Winnie Scobie

Obituary of Winnie Scobie

Winnie passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at the age of 93 years, at the Beaverlodge Municipal Hospital, in Beaverlodge, AB, following a short illness.


She was born June 28, 1930, the daughter of John and Cora Stephenson, who were long-time residents of the Meadowbank District and High River, AB. She attended the Springdale School from grades 1-9 and completed her high school in High River.


In 1950, she married Clarke Scobie of the Cayley District, AB. They moved to Cecil Lake, BC where they operated a grocery store and service station. At this time, they also purchased land in the district. After a few years, they made another move farther north, purchasing a ranch along the Halfway River. She helped her 4 children take their schooling by correspondence.


Winnie would tell some wonderful and fascinating stories of their years on the ranch. They semi-retired and purchased a small farm north of Hythe, AB.


She had a lifetime love of horses. They raised Anglo-Arabians, and after moving from the Halfway, she participated in competitive endurance rides.


They made winter trips to Arizona and enjoyed doing this for 29 years. They eventually sold their land and moved into Hythe. Winnie became involved and attended several Alberta 55+ Summer Games. She competed in shot-put, javelin, and discus, and latterly was awarded gold medals for these events at the age of 91.


Winnie is survived by her four children: Allister (Dianne), Jack (Barbara), Tess (Howard), and Linda Lee; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Wayne Scobie; sister-in-law Kay Clark, and sister Rose Dayment.


She was predeceased by her husband Clarke, two brothers, two brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law.


A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 2:00 pm, at the Royal Canadian Hythe Legion (9818 100 Ave), in Hythe, AB.

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Sunday, July 9, 2023
Royal Canadian Legion - Hythe
9818 100 Ave
Hythe, Alberta, Canada
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