SINGER, Millie (Mildred Helen Singer)
January 21, 1922 - March 29, 2013
One of Edmonton's greatest boosters has passed away. Millie Singer was born in Edmonton, the youngest child of early Edmonton pioneers, Anne and Louis Podersky. Her early years were spent tagging along with her two older brothers, Danny and Freddie and sister Eddie.
Millie always felt herself blessed in life. She married Henry Singer in March 1941, a love affair that lasted until Henry passed away in April, 1980. Millie is survived by her four children, Trudy (Dan Pekarsky), Danny (Tisha), Fred (Jenny) and Trig (Christine) and grandchildren, Lise, Josh and Adam Pekarsky, Moon Singer, Matthew and Jordan Singer and Henry, Emmett and Anna Singer and great-grandchildren, Jack, Ella, Chloe, Sammy, Jacob, Delilah, Bodhi, Asher, Lylah and Solomon.
Millie was involved in the Jewish and general community her whole life. She was a member of the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, deriving great pleasure from her golf all her life until forced by poor eyesight to quit.
Millie spoke with pride about being instrumental in planting many of the trees in downtown Edmonton as part of a Mayor's beautification committee. It was as a proud and enthusiastic Edmontonian that Millie really shone. Even though much of her family moved to Vancouver, Millie could never imagine living anywhere but in her Edmonton.
Millie's funeral will take place Wednesday April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Chevra Kadisha Chapel, 12312 - 105 Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Jewish Family Services, an organization that Millie helped to found, or the CNIB.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Mar. 30 to Apr. 2, 2013