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ARMSTRONG – Gwendolyn Iva

June 19, 1941 – February 17, 2010

Gwen Armstrong of Calgary, beloved mother of Kelly and Randy passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at the age of 68 years.

Gwen was born June 19, 1941 in Calgary. Received her education in Calgary, graduating as a Registered Nurse from the Calgary General Hospital. Nursing was her passion practising at the General Hospital and later on in her career worked in clinics. Gwen will also be remembered as being an accomplished painter as well as being a strong individual soul she felt her final career as a Grandmother was the best role she’s ever had.

Gwen is survived by her son Randy and daughter-in-law Donna of Melbourne, Australia, her daughter Kelly and son-in-law Barrie Hill, two grandchildren Grace and Jackson. She is also survived by a large and caring family.

Gathering is being planned by family and friends to remember Gwen. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433. www.arthritis.ca.

In living memory of Gwen Armstrong, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Terrie Brucker :

    To Gwen’s family:
    I was in Gwen’s nursing class and I have such fond memories of her. She was witty, full of energy, wonderful to work with, I cannot remember ever seeing her without a smile on her face and a happy word to all. She made so many people so comfortable during their illnesses and she did not deserve to suffer. I shall always remember her and her lovely red hair and the grin on her face and twinkle in her eyes. It is a terrible loss, especially to family. My condolences; remember the good times and cherish the memories.
    Terrie Brucker

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  2. Dear Kelly and Randy
    My thoughts are with you. Anna

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  3. To Gwen's Family :

    I attended an arthritis support group with your mom and always found her to be a cheerful, positive and supportive person. She loved to talk about her wonderful family and about how thrilled she was to be a grandmother. Her smile, laughter and kindness will be missed and you have my heartfelt condolences.
    Paula Chase

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  4. To Gwen’s Family and Friends

    Attending an arthritis support group with Gwen always made one feel happier because of her down-to-earth statements, her encouragement, her determination and her plucky attitude!
    She remains a mentor for many.
    Heartfelt condolences to the family and all those other friends who will remember her smile and vitality!

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  5. Judy Potter-Brownlee :

    I was so shocked to read of your Mom’s passing. She needed more time with her grandchildren. She and I had many good times together. Our lives went in different directions but we were still able to re-connect occasionally.

    My thoughts will be with you at this sad time.

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  6. Ron Scott; Steven Scott & Heather Bolen :

    Dear Kelly and Randy,

    I’m so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. Although I haven’t been in constant contact, I was so happy when you (Kelly) and your Mom attended Barbara’s reception, when she passed away in 2002.

    Steven and Heather also send their condolences. When we lived next door to you on Hunterbow Cr., they always called your Mom “Aunty Gwen”.

    The paper mentioned a gathering was being planned by family and friends but no information was provided. Since I don’t get the paper everyday, I would like very much to attend and offer my condolences in person.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  7. Dear Kelly and Randy and Families….I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Gwen was always full of life and loved her family so much. She will be truly missed by all. I could talk to your mom about anything and she understood things that only you and herself would share. Much Love Gayle. I will miss her.

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  8. The Arthritis Society :

    The Arthritis Society is the grateful recipient of a contribution in memory of Gwendolyn Armstrong from James & Joan Clark of Calgary, AB. May the knowledge that this gift will help others be of comfort to you at this time.

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