Alma Presley (nee Wylie)

1927- 2021



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The Funeral Service will be held in private on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lamarre & Son Funeral Home’s Chapel.

For those who wish, by clicking the button below, you will have access to the Service that will be Live Streamed on the date and time identified above. For those who cannot view it live, by clicking the same button, the Service can be viewed later.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alma Presley (nee Wylie) of Curran, Ontario, on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the age of 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late John Presley and the late Frank O. Baker.  Survived by children, Donna (Michel), Diane (Allan), David (Suzanne), Wendy (Bernie) and son-in-law Brian.  Predeceased by her children Joyce and Ian and her sister Mary (late George).

Proud grandmother of Kim (Dave), Dan M. (Jaimee), Nicolas (Lindsey), Dan S. (Taylor), Tanya and Krystal and proud great-grandmother of Michael, Ryan, Ian, Sophia, Zoe, Conall, Mia, Teagan and Andre.  She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Due to the current circumstances, a Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lamarre & Son Funeral Home’s Chapel, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802. For those who wish, by clicking the ‘‘Live Stream’’ button on Mrs. Presley’s page on the website identified below, you will have access to the Service that will be live streamed on the date and time identified above.

Special thanks to the staff and caregivers of the Villa St. Luc for their compassion and devoted care provided to our mother.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Villa St. Luc Social Committee, 839 Cartier St., P.O. Box 70, Curran, Ontario, K0B 1C0.

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    • Ronnie & Joanne McCormick Posted 2021-05-29 8:30 am

      We would like to extend our sinceres condoleances to the Presley family. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you all in the time of sorrow.

    • Doreen and Gordon Wylie Posted 2021-05-23 11:54 am

      Our deepest sympathy to all the Presley families.

    • Philippe et Pierrette Goyette Posted 2021-05-21 4:14 pm

      Our sincere sympathy to you dear Donna and to all your family for the lost of your good and nice mother.

    • Ken and Joan Scott Posted 2021-05-21 10:29 am

      Diane, Donna, David, Kim and families. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother/grandmother. Hold your memories close to your heart. Ken and Joan

    • Guy Lachaine Posted 2021-05-20 4:08 pm

      I just want to offer my condolences to the entire family. I have many special memories that will live with me forever. Sharing Christmas dinners with all of the Presley’s. I remember sitting in Mrs. Presley’s living room, playing the piano, or listening to the adults sitting around the table talking. And many more memories that I could talk about for hours. My thoughts are with all those that have been touched by this amazing person.

    • Marilyn Fletcher Posted 2021-05-20 11:54 am

      My deepest sympathy to the Presley family. Alma was a true family matriarch, and her death leaves a heartache that cannot be healed. She was such a good friend to our Mom, and we share in her memory.

    • Helen Lalonde Posted 2021-05-20 11:43 am

      My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of Alma. My mother and Alma shared many a WI lunch. I always admired Alma’s direct approach to problem-solving. So refreshing. She will be missed.

    • Maureen Stark Posted 2021-05-20 10:37 am

      So very sorry to hear of Almas passing.. She was always welcoming, always caring. and always kind to me. My condolences and prayers for comfort for you Dave, and your entire family. She was the epitome of a good woman.

    • Luc and Lise Lalonde Posted 2021-05-20 10:33 am

      Our deepest sympathies to the family.

    • Eleanor and Jo-Ann Kerr Posted 2021-05-20 8:43 am

      Our deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of Alma. She was a good friend to many.

    • Maureen Venables Posted 2021-05-20 8:26 am

      Our deepest sympathies to all of Alma’s family for your loss. No matter how much time had passed since I’d seen her, she always remembered me and wanted to know what was new. Always present at our family gatherings, I have many fond memories. Sending hugs and condolences.

      Maureen and Wayne Venables

    • Margaret A. Scott Posted 2021-05-20 8:24 am

      My sincere sympathies on your loss. You were so fortunate to have had a Mom, a Grandma and a great-Grandma for so long. You will have many wonderful memories to share .

    • Raymond & Sandra Lamarche Posted 2021-05-19 9:40 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to the Presley and Wylie family. Alma will surely be missed by all. Rest In Peace dear Alma.

