February 18, 1918- Blaine, Washington
July 25, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Mildred Amanda Sperry (nee Hill), beloved wife of the late William Sperry of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
Mildred was born in Blaine, WA to Albert and Mayme Hill and grew up on the family homestead west of Beaverlodge, AB. She married Bill Sperry in 1945 and together they raised two children, moving from Northern Alberta to Edmonton in 1950 and then to Calgary in 1963. Mildred’s passions in life were her family, her friendships, her church, her teaching career and her garden. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed her daily walk until well into her 90’s. Her greatest joy was having all her family together. She had a gift for friendship and lived her life with faith, humility and grace. Her glass was always half full.
Mildred will be sadly missed by her sister Rita; her son Jon (Judy); her daughter Maureen; her grandchildren, Robin (Corinne), Michael (Anie), Elizabeth, and Patrick; and her great-grandchildren, Skye, Finn and Wrenny. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill in 2002; her parents; and seven of her eight siblings.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the staff at Eau Claire Care Centre and the Rockyview Hospital for exceptional care given to Mildred.
Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Mildred’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email email@example.com.
In living memory of Mildred Sperry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences