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ALSIP – Ethna

June 4, 1921 – June 14, 2010

Ethna Alsip passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the age of 89 years.

Ethna was born June 4, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and resided there until she and Roy were married in 1943. Following their marriage they moved to Nova Scotia where Roy served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Ethna worked at the Halifax Dockyards compiling Civilian Pay. After the war, they returned to Winnipeg where Terry was born in 1946 and Rick in 1948. In 1956, the family moved to the Calgary area and resided on an acreage in Dewinton for nearly forty years. During those years, Ethna pursued her love of animals by breeding and raising numerous litters of Lakeland Terriers and as well as raising ponies and horses.

Ethna is survived by her daughter Terry Stephenson (Lloyd), and grandchildren Tammy (Scott) Patterson, Rod (Kari) Stephenson, and Clay Stephenson; her son Rick Alsip (Marsha) and grandchildren Kimberly Boutin (Joey) and Warren Alsip (Clare). She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband Roy; her parents Joseph and Kathleen Mitten; and her sisters Wannie Mitten of Bakersfield, CA and Isobel Agnew of Los Angeles, CA.

At Ethna’s request, a private family service will be held. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: . Forward condolences through

The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Calgary for their kind and loving care over the past sixteen months.

In living memory of Ethna Alsip, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. George and Lois Adam :

    We wish to send our condolences to the family of Ethna Alsip. We had many years of friendship with Roy and Ethna. They were friends through Rotary . We always enjoyed time spent with them. Ethna was a kind beautiful lady. We have had a few health problems during the last few years and I am so sorry we lost touch with Ethna. I still remember meeting Terry as a teen aged girl very pretty and a lovely girl. I am sure we met Rick at the Southwood Care centre as we visited Roy. They both lived good lives and were wonderful friends to know through so much of our lives. I know you have many wonderful memories. George and Lois Adam.

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  2. Carol Brydon :

    Sorry to hear about Rick’s mom. It brings back many memories – thinking of you.
    Ray and Carol Brydon

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  3. Betty Samson :

    A pleasure and priviledge to have known you Mrs. ‘A’! You made me laugh and cry** I will miss our little chats and your worldly stories. You were classy, down to earth and a no nonsense gal!! I have many fond memories that I will carry with me. Thank-you and may you rest in peace my sweet-sweet friend!! You will not be forgotten….

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  4. Muriel Veldhoen :

    My deepest sympathy to Terry and Rick and your families at this sad time. I trust many happy memories will help you through the days ahead.
    Muriel Veldhoen

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