Alberta May Mufford

Alberta May Mufford (nee Jenkins) was born on July 24, 1907 in Carmangay, Alberta and passed away in G.R. Baker Hospital on June 5, 2005.

She grew up in Blackpool, a small community north of Kamloops, with five brothers and two sisters. They had to cross the North Thompson River by boat or ferry to attend school.

Alberta picked apples in Vernon in 1928, moved to Cloverdale and worked for a Dr. Sinclair for two years.

In 1933 she met and married Ralph Mufford in Milner, B.C. and they moved to Moose Heights in 1940. Alberta worked alongside her husband in sawmilling and farming. She hunted, fished, loved to cook, had a garden, and always had a strawberry patch, right up until her 94th year.

She spun her own wool, made many quilts and afghans for family and friends, also made and decorated wedding cakes for family.

Alberta enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage. She so enjoyed having her great grandchildren Riley and Meghan right next door on the farm.

Alberta went on several bus tours across Canada and to Alaska. She also travelled by motorhome with her brother Lenard and sister Eva, across Canada and into the U.S.A.

Alberta had resided in Dunrovin Lodge since 2002.

She was predeceased by parents Fred and Lilly, husband Ralph, son Delmar, daughter Beverly, brothers, Martin Louis, Earl, Lenard and Oren and Sister Eva.

Alberta will be lovingly remembered by sister Mary (Hershel) Woolman of Indiana, son Robert (Pat), many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S.A.

Funeral service was held on Friday, June 10, 2005 at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel with Ross Olsen officiating.

Interment followed at Quesnel and District Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Tom, John, Charlie, Dan, Joel and Riley Mufford and Neil Worboys.

A reception tea was held at the Golden Center, Quesnel.

The family of Alberta wish to thank the doctors and staff of G.R. Baker Hospital, the caring staff at Dunrovin Lodge, Len and staff at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel and friends and family for cards, flowers and kind words.

A long life, well lived.

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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