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ARMITAGE, Helen Janet Anne (nee Mackay)

July 4, 1920 – March 6, 2013

The family of Helen Armitage of Calgary are sad to announce the peaceful passing of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt at the Rockyview Hospital on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Helen was predeceased, in 1994, by her husband Charles Alexander Armitage, former Mayor of Deux Montagnes, Quebec, her parents Major Norman & Elizabeth (McLean) MacKay, and her sisters Audrey (McArthur), Chrisy and Dora MacKay. She leaves to mourn, her son David (Helen) Armitage; daughter Jean (Albert) Deslauriers; grandchildren, Steven (Haley) Armitage, Tiffany Armitage, Anne- Marie, Peter, David and Brian Deslauriers; great-grandson Heath Armitage; and nephews Donald (Millie) McArthur and Peter (Sally) McArthur.

A Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Reverend Ed Lewis of Southwood United Church. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059,, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. A special thank you to Marilyn Gloeckler and Doreen Gower for dedicating every Friday to visiting Helen and sharing time in the garden on sunny afternoons as well as many luncheons out. The family also wishes to thank the Beverly Midnapore for their loving care of Helen during the last three years. Thank you also to the Doctors and nurses of Unit 74 at the Rockyview for their exceptional care of Helen during the past seven weeks.

In living memory of Helen Armitage, 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. Bill & Rosalyn Schmidt :

    Dear Al, Jean and all your family,
    Rosalyn and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and all your family for the loss of your mother. Even though we all know the cycle of life, it is still sad on that final goodbye. May the memorable times with your mother provide pleasant thoughts for you and all your family. Mothers are such special people in all our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  2. Paul & Carol Brammer :

    We are so sad to hear of Helen’s passing. Paul remembers fondly your family in the years he was growing up and often speaks of you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. God Bless.

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  3. My deepest sympathy to Helen’s family. I know I spoke to some of you when I was at Southwood. I always enjoyed my visits with her. She was an amazing lady. I had asked that Doreen continue to be with Helen on her journey and I gather that happened.
    Unfortunately I can not attend on Sat. but I shall hold you all in my prayers and remember Helen with love. May your memories be golden and abundant and don’t forget to laugh! Helen had a great sense of humour.
    Wilma Clark

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