September 23, 1922 – November 23, 2010
Ada Walker passed away peacefully at the Beverly Centre Midnapore on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the age of 88 years.
Ada was born on September 23, 1922 in Seven Persons, Alberta and was raised in Medicine Hat along with her two brothers, Lorne and Lloyd. She married Grant in 1949 and moved to many towns in Alberta for Grant’s career with CIBC, ending up in Calgary in 1965. Ada enjoyed gardening, and playing bingo and bridge with her friends and neighbours in Varsity Acres.
Ada is survived by her loving daughters, Gae (Ric) Freeborn and Lori (Brian) Pinter, all of Calgary; six grandchildren, Kelly, Tim (Clarabelle), Amanda, Steven, Michael, and Christopher; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Tegan. Ada was predeceased by her husband of fifty-four years, Grant on October 22, 2003 and daughter, Sue on June 10, 1989.
There will be no funeral services held, as the family wishes to have a private family celebration of life. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Ada’s family would like to thank Lucy and the staff at the Beverly Centre, as they took great care of “Ada Potata” (as she was affectionately known to them). Also, thanks to the staff from MacKenzie Towne (Assisted Living), where Ada lived prior to the Beverly Centre.
In living memory of Ada Walker, 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