Sophie Cranmer

Sophie Cranmer

June 13, 1932 – August 18, 2009

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. A memorial service was held at Topley Community Hall on Sat. Aug. 22, 2009. Sophie was laid to rest at the Topley Cemetery.

Sophie Granberg was born to a Swedish immigrant family in Canwood, Sask. She was the seventh of eight children. Sophie began a career as a hair dresser in Winnipeg. She was a resident of Topley for 50 years.

Sophie was predeceased by

her first husband George Clark (1978)

her youngest son Eldon Clark (1997)

her great-grandaughter Paige Clark (2007)

and two brothers Karl & Henrik.

Sophie is survived by her husband Harvey Cranmer and four children: Gregory (Belinda) Clark, Taffy (Dennie) King, Braxton and Brooklyn, Matthew (Mary) Clark, Trenton, Savannah, Ethen; Lori (George) Wright, Zane; Marilyn (Tony) Kerr, Trista (Robert) Coburn, Brice; Shelly (Glen) Taylor, Shane, Jared, and many other family members and friends.

Sophie’s faith in the hope of a resurrection and life on a peaceful paradise earth is what kept her strong and positive through this difficult time.

The following poem was written by one of her grandaughters:


You picked us up when we fell down

Always concerned when there was a frown

With hugs you took our pain away

Ready and willing to laugh and play

Your wisdom taught us how to live

Things are good but better to give

Inviting arms always held us near

Took away pain, sorrow and tear

You saw your grandkids live and grow

To all of them your love you did show

Proven to be a great mother and friend

Positive and radiant right down to the end

Now you have left us and we are all sad

To know you and love you for that we are glad

Donations in Sophie’s name can be made to:

Smithers Cancer Care Unit

Burns Lake Hospital Hospice Room 6

Topley Community Cemetery

The family would like to extend a warm heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped in anyway that they could throughout Sophie’s cancer. All the phone calls, flowers, cards, food, visits, gifts and hugs were all truly appreciated and will be remembered.

Harvey, Greg, Lori, Marilyn, Shelly and their families.

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