Cecile was born Cecile Simone Caouette in Edmonton on April 23, 1926.
She grew up in the Legal and Morinville area. After losing her father at the age of seven, she lived with her mother, Yvonne, and brothers Roland and Paul in Morinville.
Her mother re-married Edmund Vervynck and Cecile moved with the family to the Vervinck farm where she lived a farm life tending diary cattle through the war years. She lost her younger brother, Paul, to the war during that time.
In 1946 she married Timothy Lane, a returning war veteran, and lived in Carbondale where their first two children, Daniel and Yvonne, were born.
In 1949 the Lane family chose to relocate to the Belloy area in Alberta’s Peace River district along with her brother Roland, wife Jenny and their family. The Lassiter land clearing project was offering farm land to veterans, so they chose to leave the comfort of a developed community and closeness of family to lead a frontier existence in search of a better life for their family. The early years in Belloy were difficult, but made easier in the company of many other neighboring families with similar vision and circumstances. The family grew with the addition of children Vivian, Janice, Michael, and Tina.
Through the 1980s and 90s Tim and Cecile lived a semi-retirement lifestyle with Tim working part time for Alberta Transportation, Cecile tending her flower and vegetable gardens, and the two of them spending lengthy winter vacations at their favorite place in Molokai. Their Hawaiian vacations with friends and family were some of the most enjoyable times of their life together.
In 2002 Tim and Cecile moved to Vancouver Island. Cecile recently returned to her Peace Country home in April of 2020, where she spent the summer at the farm where she lived and raised her family. She passed away peacefully on December 28, 2020. Cecile was predeceased by her son, Daniel, husband, Timothy, and son-in-law, Ken Jacobson. She is survived by children Yvonne (Sinkevich), Vivian (Jacobson), Janice (Peters), Michael, and Tina (Willick), and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A private family service will be held January 11, 2021 followed by Cecile being laid to rest by her family at the Belloy-Wanham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Cecile’s honor can be made to the
Spirit River Hospital Ladies Auxiliary PO Box 339, Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0 or Fairview Long Term Care PO Bag 2201, Fairview, Alberta, T0H 1L0
Care entrusted to Peace Valley Funeral Home Fairview
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