BALMER Grave Stones

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The following are on this page as the Wife’s Maiden name or previous married name belongs on this page.

Often the husbands details are included.

DELANEY, Archie Albert: February 24, 1914 - August 17, 1954 {also on Delaney grave stone page}

DELANEY, Aagtje (Alice): February 12, 1919 - March 10, 2000 {also on Delaney grave stone page}

Alice (Aagtje) Balmer, 81, formerly a Delaney, of Grande Prairie
   Mrs. Alice Balmer is now with our Lord. She passed away peacefully at the Q.E.II Hospital on March 10, 2000 at the age of 81 years. She suffered from kidney failure and was on dialysis for  the last six years of her life.
   Alice was  born in Tolbert, Leek, Netherlands, February 12, 1919 to Harm and Grietje Renkema. She had three brothers and four sisters.
   During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in W.W. II, Alice received her nursing degree and also a diploma in Psychiatric Nursing and Midwifery.
   She met and later married Archie Delaney who was serving with the Allied occupation forces in the Netherlands.
   In 1946 she came to Canada as a war bride with their first daughter June. Archie and Alice bought a 1/4 section of land through the VLA in the Glen Leslie area east of Grande Prairie where they farmed and expanded their family with a set of twin girls and later a son.
   Archie died in August 1954 after a tractor accident in the Kleskun Hills.
   That winter Alice and her children moved into a new home built in Grande Prairie for them by family, friends and Legion members. Alice worked hard and made many sacrifices, probably the greatest being to remain in Canada rather than return to her family in the Netherlands. She felt Canada offered a better future for her children. Her decision was made easier because of the support of Archie's family.
   In 1955 Alice started working full time at the Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital where she worked until 1978. At the time of her retirement she was the Nursing Supervisor of women's medical and pediatrics.
   Alice married William Balmer in December 1972. They were active members of the Church of Christ where she had many close friends.
   Alice is lovingly remembered by her husband William, daughters June (Gordon) Price, Eveline Delaney, Irene (Joseph) Riou, son Raymond Delaney, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also sadly missed by her sisters Hinke Hoekstra-Renkema, Klas (Arend) Stall and let Van der Velde-Renkema as well as many nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be held at the Church of Christ, 9602 - 92 Avenue, Grande Prairie, on Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Alan Jones officiating. Interment to follow in the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
Lunch at the Legion at 4 p.m.
   If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 14121 - 128 A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4P5.
10005-107 Ave., Grande Prairie
Telephone 532-2929
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada,  13 Mar 2000, Mon  •  Page 5

Alice Renkema married Archie Delaney then William Balmer

Block 44, Lot 7 & 8

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