Posted: November 20th, 2012

WILMA RUTH SARTER (Brown) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Terry Sarter, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the age of 63 years.
Wilma was born on December 15, 1948 in Eston, Saskatchewan. She attended school in Plato, SK, Erickson, BC, and completed high school in Elrose, SK. Her interests included glee club, math, and the arts. In 1969, at age 20, Wilma graduated in the first graduating class of registered nurses from Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Saskatoon. After finishing her education, Wilma traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, later settling into a career as a registered nurse, specializing in maternity and geriatrics. She married Terry in Kamloops in 1977 and welcomed their daughter Christine in 1978. Following a move to Prince George they were blessed with another daughter Catherine in 1982. In 1988 the family moved to Lethbridge. Wilma continued her career at Southland Nursing Home. She enjoyed watching her daughters grow up, camping, fishing, traveling, bible study, and volunteer work for various organizations.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, nana, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 35 years Terry of Lethbridge; daughter Christine (René) Huel of Rossland, BC; daughter Catherine (Tyler) Rice of Calgary; as well as grandchildren Anika, Hayden, Noah, and Samuel; her sisters Joanne (Dick) Calkins; Georgia (Bob) Cairns, and Beverly Brown. She was predeceased by her parents John and Ruth (Walen) Brown.
Wilma will be forever remembered for her gentle touch, caring personality and patient nature.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 11th Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating.
Donations in Wilma’s memory may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1A129, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
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Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
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