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PRITCHARD, Wilma Edith (nee Bach)

July 15, 1934 – Cracknell, Manitoba
June 3, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our living miracle, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Wilma Edith Pritchard (nee Bach) on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the age of 84. Though we will miss her tremendously, we are very thankful that she has gone to meet her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and to be reunited with the love of her life, Jack.

Born on the family farm just outside Cracknell, Manitoba on July 15, 1934 to John and Martha Bach, Wilma was the youngest of four sisters, with a younger brother to follow. Wilma moved from the farm into Russell, Manitoba for high school and it was during this time that she met the love of her life, Jack. After graduating high school, Wilma moved to Winnipeg and Jack soon followed. They were married in 1953, setting up their home and beginning to raise their family in Winnipeg. Wilma thoroughly enjoyed being a full time mother and homemaker and was soon busy raising and enjoying her children, Collin, Melodi and Bradley. The family moved to Calgary in 1967 and Wilma became involved in both Camp Okotoks and Bethany Chapel, along with Jack. She especially enjoyed cooking for the kids at camp and working on a fellowship team at Bethany, as well as her various travels and spending time with the many great friends that they made over the years.

Wilma was predeceased by her husband Jack, and leaves to mourn her son Collin (Susan), daughter Melodi, son Brad (Nancy), and five grandchildren of whom she was so very proud, Jason (Pirita), Justin (Ziya), Connor, Bailey and Ashton; as well as her sisters, Florence Ziprick and Agnes DesJarlais (Don); her brother Don Bach (Jean) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way SW, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. A private interment will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Wilma’s honour directly to Salem Acres Bible Camp ( or to The Salvation Army Agape Hospice ( would like to express our utmost gratitude to the staff at Agape Hospice for the excellent care and attention they gave Wilma during her time there.

In living memory of Wilma Pritchard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Thinking of you Colin , Melodi and Bradley during this time . I will always remember her at camp and her soft manner of asking for help. She was a great worker and always enjoyed a good laugh . Her memories and her special bond with each of you will be a great comfort in the days to come . Sending hugs and love to all .

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  2. Daryl and Debbie Ziprick

    our thoughts and prayers are with you all threw this very sad time

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  3. Dear Colin, Melodi, and family,
    I so enjoyed getting to know your mom. She was such a caring and lovely person. It was evident to see the importance her family and faith played in her life.
    My deepest condolences to you all on her passing.
    Angie Ferguson

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  4. Rose Marie Boychuk

    Dr. Brad, Nancy and family. When Someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure to hold. You and your family are in our thoughts today.
    Rose Marie and Gord

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  5. Brad, Melodi and Collin;
    Thinking of all of you today and remembering your mom so fondly. Our little visits at the office still bring a smile to my face! My thoughts are with you and your families today.
    Warmest Regards,
    Marla J

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  6. Maureen & Gerry Zelmer

    Dear Collin, Melodi and Brad,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful Christian lady! We rejoice with you that she is now with her Lord and reunited with your Dad. We will always remember their warm hospitality towards Gerry and I in our early marriage years … they were a blessing to us.
    With love & prayers, Maureen & Gerry Zelmer

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