October 29, 1924 – May 15, 2011
Williamena (Wilma) Gunn MacMaster (nee Henderson) of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the age of 86 years.
Wilma was born on October 29, 1924 to Charles Allen Henderson and Elizabeth May Henderson (nee Gunn) in South Shields, England. John and Wilma were married on December 18, 1948 in St. John’s Presbyterian Church of England, South Shields. John and Wilma came to Canada along with Wilma’s beloved dog, Sheena, in April 1952, residing in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Toronto and eventually settling in Calgary in 1966. In 1978, John and Wilma moved to an acreage in the Red Deer Lake area.
Wilma is survived by her half-brother Maurice (Jacqui) Henderson of Derby, England; half-sister Grace (Ian) Robertson of Orkney, Scotland; and cousin Ann (Allan) Waggett of Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2005.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thank you to Richard Wingerter and Lisa LaTouche for the dedicated care they gave Wilma during her life at the Beverly Centre and to Cherry Lewis for being a caring room mate. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Ave. W., Ste. 1600, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8, Tel: 1-800-616-8816 www.alzheimer.ca, or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403) 205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.
In living memory of Wilma MacMaster, 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