Hindley, Thelma Mary  (nee Carberry)

July 29th, 1928 -
December 17th, 2020 

Thelma Mary Hindley (nee Carberry), passed away on Thursday, December 17th 2020 at the age of 92, in Invermere, B.C, with her loving daughter Louise by her side.

Thelma was born on July 29,1928 to parents Harvey and Ann Carberry (nee Francis), on their farm near Landis, Saskatchewan. Thelma was the second eldest of six children, Floyd, Eileen, Lorne, Shirley and Dale. She loved her childhood and family and still reminisced about skating, baseball games and picnics on the farm. She was especially proud that she and her siblings remained so close all of her life.

At the young age of sixteen, Thelma left the farm and went to study in Regina, Saskatchewan and became a teacher, specializing in Math and English. She taught for two years in Ruthilda and two years in Sonningdale, Sask. She loved teaching and shared many fond memories of teaching all grades in one classroom. Thelma married James Cody Hindley on October 7, 1950. They raised four children together, Jerry, George, Bill and Louise on their farm near Biggar, Sask as well as Saskatoon, North Battleford, and Jackfish Lake. Thelma and her husband Jim were always involved in community and volunteered in many organizations, and felt it so important in their lives to help and give to those less fortunate. Upon retiring, Thelma and Jim lived in Victoria B.C, Whiterock B.C, Calgary Alberta, and eventually Invermere, B.C, where she was very active in the Columbia Garden Village bridge club, puzzle room, knitting club, and warmly welcoming and including every new resident. 

Jim and Thelma’s love for travel and learning took them around the world, always planning their next trip. 

Thelma was a teacher, farmer, wife, homemaker, volunteer, but most of all, a wonderful person and Mother.

Left to mourn, are her children George (Donna Jean), Bill (Corrinne), Louise (Jurgen Striegel); grandchildren Tara, James, Kai, Chase, Aiden; great grandchildren Aiden, Aeris, Janessa; her siblings, Eileen Archdekin, Shirley Forbes, Dale (Jean) Carberry, sister-in-law Margaret (Lorne Carberry), and numerous nieces and nephews. Thelma was predeceased by her beloved husband Jim, after 62 years of marriage, son Jerry (Pat), her parents Ann and Harvey Carberry, brothers Floyd and Lorne, brothers-in-law Tom and Charles, sister-in-law Marybeth and Joe.

She will be greatly missed by family and friends. 

Special thanks to Dr. Brown and the staff at the Invermere Hospital, and Lorraine at Mark’s Memorial.

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