    • Janelle et Matthieu Boulianne Posted 2021-05-19 9:31 pm

      Dear David and Suzanne, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. We loved watching the beautiful slideshow. It is evident that Mrs. Presley was loved. There are lots of smiling faces in the photos. You have an amazing family. We are thinking of you all. XOXO

    • Donald Shane Posted 2021-05-19 5:16 pm

      To all the Presley and Wylie Families, Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you all at this sad time. She was such a beautiful Lady, and made you feel so welcome wherever you met. May God hold Her in His arms forever. May She Rest in Peace.

    • Margaret MacLeod Posted 2021-05-19 3:21 pm

      I was so sorry to hear of Alma’s passing. Although I have not seen Alma for decades, I still have fond memories of her while visiting Aunt Eliza, or when she would drive her to Ottawa to visit with Aunt Gert when she would be in Town. Thanks to what we refer to as the Wylie genes, you were so lucky to have her in your life until Friday, but now I am sure she is being welcomed with the opened arms of her: Wylie, Presley , Smiths, Ross and MacLeod families

    • Murray and Pat Wilson Posted 2021-05-19 12:07 pm

      Our sincere sympathy to the family.

    • Victor and Lorraine Mckinley Posted 2021-05-18 9:47 pm

      So sorry to hear about Alma’s passing. Alma was very witty and always smiling. I’d go to see her in Curran and we always had a good chat. She was involved with the Woman’s institute and. The Seniors Meals . Her birthday was coming on the 27th of May. Rest in peace, A,ma.

    • Isabelle and Adam Hendriks Posted 2021-05-18 9:41 pm

      Dear David and Suzanne, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Please accept our sympathies. Sorry for your loss.

    • guylaine st-marseille Posted 2021-05-18 2:34 pm

      Deepest sympathy to all the family

    • Maureen (McCann) Burns Posted 2021-05-18 1:38 pm

      To all of Auntie Alma’s family, I send my condolences. It feels like the passing of a generation. I have many fond memories of family visits in Curran at your place and across the road at Grandma and Grandpa Presley’s. Sending hugs to all


    • Sharon Blaney Posted 2021-05-18 11:41 am

      Our deepest condolences to the family. We all have many fond memories of Alma. A good neighbour & friend to many. She was a great Ambassador for young people, wanting to help them succeed with their goals & being so proud of them when they did succeed even if they weren’t related. You are all in our thoughts, prayers & hearts. Sharon Blaney, Donald Pollard & Lowell Blaney,

    • Robert et Chantal Lalonde Posted 2021-05-18 9:46 am

      Dear David, Suzanne and family,
      Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
      Chantal et Robert

    • Laurent et Lilianne Lalonde Posted 2021-05-18 9:16 am

      Our sympathy to all the family. Friends from Plantagenet High School { tenth concession}

    • Famille Rollande Chantal Ghislain Lalonde Posted 2021-05-17 9:36 pm

      Nos sincères sympathies à la famille. Nous gardons des bons souvenirs de cette bonne voisine.

    • Christine (Lachaine) Gatzke Posted 2021-05-17 9:29 pm

      My deepest condolences to family and friends. Mrs. Presley was very welcoming and inviting to family friends from the amazing dinners to just asking how grade school was going. Even though not technically family, surely was to me. Thank you Mrs. Presley for those moments and memories. Blessings with love and light!

    • Joan Highet Posted 2021-05-17 7:44 pm

      My deepest sympathies on the passing of Auntie Alma. So many wonderful childhood and adult memories of Uncle John and Auntie Alma. Always involving, food, laughter and fun Love to you all. Joan

    • Yvon& Therese Fredette Posted 2021-05-17 5:52 pm

      Our sympathy to the Presley. Our pryers are with you.

    • Norma and Richard Lachaine Posted 2021-05-17 3:25 pm

      Our sympathy to Diane, Allan, and the family. We have amazing memories of being welcomed into Mrs. Presley’s home and made to feel so special, rather than just friends of Diane. We never took those wonderful meals around that huge table for granted.

      What a wonderful family, all started by a truly special lady.

    • Kathy Johnston Posted 2021-05-17 2:06 pm

      My sincere sympathy to all the Presley family.. I have alot of fond memories of Alma when we lived in Curran.

