Alice Armande McGregor, age 89, passed away peacefully. October 1, 2023, in Drayton Valley after a short battle with cancer. She was born February 21, 1934, in Bonnyville, Alberta, to Herman and Bernadette Beaudoin.
Alice leaves to mourn her passing a loving partner, Andre Neron and her children, Victor (Jackie) McGregor, Margaret (George) Drews, Pauline (Don) Heath, Susan (Jim) Aarts, her sister, Cecile (Bill) Lyle. Alice also leaves 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Alice is predeceased by her husband, Robert (1995), son, Anthony (1960), mother, Bernadette (1971), father, Herman (1995) and 10 siblings, Fernand, Lucille, Ernest, Gracia, Henri, Andre, Roland, Henriette, Garcon and George.
On August 25, 1953, she and Robert McGregor started their life together in Bonnyville. In 1955 they decided to grow a business and a family and move to Drayton Valley spending many years operating McGregor Salvage and Bottle Depot.
Alice was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Axillary. She spent many hours volunteering for Legion’s Monday night bingos and catering many various functions. Her favorite past time was attending jamborees, near and far, with her long-time partner Andre. An activity that garnered her the nick name “Alice with the boots”. Both Alice and Andre took pride in the fact that at 86 and 89 they were able to dance to almost every song. But what gave Alice the most pleasure was traveling to visit family and friends throughout Alberta and BC. She will be sadly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Lunch to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Drayton Valley Health Foundation, Palliative Care, 4550 Madsen Ave. Drayton Valley, AB. T7A 1N8
Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura and Mike McCrae.