February 19, 1921 – St. Charles de Caplan, Bonaventure Quebec
January 10, 2015 – Calgary Alberta
Emilia “Millie” Semple beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on January 10, 2015 at the age of 93 years.
Growing up in rural Quebec amongst 14 siblings created strong family values and compassion in Millie that became who she was her whole life. Whether it was travelling the world or swimming laps for the Heart and Stroke foundation, Millie was unstoppable. Her passions included family time (especially with grandchildren and Sydney), swimming, long walks, and scrabble where she was named ‘Scrabble Queen’ and would challenge anyone who came her way. Millie was devoted, selfless, and loyal and this resulted in an abundantly rich life.
She had a tremendous sense of humor and an infectious laugh. Her positive outlook on life was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Millie is survived by her loving daughter Maureen Gorman of Calgary, step-daughters Karen, Sandra, and Deborah; grandchildren, Hunter Scott, Berkeley Scott, and Ryan Scott of Calgary; brother Edwin Babin of Capelan Quebec and numerous family from Quebec and Ontario. She was predeceased by her two loving husbands, Bernard Gorman and Robert Semple; her parents, Jean-Louis Babin and Eva McIntyre and thirteen siblings.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will take place in Montreal at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations can be made in tribute to Millie Semple to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
Maureen wishes to thank all her familyand friends for the wonderful support shown to her since her Mom’s passing.
In living memory of Millie Semple, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences