Feb 29, 1924 – Apr 7, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Mildred Elliott on April 7, 2018 at Spring Valley Care Home at the age of 94.
Mildred was born February 29, 1924 (and very proud of the fact that she was a Leap Year baby) on a farm near Marchwell Saskatchewan, married her childhood sweetheart Bill Elliott on November 1, 1945. They enjoyed life on the farm while Mildred taught 27 children, grades one to eight in a one room schoolhouse.
After the birth of her two daughters, Mildred continued teaching until her retirement in 1975 when they moved to Kelowna to be close to family. She is predeceased by her husband Bill in 2003 and survived by her daughters Glenda Uthe and Sandra Pelland (Rick), grandchildren Chris Tayler (Mark), Scott Churko (Deb), Gabrielle Metcalfe (Mike), JJ Limoges Dieno (Sarah), Genevieve Morrone (John) and 8 wonderful great grandchildren.
Mildred loved to play the piano, sing in the United Church Choir, baking the best pies in the world, interacting with children, reading and most of all having her family together around her. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com
The family wishes to thank the staff at Springvalley Care home for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to JoAnna’s House.
Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, 250-765-3147.
Valley View Funeral Home