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Trevor Owen Cale

Gertrude Elizabeth Cale

The wife of my first cousin three times

Born 2 Aug 1898
Gwernesney, Monmouthshire





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Gertrude Elizabeth Cale - Died 25 September 1984

CALE Gertrude Elizabeth
Passed away after a lengthy illness in Southland Nursing Home at the age of 86 on September 25th 1984.

Gertrude was born August 2nd 1898, the second youngest child of a large family of James Thomas and Annie Jenkins at Gwenessney, Monmouthshire, South Wales. In 1919 she was married to Trevor O. Cale in South Wales. In May 1928, they immigrated with four young children to Ogema Saskatchewan, and about 1930 to Weyburn Saskatchewan, and in 1947 to Lethbridge, where she has resided since, with the exception of a year and a half that she spent with her youngest son, Glyn (Loreen), when her health would not permit her to be alone. Mrs. Cale in her younger years, enjoyed her family and grandchildren and was always busy sewing, knitting and gardening. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Women's Auxiliary (General Stewart Branch).

She leaves to mourn her passing three sons, Arthur O. (May) and their children, Donald, Bruce and Graham of Trenton Ontario; Trevor L. (Mary) and their two children, Douglas and Brenda of Rocky Mountain House; J. Glyn (Loreen) and their six children, Daryl (Cori), Bryce, Martin, Duane, Tony and Juanita of Coaldale; two daughters, G. Olive Ellingson of Lethbridge, and her three children, Bryan, Dennis and Colleen; Doris C. Harper (John) of Ottawa Ontario and their four children, Judith, David, John, and Deanna; one sister Doris Brace of England; and many nieces and nephews in England. Mrs. Cale also leaves to mourn her passing 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cale was predeceased by her husband Trevor in 1960; a son-in-law Floyd in 1977, also several brothers and sisters in Wales.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 28th.

The above was transcribed by Graham Cale from a newspaper clipping that appeared in the Lethbridge Herald 27 Sept 1984. Note: I am not sure who wrote this obituary, but some of the information is not accurate.

Copyright 2005 Gerald Majumdar