Posted: August 8th, 2018

Wooldridge, Mrs. Hattie

Matilda “Mitz”

1913 – 2018

Hattie Matilda ‘Mitz’ Wooldridge passed away August 5, 2018 at Extendicare Fairmont Park, Lethbridge, AB at the age of 104 years. Mitz is survived by daughters: Doreen (Richard) Harley of Ottawa, Kathaleen Bathgate of Lethbridge, Faye (Stuart) McMillan of Athabasca, Gaye (David) McVean of Calgary; son-in-law, Gary Kirk of Lethbridge; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Cecil; nine siblings; daughter, Loreen Kirk; son-in-law, Frank Bathgate; and grandson, Dean Harley.

Mitz was born September 10, 1913 in Ebor, Manitoba, one of ten children of James and Mary Sproule. She resided there until moving to Lethbridge in 1943 with three daughters and her husband, Cecil, who had been posted to the PoW camp there as a Veterans Guard. Twin daughters were born to them in Lethbridge in 1944. In addition to their own five, Mitz and Cecil soon became extended ‘Ma and Paw’ to the six Linders girls who lived across the street. Before moving to Lethbridge and becoming mother to so many, Mitz was an active and accomplished athlete; curling in the winter and playing tennis in summer, she hauled her three children along by wagon or sled. She was also very active in the Women’s Institute in Ebor. In Lethbridge, she directed that energy into work as a member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church Sanctuary Guild. When her girls were established in their chosen lives, Mitz took up league bowling winning a trophy in the 1966-67 season. But above all else, Mitz is especially remembered for her endless and selfless devotion to her children and grandchildren.

The family is profoundly grateful to the staff of Extendicare Fairmont Park for their exceptional care of Mitz over the years of her residence there, and especially during her final weeks.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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2 Condolences for “WOOLDRIDGE, Hattie”

  1. Alanna Kozoroski (Sproule) says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Many found memories of trips to see Aunt Mitz in my childhood.

  2. Alanna Kozoroski (Sproule) says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Many found memories of trips to see Aunt Mitz in my childhood.

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