Ford, Henry: March 2 1927 - March 6 2019

We, the Ford family children, announce the passing of our beloved dad, Henry Ford, at the Grande Prairie Care Centre on March 6, 2019 at the age of 92. Henry was born on the Ford family farm, on March 2, 1927 to William and Vera Ford, early settlers to Bezanson, AB. He was the seventh son of a family of 14 children, 7 brothers; Harold, Fred, Charlie, Ross, Harvey, Vern and John and 6 sisters; Elsie, Evelyn, Ellen, Mertyl, Verna and Janet. Henry married Shirley Joan McArthur on May 27, 1955 and together they raised their four children on the Ford farm; Phyllis (Laurie) Lindgren, Gordon (Colleen Franke) Ford, Eleanor (Brickwood) Ford and Bill (Glenda Loewen) Ford. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; Collin Lindgren, Corinne (Ostaszewski) Lindgren, Amy (Steinbrecker) Ford, Wesley Ford, Aaron & Andrea Bushey, Jennifer (LeBlanc) Ford, Steven Ford, Haley Ford and Kate Ford and 14 great grandchildren; Christopher Lindgren, Talia & Deegan Ostaszewski, Daisy Steinbrecker, Marcus & Leif Bushey, Hunter Burton & Koltyn Carrier, Emilie, Liam and Amayah Ford, Nathan LeBlanc, Jackson Ford and Brooklyn Hofmeister. Henry was predeceased by his wife Shirley, (February 17, 1998), his father, mother, 7 brothers and 4 sisters, several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Henry held the distinction of being the oldest living Ford male to date. He was an outstanding father and grandfather; teaching through example, many valuable life skills that will serve as his legacy for years to come. He was a dedicated and tireless provider for his wife and family. He raised cattle, sold and hauled sand, gravel and water and drove school bus, hauling precious cargo for many years for the County of Grande Prairie. He is fondly remembered for his love of music and dancing, right up to his final days as a resident of Heritage Lodge and then the Grande Prairie Care Centre. Henry’s absence will be very noticeable to family and friends and to all those who had regular interaction with him throughout the years. He had a memorable impact on the many staff that served him during his decline at Heritage Lodge and the Grande Prairie Care Center and the family is truly grateful to all staff and caregivers who served our dad with comfort, kindness and thoughtfulness during his decline until his passing. A Heartfelt Thank You to each of you. Henry will be interred on Sunday, March 10th at 1pm at Glen Leslie Cemetery, and a Memorial Service will follow at People’s Church, 11850 108 Street, Grande Prairie at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Grande Spirit Foundation, 9505 102 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7G9 or to the Grande Prairie Care Centre, 9705 94 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3A2 Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com

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FORD, John “Dale”: April 3, 1959 – October 29, 2011.
Mr. J. Dale Ford, longtime resident of Clairmont, AB passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital at the age of 52 after a brave battle with cancer. Dale loved his family and friends and enjoyed his many outdoor and camping activities and time spent with his grandchildren. He shared his infectious appreciation for the majestic moose. Dale will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Marilyn, of 33 years, his eldest son Ryan (Alison) and their two children Brienne and Grady, his daughter Nicole (Jason) Winia and their son Caden and his youngest son Jaysen (Mandy), as well as his dear sister, Vera (Brian) Weeks and his father John A. Ford (Eileen). Dale was predeceased by his older brother Gary and his mother Joyce. At Dale’s request no funeral service will be held. His family wishes to extend their sincere thanks for the kind efforts of the Doctors, Home Care professionals and the Nursing staff in Palliative Care at the Q.E.II Hospital.
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OLIVER’S GRANDE PRAIRIE FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
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John Ames Ford

FORD, John Ames November 14, 1930 - September 27, 2016 John passed away peacefully in his sleep, he was a long time resident of Clairmont, Ab. John was known for his easy smile, good humor, love of family, neighbours and music also his faith. In 1953, John married Joyce Hart (deceased 1999). Together they raised three children, Gary, Vera and Dale. When Gary and his wife Brenda died in an accident in 1981, John and Joyce also raised their grandchildren Greg and Kim. Brian became part of the family when he married Vera. Dale (deceased 2011) and Marilyn increased the family with Ryan, Nicole and Jaysen. The grandchildren, with their spouses have added 7 great grandchildren and two step great grandsons to the family. John again found happiness when he married Eileen Berg on April 30, 2000. John especially appreciated the loving care of Eileen and her 5 children and their spouses, three grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. There was a memorial held in Grande Prairie and Kamloops on October 8, 2016

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Billie Ulmer married Charlie Ford

Billie Ford Billie (Alma) Ford, long time resident of Grande Prairie, passed away on December 16th, 2009 at the age of 97. Billie is survived by her brother, Harold Ulmer, sister, Edna (Ian) Renee, daughters, Bev Dunne, Charlene (Eric) Pettit, Wanda (Wayne) Johnson, and Karen (Brian) Coogan, son, Dwight (Marilyn) Ford and son-in-law Merle Baird. She also leaves 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces to remember her. Billie was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Ford, brothers, Victor and Roy, sisters, Verna and Violet, daughters, Wendy Ford and Marilyn Baird, son, Mervyn, son-in-law, Bill Dunne and granddaughter, Cheryl Dunne. On December 11, 1912, Billie was born in Castor, Alberta to William and Ida Ulmer. After attending Normal School in Camrose, she began her teaching career in 1936, which eventually brought Billie to Bezanson, where she met and married Charlie Ford in 1938. Her passion was music and many Christmas concerts and music festivals were organized under her care during her career at Montrose, Bezanson School and Harry Balfour. Many fond family memories include the piano and singing and Billie was an active member of The Sweet Adelines for many years. Billie led an active life traveling throughout Canada, the United States and Germany. She was also a long time participant of "The Swimming Ladies" at The Club. Billie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered for her zest for life, compassion for her family and friends, her true bass, and sense of humor. A celebration of Billie's life will be held at Oliver's Funeral Chapel on December 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.com    Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.

Block 29 Plot 4


Charlene, Desiree & Jamie Ford

Block 62 Plot 8


Block 29 Plot 4


Block 62 Plot 2

Funeral services for the late Elmer Ford will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bezanson Community Church with Pastor Chris Willis officiating.


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Block 29 Plot 1


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Block 29 Plot 2


Noreen Mary Ford With sadness the family of the late Noreen Mary Ford of Bezanson, AB, announce her passing on October 13, 2010 while at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie, AB. Noreen was predeceased by her late husband, Ross on December 24, 1973 and her oldest son Dennis, on December 23, 2000. She leaves behind a loving family, sons Ken and Doug, daughters Helen and Frances, daughters-in-law Judy and Grace, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Noreen was born on October 26, 1921 at Rio Grande, AB, the seventh child of Dennis and Mary Ann O'Connell. There were eight other children in her family, brothers, Jack, Mick, Pat, Denny, Frank, Tim, Joseph and her only sister, Margaret, all of who have since passed away. In June of 1984, Noreen retired from a 35 year teaching career which took her to many community schools within the Peace River district, ending with Harry Balfour School in Grande Prairie. From then on, she especially treasured a full home life as well as travel with family members until it became necessary because of health reasons, to reside within the Emerald Gardens Care facility at Grande Prairie. Noreen always made the world a better place and will be dearly missed by those who mourn her. Her life was a series of wonderful memories woven with love. As a celebration of her life, a funeral mass was held at her beloved Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, located in Bezanson, AB at 1:00 p. m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Interment followed in the Glen Leslie Cemetery. Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium9561472

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Block 66, Lot 5


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Block 88 Plot 8


Block 29 Plot 5 & 6


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