    • Debora Scott Posted 2021-05-17 1:49 pm

      My deepest sympathy to all the family. Alma was so special to all of us in the community and always there to give a helping hand . Her home always had a big welcoome, good food and a pleasant stay . Her laugh and loving personality will be missed and remembered by me. Lots of memories My thoughts are with you all.

    • Willard Presley Posted 2021-05-17 10:40 am

      My sincere condolences to all the family. Alma was a longtime neighbor and a dear friend and I will miss our visits and the laughter.

    • Carol Ann Scott & family Posted 2021-05-17 10:35 am

      Our deepest condolences to all the family.
      Alma was not only our neighbor but also a community presence throughout our lives. First for many years at the Royal Bank where it was so nice to have someone you could trust to help you and then as one of the founders of the Nation Area Seniors Club. She was so proud of all her grandchildren and could name them all and how old they were. Her quick wit , sense of humour and wonderful laugh will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

    • Ron,Aldeen and Greta Posted 2021-05-17 9:24 am

      Our deepest sympathy to the family , your Mom was a fun person and will be missed

    • Gordon & Inge Wilson Posted 2021-05-17 9:05 am

      Our deepest sympathy to the family

    • Dolores Sauvé Posted 2021-05-17 6:46 am

      My deepest condolences to Alma’s family and her many friends. She was very devoted person be it at work, Women’s institute, Plantagenet Senior Club etc etc. Alma will be well remembered. Rest In Peace Alma.

    • Chritsine Gascon Posted 2021-05-17 6:44 am

      Mme Presley was appreciated from staff and residents at Villa St Luc, She will be missed by all of us. Sincere codoleances to the family, your presence with her was comforting.

    • Lynn Page Posted 2021-05-16 11:34 pm

      Alma was such a lovely lady, was always quick with a smile and always had time for a quick chat to catch up on your news. To the Presley and Wylie families, please accept my most sincere condolences.

    • Jan Muir Cormier Posted 2021-05-16 6:15 pm

      I had the pleasure of knowing Alma when she was in Curran at the retirement home she lived near my parents John and Vivian Muir . She always had a smile on her face and was always wanted to chat.

    • Gisele Delorme et Georges Bazinet Posted 2021-05-16 6:05 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Nos pensées sont avec vous.

    • Phyllis Reid Posted 2021-05-16 4:10 pm

      To the family,
      You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many memories of Alma at the Seniors’ dinners.

    • Bernice Benson & family Posted 2021-05-16 3:51 pm

      Our sincere sympathies are offered to all members of the immediate and extended family.
      Alma was a good friend and neighbour. May many happy memories help to sustain each and
      every one of you in the weeks and months to come… sincerely and with much sorrow…

    • Connie (Hill) Woloschuk Posted 2021-05-16 3:27 pm

      Prayers for peace and comfort for Alma’s family in these difficult days. Treasure the memories!

    • Marlene laflamme. Posted 2021-05-16 2:36 pm

      I wish all the family my deepest Sympathies, on the passing of Alma. We sure had some great memories of her. RIP My dear till we meet agai

    • Mabel Robillard Posted 2021-05-16 1:58 pm

      Our sincere sympathy to your entire extended family, may you find comfort with friends and family.

    • Helen Scott Posted 2021-05-16 1:28 pm

      Dear Presley family my deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time. No matter how long our dear Mums live it never seems quite long enough and during this pandemic it is doubly hard without the comfort of family and friends to hold us . The slide show brought back so many wonderful memories of childhood when Alma and Mum and all of us kids were together so often. Seeing the pictures of all Alma’s grands and greats I can imagine the true joy they brought to her heart because I know the difference mine make in my own life. I will follow the service on line and be with you in spirit . I know darling Joyce will also be with you also not only for her love of her Mum but she will be celebrating Mum’s arrival on her birthday ! May God Bless and keep you all close. With much love, Helen

    • Nicole@Glenn Benson Posted 2021-05-16 1:28 pm

      Our deepest condolences to the Presley and Wylie Families! Alma was a very active person and caring for all that she did for her community and the Seniors Club! She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends! RIP Alma!

    • Sheryl Johnston Posted 2021-05-16 1:20 pm

      Mom and I are so sad to hear of Alma’s passing and sending you all our sincerest condolences and love. I have so many wonderful memories of the times we all went spent together. She was very special and will be missed.

