Arlie passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2015 at the age of 84 years with family at her side. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Sid; her children Nonie (Greg), Ron (Anne), Donna and Les (Darquise); and grandchildren Jonathan, Alaina, Jenny and Erica; her sister Mary and brother Doug (Dolores). She was predeceased by her parents Donald and Ruby Welsh; sister Betty and brother-in-law Howard.
Arlie was born on June 24, 1930 and grew up on the family farm in the Kinistino area of Sask. She married Sid on Oct 9th, 1953. Their married life led them to Lloydminster, SK and then to Okotoks, AB where they ranched for about 4 years. In 1970, they moved to the Chase area settling in Adams Lake and in 1976, they bought their home in Chase. Arlie loved gardening and it wasn’t long until the front lawn turned into the biggest vegetable patch on 2nd Avenue. She was always a hard worker and spent many hours at the kitchen sink canning and washing her bounty of vegetables. Arlie was an accomplished golfer and bowler and enjoyed baking (especially her special birthday cakes), making puzzles and was always up for a game of cards. She also enjoyed knitting with her “stitch” group and knit many “Arlie sweaters” for the new babies of friends and family. If any relatives wanted to know anything about the family it was always “ask auntie Arlie” as she spent many hours researching and recording the family history. She loved two stepping, waltzing and doing the “Saskatchewan Polka” to the old time dance music. She made many wonderful and long-lasting friendships over the years.
Respecting Arlie’s wishes, no service will be held. The family will gather for a celebration of Arlie’s life later this year. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.
We wish to thank the staff from Chase Primary Health, RIH, Ponderosa and Overlander for their compassionate care and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to www.heartandstroke.com.