November 23, 1916 – May 27, 2020
Mildred L. McDonald [nee Walrod], was born in Olds Alberta. Mildred was the first of four daughters of Elverton J. Walrod and Matilda Jensen, homesteaders near Rumsey Alberta. Mildred had many passions in life, with the strength to mould a brood of youngsters into responsible adults, and become an accomplished writer, poet and story-teller, organizer, volunteer, and seniors advocate.
Mildred first moved to Langley Prairie in 1953, leaving behind the Okanagan, and then logging camps in Brittain River and Jeune Landing when her children outgrew schools there. Over the years, moves were made to Surrey and the Shuswap, but returned to Langley as her real home where she was involved in many social groups and activities as well as the Alzheimer’s Society. Mildred wrote weekly Langley newspaper columns until retiring at age 95.
Mildred is survived by many younger friends, and sons Okanagan Herb [Marlene], Delta Bill [Helen], Don of the North [Anita] and Kamloops Dave [Pat], sisters Irma McCall and Beulah Newsham [Gerry], nieces, a nephew, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Mildred was predeceased by her husband Joe, son Bob, daughters Bonnie Tolman and Nora Robison and her sister, Phyllis McRae. Obituary
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