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Alma Marie Amy (Sanche)

December 29, 1934 - June 2, 2015


We are all at peace knowing Mom has won her battle with dementia and has found her memories once again!  At the age of nine, Alma moved from her birthplace of Marceline, Saskatchewan with her parents Joe and Colette Sanche and her siblings to settle in Kimberley.  Here she met and married Keith where they raised their five children.

Alma enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening.  All of the family were supplied with her hand towels and dishcloths for many years.  In her later years she enjoyed travelling with Bill and they did many trips together.  Alma was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Keith; sisters Irene and Muriel and in-laws, Linda, Mary, Wally and Nils.

Alma is survived by her children Deb (Bill), Denise (Wink), Kevin (Dorothy), Shane (Marilyn) and Jim (Joanne), 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Also her special friend, Bill Goudie (Sean and Lezlie and families); sisters Lillian Nordby and Annette Shumanski and brothers Leo, Gabe (Donna), Ray (Lynda) and Dale (Gayle).  The family would like to thank Dr. DuPreez and the wonderful staff of The Pines for their care and love!

A Luncheon Celebration will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at 442 – 301st Street, Marysville, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kimberley Special Care Home or a charity of your choice.  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Mike & Sherry Waites & family

We are all so very saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

From: Mike & Lisa Boucher
Relation: friends

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Amy family.

From: Clinton Dean
Relation: Friend

To the Sanche and Amy families my deepest sympathies.

From: Cheryl & Gene McIvor
Relation: Neighbour

So sorry for you loss. We will always have fond memories of when Alma and Keith were our next door neighbors.

From: John & Val Migneault
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

We r so sorry for your loss! I would see Alma, when I would visit my Dad at the PINES. She loved the music, and always seemed to have a smile for everyone. May she Rest in Peace! Hugs

From: Susan & Don Wallace
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

We want to express our sympathies and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

From: adrian blais
Relation: friend

My deepest condolences to Bill, the Amy and Sanche family. I wiil always remember Alma and Keith being such great hosts….holding Scrapper and myself hostage until the last dog barked. Alma and Keith are holding hands again.

From: Myra Farquhar
Relation: classmate & friend of the family

My personal condolences to each and all of you. I enjoyed my visits with her often when she & Bill were out walking. God bless you during these trying days. Love & prayers, Myra

From: Rick and Elizabeth Shumanski
Relation: Alma is Rick's aunt

From our family to all of you, our very sincerest sympathy on the loss of your mother/grandmother/sister/friend, and our Auntie Alma.
She taught a lot to her children and her children’s children and we are thinking about all the people that have been and will be blessed by the life she lived. I’m sure she will be missed very much.

Our thoughts are with you all at this time and we look forward to seeing (most of) you this summer when we can remember her together.
With love, Rick, Elizabeth & Sarah Shumanski

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 26, 2015
Beginning at 11:30am

442 - 301st Street
Kimberley, BC Canada

442 - 301st Street
Kimberley, BC Canada

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