Mabel Helen Parker was born July 27, 1919 in Medicine Hat to parents Austin and Alma McKibbin. They moved to the Three Hills area in 1920 and in 1928 purchased some J.C. Long farmland one mile south of Three Hills. The family grew with the arrival of Margaret in 1924, Donald in 1928, and Kathleen in 1931. Mabel rode her pony to the Bethel School where she attended classes. Mabel married Albert Parker on November 24, 1939 and they lived on the Twining homestead. They farmed and also operated the Post Office in Twining. Douglas Albert Parker was born December 1948. Mabel and Albert were very active with card parties and dances at the Rural School. In July 1963 at a young age, Mabel was widowed when the love of her life, Albert, passed away after a battle with cancer. At the age of 52 years, Mabel headed to Edmonton and completed her Nursing Aide course. She nursed in Edmonton, St. Albert and Three Hills hospitals. Her kindness to her patients has often been mentioned. Mabel retired in 1984 at which time she spent much time knitting, crocheting, gardening and volunteering in many ways. Mabel canvassed for the Cancer Society for years; she received her 60 year membership pin from the Royal Purple ladies; and was very active for over 50 years with the United Church Women. Mabel’s family was her most prized possession. She loved spending time following her grandchildren, Kevin & Amy, to hockey, baseball, gymnastics and school sports. She was always in the stands cheering them on. We had many family trips that she thoroughly enjoyed. In April 2002, Mabel moved into the Golden Hills Lodge in Three Hills until April 2004 when she was moved to the Drumheller Long Term area. In September 2004, Mabel returned to the Three Hills Continuing Care where she resided until her passing. Mabel is survived by her son Doug (Gayle), grandchildren Kevin (Dana) and Amy (Chuck) and grandchildren Dylan & Abigail Lemke; as well as sister-in-law Shirley McKibbin, brother-in-law Len Brookwell and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Albert, sister & brother-in-law Margaret & Oscar Arvidson, brother Donald McKibbin, sister Kay Brookwell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Three Hills Health Care Auxiliary Society” Continuing Care. Kneehill Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements 443-5111 or 442-2123.