ERLANDSON MildredPosted: September 30th, 2014
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mildred Jean Erlandson on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the age of 94 years. She was the loving wife and best friend of Ken Erlandson for 64 years. She was born September 15th, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Briercrest, Saskatchewan at a very young age. She was raised on the family farm there, and moved to Regina to attend Business College and then worked for Bird Construction as a bookkeeper. She met Ken in Regina and they were married May 23rd, 1949. They lived in Regina and started their family of 3 children. The family moved to Pincher Creek in Nov 1960 where Ken & Millie owned and operated the Foothills Motel until 1969. Over the years, Millie worked as a bookkeeper for Foothills Auto, Thorntons Furniture, and Higas Pharmacy until her retirement in 1985. She then enjoyed many years of camping, golfing, and traveling with Ken. Millie was predeceased by her husband, Ken, in July 2013, her brother George, her parents Annabelle & Adam Calder. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Gordon (Marlyn) and Bob (Virginia), and her daughter Eileen (Joe); her grandchildren Kelcey, Glenna, Jill (Wilson), David, Adam & Karli, and special niece, Joan, as well as many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law in the Erlandson family. Please join us to celebrate Millies life with a Graveside Service on Saturday, October 4th at 11:30 a.m. at the FAIRVIEW CEMETERY – Pincher Creek, followed by a lunch reception at Vista Village Community Room. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vista Village, Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL STAFF OF VISTA VILLAGE for their kind and loving care for Millie the last 4 years, and to Dr. T. Gelber and the Pincher Creek Hospital staff.