OBITUARY

Alma Andrewene Wakeford

December 15, 1919October 30, 2020

Alma passed away peacefully at Telfer Place, Paris on Friday October 30, 2020, a few weeks short of her 101st birthday.

Beloved wife of the late Carmen Wakeford (d. 1978) and cherished mother of Beverley (Judi) Wakeford and Paula (David) Grimes. Much loved by her grandchildren Shawna (d.2019), Shane, Coral, Dana, Peter, Alexandra and Kelly. She will be missed by 13 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and relatives. She was the last surviving member of the Robert and Teresa Baty family, predeceased by siblings Shirley, Dorcas, Leone, Tessa, Laverne and Violet.

Alma worked for many years as a representative and manager for Stanley Home Products. Later, she continued leading a busy life managing a home, a cottage and, when called upon, was a thoughtful caregiver to her siblings, children and in-laws.

For the last three years she lived at Telfer Place and it is important to acknowledge at this special time that she received superb care and attention from Dr. Hanley and the Staff heath care teams. They always made her feel special.

Due to Provincial guidelines a private family service will be held with interment at Mount View cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to your local humane society or a charity of your choice can be made.

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Paul Heinbecker

November 4, 2020

With Aunt Alma’s passing, a further chapter in our wonderful extended family book is closed. We are now the old generation.

We were so lucky in our close knit Baty provenance; a grandmother and grandfather, five aunts and an uncle and lots of cousins to watch out for us and encourage us and entertain us and educate us as we grew up.

So many memories. From the time I was a toddler I used to love when we visited your mom and uncle Carmen on Avenue Road, and I played with you two and ate cheese and crackers when the evening was over. Then there was the farm where somehow Grandpa and Grandma Baty found a way to give us all a bed, with Grandma Baty feeding an army of grandchildren—I especially remember her Dutch Apple pie-- and we kids eating raw garlic in her vegetable garden to our mothers’ dismay.

Then there were the Woodland Beach years where I always found a warm welcome at your cottage. We wore a path in the bush between your place and ours. Our parents often sat around the table and played cards in the evenings at Woodland and I remember no one’s ankles being safe from Alma’s little fluffy white and black, one-woman dogs.

And in our later years, I used to love to visit your mom and aunt Violet when I came back to Waterloo. They were both fixtures at the Baty family reunions, always dressed to the nines. Ayse used to comment on how elegant the Baty girls were, none more than your mom. She was the last of my mother’s generation and my world has shrunk with her passing. There is no replacing her bright eyes and loving smile.
Paul Heinbecker

Benjamin Rouse

November 4, 2020

Alma is my great aunt and Godmother. I feel fortunate to have had her in my life. I used to stop by her cottage for cookies when I was a kid. Her and Carm were always so good to me. I know they're enjoying each others' company in another place. God bless her and the rest of the family. Attached is a photo of her at the family reunion on the Rouse farm on Aug 25th 2018. She's with her sister Violet in the picture. I'm sure they're having a very happy reunion with the family gone before us.

Andrewene and Nick Paulozza

November 1, 2020

Auntie Alma was such a large part of our adult lives - from fun visits at Woodland Beach hopping from cottage to cottage for a fun evening of cards, to wonderful visits at Momma’s (Violet) place for an evening of ‘Bones’ a dice game Mom and Aunt Alma both loved. My children often visited and made a night of it with these two great ladies, and loved spending time with them, knowing it would be a night filled with laughter and food. My Dear, Sweet Aunt Alma you will be so missed - thank you for the wonderful memories - Andrewene, Nick and family ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Peter Rouse

November 1, 2020

Will miss you our Great Aunt Alma, your warm heart, sparkling eyes, tender smile and fashionable attire, inclusive of those wonderful sparkling shoes and bling pendants. Always put together beautifully and always ready to receive those at your door for a game of cards, bones or just to 'talk the talk' over tea, coffe or cocktail is what I will remember most and miss most about you Auntie Alma. Give your sisters, brother, mom, dad and the rest of our family members a big hug and please go easy on taking their dimes and quarters in cards as you know how competitive they can be ;-) Thank you for the wonderful memories and know each year on our mutual birth date of December 15th I will think of you, your warm smile and the wonderful memories you have given me...love you Auntie Alma xo

Michele Debau (Krissak)

November 1, 2020

Bev, Judi, Paula, Dave and family,
So sad to hear of Auntie Alma's passing, but what great memories I have of her at our beloved Woodland Beach. We were so blessed to be up there as kids with all the aunts and cousins. Alma's cottage was always one filled with her special laughter. Even not that long ago, maybe in 1999, I was showing my husband Woodland beach and all the family cottages. As I pointed out Alma's cottage, she appeared at the window and waved us in and we were invited for dinner. Aunt Violet was there too. It was such an unexpected surprise. Alma was always hospitable and even when we were little kids, she always took time to talk to us and hear about our little worlds. Auntie Alma will be greatly missed. Love and prayers,
Michele and Octavian and Evan.

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