Alvina was born on July 3rd, 1923 in the Maitland District north of Plumas to John and Caroline Walker. She was the oldest of ten children, four having passed away as young babies. She grew up on her parents’ farm and attended the Maitland school. After leaving her childhood home, and during the Second World War, she worked in Gladstone at the Paris Café. In her last few years of living on the farm, she worked as a Home Care Worker in Gladstone and after retiring from the farm, she and her husband moved to Gladstone where she continued working in the Home Care field for a number of years.
Alvina married Phillip Edward Mauthe on his return from the Second World War, on June 19th, 1947. They moved to the Golden Stream District in November of the same year and remained on the farm until 1984. While on the farm they had three sons, Garry (1948), Wayne (1952) and Darryl (1955).
After Ed passed away in 1992, Alvina remained in her home, later moving to the Legion Apartments, then to the Centennial Apartments and in 2017 she moved into Third Crossing Manor.
During their farm career Alvina was active in the community, The Canadian Legion, and the United Church. She enjoyed curling with her friends and family, cooking for family get-togethers, gardening, knitting and quilting. Many evenings were spent sitting around the kitchen table playing cards. After moving to Gladstone, she continued with these interests for as long as possible.
Alvina is survived by her sons Garry (Doris), Wayne (Mary-Lou), and Darryl (Lois), and grandchildren, Tracey (Matthew), Jason, Nicole (Kelly), Lori (Aran), Judy (Ben) as well as great grandchildren Sydni, David, Sadie, Ty and Chase.
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