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Foot: Delma Izetta
Nov. 29, 1928—June 14, 2018

Delma Izetta Foot was born November 29, 1928, at Radway. She was the eldest daughter of Clayton and Tressie Stouffer. The Stouffer family moved from the Newbrook area to Esther in 1943.

Here is where she met the love of her life, Frank Foot. They were married November 30, 1946, and they raised 10 children whom they loved dearly.

Delma loved life. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and cooking. She received lots of ribbons for her baking and gardening. Delma loved playing cards with her friends and family, but often would need a little nap while the cards were being dealt, and it was always far too early for company to go home. Frank and Delma spent many hours at disking bonspiels in the surrounding communities. Not only was Delma kept busy keeping her household together, she did her share in the community. Everything from being an assistant leader in both 4-H, the Esther Orchids Girl’s Club, a member of the Ladies Community Club and Rush Center Women’s Institute. As the years went by Frank and Delma enjoyed seeing their children get married and were blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Delma is survived by her children: Clayton (Marilyn) Foot, Bill (Lil) Foot, Ruth (Larry) Evans, Jean (Elwin) Bouchard, Gilbert (Brenda) Foot, Faye (Jim) Boyce, Mary Ellen (Morris) Lee, Calvin (Rita) Foot, and Mervin (Tracey) Foot; grandchildren Rod (Deanna), Jody (Shawn), Nelson, Rose (Lee), James (Hannah), Travis (Nichole), Trina (Chris), Sherry (Gordie), Jody (Jason), Stacy (Brad), Alwin (Myra), Chad (Karen), Sherry, Charmaine (Kelly), Gil (Jackie), Aaron (Maria), Breanne (Ryan), Spencer, Leann, Leon (Melissa), Josh, Jeanine (Adrian), Colin, Kyle, Rochelle, Morgan, and Christen; great-grandchildren Austyn, Kaden, Kohlton, Kali, Malcolm, Taya, Avery, Austin, Catlyn, Danyka, Ridge, Reid, Burk, Chase, Alexa, Mikaela,
Layne, Clara, Cole, Dana, Charlee, Trace, Rochelle, Kristin, Karli, Zak, Josh, Kale, Laerich, Rosie, Damien, Darik, Isaac, Maddison, Olivia, Kacey, Keaton, and Scarlet; sisters Ellen Foot, Vivian (Lou) Breton, sister-in-law Gertrude Stouffer; as well as many nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.

Delma was predeceased by her devoted husband Frank; son Brent Foot; grandsons Shawn Evans and Justin Foot; grandson-in-law Wayne Hardman, great-granddaughter baby Rhiannon Foot; brother and sister-in-law Ralph (Anita) Stouffer, brother-in-law William Foot; and brother Norman Stouffer.
Delma will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral service was held June 18 at the Esther Community Hall in Esther. Officiating clergy was Bonnie Burke. The organist was Marvel Jorgenson and special music was provided by Ed Ference. A tribute was
given by Shirley Foot. Pallbearers were the grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Delma’s family, friends, neighbours, and all those who cared and shared in her life.

Following the funeral service, family and friends were invited to a luncheon.
MacLean’s Funeral Home of Oyen in care of arrangements.