GRAHAM, Alice Carrie

August 16, 1925 – January 31, 2017

Alice passed away peaceably in her sleep. She is survived by her sister Rose Sinclair of Calgary and her brother Wallace Kober of Tucson, Arizona. She was predeceased by her husband Bob Graham on Dec. 26,1992 and her brother Art Kober of Edmonton. Alice and her husband Bob moved from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Cochrane in 1953, when they purchased the Hart Pharmacy and Ice Cream business. Then in 1956 they began operating as GRAHAM’S PHARMACY at320 – 1st Street West until 1990. In the early years of GRAHAM’S PHARMACY, Alice’s Grey Nun nursing training helped thousands of people in Cochrane and the surrounding area, because Calgary was the only place to get medical help. Therefore, Alice became the town’s “one woman” first aid stop. She loved helping people with her nursing skills and was a tireless worker in the pharmacy, but she was always ready to sit and chat with the customers over coffee. Many customers became life long friends.

Interment will be at the St. Andrew’s Cemetery, 427 Centre Ave. North (Bow Valley Trail to 4th Ave N, then Sunterra Rd right, then Range Rd 42 left), Cochrane at 11:30 a.m., Saturday February 4, 2017, with a memorial service to follow at the Frank Wills Memorial Hall, 405 – 1st Street East, Cochrane at 1:30 p.m.

Any inquiries to Blaine: 403-669-4255.

  1. On 02/02/2017 at 6:27 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    They say a picture tells many stories and her life also tells what a kind person she was.
    Remember many talks and laughs with her and Bob she helped so many people and they were so glad of the help it was a story stepping back in time with all the beautiful antiques in the store. Our old neighbor in his late years would hike down town sure enough there was Bob Armstead sitting at the counter drinking tea and he said I knew you would come and pick me up just had to have tea with Alice. She should have wrote a book what a read .Was a pleasure to know her. A rest well deserved.

  2. On 02/02/2017 at 6:30 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    They say a picture tells many stories and her life also tells what a kind person she was.
    Remember many talks and laughs with her and Bob she helped so many people and they were so glad of the help it was a story stepping back in time with all the beautiful antiques in the store. Our old neighbor in his late years would hike down town sure enough there was Bob Armstead sitting at the counter drinking tea and he said I knew you would come and pick me up just had to have tea with Alice. She should have wrote a book what a read .Was a pleasure to know her. May God be with her.

  3. On 02/02/2017 at 6:47 pm Gayle Dionne Said:

    A hard working friendly lady. I remember Mrs. Graham knitting socks for Mr. Graham. Always keeping busy. She is missed by many Cochrane people. Gayle Dionne

  4. On 04/02/2017 at 6:24 pm Bob Whitfield Said:

    Rose and Wallace, we have lost another of the Cochrane Icons. We so enjoyed going in the Drug Store to visit with both Bob and Alice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are sorry we were unable to attend the service. Bob and Truda Whitfield

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