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ARNELL, Enid Fern

September 17, 1934 – Lloydminster, Alberta
April 19, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

We are sad to announce that after a brief illness Enid Arnell passed away at the age of 79 with her family by her side.

She will be missed greatly by her husband of fifty-two years, Neil Arnell; her daughter Karen (Michael); and her son Keith. She will also be missed by her precious granddaughter Lauryn Busseri; her sisters Joan Huot (Roger); Laura Webb (Warren); and Donna McKay; and many nieces (Valerie, Teresa, Corrine, Lorna, Heather and Leanne); and nephews (Mark and Aaron). Enid was predeceased by her brother-in-law Bill McKay; and her nephews Dennis and Robin.

Enid was raised in the Lloydminster area and came to Calgary in 1954, working for the city of Calgary Engineers until 1961. After raising her family, she returned to work at Suncor in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. She and Neil retired to Olds in 1998 and then returned to Calgary in 2006.

Enid was a strong, independent and caring woman, and a devoted wife and mother. She was unfailingly generous, positive, and brave, even after losing much of her eyesight this past year. She loved crossword puzzles, music, gardening, stock-trading, animals, the rural life, and was an expert at raising canaries.

Please join us in honouring a life well-lived at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to the ICU staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their compassion and hard work. If so desired, memorial tributes in Enid’s name may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219, www.cnib.ca or the Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

In living memory of Enid Arnell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Anita George,CNIB Calgary :

    Dear family,
    Just a quiet word to extend our deepest sympathy to you on the passing on of Enid and to let you know we are thinking of you.

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  2. Greg & Paulette :

    Keith and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow…Mothers are special just think of the wonderful memories.

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  3. Greg & Paulette :

    Keith and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow…Mothers are very special…Think of the lifetime of memories.

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  4. Julie Dawson :

    Hello Karen and Mike,
    I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful lady your Mom was. She must have been so very proud of her lovely family. I am keeping you in my heart and prayers each day. Love, Julie

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