    • Don & Isabel Kinnear Posted 2021-05-16 12:45 pm

      Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    • Heather Presley-Duquette Posted 2021-05-16 11:50 am

      Our deepest sympathy to the family in these difficult times. So enjoyed the Presley gathering where she could always enlighten our generation on our ancestors. RIP Alma you will not be forgotten

    • Colette Racine Posted 2021-05-16 11:47 am

      My deepest sympathies to the family and friends….hang on to the good memories!!!

    • Ray & Muriel Lebeau Posted 2021-05-16 10:30 am

      To Donna, Diane, David, Wendy, Family Members & Friends,
      Muriel and I were deeply saddened by the news of Alma’s passing. We first met Alma and Frank when we were living in Plantagenet, We all attended Riceville-Pendleton United Church together. It was always enjoyable to visit with Frank and Alma, and have a cup of tea and goodies (of course) at their kitchen table when they were living in Curran. We shared many loving stories about our families which were always sprinkled with a few good laughs. Please know that Muriel and I will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless.

    • Jerry & Lynda Heinsma Posted 2021-05-16 9:35 am

      I’m sorry to learn of Alma’s death. I first met her and John when I went to do home care there. We became friends and visited often. I had tried to phone her several times since the pandemic but didn’t get an answer. A lovely lady.

    • Jocelyne et Robert Villeneuve Posted 2021-05-16 8:52 am

      Our deepest condolences to all the members of your families.

    • Roger Brasseur Posted 2021-05-16 8:26 am

      My deepest condolences to the Wylie and Presley families and all your loved ones.

    • Roxanne & Robert Tessier Posted 2021-05-16 8:25 am

      My heart goes out to all of the Presley & Wylie family in your time of sorrow. Alma will be remembered by all that had a chance of knowing her. She was a caring lady and a true friend. Her family was her life and always spoke fondly, lovingly of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved being called Gramma Great and always had a sparkle in her eyes when she would talk about and their exploits and accomplishments. Rest in piece my dear friend and watch over your family and friends from above. XXOO

    • Marcel et Juliette Chénier Posted 2021-05-16 7:09 am

      Our deepest sympathies to the family

    • Denise et Daniel Gour Posted 2021-05-16 6:09 am

      Our deepest sympathies to the family.

    • Ronnie & Betty Seguin Posted 2021-05-15 11:23 pm

      Our condolences to Diane, Donna, David, & Wendy, grandchildren and great grandchildren for the loss of someone very dear to them. Rest In Peace Alma.

    • Lynn Cleroux Posted 2021-05-15 9:28 pm

      Deepest sympathies Wendy to you and all your family. Your Mom’s light and love will always shine on you.

    • Joanne Delorme Posted 2021-05-15 8:50 pm

      Sincères sympathies à Wendy, Bernard, Nicolas, Lindsey ainsi qu’à toute la famille Presley. Deepest sympathy to the Presley Family. She will watch over you all from up above.

    • Jean Delorme Posted 2021-05-15 8:48 pm

      Sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Liette Hotte Posted 2021-05-15 8:28 pm

      Mes sincères sympathies à Wendy, Bernard, Nicolas et la famille Presley. Nos pensées sont avec vous durant ces moments difficiles.

    • Paulette & Alain Gour Posted 2021-05-15 8:01 pm

      My sincere condolences to Wendy/Bernie and your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

    • Larraine Lortie Posted 2021-05-15 6:39 pm

      My deepest sympathies to the family. Such a Lovely and nice lady.

    • Larraine Lortie Posted 2021-05-15 6:38 pm

      My deepest sympathies to the family. Such a Lovely ans nice lady.

    • Jean Laframboise & Jo-anne Laviolette Posted 2021-05-15 6:20 pm

      Wendy and Bernie!
      Our deepest sympathies for your loss…keep the good memories!
      It was a pleasure to reunite with you guys at the cottage…

    • Michelle Delorme Posted 2021-05-15 6:03 pm

      Mes deepest sympathies to the family

    • Denise Tardif Lortie Posted 2021-05-15 5:57 pm

      My deepest sympathies to you Wendy and family. I had the honour of meeting your mother in Curran while visiting my mother-in-law and had a few chats with her. When I told her that I knew you a bit from High School, she was very proud to speak about her family. Such a lovely and nice lady. So hard to lose a loved mother, as I also lost mine in the last year.