Howard, Muriel “Mert” (nee Judin)
March 8, 1930 - Kindersley, SK
August 21, 2021 - Calgary, AB
It is with heavy hearts that the loving family of Muriel announces her peaceful passing at the age of 91 years.
She is survived and will be missed by her daughters Bev (Rick) Anderson, Sue (Dave) Mortimer, Jan (Don) Klimosko, Shelley (Earl) Harriman and their families, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as by her sisters-in-law Marg and Ev, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was born and raised in the Kindersley area and married Doug Howard in 1950 where they built their life together on the farm south of Kindersley. She was a proud farmer’s wife and participated fully in farm life. Mert and Doug also enjoyed many winters in Weslaco, Texas.
Mert had a passion for many things including travel, quilting, needlework, gardening, and crafting. She was always involved and took many leadership roles in UCW, Quilters’ Guild, Weight Watchers, and 4-H. She had a great sense of humour and loved to socialize. She valued her community and was always busy organizing or participating in various events. Mert treasured her many lifelong friends and neighbours.
Her greatest roles were that of wife, mother, and grandma and those are the hearts that will miss her the most. Her family and grandchildren were a great sense of pride and joy for her.
Her last years living with Alzheimer’s were difficult. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Bethany Harvest Hills for the care and compassion shown to Mom. A very special thank you to Mom’s companion and friend Kim, who was her angel on Earth.
Donations in Muriel’s memory can be made to Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. (Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Education Society) https://gordiehowecares.com or to St. Paul’s United Church in Kindersley @ Box 238 Kindersley, SK SOL 1S0.
A private family celebration of Muriel’s life will be held at a later date.
“We never truly lose the people we love deeply. They live on in our hearts and minds forever. They leave a footprint never to be erased”.