Alice (Phoebe) Fulton

(Phoebe) Alice Fulton passed away 22 April 2004 at the age of 73 years, after a lengthy hospital stay and the past two months as a resident of Dunrovin Lodge in Quesnel, B.C.

She was born to William and Anna Mae Bridgeman the 27th of April 1931 at Williams Lake, B.C., and spent her childhood near Lone Butte and Horse Lake, B.C. High School was completed in Kamloops, where she finished her 13 years of schooling. She was “confirmed” into her Christian faith at Saint Pauls Cathedral in Kamloops, B.C., on 13 of June 1948, by Bishop Stanford. Alice was married to Christopher John Fulton of Kamloops, B.C. on 26th of December 1950 in Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A. She worked at a bank for awhile and as secretary at a garage.

Chris and Alice moved a number of times: from Kamloops to Chilliwack, the Chilcotin, and finally in 1962 to Quesnel. They homesteaded in the Blackwater/Pantage Lake area with their four small daughters and “Little Bunch” (Ranch) of cows. Alice taught her girls by Correspondence School and took care of the Ranch chores, while Chris logged in Bush Camps and came home on weekends and for the bush “break-up”.

Alice enjoyed talking with friends and family, crocheting, knitting, bird and nature watching, tearing tractors apart and putting them back together, and most of all: helping people. She was always there for anyone who needed a hand or someone to listen to them.

Alice is survived by her husband, Chris, and by two daughters, Susan (Kerry) Phillips and Wendy Price, as well as two sisters, Emily Busby of Victoria, B.C. and Mildred (James) Howett of Burns Lake, B.C. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by two daughters, Paula (Marvin) Phillips and Gwen Fulton as well as her parents, a sister, Hazel Walker, of Vancouver Island, and a brother Bill (Irene) Bridgeman of Burnaby, B.C.

A Memorial Service was held for Phoebe Alice Fulton on April 30, 2004 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Quesnel, with Pastor Jody Rinas officiating. A light Lunch was served downstairs in the Church after the service, prepared by the Ladies of Trinity. The family spread the ashes of Phoebe Alice Fulton in a rose garden at the Quesnel Municipal Cemetery after the Service.

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