Mildred Nearing

Mildred Nearing

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Mildred Nearing passed away peacefully on September 27, 2013 at the glorious age of 88 years.

Millie was born on February 14, 1925 in Natal, B.C. to proud parents, Phillip and Elizabeth Musil. Along with her seven siblings, she was raised to appreciate the rewards of hard work, responsibility and the love and laughter of a happy home.

Millie grew into a lovely and graceful young lady who drew the attentions of many suitors. One fine young gentleman won her heart, Clarence Nearing, and they pledged their love in marriage on September 15, 1951 in Calgary, Alberta. They were further blessed with a family of their own and though times were often challenging, Millie was an inspiration and strength that allowed them to persevere.

Millie had many talents and abilities: she loved milking the cows, working on the farm, cooking and keeping the house. She enjoyed working at various jobs when she was young like for the dentist Dr. Campbell, Joe Gaal’s Dry Goods Store and at the Tourist Texaco in Fort Macleod. When the kids were grown, she started cleaning businesses such as Kaiser Resources, the banks, the doctor’s office and later the Canadian Custom’s Office at Rykerts near Creston, B.C.. She enjoyed dancing, socializing, board games and darts. Her generosity and kindness were evident in her cooking and caring for family and friends. Her positive attitude and charismatic humour will never be forgotten and she will remain in our hearts and minds forever.

“You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough.”

Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life include her loving children, Gordon (Bev) Nearing of Sparwood, Shelley (Tilio) Porco of Calgary, Teresa (Mike) Rosler of Sparwood and Chad (Michelle) Nearing of Sparwood; her precious grandchildren, Jamie (Jeremy Rod) Reid, Nicolas Porco, Miranda (Gene) Olsen, Teddi-Jo (Ryland Bowen) Rosler, Stevie (Josh Prince) Rosler and Liam Rosler; her cherished great grandchildren, Kaylee Reid, Tatum Bowen-Rosler and Lux Prince; and her numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Leroy Nearing; her father, Phillip Musil; her mother, Elizabeth Musil (nee: Fristel); her grandchild, Debbie Nearing; and her siblings, Millie Kotek, Fred Musil, Joe Musil, Stan Musil, Mary Hark, Len Musil and Phil Musil.

The funeral service honouring Millie’s life will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00 am at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore (13461-20th Ave).

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of the late Mildred Nearing may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 359, Bellevue, AB T0K 0C0. Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

(403) 562-8555.

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