Arlie will be so missed!! She was my sister, Janice and my grade three teacher in Glen Elementary school. She was also our Brown Owl in Brownies and our Mom, Alice was her Tawny Owl. Arlie became a true family friend that we have kept in touch for over 50 years. On behalf of my sister and our family we send our deepest sympathy to Danny and Family.
Arlie always showed appreciation for my articles in the Mitchell Family Newsletter and never failed to let me know. We had a wonderful communication just before she died. I am so thankful for that. She was a valuable Canadian. My heart goes out to Danny.
Miss Purser was my teacher in grade 5 at Porter. Arlie's love of travel was passed on to me when she organized the trip to expo in 1970 in Osaka Japan. She was a coach both after school and in the community with activities like softball, volleyball, basketball.I remember in grade 5 I believe, Arlie ran a contest in the class and John Cornes and I were invited to go shopping with Arlie to pick the prizes, This included dinner at white spot. Needless to say I begin to see a different side of teachers. A very giving lady. They don't make teachers like her any more.
I am sorry for the family and communities loss!
Brenda Coatta nee. Andrews
Miss Purser was one of those really special teachers. I was lucky to have her as my teacher in grade 3 at Glen Elementary School. She made learning fun and I often thought of her over the years. My thoughts are with her family. Linda Anderson who used to be Linda Earl.
So sorry to hear of the passing of "Miss Purser"...taught many of our family at Glen Elementary School in Coquitlam...lovingly remembered...Chrissie Earl and The Earl family...