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HEWLETT, Alma Treva

HEWLETT, Alma Treva

Alma Treva Hewlett passed away on June 18, 2019 in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 97. Alma is survived by son-in-law Keith Hooper, daughter-in-law Shirley Hewlett, and son Roger (Debbie) Hewlett; her grandchildren Heather (Mike) Piechnik, Robyn Dibblee, Letisha (Jeff) Ainsworth, Amanda (Glenn) Pipke, Shannon (Paul) McGavigan, Jessica (Kalvin) Kneesch, Brandyl (Allie) Hewlett, Jocelyn (Lane) Anderson, and Brenaya (Thomas) Anderson; and her great grandchildren: Lucas, Caleb, Jackson, Charlotte, Lucy Blu, Rowan, Willa, Ethan, Bentley, Wren, Oliver, Silas, and Kaiden. Alma was predeceased by her husband Edwin Hewlett in 1991; her daughter Sharon Hooper in 2017; her son Brian Hewlett in 2019; great granddaughter Shelby Dibblee in 1994; Also, brothers Charlie, Russell, Arnold and Ross.

Alma Treva Hewlett was born on July 16, 1921 in Craik, SK. She was the only daughter of Cecil and Eva Lynch. Alma grew up in Stony Plain, AB with her 7 brothers: Charlie, Russell, Arnold, Albert, Lloyd, Ross and Jackie. The gospel message came to Cecil Lynch before he met Eva. Alma committed her life to God as a young girl and kept true to her vows. In about 1945, Alma travelled to Kelowna to find work in the orchards for the summer. After one season she went home to her family in Stony Plain, but she soon returned to Kelowna when she learned of a young widowed man who needed someone to care for his little girl. Alma has always claimed that she fell in love with Sharon first, and then Edwin. After Eddie and Alma were married, they had 2 sons, Brian in 1948 and Roger in 1958. They lived all their married life on the apple orchard on Pooley Rd in East Kelowna, where they had the privilege of having Union Sunday Fellowship Meeting and Wednesday Bible Studies for many years. Although Alma didn’t work outside the home, she spent her days working side by side with Eddie in the orchard and maintaining huge vegetable and flower gardens. There was always an overflow of produce that needed to be given away....and yet she kept enlarging the borders of her gardens. Alma’s brother Jackie came to live with them in 1966, and Alma cared for him right up until she was no longer able in 2018. Alma also cared for her own mother in her declining years, as well as Eddie’s brother Horace. The house was full, and the tea kettle was always on. It was no effort at all to make the table bigger and add something to the stew. Many people were recipients of Alma’s loving care over the years, as she quietly tended to those in need, whether it was personal care or just a visit to encourage. Alma moved from the farm into town in 2006, but she did not give up her gardening! When asked last summer how many of the raised flower beds at the retirement home belonged to her, she replied “9 of the 10”. Although Alma had been unable to attend meeting for several years, she enjoyed sharing a few verses of scripture or a hymn with visitors. One of the last hymns she chose while visiting with daughter in law, Shirley, was #366 – Evermore Pressing on with the Saviour.
A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:30 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Alma was a neighbor for years in East Kelowna. Always friendly & welcoming with neighbors.
    She leaves you with many memories.
    The Borrett family.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Alma and Ed were our neighbours on one of our orchards in East Kelowna. They were the kindest and wonderful people anyone could know. We did enjoy that cup of tea many times in their kitchen and they were always ready to help anytime needed. Our family was fortunate to share in her bountiful garden and listen to her advice on gardening. My folks moved into the house on our orchard and they became close friends of Alma and Ed. We send our condolences to Alma's family and I am sure she will be gardening with the good Lord and looking after anyone in need.
    Richard and Jacqui Bullock