PHONE: 204.745.2045 | [email protected]
Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada


Mildred Ann Salter

On January 6, 2011, at Carman Memorial Hospital, Mildred Ann Salter, beloved companion of Lawrence Colvin, passed away in peace and with great dignity.

Mildred loved summer fairs, the color purple, sunsets at Stephenfield, fireworks at Portage, and any country road to a good used book sale a or really fine circus.

The house could be filled with Torch and Twang, K.D. Lang or Pachelbel’s Canon, and Georgian Chant.  If the light was right she might just run off with Eric Clapton and wander back home with the Rolling Stones.

During thirty years in floral design, Mildred’s gifts for color and composition touched the lives of many.  Her knitted creations won ribbons and were joyfully given to the youngest among us.  Although Mildred was capable of a formal table and her Christmas salads were a delight, she always knew in her heart why God created cotton candy and windy day picnics. 

An artist at heart, she could call forth the most delicate of designs, and then bring the house down as her favorite bull riders and drivers of the Nascar Nation roared by.  And do you know how late Australian tennis comes on?  Or what the Tractors sound like played real loud?  Or the great joy of overfed cats and old black and white dogs?

Many of the loves to light her journey have slipped away: Bill Mills, Gerald Salter, her aunt Helen, her birth mother Kay Wozney, and her parents Lou and Cathy Edwards.  She is survived by cousins, nieces and nephews and three special half sisters.

Mildred’s days have been lived, her gifts freely shared, and the life of Lawrence deeply enriched.

At this time Mildred would have wanted to acknowledge those who have walked beside her.  This small band of dedicated friends held fast and it was largely because of this that Mildred began to understand what the sages of the world have always understood, that the ultimate answer to the mystery of life will always require a whispered thank you.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, January 8, 2010 at the Greenwood Cemetery, Carman.  Memorial donations may be made to the Carman Health Auxiliary, Box 274, Carman, MB, R0G 0J0.

Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. (

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