CHILDS Grave Stones

Childs, Barbara.: August 1, 1933 - March 21, 2023 {also on Starkey stone page}

Barbara Childs
   It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Barbara Childs.
   Mom passed away, peacefully, at the age the age of 89 the morning of March 21, 2023 in Magrath AB
   Mom leaves to mourn daughters, Gerry (Stan Jackson), Freda (Kieth Still) and Vickie (Don Mackey, predeceased); 8 grandchildren (and grand-in-laws); 23 great grandchildren; 3 sisters; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and many good friends.
   Mom was predeceased by her first husband, Fred Norton in 1954; second husband, Jim Childs in 1986 and son in law Don Mackey in 1992.
   Barbara Jean Starkey was born in Walsall, England on August 1, 1933 to Gerald and Doris Starkey. After the passing of Gerald, Grams (Doris) along with her children, Barbara, Margaret, Doris and Christine set sail for Canada in 1947. Mom made sure she and her sisters (except Christine whom they put to sleep early) explored every corner of the ship as they made their way to their new adventure. They made their way west to the Debolt area in northern Alberta. Mom moved to Bezanson when she married Fred. After his passing, mom moved her 2 daughters, Gerry and Freda and HOUSE to Grande Prairie. In 1957 Mom married Jim and daughter #3, Vickie, was added. Mom lived in the same house for 70 years until she moved to Magrath last year.
   Mom was a great and loyal friend to many, working and serving in her community. She holds very special her service as a lifetime member and executive of The Royal Purple. Mom was a member of the Legion and was so proud to be the volunteer photographer for the newborn babies at the QE II Hospital in Grande Prairie. Always one to reach out when neighbors, friends, and family needed her; Mom leaves a legacy of goodness. For the past 20 years her hobbies, crafts and baking were found at many craft sales.
   Grandma/Nana will always hold a special place in the hearts of each of her grand and great grandchildren or “scallywags” as mom called them. Such special memories and many knitted sweaters and crafts made with love. You could always plan on a card and a phone call for your birthday.
   Our family is heartbroken with the loss of our dear Mom. Mom’s love was a constant in our lives. We wished that her time with us could have been prolonged but as she continues on her eternal journey we say: We love you forever mom and “Till we meet again”
   With much gratitude we express thanks to Dr. Kyle Bourne , the wonderful LPNs and staff at The Garden Vista (Good Samaritan Society of Magrath) and Karen Van Hill and Rob King and of Home Care. Thank you for the loving care you gave to our mom.
   At mom’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held in Magrath, Saturday, April 15 at 1 pm at the Garden Place Chapel 170 N Center Street Magrath AB. Another celebration of life be held in Grande Prairie this summer, date to be announced.
   Mom LOVED flowers but in lieu of flowers she would love donations to be made to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children. (Mom’s granddaughter received her first hearing aide through this fund)
CLIPPED FROM - Bear Creek Funeral Home, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada (Website)

Barbara Married Fred Norton then Jim Childs

Block 32, Lot 16

CHILDS, Herbert James "Jim": March 17, 1926 -  December 26, 1986 {also on Starkey stone page}

Herbert James "Jim" Childs
   Mr. Herbert James "Jim" Childs passed away at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Hospital, Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Friday, December 26, 1986, at the age of 60.
   He was born in Grande Prairie on March 17, 1926, to Alf and Harriet Childs. In 1957, Jim married Barbara Norton, nee Starkey, and for the next 29 years they lived in Grande Prairie. Jim was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Grande Prairie, and was secretary of the Alberta Trappers Association.
   He will be sadly missed by his wife Barbara; daughters and their spouses, and grandchildren: Vickie (Don) Mackey of Grande Prairie; Freda (Keith) Still of Warner, and children: Karen, Tanner and Jason; Gerry (Stan) Jackson of Sherwood Park and children: Jennifer, Spencer, Kristy, Andrew, and Carly; and Mayva Childs of St. Paul, and children Alex, Barbara and Peter Jr.; also surviving are sisters: Nell (Ed) Wilburn of Balfour, B.C., Anne (Dan) Willsey of Chase, B.C., and Velma ( Adam ) Sask of New Westminster,
B.C.; and numerous other relatives. Jim was predeceased by his parents Alf and Harriet Childs, brothers Alf and Lawrence, and sister Hilda Popkey in September, 1986.
   Funeral service for the late Herbert James "Jim" Childs will be held at the Oliver Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, December 30, 1986, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Conrad officiating. Interment to take place at the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, it was Mr. Childs' request that memorials in his memory be given to the Grande Prairie Residential Society for the Physically Disabled, Box 32, Sexsmith, Alberta, TOH 3C0.
   Funeral arrangements by Oliver Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Grande Prairie. Telephone 532-2929.
The Daily Herald-Tribune Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada • Tue, Dec 30, 1986 - Page 2

Burried at Grande Prairie cemetery

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