Aline Odetta Kaytor, beloved wife of Vincent John Kaytor of Calgary, passed away at Father Lacombe Care Centre surrounded by family on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 93 years.
Aline was a loving mother to Miriam Aline (Ian) Mitchell of Calgary, and Carolyn Joy Kaytor of Calgary. She was the proud grandmother of Eric Donald, Charlotte Aline, Logan Vincent, and Aline Nessie and great grandmother to Lucas Benjamin. She will also be lovingly remembered by George (Ruby) Kaytor, Arlie Kaytor her nieces and nephews, Norman Milgate, Ken (Susan) Milgate, Ron (Joyce) Milgate, Carlene (Wayne) Berube, Sharon (Dave Todd) Milgate, Larry (Janette) Kaytor, Louise (Herman) Berkenbosch, Allan (Char) Kaytor, Karen Kaytor and Marjery Kaytor; the Ladies from the South YMCA, her compassionate companions and friends, Marcia, Pat, Jill, Janice, Jolene and Susan who faithfully visited Mom and spent many hours with her. Aline was predeceased by her parents Gerald Milgate and Myrtle Milgate, three brothers, Clarence Gerald, Lyle Benjamin Francis, Gordon Stanley, and sisters-in-law, Erma Muriel, Evelyn Mae, Shirley Mae and her nephew Daryl Milgate, father and mother-in-law Vincel (Rose) Kaytor; Jim (Irene) Kaytor, Gordon Kaytor and Mike Kaytor.
Aline, a native Calgarian, grew up on a farm that is now where the Calgary International Airport is. This is where her hard working loving parents, Gerald and Myrtle raised her and three older brothers, Clarence, Lyle and Gordon. Her dad paid double taxes for her to be able to attend school in Calgary. She graduated from Crescent Heights High school and after a short time at home, went onto take a Comptometer course. She then spent the next years working for Eaton’s and then Burns in their accounting departments, working her way up. She actively curled with the Burns team, winning many Silver dollars. She developed a group of great girlfriends which she had adventures with, including a trip to California, shopping trips down to Great Falls and dancing at Penley’s Dance Hall, which is where she met her beloved husband, Vince. They met in the fall of 1956 and were married in the United Church, on June 15th of 1957. After they were married, Aline became a full time homemaker, she was an amazing cook. They welcomed two daughters into the world, in 1961 and 1963, Miriam Aline and Carolyn Joy. They became members of St Andrew’s United Church in 1968. Within this church the family was actively involved and enjoyed many events and gatherings. A highlight for Aline and Vince was being part of the St. Andrew’s United Church’s Couples Club, which included much fellowship, laughter and fun. Aline, was also very involved in serving her community and beyond through the United Church Women’s group. She served as President and other various positions on the board, as well she was very involved in raising funds through their annual Rummage Sale, which was a family event. Later in life Aline and Vince enjoyed some travel, and became active Square Dancers with the Queen’s and Jack’s Club, they danced and enjoyed the Club, for over 25 years. Aline, also joined the first Aquafit class in Calgary, at the South Family YMCA, this same group met for 27 years and once the Y closed in 2010 continued to meet, and still meet monthly for lunch. Aline like her Dad was always up for a game of cards, her favorite being crib, which she played often and almost always won. Throughout their marriage Aline and Vince together built a successful business, which they shared with their girls. In the last 25 plus years they loved and enjoyed spending time with family at their Cabin near Fairmont Hot Springs, BC. Aline, took great care of, loved, and was devoted to her beloved Vince and her two girls and their families. She was so proud of all of her Grandchildren and Great grandson. She taught us to Celebrate all of life’s many joys. She, had a great sense of humor, and always showed kindness and empathy for all who crossed her path.
Mom, you will always be missed, always remembered and always loved.
A Funeral Service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home (Prairie View Chapel, 1605 100 Street SE, Calgary) on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited to 50 people in attendance. We ask that only family and close friends attend. We will need to adhere to physical distancing procedures. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Father Lacombe Care Centre for the compassion and kindness shown to both Aline and her family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Father Lacombe Care Foundation Telephone: 403-256-4641. http://www.flccfoundation.ca/