Pearson, Dorothy Faye

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Dorothy Faye Pearson
May 24, 1937 – March 9, 2022

Dorothy Faye Pearson was born on May 24, 1937 in Calgary, Alta. to parents, Hugh and Lillian Cozart. It was tradition that the second born of the family was called by their second name so she was known as Faye. 

When she was a little girl of about 10 years old, her parents divorced. Faye lived with her mom in several towns throughout her childhood with her mom taking on various jobs to ensure good care and opportunities for Faye. 

Eventually, they settled in Pincher Creek, Alta. where Lillian worked as a cook on a feedlot, and later as postmistress for Canada Post. 

Faye had many opportunities to flourish as a child. She took violin lessons in Lethbridge, played the clarinet in the high school band, and enjoyed school sports, particularly basketball. 

Upon graduation, Faye went to work for the Royal Bank. It was there she met a handsome young man, Stanley Pearson, who had come to the community to further his banking career as well. 

She wasn’t altogether impressed with him at first because he was a tease but it certainly did not take long for her to be totally besotted by him. They were engaged and married within a year. 

The bank took the young couple to Calgary where their first daughter, Vicki Faye was born in 1957. Three more daughters would join the family. in fairly rapid succession.

 Karen Colleen in 1959, Sharalynn in 1961 and Vernelle Arlene in 1963.  Each daughter was born in a different community as the Royal Bank transferred Stan to many locations in Alberta. 

Faye was a great fan of Winston Churchill who said it was important to raise a family to serve one’s country. To this end, each daughter was named to represent the British Commonwealth: England, Ireland, Scotland and France. 

It was during their tenure in High Prairie, Alta. that Faye and Stan committed their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. Faye remained faithful to this calling for her entire life, raising her family to know her personal Saviour as their own, serving in the church, and sharing her love for Jesus Christ through Bible study and prayer. 

Faye and Stan spent many years in Hanna, Alta. where Faye worked as a teller in the bank once again until she and Stan bought a general insurance agency, Cassidy Pearson Insurance. 

After selling this business, she went to work for the Central Gas Company for a time and lastly she worked as a bookkeeper for the Acadia Foundation. 

In 1987, they moved to Stettler, Alta. Faye took a job as a bookkeeper for Pfeiffer’s House of Music for several years before retiring. 

Retirement presented the chance to dig deep into family history and to travel. She also enjoyed sharing her political bent with anyone who would listen and wrote several articles for the regional paper over the years. 

Faye loved to entertain and was a great cook. She and Stan enjoyed their coffee breaks together. Everything had to pretty much come to a standstill around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. 

She had been out for coffee and for a bit of shopping with her friends on the day of her passing. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke from which she could not recover and passed gently into the hands of her Lord in the early hours of March 9, 2022. 

She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Stan Pearson, and her children, Vicki (Harley) Richardson, Colleen Bushman, and Sharalynn (Phillip) Anderson. She is further survived by 10 grandchildren and their spouses, several great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 

She will be fondly remembered and missed by her nieces and nephews, cousins, other family members and dear friends. 

Faye was predeceased by her parents, Hugh Cozart and Lillian Davis; parents-in-law, John and Eleanor Pearson, sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Don Popowich; brother-in-law, Ronald Pearson, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glenn and Kathy Pearson; daughter, Vernelle Roach, and infant grandchild, Molly Bushman. 

A funeral service for the late Faye Pearson was held on Mon. March 14, 2022 at the Stettler Funeral Home with Tim Polson officiating. Faye was laid to rest at the Bashaw Cemetery. 

Donations in memory of Faye are gratefully accepted to the Operational Eyesight Universal. 

To send condolences to the family, please visit Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please contact 403-742-3422. 

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