EARLY, Emelie February 23, 1915 - November 20, 2007 Millie passed away after a heroicbattle with the complications ofpneumonia. Her last gift to her family was the two weeks they were able to spend with her ather bedside. Millie will be lovingly and proudly remembered by her children Bob (Lorette) and Cookie (Bob Fillion), her sister Mona Stewart, her grandchildren Trenton Early and Tammy (Kevin Vaari), Jeff and Nathan Fillion, and her great-grandchildren, Emma and Jordan Fillion. She is predeceased by her sisters, Nora Faulkner and Ruth Putnam. She was born Emilia Charlotta, in Edmonton, to Hagar Nemlander and Tycho Castberg. She attended school in the Highlands neighborhood and moved to Berwyn, Alberta in 1929. In 1944, she married Joe, whose family owned the well-known Early Market Gardens, in the Peace River Valley. After Joe's death in 1955, Millie worked hard to give her children every opportunity. She retired as the Berwyn Postmaster in 1980, and moved to Bon Accord to be close to her mother. Eventually, she moved to Edmonton to be able to spend more time with her family. We are grateful to Dr. Don Korzenowski at the Mill Woods Family Clinic, who cared for her with such compassion and humour for so many years. Her family also gives their heartfelt thanks for the gentle and loving care given by Nursing Unit 53 at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Millie was the ultimate recycler, and at her request, her body was donated for medical education to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. There will be a small memorial service for family and friends.
Published in Edmonton Journal from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2007.