ROUSE, Mildred “Mil” Lois (nee Young)
October 17, 1936– Banff, AB
November 28, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Mildred “Mil” Lois Rouse passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 77 years, after a brief illness.
Mil was born in Banff, AB where she grew up and married Jim in 1959. They moved to Edmonton to complete Jim’s engineering degree, after which they moved to Berkley, CA for his master’s degree and then to Ottawa for Jim’s early work career, but returned home to Calgary as soon as they could to raise their family.
Mil loved the special events of a year like birthdays and holidays, and was especially fond of Christmas. Mil was an outstanding knitter who created masterpieces for her family, and each stitch was crafted with love. She was a member of the Shawnee Slopes Golf Club until it closed, and was active in her church. Mil and Jim were active members of the Stampede City Model A Ford Club. Her greatest joy was her family and especially her grandchildren in her later years.
Mil is survived by her daughter Lauren; son Gord (Sheri); grandchildren James and Eva Rouse; brother Raymond Young; nieces, Kathy (Rueben) MacIntyre and Liane (Rich) Ralston; and nephews Raymond Young, Gary Young and Mark (Elaine) Teubert. Mil was predeceased by her husband Jim of forty-eight years in 2007.
Funeral Services will be held at Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca. Or a charity of your choice.
In living memory of Mil Rouse, 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