MAIDRA DOREEN CALDERWOOD, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Calderwood, passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Assisted Living, on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the age of 81 years.
Besides her loving husband Bill, Maidra is survived by their three children, Dona-Ruth (Ron) Beyer of Coleman, Chris (Kathleen) Calderwood of Lethbridge, and Scott (Jill) Calderwood of Airdrie as well as her grandchildren, Dain Calderwood, Rachel Beyer, Tannon, Makenna, Connor, and Kaden Calderwood.
She is predeceased by her grandson, Joshua Beyer, her sister, Marjorie Thunberg, and brother Tom Spicer.
Maidra was born on June 22, 1940, to her loving parents, George and Evelyn Spicer of Moose Jaw, SK. She grew up on a farm just outside of Moose Jaw and had fond memories of riding her horse Pearl, to and from school in Tilney. She graduated from Caronport High School in 1957, then attended Full Gospel Bible Institute, Eston, SK, where she met and fell in love with her future husband. She was married to Bill on December 28, 1960, at the Full Gospel Church in Moose Jaw, and they were blessed with three children and a marriage lasting over 61 years. They lived in several locations in SK, then spent two years in London, England, eventually settling in Lethbridge in 1972.
She was a pastor’s wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved music, serving at the church and in the community, and often welcomed people into their home. Maidra is remembered as a loving, kind, patient, and giving person with deep Christian faith.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family for a Visitation that will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Following the visitation, there will be a Graveside Service at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, at 1:00 P.M. for family and friends.
A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at the MIZ CITY CHURCH, 502 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, when all family members are able to attend, on Saturday May 28, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Daniel Zopoula officiating, with a reception following the service.