Mildred David-Holm
Mildred David-Holm

Obituary of Mildred Rose David-Holm

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Mildred Rose David-Holm nee Chastellaine,

affectionately known as Millie,

born May 20th, 1938 in Winnipeg , Mb;

peacefully passed away with her daughter by her side on October 27, 2022, at Kootenay Street Care Village LTC. Cranbrook, BC.


Millie was the first daughter born to Sarah and Russell Chastellaine in Winnipeg, Mb.  She was raised with her older brother Russell (Al) Chastellaine, and two younger sisters Sandra Walker and Sharon Atkins.

As a young woman, Millie married Lewis Holm and they were blessed with four children - Beverly Dirksen, Lewis (Buddy) Holm, Tobin Holm and Barbara Holm.  Bev and Buddy were born in Winnipeg, Tobin in Pointe DuBois, MB and Barb in Calgary. Many happy family times happened in Winnipeg, with summers on Lake Winnipeg. Then finally settling the family in Calgary in the late 60's.


Millie as a mother, made our hopes and dreams possible, always encouraging us to be whatever we wanted to be. Mom had a smile that could light up the room and make you feel welcome. Millie was a strong woman and will be remembered as being vivacious and a mother to all that needed her in Willow Park.  Friends of children, Nieces and Nephews were always welcome in Millies's home.  As her children, we always felt safe and secure. She filled our home with love.


Millie lived out her later years, in the Cranbrook area. Eventually moving into Goldenlife JCCV assisted living in 2005. There she met Mervyn, and they decided to move to a newly opened Crestview Village assisted living.  Millie was widowed in summer of 2019, and she arrived at Kootenay Street Village on their opening day, Dec.10,2019 to be closer to her daughter Barbara. She survived Covid times for nearly a year of isolation with window visits. Many bumps were in the road for her last years. Millie appreciated all her caregivers.

I'm sure she will be remembered for her considerate manner and how she put her caregivers at ease. Always treating them with respect, humour and humanity. She loved teasing and making her caregivers laugh.  Always

optimistic, making the best of the situation. Millie continued to make friends to the very end of her days.


Mom may not have always lived in the present due to an unknown onset of dementia, but she always asked about her family and even if I did not know them, I always said all were well.


Millie was predeceased by her parents Sarah and Russell Chastellaine, her brother Al and her son Toban.




A private memorial will be arranged in Calgary by her family.

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