OBITUARY

Alice Irene Zimmerman

23 September, 19203 May, 2021

Alice Irene Zimmerman, late of Carlyle, Saskatchewan and formerly of Manor, Saskatchewan, passed away at Carlyle on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the age of 100 years.

Alice is remembered by her daughters, Shirley (Paul) Palendat, Joyce (Ron) Schlapkohl; Grandchildren, Twila (Craig) Lincoln, Darren (Erin) Palendat, Sheldon (Michelle) Schlapkohl, Clinton Schlapkohl; 12 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Martin; infant daughter, Laverne; brothers, James, Lawrence & John Henderson; sisters, Verna Leslie, Hazel Thornton, Audrey Wyatt, Elsie Matheson.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private graveside service in the Manor Cemetery will be held with Reverend Michelle Moore officiating.

If friends so wish, donation may be made to Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation or Manor Cemetery.

Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home (Carlyle)

Services

  • Private Family Service

Memories

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Kathleen Malin

6 May 2021

Enjoyed our visits before and after Manor church. Loved her stories and her interest in others. Mrs. Z was two weeks younger than my Mom.

Grant McMurray

5 May 2021

My condolences go to Shirley and Joyce and other members of the family on the passing of a great lady that affected so many in a positive way. I discussed with Mrs. Zimmerman not that long ago how it was that I never had her for a teacher while so many others did. She was certainly a presence in the Manor School and I got to know her more as an adult when she and my parents were in the same congregation. When we visited them and had occasion to go to the restaurant or to attend a community function at the hall it was a real treat and expectation that we would see her and get to talk to her. She will be sorely missed.

Julie and John Hawkins

5 May 2021

Rest In Peace Alice. What a beautiful person. Always so kind and generous to me when I was in Manor with my family as a kid. Then when my husband and I visited the Millar’s. Alice always had a smile and big hug ready. A great story teller and such an interesting lady. You played a great game of cards! You will be missed by many. 🌹

Gayle Piat (Campbell)

4 May 2021

First my sincere condolences to family and friends. Reading the memories left so far, wouldn’t we all like to leave such a legacy? What a beautiful human being she was. I too was left with her imprint - 42 years ago this month my Dad passed away when I was 11 years old. I was drowning in sorrow that most adults couldn’t fathom. But she did. I think as an elementary teacher she knew how to communicate with young children. She sat next to me on my bed and she talked to me - like I was an adult. I will never forget the words that she spoke and how much her words gave me comfort. Maybe many of us don’t realize the impact that we have on others when we offer a kind message when they need it but Alice did that so naturally. So... final class lesson learned Mrs. Zimmerman ... Let’s all be more like Alice :).

Wendy & Don Zandee

4 May 2021

Our deepest sympathy Shirley ,Joyce n families.
Alice was known by many n likely taught most of them. Her n Martin were good friends of Mom and Dad . Lots of gifts exchanged between Mom & Alice. She was sharp as whip right to the end. Glad I got to take Holly ( granddaughter) to see her at Halloween once. She was so pleased to see her. Covid made it hard to visit. Alice will be missed by all who knew her. All her friends are there to meet her. ❤️💔

Shannon Smyth ( McAuley)

4 May 2021

I remember the first time I went to her room when she came to the Lodge, I sweetly said “ do you know me? I used to be Shannon McAuley” she looked at me with a strange expression and said “ ..... yes I know! ” I think she thought I was losing it ! I never treated her like a Totery old lady again, Just my favorite teacher of all time. We will all miss her so much . My deepest condolences to Shirley, Joyce and families . She had such a long and well lived life 💕

Remi and Gwen Donais

4 May 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Shirley, Joyce and families. I always enjoyed my visits with Martin and Alice. Alice was such a kind, caring and gentle person. One hundred years of a wonderful life for a wonderful person. Rest in peace.

Teresa Fox

4 May 2021

Alice was a very sweet lady with a kind and gentle way. I am so glad to have known her. Alice will be missed by many. Deepest sympathies to all of the family.

Grace Rose

4 May 2021

I have many fond memories of Alice. I did her hair for years. I have kept a few cards from her that reveal who she was with her kind and thoughtful words. I feel blessed to have had her in my life. Sincere condolences to her wonderful daughters Shirley and Joyce and their families.
Sincerely Grace Rose

Rhonda St Onge

4 May 2021

I am so sorry for your great loss. Aunt Alice was an amazing person. Our entire family love her as we did Uncle Martin.
Last we visited, when I was home a year ago in November, she was anxious for me to see all of the great photos of her family.
I often think of her and hope I can babysit my great grandkids some day like she did!
Dominoes won’t ever be played without a conversation about Aunt Alice.
I remember Aunt Alice teaching me to trace the edges of my coloring book picture with my crayon before filling it in. She was my second grade teacher. We shared a love of the royal family.
I won’t forget her telling my Dad she needed tea and he jumped right up and got it. (Usually not the case). And for some reason just the other day I was talking about pickles at work with some of the residents and I recalled Aunt Alice chewing her pickles on her front teeth with her lips closed.
This thought comes to me every time I eat sweet pickles. I guess it was sweet pickles she was eating when I noticed the difference.
Much Love to all of you.
Rhonda

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