Savage, Mildred

Savage, Mildred

May 31st, 2017

Mildred Savage (Edgar) died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at home in London, Ontario on May 31st, 2017, in her 95th year. Mildred will be dearly missed by her daughters and their families: Pat Harper (Scott) of Aurora, Sandra Savage (Barry Sandler) and grandchildren: Emily Harper and Charlie Sandler, Laura and Andrew Sandler. She will also be missed by the many old and new friends, relatives and dear cousins whose lives she touched with an abundance of love, caring and acceptance. She is predeceased by her siblings, Walter Edgar, Margaret White, Jack Edgar, Rae Morgan, her twin sister Muriel Edgar, and by her beloved husband Art Savage. Born in Saskatchewan, Mildred was raised near Trenton, Ontario, following the death of her mother at age six. Mildred bravely set out to find a new life in Toronto at the age of 19 and flourished in the big city, where she met the love of her life, Art Savage. They enjoyed 25 years of marriage and partnership before Art passed away suddenly in 1972 at the age of 53. Mildred lived with daughter Sandra and her family in London, Ontario for the last 12 years of her life, where she was blessed with many new friendships and was embraced by her spiritual family at Byron United Church. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A Celebration of Mildred’s Life will be held at Byron United Church, 420 Boler Road, London, on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. For those who wish to remember Mildred, a memorial donation may be made to the Byron United Church or CNIB.


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Mike and Rosalind DaviesWe are so saddened to learn of Mildred's passing. We have known Mildred and Art since Pat and Sandra were young girls. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother, a very kind and generous person to whomever she met. We have such fond memories of our family get togethers during holiday times and other occasions that we will cherish as long as we live. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sandra and Pat and their families. Our love and prayers will be with them and throughout the days and weeks ahead.
Douglas and Gail GrayI've known Mildred since I was just a baby as she lived across the street from my parents. In so many ways, she was a surrogate mother to me, showing me love and direction in my life. When I finally found a passion, it was sewing, and Mildred was the one who spent countless hours teaching me to be a perfectionist in this craft. She also helped me sew my own wedding dress. I will always cherish her friendship - it was truly a gift from God. She loved my son and children and I still have a toy she gave the kids one Christmas. I will miss talking to her but my life going forward is going to be so much better because she was a part of it. When you go into Sandra's home, you know for certain, it is a home of love - and that is what she taught her daughters. Love continues forever - and - I love you Mildred.
Kelly Davies and Julia DaviesSorry about the loss of your mother Sandra and Patti. My heart goes out to you guys and Family. She was a great Mom to you and a wonderful Aunt to myself and Wade. May time heal and may she rest in peace with her Husband and My Grandparents. Sorry I can't come out for the Furneal but my prayers are with you and your family. So sad she gone, she will be missed by all of us. Thinking of you guys and sending our love from Vancouver... Love you Auntie Mildred. Take care Sandra and Patti and Family. Lots of Hugs from Us from The Davies Family...
Sheila AdamsJust heard from Bill in Florida and Kelly in Vancouver that your Mom had passed away on Wednesday. Please accept my condolences. Memories are the treasure house of the mind and I have some wonderful memories of Mildred. She was indeed a lovely lady. Sincerely, Sheila
Christine BellDear Sandra, Pat and family - Mildred and I first became friends at Wilmar Heights United Church. She had such positive energy, deep faith and a quest for learning. Her genuine warmth, interest and care for others shone through every interaction. Together we attended an Alpha program as well as other workshops and church events and shared great conversations on our respective faith journeys. Following her move to London, we maintained contact via Christmas letters. It was an inspiration to hear from her every year. Her passion for life and love of family, friends and her church shone through every word. I will miss hearing from her but take comfort in the friendship we shared these many years. May God's loving embrace surround you all and bring you peace and strength in the day's ahead. Fondly, Christine BellBEGO
Bill Gold (Parkwood Hospital)It was a pleasure to get to know Mildred in the short time she attended therapy at Parkwood. My condolences.
Jacquie DavisonSorry to hear of your loss Sandra - I pray you have many loving memories of your mother and good times spent together. No matter how old we are the loss of a parent is difficult. She was blessed to have you to care for her and keep her in the past several years. May God bring you peace in the days ahead. Jacquie
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