Acaster, May “Victoria” Faye

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May “Victoria” Faye Acaster was born May 24, 1942 in Castor, Alta. and passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2022 in Coronation, Alta. at the age of 79.

Victoria was the youngest child born to Frank and Pauline Dummett and raised in the Coronation area.

She attended Lucerne School and then Coronation school for Grade 9.  Then her dream to be a hairdresser took over and she left for Edmonton and stayed with Ada Glomlien while she attended hairdressing school.

She worked for a short time in Edmonton before heading off to Stettler and Killam.  There she met the love of her life, Clifford Acaster.  They married in May of 1964 and moved into the Chabrier Apartments in Coronation, Alta. where she opened her hairdressing business.  

In 1965 Faith was born, 1967 Hope and Douglas in 1969.  The family then moved to her current home and Richard was born in 1970.  With her shop in the basement, her dream and family were complete until they purchased the farm.  

She worked so hard, but cherished the people she served and the animals and wildlife at the farm.  Most every animal had a name and she always had a cat or dog in tow.

Although it was a lot of hard work, Victoria loved her careers and family deeply.  She treasured her kids, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren, many firsts and loves.  She loved fireworks and would drive to nearby towns to enjoy as she could never see them enough, along with a tailgate picnic.  And absolutely everything could be fixed with sweets or ice cream.  

She also loved her community and many lifelong friends. She loved helping and she showed kindness in so many ways. Always a wave and a smile, a quick chat at the post office, or a phone call to check in.

When asked when she was going to retire, she would reply, “And what would I do, I love what I do and enjoy the visits.”

She had slowed her pace and grew a lot of her own flowers and took time to enjoy them.  She enjoyed helping Richard move fields and drive to check the cows as there was always a deer, or a moose or wildlife to be seen. That was her peace time.

Victoria was predeceased by husband Clifford, daughter Hope, parents Frank and Pauline and brother Kenneth, along with a few in-laws.

Victoria is survived by daughter Faith (Erin) Chambers, son Douglas Acaster and son Richard Acaster; grandchildren: Travis (Nicole) Chambers, Jezalyn Chambers, Christopher (Christine) Chambers, Dallas (Cassidy) Chambers and Brayden Chambers; great-grandchildren: Alyvia, Elizabeth, Annabeth, Abigail and Dustin Chambers.

She is also survived by sister Eva Wadstein, brother Franklin (Peggy) Dummett; sisters-in-law Hazel Illingsworth and Vicki Acaster; brothers-in-law Gerald Acaster and Ken Meena; as well as a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends that were like family.

A memorial luncheon in Victoria’s memory was held on Sun. Feb. 27, 2022 at the Golden Age Drop In Centre, Coronation, Alta.  

Pastor Clayton Grice offered words of welcome and encouragement.  The luncheon was prepared and served by the Coronation Funeral Lunch Committee.  

Donations in memory of Victoria are gratefully accepted to the Coronation Hospital Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and arrangements.  For further information please contact 403-578-3777.

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