Pearl Virginia Kroening was born in Stettler, one of the eight children of Hattie Belle and Fred Kempf. At a very early age she moved with her family to the Elkhorn District where she would spend most of her life. Pearl attended the Elkhorn School until grade 9, High School in Lacombe and then on to Normal School where she obtained her teaching certificate. Pearl married Ernie Kroening on October 2, 1937, a union which would last 52 years. Pearl taught through the years at the Scott School, the Blindman River School, the Alder Flats School and grade 4 and grade 6 in Ponoka. Besides her career, Pearl had many interests including movies, travel, exercise, swimming and dancing. Pearl was an active member of the Elkhorn Community Centre and the Ponoka Branch of the Royal Purple. In spite of all of her activities, Pearl always had time for friends and family. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Joyce (Jim) Beach of Langley, BC, Gordon (Pearl) Kroening of Ponoka and Elaine (Roy) Lund of Prince George, BC; her daughter-in-law Dora Kroening of Ponoka; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her brother Delbert (Joyce) of Qualicum Beach, BC; her sisters Esther of London, England and Phoebe of Chilliwack, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest; her son Fred; grandchildren Lori and Doug; siblings Dorothea, Lynn, Hazel and Freda; and her best friend Irene Beach. A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ponoka Funeral Home with the Interment Service following at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to Alberta Mental Health.
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