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WAYLETT, Pearl (nee Cairns)

September 23, 1919 – Ninette, MB
March 1, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with sadness, but peace, that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother Pearl Waylett (nee Cairns), knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Ninette Manitoba on September 23, 1919. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at Foothills hospital in Calgary on March 1st, 2014 following a stroke. Pearl was predeceased by her loving husband Pat in 2009, after 67 years of marriage.

Pearl was a loving, devoted mother to her 4 children, Garry (Gayle), Bill (Gail), Randy (Denise) and Mary-Jane (Mark Glaser deceased 2011). She was adored by her 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Her number one priority in life was her family.

Pearl always had a positive attitude about life and shared her beautiful smile with everyone. Growing up in Winnipeg she attended Kelvin High School, was an avid speed skater and loved playing her violin in an orchestra. She also loved music, dancing and playing cards.

Pearl had several career jobs (Burns, Eaton’s, Ross Reality) and loved her position at St. John’s Ravenscourt School, where she was a special friend to all the resident students.

Pearl lived her life as a devoted Christian, always caring for others and sharing her faith. Two of her favorite ways of serving God were working with children (Mission Band) and blessing many with a large mailing of the Upper Room monthly for more than 25 years. In Winnipeg, Pat and Pearl were active members of St. Vital Baptist Church, then in BC at Summerland Baptist Church.

Pat and Pearl raised their family in Winnipeg, and after retirement enjoyed years as snowbirds wintering in Desert Hot Springs, California. They moved to Summerland BC in 1988. They enjoyed a wide circle of friends wherever they lived. In 2013 Pearl moved to Calgary where she resided at Wentworth Manor.

Pearl will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but all have peace knowing that she will spend eternity in Heaven with loved ones. Her children and grandchildren will have a private celebration of Pearl’s life in Calgary. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Pearl Waylett a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Mare and family,

    So sorry to hear about my “second” mom when Mary-Jane and I were growing up in those teen-age years. I deserved all the lectures a mother would give ( it was NEVER my fault though:) ).

    I have nothing but good memories from Sherwood Place in Winnipeg and some great summers we spent at Lake of the Woods at Pearl’s sister’s cottage. You remember Mare, “I’m coming with the Butter-tarts”. I wonder if your mom ever found out? Hee Hee.

    Pearl held a big part in my growing years. I’ll miss the Upper Room books (yes, I will:) ).

    I’ll always remember that great Mom!

    Love, Lorie King

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  2. Dominique and Stephen Devries :

    We are sorry for your loss and offer the Glaser family our heart felt condolences.

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  3. Brenda Chapman :

    MJ, what a blessing that you got to spend so much time with your mom and be with her as she departed this world to go to a much better place. What a lovely lady and what a wonderful mother you had. I loved getting the Upper Rooms from her and her sweet notes. I will continue whenever I go for a walk to stretch out my arms and say “Smell that air! Aren’t we lucky!” and think of her smiling face.

    Love you,

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  4. Rae Redekopp :

    MJ and family, I feel such sorrow for you all. Thank you for sending the tribute to your mom, MJ. I loved reading about her life. Love and prayers for you all. Rae

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  5. Tammy Thorogood :

    That picture is exactly how I will always remember your momma – with a beautiful smile that reflected her soul. She could light up a room with it. I will also lovingly remember and always be grateful for her ministry to me and how Mary-Jane and I used to discuss The Upper Room over many years and how it spoke into our lives. May a lifetime of memories bring you a measure of comfort at this difficult time.

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  6. Our deepest condolences to the Waylett family. Our prayers and love are with all of you. May you always cherish your memories of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
    For every moment of sadness
    We wish you a day of comfort
    For each hour of grief
    We wish you a year of peace
    And for each tear
    We wish you a thousand
    wonderful memories
    God Bless
    Tom & Sally

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