Viola Schleifer

October 23, 1926 - January 27, 2024


Obituary For Viola Schleifer

Aileen Schleifer, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Missisauga, ON and Jamaica, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024 in Grande Prairie at the age of 97 years.

Aileen was born on October 23, 1926 and was raised in Jamaica.

Aileen was married to William Schleifer, who was a farmer, until his death in 1990. She worked as a legal secretary after her four children were in school. She was deeply involved in church ministries her whole adult life.

Aileen was a teacher in all aspects of her life. She taught her children before they attended school, the church choir and women’s and children’s ministry.

Aileen liked baking, sewing, entertaining missionaries and missionary work.

Aileen will be sadly missed by her children: Yvonne (Jean Claude) Pelletier, Elaine (Michael) Clarke, David (Maria) Schleifer, and Angela (Wayne) Rabey; brother Calvin (Carmen) Ross; sisters Celia (Karl) Perkins and Jean (Peter) Chin; grandchildren: Sean Harrison, Suzanne Harrison, Matthew Rabey, Rachel Rabey, Katrina Rabey, Lynn Clarke, Chris Clarke, Scott Clarke, David-Ross Schleifer, and Marianna Schleifer; great-grandchildren Sebastian Rabey and Tobias Rabey; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Service will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:00am at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie, AB (10005 107 Ave.). Luncheon and Interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (

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  • February 13, 2024

    This memory is shared by Celia Perkins, Prim's sister; Prim left behind a hymn book many years ago, and we can hear her singing the words from two of these hymns': On the happy golden shore. Where the faithful part no more, When the storms of life are o'er, Meet me there; Where the night dissolves away Into pure and perfect day, I am going home to stay, Meet me there. Face to face O blissful moment Face to face - to see and know Face to face with my Redeemer, Jesus Christ who loves me so.

  • February 13, 2024

    Sis Schleifer A tremendous woman of God. Sister Schliefer worked on the formation of (NEMCO ) North Eastern Missionary Conference and establishment of Annoto Bay Assembly. Her work with the women in the region, and Central in particular, speaks volumes. Even after retirement she gave the family home to assist the work in the region and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Central Chapel . Her life has impacted many .To those of us who knew and worked with her we saw a life that was controlled by the Holy Sprit. We know on the authority of God's word that she is resting in peace. Fr Francis Goldson Ex Director NE M C O

  • February 13, 2024

    On behalf of the King family we would also like to extend our condolences to Yvonne, Elaine, Dave, and Angie and to your extended families. Aunt Prim was a wonderful aunt who we remember as a very kind and exceptional Christian lady. Growing up in Jamaica I can remember the enjoyable family vacations that we had together when we visited your home in St. Mary and when the Schleifer's visited our home in St. Elizabeth. She was a strong Christian lady who gave sage advice to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She has had a long life and she leaves behind a legacy of faith and kindness that only a few can match and she will be remember for this. Let me conclude by expressing our sincere gratitude not only on our behalf but also for others who she touched and inspired. Currently there is pain of loss but we hope that her memory will live on and her love will continue to guide the family.

  • February 12, 2024

    A awesome lady, and Auntie who always took the time to make you feel special and loved. Thanks for making me feel special Auntie Prim.

  • February 12, 2024

    My deepest and heartfelt sympaties goes out to the Schleifer/Ross family at the passing of Aileen Schleifer.She was an upright woman of God.She did not Persue the lusts, material interests and pleasures and comforts of this evil world( 2 Jn2:16-17), always satisfied,and thankful to God for whatever condition she found herself in. Always ready to be part of any conversation centered around Jesus our Lord and Saviour..She will be missed. John Harrison

  • February 11, 2024

    Our deepest condolences to Yvonne, Elaine, Dave, and Angie and to your extended families. The Perkins family have always had a special relationship and place in our hearts for both Aunt Prim and Uncle Willie. Andrea, Donovan, Karla, and Frankie have very fond memories of the times we spent at the farm in St. Mary, Jamica; getting up at the crack of dawn to feed the animals, swimming and catching fishes in the river, learning to bake and cook. Every evening, we would have devotional and listen to Aunt Prim play the piano and sing. Aunt Prim's faith and love of family were exemplary and she exhibited the true meaning of Christianity with her support of the church and spreading the word of God in the community. Her home was the residence for many missionaries visiting Jamaica. The Lord has called a special angel home, and we can take solace in that she is reunited with her husband, many siblings and other loved ones. You will be dearly missed Aunt Prim. On the happy golden shore. Where the faithful part no more, When the storms of life are o'er, Meet me there; Where the night dissolves away Into pure and perfect day, I am going home to stay, Meet me there. Face to face O blissful moment Face to face - to see and know Face to face with my Redeemer, Jesus Christ who loves me so. Love, The Perkins family

  • February 09, 2024

    I would like to express heart felt condolences on behalf of the Abdul family in Jamaica. My Dad affectionately called Blessie was also fond of Ms Schleifer and always spoke highly of her. I too experienced her kindness when she helped to take care of her late brother Uncle Siney. I pray that God's strength and comfort will engulf the family during this period. She has made a indelible mark on many of us to which we are grateful. I'm sure she is smiling down on us now. Keep strong and walk good.

  • February 09, 2024

    Sending heartfelt condolences to you Angie, Elaine, Yvonne, Dave and your families🤍 I've always loved and admired aunt Prims enduring love for others, her kindness, warmth and compassion. Feeling truly thankful for the blessing of her beautiful life, our cherished visit from Florida to Grande Prairie in Oct 2022 to see her, the special bond and love she had for my beloved mom, and her legacy of an inspiring Christian life. Reunited with many loved ones now, we can all be comforted through our memories where she will forever live on in our hearts🤍🙏🏻Rest in peace dear aunt Prim. All our love, Marlene, Mark and family❤️

  • February 02, 2024

    We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful mother. May you & the family find comfort in the cherished moments you all shared together bring peace. To know she is in the arms of Jesus now is so precious. During this time of loss,we want you to know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. love always Bob Christine Vanessa & family 🙏❤

  • February 02, 2024

    Joining in your distress with prayer and good wishes to the entire family. Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. Aunt Prim was a beautiful person inside and out, hope the precious memories you carry in your heart will help you through this challenging time. Gary Ross My sincere condolences

  • February 02, 2024

    Where do I begin,you were an amazing human.Even before you passed I considered you a God sent Angel you had that Ora,just know you were loved.forever in my heart. Sasha Gaye Marriott

  • February 01, 2024

    So sorry for the loss of your lovely Mom. May the knowledge that she is at peace in heaven with her Saviour, her husband and other loved ones ease your grief. May God give all of you strength during this difficult time and happy memories comfort you. I have fond memories of her chatting at social functions with my Mom. She made the best spinach quiche.

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