Those who mourn


Mildred Lewis, (Mildred May Johnson) was born February 20, 1930 in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.  She was the youngest child and only daughter of Alvena and Eric Johnson.

Influenced by two older brothers, Leonard anMildred May Lewis 1947d Donald, she grew into an adventurous young woman: leaving home at 16, she moved to California, staying with her brother Leonard and graduating from high school in 1947. Employed by the US Department of Reclamation, she met her future husband, Carl Lewis. They were married in Redding, California, May 1, 1948, and for over 68 years shared the adventure of a happy marriage, raising 3 children and building a fulfilling life together in Canada.

Mildred was at her happiest working in her garden or crafting at her sewing machine.  She took great joy and pride in the abundance of flowers she raised, most notably the gladiolus that were among her favorites.  She loved creating an astonishing menagerie of plush dinosaurs, making each lovingly crafted creature unique.  These delighted her grandchildren, and are now loved by her great-grandchildren.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband Carl in 2016, and is survived by her children George Lewis (Joanne) of Rocky Mountain House, AB, James Lewis (Theresa) of Lethbridge, AB, and Lori Hausauer (Eugene) of Whitecourt, AB.  Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews are left to cherish her memory in the years ahead, as will her surviving sister-in-law, Rose Johnson (Donald) of Yelm, Washington, USA.

She will be remembered most of all for her genuine warm, welcoming and comforting presence, her kindness and generosity, and her cheerfulness.  She made her life a blessing to all who were privileged to know her.

A private service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Olds on Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. We invite friends and family to join the service live streamed or for later viewing at the church website

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.



Alice McKitterick

It is with deep sadness that the Smith family announces our beloved mother passed away on September 29, 2021 at the age of 102 years.

She was born in Trail, B.C. but grew up at Hainstock, Alberta, and spent all of her adult life in the Olds area. Everyone who knew her was charmed by her kindness, grace, wisdom and humour. She was lovingly devoted to her family, and we cherish a lifetime of wonderful memories.

She was predeceased by her son, Royle, and is survived by Don (Leona), Gordie (Joanne), Kathy (Skip), Clifford (Denise), as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, including her namesake baby Alice.

A private service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. We invite friends and family to join the service streamed live at the Lutheran Church website. The stream will be available for viewing later as well.

We wish to thank everyone who cared for our mother, especially the warm friendships she enjoyed at The Seasons Sunrise, as well as the kindness of Dr. Olga and staff at Three Hills Hospital, and Pastor Olav at the Lutheran Church.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.