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February 24, 1920- Langham, SK
September 29, 2013 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gertrude Ahlsten on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the age of 93.

She will lovingly be remembered by son Carl (Donna) grandchildren Robyn and Andrew, Trien (Chau), Alexander, Callius, Miguel and Yannick.

She was predeceased by husband Carl of 58 years, and son Jack.

Gertrude will be forever remembered for her strength, support, spunk and commitment. She was the matriarch of the Ahlsten family – the glue that bound us together. She was our Queen of hearts – not only for the love she bestowed on everyone but also for her undying love of cards. We thank you for being our mother and we know Dad, Jack, Sam and Buddy will welcome you with open arms. Many thanks to the great staff and friends at Royal Park – Carewest for their kindness, care and love. Thanks also to the medical staff at Rockyview Hospital, Unit 74 for their care and compassion in her final days.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 3, 2013 prior to the service.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:30p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queens Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111,

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In living memory of Gertrude Ahlsten, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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