October 4, 1926 – December 1, 2021
In loving memory ~
Wilma was the youngest of Nellie and Sydney Douglass’s 6 children – her three older Westrom siblings, Lawton, Lucille and Beryl and the three Douglas girls, Vera, Edythe and herself.
She talked fondly of growing up on the family farm just north of Veteran, Alberta, riding horses and helping to milk the cows.
She moved to Calgary after high school and met and married Jim Slater. Wilma took on raising Jims children, Ronald and Sharon, from his previous marriage and their daughter Elaine was born in 1953.
They family moved to Coronation AB, where Wilma worked at the Alberta Treasury Branch and the Co-op store. She started a greenhouse and raised and sold bedding plants.
In about 1974 they moved to Duncan, BC, and bought an acreage where the raised quarter horses, ornamental birds and Wilma’s beloved mini horses.
After Jim passed away in 1995, Wilma met her long time partner Moe Bennett.
Wilma and Moe lived between Alberta and Duncan for several years, raising and showing her pampered mini’s.
Her final years were spent comfortably together with Moe at Sunridge Care home in Duncan
She was pre-deceased by husband Jim Slater, children, Ronald, Sharon, and Elaine, her siblings Lawton, Lucille, Beryl, and Vera, and her companion Moe Bennet.
She is survived by her sister Edythe.
Grand children – Ron’s children Ron and Jennifer, and Elaine’s children Dawna and Derek and their families. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Obituary
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