1922 – 2014
Alta Hildreth of Castor passed away peacefully at Castor, Alberta on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Alta Muriel Peters was born at Mulhurst, Alberta on April 12, 1922 to Mary (Armstrong) and Esca Peters, the third of six children. She spent her growing years at Mulhurst when the family moved to Forestburg in 1934 or 1935. Her mother was buried there at the age of 38. The family then moved to Castor in 1941.
On August 12, 1943 Alta was married to Stan Hildreth and resided on the family homestead until 1964 when, due to Stan’s health, they moved into Castor. Alta worked in the hospital as ward aid for a few months, then left there and worked in the ladies dress shop (known as Castor Style Shoppe) for eight years.
They moved to Stettler in 1974 where Stan was confined in the Auxiliary Hospital. Alta worked in the Stettler Hospital Complex until April 1985 when she took early retirement. Stan passed from this world on September 14, 1985.
After five years alone Alta married Ellwood Smith and lived at Donalda on an acreage until Ellwood passed suddenly on April 5, 1996.
After moving back to Stettler, Alta was a Mary Kay consultant until she reached the age of eighty.
In March, 2008 Alta moved to the Paintearth Lodge in Castor and resided there until she passed from this world on May 28, 2014.
She loved her family dearly and always looked forward to a visit or phone call from any one of them.
She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers Barnard Peters and Edgar Peters, and her son Glen Hildreth.
Alta leaves to mourn her passing: Norman (Nina) Hildreth, Acme, AB, Mary Lynn (Ken) Gollan, Camrose, AB, Merle (Laura Jane) Hildreth, Castor, AB, and daughter-in-law, Marietta Hildreth, Almonte, ON; ten grandchildren, Michelle (Brent), Allison (Jiubasco), James (Tammy), Kim (Street), Clint, Carey, Lindy, Janel (Sean), Dallas (Amanda), Kelly (Teri); twelve great grandchildren, Chase, Kayley, Avery, Shane, Taran, Trinity, Harrison, Erika, Trayce, Cole, Max, Nixon; three sisters, Ruth Christiansen and Violet Windross both of Castor, Ethel Paynton, Quesnel, BC, and many nieces, nephews and good friends.
A funeral service was held at the Knox United Church in Castor, Alberta on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Barbara Zimmerman officiating. The interment took place at the Castor Municipal Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. that same day. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Alta, memorial contributions may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315.
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