Mildred Evelyn (nee Highet) Clark

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother and grandmother, Mildred Clark on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in her 95th year. Mildred was predeceased by her husband Ken, and will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Pat (Graham) and Margie (Bill); her son Ron (Shirley); grandchildren, Valerie (Mark), Ken (Alaine), Shauna, Clark (Leslie), Ken and Richard (Lise); her sister Marjorie; as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mildred was born in Arcola, Saskatchewan and spent her childhood and early adult years in Saskatoon. She graduated from high school at the age of 17 and worked as a stenographer for Canada Post. Mildren and Ken were married in 1936, and raised their family of three in a number of towns in Saskatchewan. Later years were spent in Brandon, Winnipeg and their beloved White Rock. Summers were spent at the lake with family and friends.

Mom was a loving wife, a dedicated mother and an active community worker. She was ever thoughtful of others and often put their well being ahead of her own.

In early years she and Dad led an active social life, much of it included music making with friends. Mildred was skilled at the piano and had a beautiful soprano voice. In later years they took opportunities to travel; camping in Europe, touring in New Zealand, lounging in the Caribbean and visiting many parts of Canada and the United States.

Mom had an insatiable curiosity and interest in the world around her. She loved new ideas and new things. She was an avid reader, a newspaper clipper, a regular listener to CBC radio and was incredibly well informed about nutrition, fitness, gardening, current affairs and the performing arts; classical music, opera and ballet. This knowledge she shared with friends and family and these loves she passed on to her children and grandchildren. They have become a part of us.

In 1974, Mom was a victim of her first stroke. In ongoing years this hampered her speech and mobility, but never touched her spirit. She remained as active as she was able and faced her condition with a courage and stoic perseverance that amazed us all.

Our family would like to acknowledge and thank all the personnel at Golden West Centennial Lodge. Words are inadequate to express the quality of care she received when accepted into their family as well as ours. This tremendously eased the concern of family members, knowing she and Dad too could depend on such generous and caring people.

Cremation has taken place and a family celebration of both her and Dad’s lives will take place next summer at “the lake.”

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred’s memory, may be made to one’s local Salvation Army.

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