Nell Alexander (nee Latimer)

Nell was born on December 30, 1916 to James and Marion Latimer in Sturgeonville, Alberta, near Camrose.

Nell was the second youngest of a family of 13, she received her education in New Norway where she worked on the family farm.

In 1944 Nell married Ernie Alexander in Kaslo, B.C.. They made their home at Cooper Creek in the Lardeau Valley where Nell resided until 2010. Nell resided with her daughter Cheryl for 2 years before moving to Jubilee Manor in Nelson.

Nell was very active in the community, serving 30 years in different positions for Lardeau Valley Community. Most of Nell’s interests and time was dedicated towards family as she always helped out her children and grandchildren, even babysitting her youngest grandson in her 80’s. Nell was an avid gardener and also loved to be baking in her kitchen. She learned to ride a bike at age 67 and got her driver’s license at age 72. Knitting, and particularly making quilts, were two of Nell’s favorite pastimes. In later years she became an avid landscape painter and gave every family member a painting.

She was predeceased; by her parents, 12 siblings, her daughter Linda (1972) and her husband Ernie in 2001.

Nell will be lovingly remembered by; her sons, Richard, of Cooper Creek, B.C. and Ken (Birthe), of Creston, B.C. and daughters, Donna Stickney (Dave) of Nelson, B.C. and Cheryl (Bob) Sinclair of Cooper Creek, B. C. , as well as her 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute in Nell’s name may do so to the Lardeau Valley Historical Society.


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