Earline passed away on January 22, 2021 at the age of 95 years surrounded by her daughters: Karen, Connie and Adeline.
Earline Elizabeth Armstrong was born on July 20 1925 in a small town in southern Alberta called Hanna .She was the second youngest of 10 children. Her father was very musical and played most any instrument , and with his brothers had a dance band . Their lifestyle was lively and happy.
At age 3 Earline’s “papa” was taken home to heaven . Soon after Earline’s mother moved with 4 children, Marie-Alice, Earline, Earl, and Lillian to Camp Creek NW of Barhead AB. Earline’s mother worked hard to keep food on the table . Earline’s mother remarried and had 2 boys named Marvin and Duane, and a girl named Leona . Shortly after Leona was born Marie Earline’s mother tragically passed away. When Earline was 14 years old the family moved back to Hanna AB. Earline cared for her younger siblings as a mother would. A few years later she moved to Edmonton and worked and joined various youth groups ,and found a church. She lived with her younger full sister Lillian and sisters in laws ,they called her “Ma”
Several years later Earline was called back to Hanna to help “Dad”Mumert with his wife and new children. So she went. This is where she met her “Cowboy Tip” he was a great man of faith and helpmate in her life. Tip and Earline were married June 25 1949 in Youngstown, AB in the old age home where they both worked. All the seniors who lived there attended the wedding . Tip and Earline went on to live a happy life and adopted 6 children. Gary, Barbra, Adeline, Connie , Karen, and Trent. There are 15 loved grandchildren and 6 great-grand children .
Earline was active in her church throughout her life with youth group , bible school, and other ministries. Activities in the community were also on moms list of enjoyment and duties . She cooked for work crews ,nursed the ill, sold Tupperware and Artex. She drove school bus for many years. Earline was an excellent seamstress and loved to sew and did much leatherwork .
Earline was also a great event planner and planned may large family gatherings . Her homemade bread ,buns, and cinnamon buns ,were almost legendary. A patient and loving wife. mother, and grandmother.
Earline’s life was a true story of Love,Faith ,and Hope
She was loved and will be missed greatly
Earline is predeceased by her Husband Tip Armstrong (2016);
Her sister Marie-AlicePederson; Brother Earl Howatt; and sister Lillian Tebbutt
She is survived by her siblings Marvin Mumert , Duane Mumert, Leona Paynter, Philip Mumert, Linda Ford, David Mumert.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fort Saskatchewan Fellowship Baptist Church.