February 5, 1941 – Hemsworth Western, County of York, England
June 22, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Greta Miles, known as “Mom” or “Granny”, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 73 years. She is survived by her only son Robert H. Wiebe and daughter-in-law Cindy M. Wiebe.
Mom immigrated to Canada with her three sisters and her father at a young age. Mom was an avid sports fanatic and was most known for cheering on her teams the Bombers and the Calgary Flames; she was always willing and able to make a bet with you and had many friendly bets with her son over the years. We still owe you $5 Mom!
Mom was known for her passion and love for her family and friends. She was fiercely loyal and loved deeply. She was lucky to find her second love Dan and they were inseparable and looking forward to marriage and companionship for years to come. We learned that Mom actually predeceased her love Dan by 24 hours, so they are still together only in heaven and we take heart in knowing they are not alone and still together.
Mom did not always have an easy life but when you talked to her you would not know. She was positive and always full of life. Since she was young, Mom has overcome many challenges. Most notable to her family was living with and managing her diabetes. For some a disease such as this rules them, not for Mom she ruled it. She celebrated living half a century of someone living with diabetes by the Diabetes Society and the family will always be grateful for all of their kind support they have provided her. In recent years, diabetes had taken her kidneys; however our Mom was determined not to be brought down for this. Mom chose to do her own self dialysis at home so she could continue to be independent and not controlled by it in her life. We have admired her for years and can only hope that we make her proud and overcome obstacles in the same determined fashion as she was very much an inspiration to all of us.
To her three granddaughters she was the world. Known as ‘Granny’ to them she helped in their growth and up bringing. She volunteered for many of a sleep over. As they grew she found other ways to be there, she never forgot a birthday, and she celebrated all the milestones like graduations and the wedding of her oldest granddaughter Stephanie to Travis last summer. She was outfitting her middle granddaughter Megan with all the right furniture for when she ‘moved out’ of ‘Mom and Dad’s’ and contributed in many ways to her youngest granddaughter Ashley and her many adventures while she makes her ways through her teenage years and high school. She will be missed greatly by them and believe she will still be cheering them on and forward as they continue to grow up.
Of course Mom will be missed by many others. Besides her Rob and Cindy she is survived by her granddaughters Ashley, Megan, Stephanie and her husband Travis, also by one sister Jackie, and many nieces and nephews and other family that all loved her unconditionally and were just as important to her. Mom was predeceased by her mother and father, and her sisters Irene, Molly and Joyce.
In living memory of Greta Miles, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044. We wish for those needing to, to take time with family and loved ones and remember her there. Mom wanted those around her to be looking forward and celebrating achievements; it was her wish that she be remembered for her tenacity and life, not death. Please visit her favorite places and think of her. Have a coffee at North Hill Mall and think of her, go shopping at Sears and think of her, have lunch or dinner at Phil’s and think of her, donate to the Diabetes Society or volunteer some time in her honour and think of her. This is how we should remember her and honour her life.
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