Alma Shaben




The Kinsman Aquasize group has lost their matriarch and I personally have lost a good friend. Alma was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Her smile lit up the whole pool and made those around her feel good. She was the always positive and inclusive. As a newly turned "senior" she was my inspiration for how to live my retirement life. Care about your appearance, make new friends, don't allow age to keep you from trying new things, stay informed on current events, offer your opinion or suggestion, don't dwell on negativity and be open to all the world has to offer was the way Alma lived her life and I hope that I will be able to follow her example. I feel privileged to have known her. I know how much Alma loved her family and wish to offer my sincerest condolences to the Shaben family.
posted by Roma Cunningham-Burt : I met Alma 6 years ago at aquasize class at Kinsman pool. : Apr 12, 2021


I am so sad to hear of Almas' passing. The world is diminished by her loss. She was a giving generous person, a great hostess and a good cook! She also had a wonderful sense of humour and a wonderful smile. My late husband Phil Shragge and I always enjoyed Alma and Larrys’ company. Phil especially enjoyed the jokes that he and Larry exchanged, each one trying to outdo the other. I am thinking of you all and sharing in your sadness. Alma will be missed. Leslie (Shragge) Morgenstern
posted by Leslie Morgenstern (Shragge) : Larry and my late husband were friends for many years and Alma and Larry, my husband and myself used to get together and I used to chat with Alma often. : Apr 03, 2021


It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Mrs. Shaben. To all family, those I knew Linda, Carol & Larry as well as those younger. Medina, Drake and other neices & nephews of Alma, may her dignity and sense of community always live within us as an example of greatness! I love that you got to have Alma in your life for so long, that does not make it any easier to lose her. She must have been an amazing "Grandmother"! My thoughts and wishes for peace are with you now as you grieve.
posted by Glenda Groom (Anderson) : I grew up in High Prairie and skated with Linda, Carol & Larry. Was friends with Medina and a class mate of Drake's. Also skated with Neif. : Mar 29, 2021


I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to all members of the family. I well recall the kindness and hospitality I received during several occasions in High Prairie and Edmonton during my time in government with Larry. Alma's support for the family was always evident as the challenges of public life are real. I know that she will be deeply missed by the family but also by the host of others whose lives she touched in many ways. Peace to all Jim
posted by James Horsman : As a member of the Alberta Cabinet and Legislature with Larry during his service to Alberta. : Mar 28, 2021


Alma was a truly kind person. I met Alma at the Kinsman Pool when I joined the Aquasize class. She welcomed my friend Linda and I to an amazing group of women in this class. Coffee after swimming and lunches made instant friendships. Remembering Alma's wonderful and gentle soul. My heartfelt condolences go out to Alma's family.
posted by Debbie Dixon : Friend : Mar 27, 2021


I am saddened to hear of the loss of a longtime friend. I have known the Saddy family since I came to Edmonton in 1945. I have enjoyed their hospitality numerous times. Alma always picked me up when we went to the Lebanese Ladies Luncheons at a south side Edmonton restaurant in the last few years. I appreciated both the ride and the conversation. Her wedding to my second cousin Larry was a blast...good Lebanese food, dancing. Alma will be missed by all who knew her. She brought sunshine into everyone’s life. May she Rest In Peace.
posted by Jessie Trottier : Married to my second cousin and Alma was always active in the Lebanese community. : Mar 27, 2021

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Alma Shaben
(Maiden: Saddy)
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