Marie Louise Praeker
Marie Louise Praeker

Obituary of Marie Louise Praeker

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our much-loved mom, grandma, and great grandma, Marie Louise Praeker.  Marie Louise was born July 7th, 1925 in Strathmore and died peacefully on Nov. 4th, 2020 at the age of 95. Marie Louise was the eldest of 10 children. She grew up in the De Winton area and worked with her dad on the dairy farm and helped with her siblings.  She married William Praeker on October 28, 1950.  They farmed near Strathmore where they raised their 7 children. They enjoyed their retirement years in Strathmore. Mom lived at the Wheatland Lodge and Sagewood for her last few years where she was cared for lovingly.  Mom was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish, CWL, Crowfoot Goodwill and assisted with 4-H and skating clubs. Marie Louise was a farmer, fixer, gardener, sewer, cook, baker, and baby whisperer, but most importantly a mother, true caregiver, and friend.  She was like a mom to so many others. Her strength, character, hard work, wisdom, and faith are inspirational.

Marie Louise is lovingly missed by her children Josie (Allan) Peters, Anne (Fred) Munchrath, Herman (Barb) Praeker, Theresa (Guy) Eldridge, Kathy Hall (Barry Capper), and Randal Praeker (Kai Simarak).

She is tenderly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Nicole (Lionel), Nolan and Logan Busch;  Kyle Peters; Stacey (John Baron), Shelby and Caden Killoh; Christine (James), Meghan, Kaiya, Lucas and Nate Munchrath; Bradley (Dusty), Levi, Jace and Jett Munchrath; Sarah (Landon), Adeline and Pearl Haberstock; Brienne (Mitch), Reese and Madison Chabot; Alicea Praeker, (Isaac Hill); Francis (Jena), Jack, Alexis, Nina, Audrey Trece Praeker; Geordie Praeker; Cole (Breanne), Oliver Praeker; Thomas Eldridge, Evangeline Eldridge; Jessica Hall ( Wes Chung); Samantha (Fred), Ava, Emma and Wesley Woodley; Danielle Hall; Grace Praeker, and Chloe Praeker. 

She is also fondly remembered by her sisters Josey and Alice and brother Ray (Myrna) and many nieces and nephews. 

 Marie Louise is predeceased by her parents Maria and Adiel Van Tighem, her son Ronald, her husband William, 6 of her siblings, and many close in-laws.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (, The Alberta Children’s Hospital ( or a charity of your choice. 

Remember and celebrate our mom by taking time to visit or to reach out to others as she did.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

A Prayer service will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Due to covid 19, these services are by invitation only. To send condolences or for those who wish to join with the family via “live stream” please visit Marie Louise’s obituary at The live stream link will be available at the bottom of her obituary approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of each of her services.


To watch the video of the Prayer Service, click here. 


To watch the video fo the Funeral Mass, click here. 




The family of Marie Louise Praeker sincerely appreciates your expressions of sympathy, your thoughts and your prayers.  The memories you have of her are deeply heart warming and bring us much comfort.  Thank you for reaching out to us.  In these strange times, we extend long distance hugs to all of you.

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