Alice Viola MALLETT

Female 1898 - 2002  (104 years)


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  • Name Alice Viola MALLETT  [1
    Born 18 Feb 1898  32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • , May 20, 2002:
      There is a bit of controversy about her birth date. She says it was the 18th and records show the 10th. However she always said it was the 18th and celebrated that date.
    Gender Female 
    Alternate Name Wilcox 
    Reference 1000117 
    Reference 3735 
    Died 13 Apr 2002  Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary: With tears in our eyes and sadness in our hearts, we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Alice Viola Wilcox. With the quiet dignity and grace that characterized her life, Alice passed away on April 13 [2002] at the age of 104. Born on February 10 [?], 1898 in McAuley Manitoba, Alice Mallett married Albert Henry Wilcox at Tantallon, Saskatchewan on April 16, 1916. Longtime residents of Elkhorn, Manitoba, they had been married for 64 years when Albert passed away in 1981. Following Albert's death, Alice lived at the Eastview Lodge in Elkhorn for nineteen years where she enjoyed visiting with family and friends, reading and challenging her grandchildren to a game of Scrabble. A serious card player well into her 90's, Alice was always keen to play '31' or Rummy. Alice will be remembered by many as a gentle woman with a wonderfully kind soul. Her quiet manner and pleasant disposition was admired by all who knew her. Alice had a remarkable memory. She entertained many with stories of her long life. The smallest detail didn't escape Alice's sharp attention. The quintessential grandmother, Alice kept in touch with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, often surprising them with the things she remembered. Alice leaves a rich sense of family for the generations that follow.

      Alice was predeceased by parents, her son, Leroy, her three brothers Fred, Norman, and Henry, and her sister Lily. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 18 [2002] at Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Alice, to the Elkhorn Ambulance Fund or The Souris Personal Care Home. The Wilcox family gratefully acknowledges the loving and compassionate care provided by the dedicated staff at the Souris Personal Care Home.
    Buried 18 Apr 2002  Elkhorn Cemetery, Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral at Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba, April 18, 2002 at 2:00 pm.
    Notes 
    • From 90th birthday celebration - Mrs. Wilcox (nee Mallett) was born February 18, 1898, at McAuley, and is the last of the Mallett family. She and her late husband, Albert Wilcox, resided in Elkhorn for most of their lives. They were blessed with three sons, two daughters, 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
    Person ID I3735  Southwest
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2017 

    Father Albert William MALLETT,   b. 15 Apr 1856, Wormsworthy, Alwington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1936, 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane CORDEN,   b. 07 Feb 1863, Thoresway, Caistor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1958, Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1883  Bible Christian Manse, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert Henry WILCOX,   b. Est 1891,   d. 1981  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1916  Tantallon, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Norman Leroy WILCOX,   b. 09 Jun 1917,   d. 25 May 1980  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1898 - 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1916 - Tantallon, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Apr 2002 - Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Apr 2002 - Elkhorn Cemetery, Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert Mallett Sod Home c 1899
    Albert William Mallett and Mary Jane [Corden] applied for a homestead and received, for the price of $10, one of the last homesteads in the district. This homestead was at 32-14-29, McAuley, Manitoba, Canada.

    There was no home on the homestead, so for the first winter their home was a cave, or rather two caves side by side (one for the animals and one for the family) dug into the hillside. The next couple of years was spent enlarging the stable (made of sod) dividing half for a home and half for the animals. This is a picture of the family in front of that sod home. It wasn't until four years had passed that a house was built.

  • Sources 
    1. [S897] Mallett/Blight Descendants, Compiler: Deb Mallett, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dec 26, 2015), M04S156.

    2. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Year, place.

    3. [S775] Ltr: AF 870816, AF, (August 16, 1987), Spouse.