June 3, 1937– Manhattan, NY
September 5, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Mearle Ruth LePla beloved wife of James LePla of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
Mearle is survived by her husband James LePla; her children, Janet, Stacey, Kelly, Jamie, Kari and Erin; thirteen grandchildren, Ryan, Devan, Kyle, Bobby, Jamie, Bronwyn, Clayton, Preston, Kristy, Colby, Kory, Myles and Megan; and two great-grandchildren Samantha and Aroura.
It is evident based on the number of children they had that Mearle and James not only wanted to ensure that their many favourable traits were passed on, but that they had a genuine love which could never be duplicated. They shared an incredible fifty-seven years and neither of them would have changed a detail of their life together. Their love was evident in their ability to be best friends and tease each other. It takes real lovers to be silly.
The first word that comes to mind of anyone describing Mearle is “feisty”. She could not be labeled as your typical “sweet old lady”. That is not to say that she wasn’t nice, however, she would tell you her exact opinion about anything and not care for a moment if you were offended. Mearle was the only person who could make fun of you, yet have you laughing about it.
Mearle was the center foundation of her family. No matter who had a problem, it was a known fact you could count on her for support and advice. The grandchildren never had to worry about hearing their parents say “wait until your Father gets home” or “wait until I tell Grandpa”. No, everyone knows that it was Grandma who was to be feared, and rightfully so. Mearle could sort out any attitude problems in a manner of minutes. She always had the strength to grab you by the collar and talk some sense into you.
She was the greatest company anyone could ever ask for. Her honest sense of humor and wit is the focal point of many fond memories. She was a true fighter and is the ultimate role model of what any woman should be, strong and independent. Mearle was respected greatly, and loved even more. She will live on forever through the infinite happy memories and in the hearts of the countless people who loved her unconditionally.
R.I.P. Mearle. We know you’re up there taking great pleasure in the unlimited rounds of golf.
A Celebration of Mearle’s Life will be held at James LePla’s house (101 Shawcliffe Circle S.W.) on Friday, September 13, 2013. Please feel free to stop by between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Mearle LePla, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences