Alice passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of August 7th. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Helen Haines and her Husband Fred. Alice is survived by her son Freddie (Rachael), Step children Jack (Marianne), Gay Minch (Kevin), Tim (Leah), and Mikel, their children, grandchildren and great grand-children. She will be dearly missed by her brothers Doug (Elsie) and Don (Barbara), plus many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.

Alice remembered fondly her childhood in Fruitvale. She came to the University of Victoria to attain her teaching degree and began a lifelong membership in the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. Alice soon found her true calling as the consummate Grade One teacher. Summers those years were spent travelling to exotic locations from Norway to Japan. Looking for new adventures, Alice decided to do a stint teaching just above the Arctic Circle, at a settlement on Broughton Island (the Iceberg Capital of Nunavut). It was there that she met Fred and they were married a few years later in 1972. After spending a few years in Goose Bay, Alice’s desire to return to Victoria prevailed. They built their new home in North Saanich in 1976 and she resumed working for the Greater Victoria School District. Then began a period of spending a part of each summer at the Haines compound at Glen Lake in Eureka, Montana. Here she enjoyed good times with her Mom and brothers and their families, made even better by the arrival of her pride and joy, Freddie Jr in 1978. After brief ownership of King Coho Resort in Comox, Alice and Fred acquired their lot at Otter Point Resort near Sooke (1981). Their trailer and the community in the Co-op gave them nearly 4 decades of pleasure. From friendships built while watching families grow, one fishing season to the next – to the many memories made catching Salmon and Halibut in the nearby waters. We are not sure when Alice’s addiction to the thrift shops started, but it is safe to say that for many years she was a familiar face to many shops in the Sidney area…as well as Victoria, Sooke and Honolulu, where they often spent Dad’s birthday.

We would like to acknowledge the gentle care Alice received at the Aberdeen Hospital since 2018. We would also like to especially thank Alice’s long time friends Anne Larson and Ann Ilott for their many years of friendship and support. Alice was loving, generous, kind and compassionate, a celebrated teacher and above all, a dedicated Wife, Mother, daughter, sister and Granny.

We will miss her every day.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre, McCall Gardens, at 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. For those wishing to join virtually please use the zoom link below.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87032523827?pwd=dnNHYkkweDVjUWNUenhKNURvaytLQT09

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
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  • Don & Barb Haines

    Don Haines
    We loved your xmas visits to Sparwood and it was was great to see the children play together & get to know each other
    We also spent time together for many years at the lake with you and Fred which we really enjoyed.
    We also looked forward to your visits to Yuma and Apache Junction.
    You were a very kind and compassionate person and truly found your calling in life teaching young children.
    We will all miss you so much
    Condolences to Freddie & Rachael

    With Love
    Donnie & Barb

  • Roselien Haines Christensen

    Auntie Alice was the most generous, kind hearted, compassionate and thoughtful person I have ever known. She lived to love and care for others. She shared stories of the little ones she taught and and was the pioneer of inclusion. She constantly went above and beyond in her teaching years. She not only taught but understood that love and filling the basic needs of food and hugs came before learning as they were foundational in building a child’s ladder to success. She adored Freddie and spoke beautifully of every family member. She always found the best in every person she met.
    Auntie Alice was adorable and loved a good conversation. She had a wonderful sense of humour and I recall many times we would giggle. She was probably the most selfless human I have ever met. She was such a good caregiver to grandma Helen and I am forever grateful For her commitment to giving grandma such care and comfort in her elder years.
    Auntie Alice loved a celebration and always contributed something special, her love language was gifts. She made a beautiful bride cake at my wedding and I loved it.
    Auntie Alice, you deserve a party in heaven with a celebration of love and hugs and a big beautiful cake with beautiful China. I know you’ll be celebrating with your Grand parents, and parent (grandma, grandpa ) and uncle Fred and friends.
    Alice we love you dearly.
    To Freddie and Rachael, our heartfelt condolences. We know this is so difficult for you.
    Love and Hugs from Roselien, Rick, Riley & Emily, & Ryan

  • Penny Flegel

    Our Deepest sympathy to Freddie, Rachel and family. Aunty Alice will be dearly missed, she was such a beautiful soul and her memories will live within our hearts forever. Todays service was perfect❤️ Thank you so much for offering zoom for us far away. Hugs to you all❤️
    Love
    Penny, Mark, Savannah and Chase

  • Jo-Anne Vickers

    Freddie and Rachael…I just finished watching Alice’s memorial online. What a wonderful tribute to one very special and amazing woman. I met Alice way back in the late 60’s and have so many wonderful memories of her kindnesses to all her friends and colleagues, including us. She made my now 50 year old daughter a beautiful Barbie doll birthday cake, when Christa was just a few years old. Her special love and spirit will be missed by everyone who were lucky enough to know her. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and all your family and remembering with much love.

  • Richard Haines

    Ritch Haines:

    Thinking of Alice today. I am heading out to Chilliwack at the fishing hole. I Will be hanging out with 3 generations of cousins; Willy, Merle, Corina, Leroy, Leonard, and Declan Wagner Clan, Karen and Tad Mason. We will certainly be raising our glasses to Alice this evening!

  • Roy & Joanne

    Freddie, our deepest sympathy to you, Rachael and your whole family. We have such fond memories of Alice and Fred out at Otter Point. We wish we could be there to help you celebrate her life. ❤️

  • Lennor Stieda

    Dear Rachel and Freddie and Family,
    I have known Alice since 1985 when we both joined the Women Educators Society International, DKG.

    My heart felt wishes for good memories go out to all of you.

    I hope you will grant me a few moments at the memorial to speak on DKG’s behalf

    Lennor Stieda

  • Linda Griffin

    Freddie and family, My heartfelt sympathies to you are your families. Alice was a wonderful, beautiful lady that I admired a great deal. An amazing teacher. Spent a lot of time with her during our years at Victoria West. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Linda, Leanne, Warren and Michelle Griffin.

  • Linsey Fegan (Haines)

    Aunty Alice was the sweetest lady I’ve ever known. Heaven definitely gained an angel….an angel of all angels. Rest easy Aunty Alice. You’re dearly missed by many.

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