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Emily Foster

Emily Foster Obituary

Emily Foster was born on November 16, 1928 at Viking, Alberta and passed away January 5, 2024.  Emily was the last of nine children born to August and Emelia Kelm.

Emily grew up on a farm near Bruce.  She loved the farm life, enjoyed cooking and feeding the thrashing crews during the harvest.  This was the start of a lifetime of cooking meals for large groups of people, especially her family and friends from the congregation.  In the evenings on the farm, the Kelm family would spend time reading the Bible.  They stopped going to church as they disagreed with the teaching of Hellfire.  They knew from reading the Bible that Jehovah is a God of Love.  When Jehovah’s Witnesses visited them, they found the truth that agreed with the Bible and most of the family became baptized witnesses.

In 1951, Emily met and married her Love, Rodger Foster.  They raised four children on a farm near Bruce, AB.  When asked how she knew that Rodger was the right guy for her she replied, “When I close my eyes, all I can see is Rodger.”

Emily was an industrious and loving wife and mother who took pride in growing a large garden, canning fruits and vegetables, baking bread, making everyone’s favourite cookies and cakes.  She was a sweet, kind, mild soul who liked to spoil everyone.  She loved to laugh and was renowned for her beautiful smile and for dressing to the nines.  Emily was a woman of strong faith and lived her faith everyday.  She trusted in her God, Jehovah throughout her life.

Emily is survived by her children Daniel (Laurie), Gary (Julianne), David (Crystal), Sharon (Tim); grandchildren Ryan, Justin, Chelsey (Nathan) Joshua, Brendan, Rebecca (Craig), Jonathan (Shawna), Markus (Marcy), Timothy, Thomas, Tanner (Melissa) and Tyler (Addriana); great-grandchildren Ethan, Rhodes, Gunner, Alexis, Emerson, Lukas and Owen.  

Emily was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Rodger, her parents August and Emilia, her siblings Ewald, Ida, Alma, Herb, Leo, Hilda, Arthur and Edward.

A memorial service with be held Friday, January 26, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Holden Community Hall at Holden, Alberta.  Br. Gerry Wilkins Officiating.

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Memorial Service
January 26, 2024

2:00 PM
Holden Community Hall, Alberta, Holden


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