Luella Arlene Ducharme (nee Davis) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Luella was born March 3, 1937 in Fort Macleod, the youngest child of Fred and Anna Davis. Luella married a dashing young man from B.C., Frank on Nov. 14, 1959 and together they raised six children: Ronda (Brian) Reach, Kim (Irene) Ducharme, Todd (Deneen) Ducharme, Jason Ducharme, Darcee (Sai) Wong and Jennifer (Pak) Chang.
Luella was also blessed with 17 grandchildren: Randi (Jason), Nicholas (Jade), Ashley (Rob), Danielle, Camille (Kolby), Brett (Cassie), Colby (Kendall), Jordon, Brittany, Kaitlin, Brady (Mallory), Hannah, Trent, Xian, Tyler, as well as seven great grandchildren.
Luella loved her community of Fort Macleod. Together she and Frank raised their family to believe in always helping others and after Frank’s death in 2010 she continued to be actively involved in many organizations serving various roles.
For 20 years, Frank and Luella were the faces behind the counter at the Java Shop, making sure young and old caught their connections to reunite with their families. Luella was a third generation member of Christ Church Anglican where she selflessly dedicated her time to her church.
Luella is survived by her brother Wayne (Pat) Davis and many nieces, nephews and cousins friends and extended family members.
She was predeceased by her sister Ina and brother-in-law Leonard Palmer of Woodbine, Maryland, her husband Frank, son Kim, and grandsons Taylor and Lane Ducharme.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Christ Church Anglican, 320 21st St., Fort Macleod, with Rev. Pilar Gateman, officiating. Memorial and lunch followed at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall, 307 25th St. at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Luella’s memory to the Fort Macleod Handibus Society, P.O. Box 881, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0 or to a local charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home. Phone 403-553-3772 or visit www.edensfuneralhome.com.