Charlotte ‘Spanky’ Mildred Byman (Lodge) passed away in Calgary at the Rockyview Hospital on Saturday, June 18, 2016, 02:48 hrs at the age of 84.
Mildred is predeceased by her husband, Norman Olof Byman in 1990, her parents William and Charlotte Lodge, younger sister Elizabeth Stevenson, brother in-law Bill Stevenson and son in-law David Stevenson.
Mildred is lovingly remembered by her eleven children, Norma Gail Byman of Calgary, Alberta, Reginald Norman Byman (Bev) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Valerie Anne Stevenson of Calgary, Alberta, William Harvey Byman (Keri) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Norman Erik Byman (Helen) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tammas Reid Byman (Donna) of Pine Lake, Alberta, Lyle Andrew Byman (Diane) of Calgary, Alberta, Heather Deanne Byman of Calgary, Alberta, Wendy Leanne Cooper (Dave) of Calgary, Alberta, David Trevor Byman (Bobi) of Calgary, Alberta, Graham Kendall Byman (Sindy) of Calgary, Alberta; twenty-nine grandchildren, Tamara, Tracy, Tempest, Carolynne, David, Jared, Jennifer, Katy, Will, Aron, Kelly, Lisa, Amber, Michelle, Erik, Christopher, Kodie, Jessica, Parker, William, Alexandra, Adrianna, Devon, Kevin, Adam, Kristina, Trevor, Jeffrey, Brita; and twenty-eight great grandchildren, Matteo, Cristiano, Alessandro, Sage, Ashlin, Lukas, Julia, Jakob, Isaak, Maddison, Reginald, Sidney, Henry, Graham, Rebecca, Kieran, Calvin, Lauren, Hayden, Elora, Mica, Heidi, Samuel, Marlie, Ayla, Declan, Eloise, Greta; niece Tara Hirtle and family, nephew Cameron Stevenson and family.
Mildred was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 10, 1931 to William and Charlotte Lodge. Mildred was raised and attended school in Pointe du Bois, Manitoba and married Norman Olof Byman of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba August 13, 1949. Together they raised their eleven children in Winnipeg and Calgary.
Mildred was a stay at home Mom, fabulous cook and loved knitting for her family. While Dad was still with her, they so enjoyed their holiday to England and Sweden to visit extended family. After Dad’s passing, Mom continued her love of travel especially to Hawaii. Mom had a passion for ancestry and was always researching. Mom was an honorary lifetime member of the Swedish Lodge in Calgary.
Regardless of the long travel distance between Mom’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she always displayed her sincere interest, love and pride for all of them.
In accordance with Mom’s wishes there was no service. A viewing for immediate family was held on June 20, 2016 at Pierson’s Funeral Service, Garden of Peace Chapel, Calgary, Alberta with cremation June 21, 2016. Messages of condolence for the family may be offered online at www.piersons.ca
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