Gregson, Alberta Clarice
passed away peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan BC on Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004. Born April 1, 1928 in Saanich, BC on Regina Avenue.Predeceased by her mother, father, husband (2003), two brothers, two sisters and daughter Heide (1998). Alberta is survived by her loving son Jens (Kristy), daughter Carolyn (Fred), four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sister in-laws, Myrna and Brenda Gregson and several nieces and nephews.
Alberta married Bob Gregson in September of 1960 and soon after went overseas with the Canadian Military to Germany. While overseas the two of them travelled all over Europe, made many friends and had many adventures together. In 1971 Alberta and family settled down in Exeter, a southern Ontario town 32 miles north of London. The family lived there for 8 years operating a “U-pick” Hobby farm on 18 acres. Alberta was an avid gardener that grew a wide variety of various fruits and vegetables on the hobby farm.
Mom was known for her outstanding baking and cooking skills. She was crowned baking queen at the local Fall Fair in Exeter Ontario. Mom was also known for her cake decorating. The variety of cakes she made included all types of birthday, anniversary, and wedding cakes; furthermore she instructed cake decorating classes at Lake Cowichan Secondary School.
In 1979 the familyl moved out west to Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island. After helping family and friends with the construction of the family’s new house next to Gordon Bay Provincial Park she started up her own ice cream business, call Chuckles the Clown next to what was known as Romeo’s Service Station on South Shore Rd. in Lake Cowichan. She operated the successful business for many years and became quite well known to residents of Lake Cowichan and to the campers that passed by. Alberta was known for her tend and generous heart and for her love of Mother Nature. She will be sadly missed by family members, friends, and little Martina, her granddaughter whom she raised over the last five years.
“Mom, you are in our hearts forever”
A memorial service was held at the Lake Cowichan United Church, 10 King George N. Street, Lake Cowichan on Saturday April 17, 2004
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