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ALEXANDER – Anne Elaine (nee Balak)

September 16, 1908 – July 16, 2010

Anne Alexander passed away peacefully at the Hillcrest Nursing Home at the age of 101 years.

Anne is lovingly remembered by daughters, Marilyn Brown (Hugh), Judy Alexander (Chris Martin), Pat Samuel (Gordon), and Faye Lippitt (Greg); also four sisters; three brothers; as well as eleven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1982.

Anne was the eldest child of Andrew and Pearl Balak, a Manitoba pioneer farm family of fifteen children, seven of whom have predeceased her. She moved to Calgary in 1932, where she met her future husband and was proud to have known suffragette Nellie McClung. Anne is remembered for her sweet, gentle nature and her unconditional love and generosity.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102-23rd Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Anne Alexander, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Barbara Browne (McKeever) :

    Marilyn and Faye – our sincere condolences to you and your family. It was so wonderful that you had her for so long. I remember her well coming to Church with both of you.

    Barbara and Calvin Browne

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  2. Doug & Mary LeBlanc, PEI :

    Dear Faye, Greg & Family, our deepest & heart felt sympathies on the passing of your Mom. We were privileged to know her when she came with you & your Family to Trinity. Keeping you close in thoughts & prayers. Doug & Mary OOs

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  3. Carrie Giles :

    Hi Marilyn,
    Sorry to hear you lost your Mom. She was quite a Lady and had a good long life but it is still hard to say good-bye. My sympathy to all your family.

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  4. Richard Johnson :

    Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of my family. Anne was our mother’s (only) bridesmaid at her wedding held at East Arrow Park BC on September 18, 1939. As such, Anne has been part of our family history ever since. My mother was Gladys Dunlop and she married Robert Johnson of Burton BC. If you would like more details or a photo, just let me know.

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