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Alcock, Margaret Jean

Margaret Jean Alcock, beloved wife of the late Eric Alcock of Fort Macleod, passed away at Lethbridge on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at the age of 93 years. Jean was born July 29, 1914, in Lundbreck and raised in Cowley. She spent her summers at Black Mountain Ranch (Maycroft) which was owned by her parents George and Nora Porter.
Jean attended Cowley elementary school and Pincher Creek Kermaria Convent high school. She received her teaching certificate from Calgary Normal School.
Her first teaching job was at Chapel Rock, north of Lundbreck (three years). She then came to Fort Macleod and taught at Hazelmere (south Macleod district) until country schools closed.
Jean met Eric Alcock and they were married on July 19, 1943, and resided on the family farm in the South Macleod district. They raised both Jim and Sharon on the farm.
Jean went back teaching in the late 1950s, teaching high school English Literature until 1968. They retired and later moved to Fort Macleod.
Jean is survived by her son Jim (Caroline) Alcock of Fort Macleod; her daughter Sharon Alcock (Robert Twombly) of Prescott, Arizona; grandchildren Michael (Angie) Bourassa of Fort Macleod, Robert Bourassa (Andrew Laird) of Armstrong, B.C., Rex (Dawn) Alcock of Lethbridge and Lorelei Alcock; and great grandchildren Brooklyn Bourassa and Abby Bourassa.
She is also survived by her sisters Lillian Christianson of Cranbrook and Connie Johnston of Lethbridge; her brother Michael (Eleanor) Porter of Lethbridge; and sister-in-law Karma Porter of Pincher Creek.
She was predeceased by her parents George and Nora Porter; three brothers Norman, Alexander (Sandy) and Lawrence (Larry); seven sisters Marjorie, Phyllis, Kathleen, Winnifred, Eileen, Josephine and Isabelle; and by her daughter-in-law Claudia Alcock.
Memorial service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, Fort Macleod on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2008, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Noel Wygiera officiating.

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