January 21, 1922 - January 5, 2012
Mabel was born to David and Hilda Halliday on 21 January 1922 in Calgary together with her twin sister Nellie who sadly lived only a few hours. George, her only sibling was born 18 months later and they remained close all their lives. George predeceased Mabel in July 1997. She is survived by a niece Gayle Garland (Michael) Leeds, England and Brante Halliday (Pauline), Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1926 the family moved to Banff where her parents ran a local grocery store and Mabel and George completed their schooling. Mabel described herself as ‘a bit of a tomboy’ in those days, enjoying outdoor pursuits such as skiing and developing a lifelong love of swimming. In 1949 as part of the Alberta Rifle team, Mabel competed in the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association shoot in Ottawa, qualifying for a place in the final stages of the Governor General’s match. Mabel was trained in business and worked as a book keeper in several Calgary firms before moving to 40 acres on Dunbow Road, DeWinton in 1957. It was here that Mable spent the happiest 20 years of her life, raising prize winning American Saddlebred horses and taking in stray cats, caring for them with great affection. Mabel moved to High River in 1976 where she became a very active senior, swimming every day, gardening and having at least one cat in her life. In 1992 aged 70, Mabel took 2 gold medals in swimming in the Alberta Senior’s games. During her retirement she researched her family history and compiled the results into a volume cherished by her niece, nephew and cousins. Mabel had many friends in High River who will miss her. A Memorial service for Mabel Carter will be held Thursday August 30, 2012 at Sheppard Family Park , High River Alberta at 11 am. Please RSVP your attendance to Mary Ann at [email protected] by August 27th. Her ashes will be interred in the spring in the grave of her twin sister, Nellie in the Union Cemetery in Calgary. Donations in honour of Mabel’s memory can be made to Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Foundation, Box 6131, High River, Alberta, T1V 1P7.
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