On October 27, 2012 Barbara Anne Zimmer of Ponoka passed away at the age of 81 years at the Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre after a brief illness and a long battle with dementia. She was born September 3, 1931 in Bashaw to Preston and Margaret Bolch, the youngest of five children. She was a woman with many talents. She raised five children while she farmed. Mom always planted a huge garden, found time to sew clothes for her children, knit and bake bread, donuts, cookies and there was always homemade pickles, canned fruit and vegetables. Barb will be lovingly remembered by five children: Lyle (Maxine), Grant (Val), Curtis, Karen (Brian) and Robert; six grandchildren: Ryan, Darren, Preston and Crystal Zimmer, and Bryn and Nathan Williams; four great-grandchildren: Devon, Payton, Blake and Logan Zimmer; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ed in 2009; her father Preston in 1947; her mother Margaret in 1955; sisters Eunice in 1972, Eileen Turgeon in 1994 and Mary Coli in 2003; brother Jim Bolch in 2010; and her brother-in-law Louis Turgeon in 2009. A Funeral Service will be held at the Bashaw United Church on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with the Interment Service following at the Bashaw Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Bashaw Cemetery Fund or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta. To express condolences to Barbara’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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