September 2, 1930– Hastings, Sussex, England
May 28, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Barbara Mary Wilhelm on May 28, 2014 at the age of 83 years.
Barbara was born on September 2, 1930 in Hastings, Sussex, England to Donald and Eva Cameron and grew up in Sudbury, Ontario. As a young adult, she came out west and worked at the Banff Springs Hotel, an adventure she enjoyed and shared in fond memories. In 1959 she began another adventure, meeting her future husband (Mike) in Calgary where they married and started a family. They were married for 47 years, until his passing in 2006.
She was dedicated 60 year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she served in a variety of leadership roles including President. Barbara was an enthusiastic participant in activities and events with her sorority sisters. Barbara loved to read and for a number of years volunteered reading to children. She was also an avid crossword aficionado, a daily ritual she practiced with dedication.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband Mike Wilhelm; daughter Mary (Beth) Wilhelm; brothers Allan and Alastair; parents Eva & Donald Cameron.
She is survived by her daughter Rhonda Korpan (Paul) of Regina; sons Michael Wilhelm (Beatrice), David Wilhelm (Annette) both of Calgary; grandsons Nathan, Matthew, Cameron, Steven & Daniel; sister Sheila Wattie (Brian) of Ottawa; son-in-law Andrew Aitchison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Barbara Wilhelm, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences