January 24, 1917 – November 12, 2009
After 92 years, Zella Hinds completed her life’s journey, November 12, 2009.
Zella was born in Retlaw, AB on January 24, 1917 and attended school there. She met and married her true love Paul in 1935 and they enjoyed thirty-five years of life together. Paul and Zella farmed and conducted the family business along with their children in Iron Springs, Chin and Lethbridge, AB. Zella later also lived in Calgary and Airdrie.
Zella enjoyed bowling, gardening, golf, getting her hair done and white wine. She was active in volunteer organizations throughout her life, most recently the Canadian Legion Auxiliary and Lion’s Club, both of Airdrie.
Zella had many nieces and nephews and enjoyed their visits. She made friends easily and enjoyed the company of many different people during her life.
Zella will be missed by her children, Mel (Shopie), Irv (Shirley), Carol, Bernie (Liane), Mike (Diane), Brad (Carrie) and Laura (Ron) Cuthbertson. Zella is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her life partner, William Paul Hinds in January 1970; her father George Bennett; mother Sarah; brothers, Fred, Clifford, and Everett; sister Rhoda Lewis; and granddaughter Karen Lynn Hinds.
Mom lived her live for love of family and friends, neither asking nor wanting anything in return. Her presence made life easier for everyone around her. We will miss her kind heart, her gentle touch, her soft laughter and the sparkle in her eyes. We love you Mom.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street, Airdrie, AB) on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street, Airdrie, AB) on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. The family would like to thank the great staff at the Foothills Emergency Service for their empathy and consideration.
In living memory of Zella Hinds, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.Print This Obituary & Condolences