It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Ellen Culp of Irricana, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the age of 87 years.
Mary was born on February 12, 1918 in Calgary, AB. She attended school in Irricana and finished her Grade Twelve in Kathyrn, where she met her husband Evertt. They were married July 8, 1944. The homestead north of Irricana where she grew up later became the place where Mary and Evertt farmed and raised their family. The farm was an integral part of her entire life. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and her life revolved around their many activities and kept her young at heart. Mary had many interests and was artistically talented. Some of her favourite hobbies included painting, flower arranging, wheat weaving, and making pansy cards. She especially loved riding her horses. Her avid love for reading and knowledge kept her in tune with the world around her. She was a dedicated member of her church and truly devoted to her faith. Mary loved being actively involved in the KIK Seniors Club. She will be remembered for her unselfish concern for others and her kind and generous spirit. Mary will be dearly missed by all.
Mary leaves to cherish her memories, three children, daughter, Carol Haase, daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Grant Summach, and her son and daughter-in-law Glen and Janice Culp; her grandchildren, Raelene (Randal) Praeker, Chad (Stacey) Haase, Jason (Angela) Haase, Ryan Culp, Darren (Jacey Weiler) Culp, and Cameron Culp; and great-grandchildren, Grace Praeker and Kyle Haase. She will also be dearly missed by her sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Wilfred Heringer, and her brothers-in-law, Ivan (Isobel) Culp, Vernon (Marj) Culp, and Rolf Gilberg. Mary was predeceased by her husband Evertt Culp and her sister-in-law Vera Gilberg.
Funeral Services will be held at Irricana West United Church (Highway 567) on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966 or the Irricana United Church Building Fund, Box 128, Irricana, AB T0M 1B0.
In living memory of Mary Culp, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.Print This Obituary & Condolences