GREENE, Isabel (Belle) (nee Akitt)
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Isabel (Belle) Greene (nee Akitt) of Vulcan, AB, gently departed a long and full life on February 28, 2013. Through 91 years, she acquired an abundance of dear friends, yet first in her heart always was her family. She was the last surviving member of a very large family of origin. Isabel was born in Carmangay, AB on May 16, 1921 to John and Elizabeth Akitt, the seventh of eight children. The family made their own fun on the homestead fifteen miles east of Carmangay. Belle carried that sense of fun her whole life. Belle married Glen Greene of the Bowville district, also east of Carmangay, on March 10, 1944. They had two children, Marilyn and Ron, whom they raised on farms, first in Barons and later in Vulcan. Belle's grandchildren were the joy of her later years - Marilyn and Lyle's sons, Darren (Jean Anne) and Garett (Carlie) and Ron and Barb's children, Christy, Dale (Shaine) and Heather. Belle then welcomed eight great-grandchildren into her heart - Trevor and Adam Ferguson; Kyle, Aralyn and Asher Ferguson; Connor Greene; Benjamin and Claire Greene. Belle loved nothing more than cooking for her offspring, old-time music, her church, and a good laugh. She was game to go anywhere on short notice and enjoyed seeing and experiencing many different parts of the world. She was a beloved sister, sister-in-law, and aunt to her extended family. Belle's warm hugs and ready smiles endeared generations. Predeceased by all her siblings, her husband, Glen, and precious daughter, Marilyn, she overcame much loss in her life with resilience, deep faith and a positive attitude. Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Vulcan Church of Christ (409 - 1 Street South), with Pastor Brett Annable officiating. Tributes in Belle's memory can be made to Vulcan Health Care Auxiliary, Box 299, Vulcan, T0L 2B0. Arrangements in care of VULCAN FUNERAL HOME. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013