Mar 13, 1931 - Apr 8, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Private Family Services
Burnt Lake Cemetery
Mildred Lillian Miller was born to Levi and Astrid Erickson March 13, 1931 at home near Burnt Lake, Red Deer County, Alberta. She passed peacefully in Foothills Hospital, Calgary, on April 8, 2021.
Mildred was married to Gordon Miller for about 30 years while they lived on a farm near Blackfalds and raised six children.
She is survived by: Lloyd Miller; Deborah Gillman (with grandchildren Tammy with great-grandchildren Lance, Jakob and Alyssa; Veronica and Keith with great-grandchildren Hayden and Finley; Lisa and Byron Dalliston with a great-grandson on the way); Lois and Robert Caron (with grandchildren Brice, Kevin); Dick Miller (with grandchildren Ivy, Amy, Marvin); April Miller (with grandchildren Sarah and Alex; Tyler and Nichole with great-grandchildren Michelle, Francis and Anthony); Paul and Kathy Miller.
Mildred was pre-deceased by her grandson Roger Gillman, two sisters Eileen Marusyn and June Harder.
The majority of her life was spent involved in farming, with her personal focus always on the horses she loved. Some of the highlights of her life included riding horses to the one-room schoolhouse in Burnt Lake, then teaching school herself and later teaching adult education Furniture Refinishing courses. She was also proud of writing and editing Local History books on her computer. She said the most fun day of her life was when the committee launched the book Sod Shacks and Wagon Tracks, which she worked on extensively as editor! She also played lots of cards. In Cribbage, her favorite, she got the Perfect 29 hand twice in her life. She enjoyed playing Guts for nickels and also belonged to several Bridge clubs throughout the years. Mildred was known for her stories of the olden days, won prizes writing short stories and often repeated her favorite memories. Debbie typed lots of her life story, as told during the boring months of the Pandemic this past year.
Mildred will be laid to rest in Burnt Lake Cemetery near her own Grandma and Grandpa Erickson.
Mildred has requested no flowers, but instead, please send donations to the charity of your choice.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887-2151
Debbie and family: My sympathies on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mildred clearly packed a lot into her time here! I had always remembered her telling me she didn't attend CWL meetings because they conflicted with her bowling night. It must have been Bridge! Quite the lady. Love and prayers to you all.
I will miss your smile, Auntie. Prayers for you.
Kathie Gaudes/ Airdrie Over 50 Club.:
I and many members of the Over 50 Club are sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Mildred.
She was an amazing lady. I also worked on Sod Shacks and it was an interesting experience. Mildred was an interesting person and very good at editing the book. We also had horses as an interest in common. I am proud to say she was a friend. God rest her soul. She was a good woman.
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