Obituary of Esther Ilene Forre
Esther Ilene Forre
(September 30, 1934 - July 12, 2023)
Esther Forre passed away peacefully on July 12, 2023 at the age of 88 years.
Esther was born in Camrose, Alberta, on September 30, 1934 to Eivold and Inga Aspenes. She was raised on the farm across from Skudesness Church in the Likeness district, north of Bawlf. Esther took business schooling at Camrose Lutheran College, and then worked at the Royal Bank in Camrose.
On June 9, 1956, she married Leroy Forre, also from the Bawlf district, at Skudesness Church. They moved to Red Deer, where Esther continued to work for the Royal Bank for three years, and Leroy was employed in the oilfields. In the fall of 1959, they moved back to Camrose, and then in the fall of 1963, they purchased a half section in the Dusty Lake area (near Round Hill), and built a home there in the spring of 1966. They moved to the farm on August 6, 1966, and as the years passed, purchased more land, continuing to farm until they retired in the spring of 2000. Leroy and Esther moved into Camrose in May of 2000. Travels to Austria were enjoyed several times, visiting Darryl and his family. They also camped, fished, and enjoyed many trips to Hostfest at Minot, ND.
Esther is survived by her husband of 67 years, Leroy; their two children Linda (Ken) of Leduc, and Darryl (Gerti) of Maeder, Austria; two granddaughters Tanja (Thomas) and Bianca (Florian); and great-granddaughters Caydence, Hailey, and Riley of Austria.
Esther was predeceased by her parents Eivold and Inga Aspenes.
Mom had a strong faith in God and participated in Ladies Aid and Bible studies, which complemented her church life. She will be dearly missed.
A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Camrose officiated by Rev. Calvin Skriver.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Esther's memory may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation - Unit 2 Auxiliary.