February 24, 1929 – Edmonton, AB
March 21, 2014 – Calgary, AB
With great sadness, the family of Dr. Wallace Elton Mydland announce his passing on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Wallace was born in Edmonton and grew up in High River, AB. He studied medicine at the University of Alberta and surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After joining the Calgary Associate Clinic in 1958, he practiced with the Holy Cross, Foothills, and Rockyview Hospitals. Wallace held many positions during his career, including Deputy Chief of Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital, Chief of General Surgery at Foothills Hospital and Chief of Surgery at Rockyview Hospital. He was also a past president of the Alberta Medical Association, a founding member of the University of Calgary Medical School, was on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Association and the Board of Directors of MD Investments. His interests included travel, skiing and photography. Wallace will be remembered for his unique sense of humour and his outgoing personality.
Wallace is survived by his loving wife Joan; his children Bryan, Karen, Bruce (Donna), Laura (Stuart Grills); grandchildren Mackenzie and Sydney Grills; nieces Sharoyne Van de Gijr and Sandra Kinnear; and nephews Myron Staal and Wayne Parker.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, 1 International Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 6H3 or online at www.ivcf.ca.
In living memory of Wallace Mydland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences