Mrs. Alice Jean Kriger September 5, 1921 - November 20, 2008 - 87. A loving heart stopped beating on November 20, 2008, in Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born on September 5, 1921, in Grand Pre, Alice was a daughter of the late James and Alice (Bevan) Hardacker. She moved to Sackville in 1951 to a street she named Riverside Drive. As an active community member she took on the role of Brown Owl, and as her daughters left Brownies for Girl Guides, she became a Guide leader. Alice was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed many other types of handiwork before severe arthritis inhibited her ability to continue. Alice had a strong faith and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was a good friend, always looking out for the well-being of another. She loved to keep current by reading the paper and we were often given clippings and recipes that she thought would be of interest. One of her greatest joys were visits from her family, whom she loved to be surrounded by. She wanted to know what was happening with each of us, challenging us to be our best, cheering us on, and being excited for us when we succeeded. She is survived by daughters, Patricia Burgoyne (Pete), Bible Hill; Wendy Johnson (Brian), Bedford. She was especially proud of grandchildren, Kareen, Cheryl, Kelly, Alison (Hudson), Craig, and great-grandchildren, Daniel, Claire, Samuel and Dylan, all of whom she loved to encourage on their accomplishments. Alice was predeceased by brothers, Vincent and Arnold; sisters, Ethel and Muriel; husbands, Albert Guptill and John Kriger; infant daughter, Joyce Alice Guptill; grandmother, Olivia Hardacker, and her fatherly uncle, Orland Hardacker. As Mum wished, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Private interment of ashes in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville, at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of Flemming Way (Parkstone) for their kind and loving care. A special thank you and blessings to Shirley for her visits and prayers, and to Melissa for delivering Mum's paper to her room. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com We Never Walk Alone The time comes when those Whom we have loved The longest and the best Will travel far ahead Into a place of joy and rest... And we must walk a lonely path Through shadows for a while Without a certain kindred voice, A dear, familiar smile- Yet each day brings us nearer To horizons yet unknown And even when the way is dark, We never walk alone, For memories travel with us Toward the happy destination Where we will join our loved ones In eternal celebration.