Ann Cordelia Bolen (James)September 5, 1913 – July 28, 2010Born in Lethbridge, Alberta – Ann passed away at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong on July 28, 2010 at the age of 96.
Ann was predeceased by her beloved husband Lester, sons Laurence and Kennith, grandsons Douglas and Taras, sisters Edith James, Elizabeth Christiansen, Patricia Wickhorst and brothers John and George James.
She is survived by her son William (Jennifer) Bolen, daughters Midge (Don) Mihalick, Doreen (partner Doug Edwards), 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 12 great, great grandchildren.
Ann was a wonderful Mom, a great Grandma and a good friend to so many. She will be remembered and was well known for her quick wit, winning smile, and her love of a good hot cup of tea. Her home may have been small but her heart was big and there was always room for one more.
Ann met her best friend and future husband at the age of six in Lethbridge and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage. Their life adventures began with homesteading in Northern Alberta which included rafting to their homestead and living in a tent for a year while they built a log home together. They moved to Kaleden, where Ann worked at the fruit packing plant for 23 years. She would win an award for being the fastest packer in B.C. They retired to a small farm in Tappen and finally moved to Armstrong.
In her later years, Ann made her dedication and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her faith meant a great deal to her and she is now in the memory of Jehovah.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the years of care and friendship Ann received from the wonderful staff at Pleasant Valley Manor. You showed her so much love.
A memorial service will be held at Personal Alternative Funeral Home in Armstrong, at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 4th.
Ann will be sadly missed and remembered with love. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to Pleasant Valley Manor in Ann’s memory.