Muriel May Wallin, July 23, 1936 – March 18, 2009 beloved wife of Dawson Wallin of Windermere, B.C. passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Calgary with her four girls and family by her side after a long, courageous battle with cancer on March 18, 2009. She will be deeply missed and always remembered by her daughters Fonda McGregor (Gord), Sandra Rossi (Frank), Donna Maas (Lonnie), Brenda Fullteron (Paul). Also left to greatly miss her are her grandchildren who meant the work to her; Holly, Carrissa, Corey, Craig, Jill, Kristy, Tianna, Lauren and Logan. In addition she will be remembered with fondness, laughter and her infectious smile by her extended family and many friends.
Muriel was born in Lloydminster, AB on July 23, 1936 where she grew up on the family farm. She later moved to Kimberley, BC in 1947 and completed her schooling. Muriel met Dawson, her husband of 52 years, in Radium, BC and they were married on September 15, 1956. Dawson’s employment allowed them numerous adventures throughout the province where they collected many friends along the way. They eventually went home to the valley where they built their home and reconnected with old friends while making new.
Muriel enjoyed countless hours in her garden and yard. She golfed and curled for many years but her biggest love was playing bridge. Over the past seven years Muriel’s garden has expanded like her friends. All that knew her will continue to enjoy the beauty she brought into all of our lives. She will be missed for her special Christmases, fresh baked bread, tarts, cinnamon buns, beanie babies, cards with her grandchildren, countless trips to Disneyland, Ponoka and of course all those shopping trips!
“To my beautiful wife from your loving husband. Thanks for being in our lives and showing us how to face adversity with grace and integrity. Your remarkable ability to show kindness and understanding to all and the impact you have made on so many lives has not gone unnoticed. We admire and love you and will forever miss you.”
Dawson, Fonda, Sandra, Donna, Brenda & Families.
Upon Muriel’s request there will be no funeral, although a celebration will be planned at a later date. The door is always open at the Wallin house, so please feel free to drop in where the “Tea” is always on!