Pearl Hommy nee: Lester
Feb. 28, 1932 – Sept. 4, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin Pearl Hommy.
Pearl passed away peacefully on Sept. 4, 2019, surrounded by her family, at the age of 87 years. Pearl was born in Niobe District, Alta., on Feb. 28, 1932. She was the only girl among seven boys. After high school, Pearl went on to become a teacher. She taught at a number of one-room schools in northern Alberta.
Pearl met her future husband, Lincoln Hommy, when they were just kids. They were married on Aug. 3, 1955, in Grande Prairie, Alta. They lived in the teacherage at Horse Lake and started their family. Pearl retired from teaching in 1957, and eventually she and Lincoln settled in Beaverlodge. They had eight children.
Pearl loved being outdoors. Gardening, tending her chickens and reading were among her hobbies. She was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League for many years. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pearl is survived by her loving husband, Lincoln Hommy; children, Danny (Beverly) Hommy, Shirley (Robert) Gamblin, Lorna Hommy, Tommy Hommy, Todd (Suzanne) Hommy, Maureen (Ed) Sollid and Leann (Jeff) Gervais; brother Loren Lester; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pearl was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Ruth Lester; brothers, Gary Lester, Carl Lester, Larry Lester, Ralph Lester and Jack Lester; son Darby Hommy; grandson Dean Denschikoff; great-granddaughter Lagertha Flynn.
A service was held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Sept. 7, 2019. The service was conducted by Father Leon Kler.
Memorial donations in Pearl’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Condolences may be made to www.rockyfuneralhome.ca.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements.