August 4, 1990 – February 19, 2022
It is with heavy hearts, we announce that Mavis Mae Birkhiem, 81, of Sylvan Lake, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, on February 19th, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer.
Mavis was born on August 4, 1940, to Emma and Perry Holbrook, the fourth of six children, at the General Hospital in Calgary, AB. Born and raised in Sylvan Lake, AB.
Mavis married Walter Birkhiem, December 9th, 1964, and pursued family life on the farm in Byemoor, AB. After the passing of her husband Walter in 2003, Mavis moved back to Sylvan Lake, and lived happily with her son enjoying her time with artistic endeavours, cooking shows, and playing games on her iPad.
She was loved and cherished by many people including: her children, James Birkhiem, Janice Schaan, and Kathy Danyluk; her grandchildren Jamie Schaan (Chris Unrau) and Robyn Birkhiem; and her great granddaughter, Emma Mae Meinderstma. Mavis had a big heart and will be missed by her nieces and nephews, many who consider her a second mother.
Mavis was predeceased by her parents: Emma and Perry Holbrook; husband: Walter Birkhiem; siblings: Perry Holbrook, Donald Holbrook, James Holbrook, Luvern (Charles) Laplace, and Sandra (William) Douglas.
The family is planning an intimate gathering with a date to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to your favorite charity in her honor.
Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes, Your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151
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