Mildred passed away peacefully at the age of 92 with her loved ones by her side. She was loved and cared for by her family and many friends. She was a caring and thoughtful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by her children, Linda Corbett (Duane) of Golden, Lorna Nilsen of Kamloops, Wanita Milne (Bruce) of Cranbrook, Robert Turner (Jo Ann) of Elkford, Sue Wells (Ron) of Victoria, Garth Turner of Prince George, and her sister Agnes Simpson of Ottawa, Ontario. Mildred has 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Stanley and grandson Ryan Turner.
Born in West Hanford, Nova Scotia, Mildred and her family moved to Cranbrook in 1948. Along with raising her family she worked many years at the Dr. F.W. Green Memorial Home, and was member of the Pythian Sisters for 57 years. Upon her retirement, Mildred continued to support the Green Home through many hours of volunteer work. She also spent many weekends at Fort Steele baking cookies and explaining to tourists about life during that era.
Mildred was recognized for her volunteer efforts by being awarded the Canada Appreciation Award in 1993, as well as being recognized by the province of British Columbia.
She will always be remembered for her quick wit, beautiful knitting and amazing baking.
Many thanks to Dr. Davies, nurses and Staff of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital for the excellent care and support given during her brief stay in the hospital.
A Celebration of Mildred’s life will be held at Mark Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to Pythian Cerebral Palsey Committee, 530 Ailsa Avenue, Port Moody, V3H 1A6.