|WILDA ALBERTA (PORTEOUS) WIZE 1912-1985
Born October 21, 1912, the first child of Lailia (Hartt) and Gordon Porteous. She graduated from Western Canada High School in Calgary, AB. She married Charles E.D. Suffel and had one child Wilda Ann. They later divorced and Wilda and child went to live with Lalia and Gordon on their farm near Strathmore, AB. In the early 1940’s she took a secretarial position at the Air Observes School in Edmonton where she met Leonard Wize. They married in 1952. She lived in Edmonton until her death in 1985.
Wilda was musically talented—prepared for her teacher’s degree (ATCM) and her skilled hands created many memorable items whether sewn, knit or embroidered.
Contributed by Wilda Manes