Mildred Louise AndersonApril 27, 1926 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 91)
Mildred Anderson passed away June 25 in Consort Alberta at the age of 91. Mildred was born April 27, 1926, on the family farm near Sedalia, Alberta. She was delivered by her midwife grandmother Mrs. Iver Holmen as were many other children in the area. She was the second child and first daughter of Ingvald and Signe Holmen. Mildred had an older brother Sven and a younger sister Inez. They grew up on the farm and she attended the Cop Hill School and then later went to Naco High School. She helped on the farm with chores, haying, stooking and housework. For a short time Mildred worked at the Post Office and Sinclair's store in Sedalia. In November of 1944 she started working at the Consort Enterprise for Mr. DeWolfe. While she was working in Consort she met her future husband Richard (Dick) Anderson. They were married June 23, 1951. Dick and Mildred had four children; Donald, David, Debbie and Doris. Mildred was devoted to her family as a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She loved her role of grandmother. Mildred had a big garden and fruit and berry trees. Even before electricity came she canned vegetables, fruit, chickens and other meats. She took pride in her cooking and baking and made sure no one went away hungry. She baked her own bread and buns and delicious pies. A favourite of the grandchildren were her dill pickles. Mildred worked like an extra hand on the farm driving truck for combining, haying, milking cows, churning butter, raising chickens and selling eggs and cream. Mildred belonged to the Knox United church and was a faithful attending member for most of her life. She baked many a pie or pan of squares for the UCW. She also belonged to the Loyalist Women's Institute and was constituency Convener of the WI. She was president of the Consort branch of the Red Cross for twenty years. Although it was difficult leaving her fruit trees and big garden, Mildred moved into the Consort Lodge in 2011 and quite enjoyed visiting with the many residents that she knew there. In 2013 she stayed a while in the Coronation Extended Care before her final move to the Consort Long Term Care. She leaves to mourn her son Dave (Val) Anderson and their children James and Ruth; daughter Debbie (Brian) Harvie and their sons Chad and Trevor; and daughter Doris (Glen) Quaghebeur and their sons Seth and Brent. Extended grandchildren include Philip and Andrea Vandenberg and Stacey Barber. Mildred has a surviving sister-in-law Margaret Lovlie, sister-in-law Grace Anderson and brother-in-law John Anderson. Mildred was predeceased by her parents Ingvald and Signe Holmen, her husband Richard, son Donald, her brother Sven Holmen, sister Inez (Syd) Thompson and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Memorial Donations made be made to the Cross Cancer Institute or a charity of your choice.
Heather Caseley, Funeral Director of Coronation Funeral Home, Box 358, Coronation, Alberta T0C 1C0 was entrusted with funeral arrangements. 403-578-2928