Millicent May Valdez (nee Bird)
May 21, 1928-November 17, 2013
Millicent May Valdez (nee Bird) passed away at 6:29 am on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in the Extended Care Unit of Lady Minto Hospital, Salt Spring Island, BC at the age of 85. She lived there since June 2006.
Thank you to all the staff who have taken such good care of her for all these years.
She was predeceased by her Shetland pony, Mighty As A Rose, her husband Delbert Theodore Valdez on June 21, 2000, and her oldest grandson, Travis Charles Guedes on April 17, 2013.
She is survived by her only daughter, Judy Guedes and son-in-law Ryon Guedes on Salt Spring Island; grandchildren Margot (Rob) Knight and great grandchildren Amelia, Anika and newborn Autumn Knight in Olympia, WA., Roger (Rae-Anne) Guedes and great grandchildren Gene, Lukas and William Guedes in Cranbrook, BC, and grand daughter-in-law Sandra Guedes and great grandchildren Abigail and Haylee Guedes on Salt Spring Island.
Millie was born near Sundre, Alberta on May 21, 1928, third of six children to Lena (Sheets) and Harold Bird (both deceased, Westward-Ho, AB) and predeceased by her sister Annie (Robert) Westward-Ho, AB. She is survived by her brothers Howard (Sylvia) Bird, Westward-Ho, AB and Gordon (Shirley) Bird, Bowser, BC and her sisters Vera (Melvin, deceased) Rogers (Innisfail, AB) and Loretta (Clinton, deceased) Stone (Sundre, AB) and many nieces and nephews.
We know that Millie is running through the fields of flowers, long curly blond hair blowing in the wind, chasing after her Shetland pony, Mighty As A Rose, with Delbert, Travis and Charlie trying to catch up with her.