February 27, 1926 – March 20, 2013
Loretta Arbique of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
Loretta was born in Montreal, QC. She was the eldest of three to Rene and Augusta Martin. Loretta graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse at the age of 18. She married her high school sweetheart on September 16, 1950. They moved to Calgary in 1978 to be closer to family. She was a loving mother and dedicated nurse, touching the lives many. Loretta was past president of the Alumni Association of St. Mary’s Hospital and a member of the Catholic Women’s League.
Loretta is survived by four children Melanie Arbique (Kent Hale), Mary Arbique Vogel (Greg Vogel), Christopher Arbique (Trish) and Lesley Arbique Secreti (Josephe); grandchildren Leanne (Kevin), Matthew (Sarah), Christina (Zach) and Mylaine; two great-grandchildren Thomas and Emily. She is also survived by sister-in-law Joan Martin and numerous nieces and nephews. Loretta was predeceased by her husband Ron Arbique on July 14, 1995; a brother Emmet Martin and a sister Clare McMahon.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 12:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded 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) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Loretta Arbique, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences