We are sad to announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Mabel Johanna Gerding (Peterson, Monner), on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 94 years (or as she would say, “a hell of an age”).

She lived a full life, filled with laughter, stubbornness and generosity. Never one to hold back, she always spoke her mind regardless of the results, but never complained. Even to the end, always stating “what’s there to complain about, I’ve got a place to park my ass, a window to look at and they aren’t going to kick me out!”

Mabel is survived by daughter Reta (Dale) Pickering, son-in-law Tim Burk, granddaughter Candice Moore and grandson Scott Pickering. She was predeceased by her husband Wayne Monner, toddler son Wayne and daughter Gwen Burk.

Thank you to the wonderful staff of Vulcan Extendicare where she has resided for the past 4 and a half years for the care and love they have shown her.

No service will be held, however, inurnment of her ashes at O’ Perfect Peace Cemetery, Milo, Alberta will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Vulcan Extendicare Association, Box 810, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

5 Condolences for “GERDING, Mabel Johanna (Monner, Nee: Peterson) 1923 – 2017”

  • Dearest Reta, Dale and Scott:
    Thinking of you with warmest thoughts and sincerest condolences. What an incredible lady who led an incredible life.

    Lots of love,
    Tracy, Louis and Julien

  • My goodness, we just found out about Mabel’s passing !! SO sorry !
    We know how you are feeling, Rita.
    Monica lost her only sister and Mom and Dad within 2 months of each other.
    It is very lonely at times.
    Love the obituary !! Sounds just like her !!

  • Dear Reta and family,
    Your mother was a very beautiful and happy person. I always loved going to your house because she would make Gwen and me a snack which was a small saucer of white icing…so delicious! Her infectious laughter and sparkling personality will always have a special place in my heart. Love and hugs to all, the neighbor Kid Sharon

  • Dear Reta, Dale and Tim,
    Don’t know what to say but glad we all have memories of Mabel. She was very friendly and put people at ease. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Frances and Arvid Thompson/Milo

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