Emelie Early
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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.

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Published in Edmonton Journal from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2007.
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November 29, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Doris (Berry) Bodnarek
November 26, 2007
Cookie: I have to say that I felt so lucky to have met your mother. I loved her spark and creativity. I will keep you and your beautiful family in my prayers. I know that you have so many great memories and these will keep her alive in you. Love Pauline
Pauline Baynes
November 24, 2007
My condolence to her family. I served her breakfast in her residence many times and I loved to anticipate giving her hot cereal before she ask for it. She was a pleasant lady.

Lord, she had been a giving person in her all life and she wanted to keep doing it after her death. So, Lord, bring consolation to her family at this time, remembering that You have conquered death and with You we all are also victorious.
May Emely rest in Your peace and light. Amen
Susana Hung
November 24, 2007
On the Loss of Your Loved One--Thinking of all of you with sincere sympathy and hoping that special memories will bring you comfort in the times ahead---
Mickie, Vivian & Bruce Hills
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