Obituary of Mildred (Micki) Eger
December 15, 1944 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
July 23, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
Micki Eger passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2023, following a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Born in Saskatoon, SK, Micki attended Nutana Collegiate Institute, and the University of Saskatchewan, marrying the late Garth Eger in Saskatoon in 1966. The couple then relocated to Calgary, AB.
Micki’s family and friends brought her immense pride and joy, and she was their most enthusiastic supporter. She loved to host bi-weekly dinners with her son and his family, and frequent gatherings of friends, which became enduring traditions, a testament to the boundless love, and care Micki poured into these special moments. Micki was wise and fair, blessed with a sharp sense of humour deployed frequently. She enjoyed travel and instilled this shared passion in her children. She was creative, and multi-talented, as a cook, in sewing, and as a crafter. She was also an excellent bowler, and curler, and remained a dedicated volunteer with Canadian Blood Services for decades.
For 33 years, she worked at Mount Royal College where her discerning, yet warm nature made her a trusted friend, and colleague, and Micki valued the companionship of friends from every phase of her life. Micki's light will forever shine, reminding us of the importance of family, friendship, perspective, and laughter.
She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by many, including her two beloved children, Janet, and David; two grandchildren, Megan, and Ben; brother Glenn Cox; brother-in-law Cameron Eger; and nieces, Charlene Eger and Lana (Sami) Shenouda; nephew Bryce (Terri) Eger, and their extended families. She was predeceased by her parents, Elsie and Mervyn Cox.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the physicians, nurses, and staff of Unit 47 at Rockyview General Hospital for their compassionate care.
If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made directly to Canadian Blood Services, 200 Barclay Parade SW Unit #10, Calgary, AB T2P 4R4, https://www.blood.ca Telephone: 888-236-6283 or by donating blood.
Celebration of Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Mildred Gail Eger, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.