 23, 1926, the youngest daughter of Ernest and Alice Kennedy, in Wilkie, SK. After completing grade 12 high school in Saskatoon, she attended Normal (Teacher’s College) there, graduating with her diploma in 1943 at the age of 17. She taught full time until her marriage in July, 1945, and was a substitute teacher from time to time in later years.
Alice and Warren farmed at Phippen, SK until 1958. Then they moved to Antler, SK, where they raised their family and had a mixed farm, including a very large vegetable garden, until their
retirement to Calgary in 1983. They spent winters in Mesa, AZ and summers in Calgary until 1995, when they moved to Duncan, BC.
She was always active in the church and community, serving on the board of the Antler-Redvers United Church, and a member of Antler U.C.W. (United Church Women), Antler Ladies Guild, the Sinclair Legion Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. She was honoured as “Mother of the Year” by the U.C.W. in her thirties. She was also an avid curler and volunteer at Antler Bonspiels.
Alice loved to read and instilled that love in each of her children. Music was another passion, and although she never had the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument, she insisted that each of her children learn to play at least one instrument, or to sing, or both. She was president of Redvers Music Festival Association for five years, and attended festivals throughout the province, often accompanied by Stewart, who was participating in them.
She was fascinated by genealogy, meticulously tracking both sides of the family’s history. She had a keen sense of style and colour, which contributed to her prowess in sewing and knitting. She loved to do both. She could knit a Cowichan sweater and watch TV without dropping a stitch. She was often at her sewing machine into the wee small hours after everyone was in bed. She and Warren were top-notch cribbage players and proudly received recognition letters from Gordon Sinclair of Front Page Challenge, a national TV program at the time. Also, they regularly enjoyed hosting friends for an evening of cards.
Hardworking, fiercely proud and independent, Alice loved her family first and foremost. The last remaining matriarch of her generation, on both sides of the family, she was respected, loved and admired by all who knew her.
Cremation has taken place. A service will be held for the family on April 28, 2019 at Adanac Cemetery, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca.
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