Alice Ruby Pratte (nee Johnson)

Alice Ruby Pratte (nee Johnson)

Alice Ruby Johnson was born May 9, 1921 to Thora and Lars Johnson, in Chinook, Alberta. She was the oldest of seven siblings, (four brothers, Lloyd, Johnny, Teddy and Reuben and two sisters, Hazel and Helen). The Johnson family lived in Crawford Bay.

Alice married Jean Lucien Amedie Pratte (also known as Frenchy) and they ran the Crawford Bay Store for many years. When Lucien had a stroke, they sold the store to Sonny and Joanne McGregor and moved to Tsawwassen. Never ones to sit still, Alice and Lucien worked for a house cleaning service and Alice also did catering and housekeeping. They also sponsored many Japanese students as a host family and many grandchildren stayed with Alice and Lucien after graduating from high school. When Lucien died in 1992, Alice moved to Penticton to be closer to family.

Alice enjoyed family, friends, and was an avid sports fan. Her sense of humour and excellent cooking made family dinners treasured memories.

Alice, affectionately know as Nana, is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Dolores and Peter Donald Stewart, of Kaleden. Nana also has six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren. Her legacy of 94 years is one of admiration and love.

Nana passed away quietly in the company of her family at the Penticton General Hospital on Mon., Sept. 7, 2015. She will be greatly missed by any and all who knew her.

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