Isabella Prive

Isabella Prive

Isabella Mary Privé

(nee Dudley, nee Crawford)

After a brief illness our beloved Mother, grandmother and great grandmother, daughter and sister passed away quietly in the Northcott Care Centre on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 with her loving children at her side. Before moving back home to Ponoka 10 years ago to be closer to her family Isabella resided with her husband Peter in Langley, BC for 25 years. Prior to moving to BC Isabella lived in Calgary Alberta for 34 years. In 1943 at the age of 20 Isabella joined the Air Force and served until released in 1946. Isabella talked often of her time in the service and all the many people and friends who impacted her life during that time. After her divorce from David Dudley, she ran a home day care for 28 years. She influenced the lives of many young children and she was loved by both the parents and the children she attended. Isabella married Peter in 1980 and left her beautiful Alberta for BC Isabella grew the most beautiful gardens – floral, fruits and vegetables. People would often stop and ask if they could come into the yard to look at them or take pictures. She will be remembered well for her lovely gardens and her generosity with her flowers. The family would like to thank Dr. Greyling for his dedicated care of our Mother. We would also like to thank Northcott Care Centre and staff for their support while she resided with them and especially during her palliative care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charity of your choice. Isabella is survived by her children Don & Holly Dudley of Wetaskiwin, Linda Dudley of Edmonton and Aro Dudley of Ponoka; daughter-in-law Brenda Dudley of Airdrie; thirteen grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren; brother William Crawford of Stoney Creek, ON; and sister-in-law Jean Crawford, Ponoka (nee Hoar). She was predeceased by her husband Peter; her parents Allen and Margaret Crawford; brothers and sister: Ron and Marion (nee Dudgeon) Crawford; Tom Crawford; Harold and Margaret (nee Crawford) Dewhirst; Gordon Crawford; and sister-in-law Vivian Crawford (nee Walls). A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lacombe with the Interment Service following at the Forest Home Cemetery in Ponoka. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to any charity of your choice. To express condolences to Isabella’s family, please visit

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