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Winkler, Mary

June 25, 2024

MARY WINKLER, of Lethbridge, born on April 12, 1937, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 25, 2024 at the age of 87 years. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Carl Winkler, spending a loving 49 years together.  

Mary is survived by her sister Elsie Kenney and brother David Halvorsen; children: Chuck Winkler, Gary Winkler, and Cindy Oler (Randy Oler); grandchildren: Dan Winkler (Mimi Winkler), Dustin Winkler, Lacey Stafford (Josh Stafford), Cody Oler, Dylan Oler, and Jessica Oler; and great-grandchildren: Daniel Winkler, Ryder Stafford, and Parker Stafford.

Mary and Carl had a love for motorcycles for many years before bravely packing up the family and moving to Algeria, where they spent many years travelling around the world and making lifelong friends. After returning to Alberta, Mary began her career as a Medical Receptionist for Alberta Children’s Hospital for over 17 years and then retired to Stirling, AB. Mary spent many years happily camping with friends and family, attending to her garden, enjoying companionship of her beloved pets, Mya and Carly, and bowling with Carl and the rest of their league.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at the STIRLING COMMUNITY CENTRE, 409 – 2 Street, Stirling, AB, on Saturday, July 13th, 2024, from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. All are welcome who knew and loved Mary to come and pay their respects and share memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army (