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Moses, Blanche

A memorial service was held at the Trinity United Church Hall on Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, to remember and honour the life of Blanche Moses, CGA. This special service was lead by Rev Aldeen McKay, who chronicled Blanche’s life while weaving in appropriate scripture readings and special prayers.
Blanche was a loving wife, mother, grandmother (5) and great grandmother (5) and can be best remembered for pursuing her dream. She was always of the opinion that if you were working at what you loved, the rest of life would fall into place.
Blanche was blessed with many talents and a dream — she always wanted to be an accountant. When she graduated high school women were not all that common in the accounting profession. So she went on to become a teacher and taught for many years.
As times changed, she started to pursue her dream career — accounting. At the age of 55 when most people are slowing down, Blanche returned to school and received her CGA accounting designation as a testament to the fact that she had made it — reached her goal.
Blanche’s approach was not solving problems for people but rather helping people with problems find solutions. While she enjoyed the hunt for the solution to the problem, she was more interested in the person than the problem. It was this genuine caring attitude that endeared her to so many people. Even late in life as new people met her, as she was shuffled around the eldercare circuit, they remarked on the grace and warmth she radiated.
The best way to honour Blanche’s life is for all of us to look at our own talents and use them to pursue our own dreams, our own purpose in life — the way Blanche did. She wouldn’t want it any other way.
Rod Moses (husband of 59 years) and Jim Moses (son of 53 years) would like to say thank you:
• To those people who sat with Mom over the past couple of months (Jean Swihart, Gwen Young, Mary Urness, Donna Crawford) and others.
• To those who live locally and give a helping hand (Phil and Eileen Moses, Brent and Jean Nelson, Bob and Linda Ripley, Bob and Loretta Moses, Donna and Keith Crawford) and others.
• To the home care staff (Angela O’Connor) and others.
• To the staff of Extendicare for all the love, caring and assistance they afforded Blanche.
• To her local doctor, Dr. Wildeboer.
• To her cancer doctors, Dr .Holland and Dr. Severin.
• To her many past students, past clients, friends and family who came out to the service.
• And to those family members travelling to be with Blanche’s family: Ralph and Ann Moses of Calgary (Rod’s brother), Jan and Pete Vink of Calgary (Rod’s niece), Jean Wilkinson of Three Hills (Rod’s cousin), Irene Norrish of Calgary (Rod’s cousin).
Besides her loving husband Rod, Blanche will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by the four generations lucky enough to have had her share in their lives. This group includes family members, her many friends and associates, extended family and especially Jim, Marilyn, Jacko, Donna, April, Angela, Suzanne, Michelle and Rene.
Blanche — Be well and may God Bless and say Hi to Kathy for us.
In lieu of flowers, tributes to Blanche may be made by donating to the Canadian Cancer Society (Breast Cancer) and by encouraging the special females in your life to have regular breast exams

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