Alma Elsa, (Glessing) (Palmblad) Doyle

After a happy, full, and busy life, the family of Alma Doyle wishes to share the passing of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Alma died quietly in her home at New Horizons, Campbell River on Saturday, April 29th at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her first husband, Carl and her son, Terry.

Born in Saskatchewan on September 17, 1922, she was one of five children. During the war, Alma worked in a box factory in Edmonton and then moved to the McDonald Hotel, the start of a long career in serving others. She spent many summers waitressing at Painter’s Lodge.

Alma married her husband, Carl, in 1947. Her first son Ken was born in 1950, followed by Terry in 1952. She began her life on Vancouver Island in Menzies Bay, then Holberg, moving to Campbell River in 1957, where she remained until her death.

Famous for her dinner buns, Alma loved to cook, play cards, curl, golf, dance and travel. Alma and Carl were founding members of Bethany Lutheran Church and church was paramount in her life. She also spent more than 25 years canvassing for the cancer society.

Alma will be missed by her son Ken (Toni) Palmblad, daughter-in-law Cathy (Doug) Hoodikoff, grandchildren Rob (Juanita) Palmblad, Adam (Tracy) Palmblad, Breanne Palmblad; great-grandsons Jamie (Ava) Derek, great-great grandsons Kai and Oliver.

A service will be held on Saturday, May 13

in Bethany Lutheran Church at 1:30.

Special thanks to the staff at New Horizons for their care of Alma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

to the Lutheran Hour (

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