Annie Mary Madelaine Bulford: May 12, 1922 - February 2, 2015

BULFORD, Annie - Annie Mary Madelaine Bulford passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Points West Hospice in Grande Prairie at the age of 92. Annie was born on the family farm just west of Bezanson on May 12, 1922 to Michael and Madelaine Diederich. Annie was raised in Bezanson but moved with her brother Henry to the Mission in Peace River after their mother passed away in 1929. They spent 7 years there, only coming home for the summer holidays. When she moved back home, she attended school at East Kleskun, and St. Joseph’s. After graduation she took her schooling in Edmonton to become a lab technician. She worked there for a period of time until moving back home with her dad. Annie met Harvey Bulford and they were married June 25, 1947. Together they raised five children, two girls and three boys. Family was very important to Annie and she always led by example with her unconditional love and caring ways, instilling those same values in each of her children. Harvey passed away in 1990, Annie remained in her home on the farm until 2012 when she moved into Heritage Lodge. A devout Catholic and lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s League, her faith in God was her strength and inspiration throughout her life. She was a pillar of the community and always led by example, giving back, volunteering many, many hours wherever she was needed. Her quiet, unassuming, thoughtful, generous and gentle ways will be thought of often and missed forever. A doting mom, grandma and great-grandma, she never missed a birthday or special event. With God and family being the cornerstone of her existence, she and her family have been truly blessed. She is lovingly remembered and will be missed by her five children: Lynne (Gerald) Oe, Melvin (Marion) Bulford, Grant (Kathleen) Bulford, Bev (Stan) Tissington, Harold (Robyn) Bulford; 17 grandchildren: Kelvin (Judy) Oe, Michelle (Derek) Stokke, Bradley (Carey) Oe, Laura (Jake) Wasylchew, Colleen (Devon) Bulford, Stanley (Kristyn) Bulford, Sheila (Trevor) Bulford, Monica (Wade) Doris, Tammy (Chad) Bulford, Sean (Shelanne) Bulford, Ryan (Jenny) Bulford, Danny (Pyper) Bulford, Marty (Janeen) Tissington, Sheldon (Michelle) Tissington, Kyla (Jason) Tissington, Brandon Bulford and Madison Bulford; 31 great-grandchildren; brother Henry and sister-in-law Myrtle Diederich; brother-in-law Elmer Bulford and sister-in-law Elenor Bain, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Annie is predeceased by her husband, Harvey Bulford; parents Madelaine and Michael Diederich; brother Marcel Diederich; father in-law Haviland Bulford; mother in-law Kate Bulford; brother in-laws: Harry Bulford, Orval Nellis, George Bain and sisters in-law Irene Nellis and Ann Bulford; nieces Betty Gubbe and Rita Bain; nephews Stan and Wayne Nellis; grandson Cory Melnyk; and great-grandaughter Lacie Nellis. Special thanks to Wendy, her staff and Laurel and the homecare staff at Heritage Lodge; the caring nurses and healthcare aids at Points West Hospice; and all the family and friends who helped to make her last days so comfortable. Prayer service for the late Annie Bulford will be held Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Olivers Funeral Chapel in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave). A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St). In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie’s memory can be made to Grande Spirit Foundation (9505-102 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7G9) or to the Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society (PO Box 21215, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 6W7). Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralchapel.com

 



Ann Bulford November 15, 1927 - January 6, 2014
On Monday, January 6, 2014, Ann (Stark) Bulford of Bezanson passed away in Grande Prairie at the age of 86 years. Ann was born to John and Elizabeth Stark on November 15, 1927 on the family farm near Bezanson. She married Elmer and raised their six children north of Bezanson. Ann enjoyed painting, gardening, sewing, knitting and travelling. She was very involved with the community. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her husband Elmer of 66 years, their children: Jim (Dorothea), Vern (Darlene), Janet (Bill) Doll, Everett (Linda), Annette (Bob) Simigan and Sherry (Ben) Doll; grandchildren: Teresa, Heather, David, Liza, Katie, Darren, Chris, Quinton, Angela, Tyler, Andy, Rick, Jason, Carson, Chase, and their spouses; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Doug (Evelyn) Stark, sisters in-law: Ruby Wurtz, Annie Bulford and Elenor Bain. She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 7:00-9:00pm at Oliver’s Funeral Chapel in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.) The Funeral Service will be on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Bezanson Community Church. Ann will be laid to rest at the Glen Leslie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Ann to the County of Grande Prairie – Glen Leslie Restoration Project (10001 84 Ave Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0). Funeral Service Monday January 13, 2014, 1:00pm at Bezanson Community Church

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