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July 19, 1926 – October 29, 2022
Alma Juttner (nee Kruschel) passed away on Saturday, October 29th at Tuxedo Villa.
Alma was an independent woman who very much lived life on her own terms. She was generous, fair and hard working. Whether she was planning a dinner for twenty or rushing downtown to pick up the last Christmas present at the Bay, Alma was a non-stoppable force.
She is survived by her children, Alan Juttner (Linda) and grandchildren (Jennifer, Jamie, Christie (Kris)
great grandson Jackson, daughters Diane Perreault (Alain), grand daughter Andree (Lee) granddaughters, Aridine, Adalie and Grace and grandson Arthur, Cheryl Desbiens (Kelly) granddaughter Alison, great grandchildren Jessica, Zoe and Gavin, grandsons Michael and Travis) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Alma is predeceased by her husband Arthur Juttner and her sisters Hadie Becker (Ken) and Elsie Zanke
At a time when it wasn’t the norm for women to be alone, my mother was predeceased by her husband and left with three children to raise and educate. She had promised her husband, Arthur Juttner that she would make sure that her children were University educated. My mother always expected us to do our very best and she was willing to listen to us, to type our essays and to take care of all the household chores. She loved children and played imaginative games with them, taking them on magic carpet rides, reading stories and taking the grandchildren to Seven-Eleven for treats.
Alma attended church every Sunday, rain, snow or shine. Until she was eighty-five, she used to walk to church. When she could no longer walk, she got a ride down with Gladys Simonson. My mother made friends easily and enjoyed Sunday lunches at St. Mark’s Lutheran church. She never ate much, but she always brought home a couple of dainties carefully wrapped in a napkin. Grandson Arthur always enjoyed these special treats.
For many years, Alma took her daughter Diane, her son-in-law Alain and the grandchildren Andree and Arthur to Luther Village for a holiday. We have lovely memories of sitting out on the veranda, watching the sun go down, talking and listening to the loons.
Alma always worked outside the home. She worked at the YWCA as Residence Director for thirteen years and never missed a day. She then went on to work at Balmoral Hall School, working in the residence, the office and the junior kindergarten after school programme. She worked there until her retirement in 1990. My mother enjoyed working and she made many friends at both the YWCA and at Balmoral Hall. Her versatility and dedication made her a very valuable employee.
Her boundless energy and enthusiasm were legendary. She will be missed a great deal. However, we are grateful for the four extra years she had after a serious illness. Our thanks to the staff at Tuxedo Villa for their care. Also, our thanks to Reverend Ron Long for visiting and bringing my mother communion. My mother believed in the power of prayer. She had a little sign above her bed and she used to read it every night.
For God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten son
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish but have