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ALTIMAS, Mary “Edna” (nee O’Rourke)

May 24, 1917 – Montreal, QC
October 4, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Mary “Edna” Altimas passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the age of 97 years.

Edna’s independent nature will be greatly missed by her children, Noreen (Peter), Theresa (John), Paul (Joanne) and Bernard; along with her ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers John (Colombe) O’Rourke and Frank (Gullian) O’Rourke. Edna was predeceased by her husband of forty-nine years Rayfield “Ray” Altimas in 1991.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Special thanks to Dr. Melling and the staff at Father Lacombe Care Centre.

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

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  1. Barry and Margie Mills :

    Our thoughts are with you at this time.

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  2. Gary and Donna Jackson :

    Sending everyone big hugs. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Ricard Simons :

    Thinking of you Noreen, Peter, Terissa & John.
    See you at Mass.
    Richard Simons.

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  4. SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MUMS PASSING BUT WHAT A WONDERFUL LONG LIFE SHE HAD. GOD BE WITH YOU. LOVE JEAN

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  5. Carol and Emery Watz :

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Noreen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Carol and Emery

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  6. Richard E McLarney :

    I am sorry to hear of Aunt Edna’s passing and your loss.

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  7. Hugs to this beautiful family with deep roots. We know the Gerty and Sharpe branches and we could sense Edna’s great love through the lives they live and the stories they tell. All our love from Kelowna, BC

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  8. Neil MacKinnon :

    Peace be with you. Your mother had a long and wonderful life. My sincere condolences.

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  9. Marj and Bill Simpson :

    Doug, Fiona , Tadhg , Tania, Noreen, Peter, Julie, Patricia, Michael

    Losing someone you love is never easy.

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  10. SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU NOREEN, YOUR SISTERS AND BROTHER
    EDNA AND MY KATHLEEN HAD A GREAT FRIENDSHIP AND I KNEW
    YOUR DAD, RAY, BACK IN THE 1930’S AT DARCY MCKEE.
    GOD BLESS , STAN

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  11. Melanie Chung :

    My deepest condolences to the family of Edna on behalf of Pastoral Care of St. Patricks Church.
    Edna was a wonderful person whom I looked forward to visiting and giving communion while at the Shawnessy Lodge.
    May she rest in peace.
    Melanie Chung

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  12. Alison Ecccleston :

    My deepest condolences to all of Edna’s family.
    I was so lucky to have met Edna, she was a wonderful person and such a character!
    I really enjoyed the time I spent with her and I will miss her greatly.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Alison Eccleston (nee Sharpe?)

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  13. Tim and Myra Huston :

    Our deepest sympathy to you Noreen and your family. We know how difficult it is to lose a parent. Treasure all the memories of your mom’s long, wonderful life.

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  14. Steve & Lorraine McLarney :

    Our deepest sympathy to your families, We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Edna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    sincerely,
    Steve & Lorraine

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  15. Mr. Michael O'Rourke and Mrs Lise Ouimet :

    Our sincere sympathy to all my cousins, her children, and their families. I know it had been a long time since I had seen my aunt.
    May she rest in peace and watch over all of you.

    Lise and Michael

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  16. Carol and Brian wright :

    Sorry to hear of your moms passing. When we met her years ago she was a great lady.Our condolences to all your family

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  17. Christine O'Rourke :

    To my cousins, Noreen, Theresa, Paul and Bernard, and their families

    I was saddened to hear of Aunt Edna’s passing. She was a lovely lady and had that wonderful O’Rourke laughter. My thoughts are with you all.
    Sincerely,
    Christine

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  18. Denyse & John Flynn :

    We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Edna’s death. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to all of you and your families. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

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  19. Dear Noreen, Theresa, Paul and Bernard and families,
    My deepest condolences on the sad passing of your mother. Aunt Edna was most kind to me.
    I recall very happy occasions at your home in Montreal. I will always remember Aunt Edna and Uncle Ray with admiration, respect and great fondness. Patricia and I were so pleased when they were able to attend our wedding.
    Jim and Pat O’Rourke

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  20. Mary Lynn McDonell-MacLean :

    I was very sorry to hear of your mother’s recent passing. I can still vividly picture her walking down Jeanne Mance St. My sympathies to your entire family.

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  21. Mike and Cheryl McLarney :

    We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Edna’s passing. She was always so thoughtful. Our children enjoyed the cards that she would send on their birthdays. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

    Mike and Cheryl McLarney

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  22. Pat and Tony Christiano :

    Theresa, Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember her well although it was many years ago. Our sympathies to all your family.

    Pat and Tony Christiano

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