July 27, 1928 – September 3, 2012
Hattie Perkin of Calgary, passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the age of 84 years.
Hattie was born in the Mittelstaedt farm house in Hay Lakes on July 27, 1928, the ninth of ten children. Hattie was extremely talented, she was an artist, designer and decorator. She was extremely active in the communities that she lived. She formed the first play school in New Sarepta, coached the Hay Lakes Mosquito Girls to their first championship, and became a Girl Guide Leader. She had been president of the Lioness Club, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the R.C.L., and a Moose Member. She was district commander of the Ladies Auxiliary R.C.L. for eight years and won numerous awards for all her years of service. She was most recently a member of R.C.L. Branch #285. She loved playing darts, cards and bowling, and was an avid gardener. She loved to travel and enjoyed many cruises and gambling trips to Las Vegas.
Hattie leaves to mourn her loving son David Rowbottom of Edmonton; loving daughter and best friend Karen Rowbottom of Calgary; brothers Henry (Marlene and family) and Ted (Fern and family); and numerous nieces and nephews. She had a hard life, losing three children in 1958, daughter Debra (5), Thomas (3) and Howard “Terry” (2). She was predeceased by her second husband Lloyd Perkin, her parents , four sisters and three brothers.
At Mom’s request, no memorial service will be held, but we instead ask that you remember her sense of humour and her smile. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to Southwood Hospice for their care in Mom’s last days.
In living memory of Hattie Perkin, 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