Mavis Erwin, a long time resident of the Stettler and Big Valley areas passed away after a long illness on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Mavis was born, Mavis Woodward, in 1926 in Northern Ireland. She married Robert Erwin in 1949, to this union two daughters were born, Mary and Anne. In 1957 Mavis and her family moved to Big Valley. She moved to Stettler in 1971 where she was a familiar sight, walking with her beloved dog, Benny. Mavis was predeceased by her husband Robert. She is survived by a sister Merle (John) Teal of Australia and a brother Philip Woodward of England; daughters Mary (Colin) Grant and Anne (Darryl) Erwin ((Baumgartner); grandsons Sean (Terri) Grant and Aaron (Jennifer) Grant. She also leaves great grandchildren: Mackenzie, Zoe and Spencer, who she loved very much. A memorial service honouring Mavis’ life was held at St. George’s Anglican Church on Saturday, November 28th with The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Langford, Incumbent officiating. Interment followed at Lakeview Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta. Mavis will be remembered for her gentle, yet brave nature and her love for the small pleasures in life. Donations in memory of Mavis are gratefully accepted to St. George’s Anglican Church or Animal Haven Rescue League c/o


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