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ASHLEY – Marian Elizabeth

June 16, 1932 – February 27, 2011

Marian Ashley of Calgary passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the age of 78 years.

Marian Ashley was born in Glenavon, Saskatchewan to Albert and Jessie Martin, and was the youngest of five children. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she relocated to Calgary. While raising her family, Marian returned to school and earned two University degrees in Education. During her elementary school teaching career spanning three decades, she was an active member of the National Science Teachers Association. A lifelong animal lover, her German Shepherd, Tansy, was always at her side. She also enjoyed camping, hiking and photography in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

She is survived by her three children, Robert (Donna), Donald and JoAnne (David); two grandchildren Sean and Rianna, and family in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C.

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In living memory of Marian Ashley, 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.

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  1. Gloria Martin Gietz :

    My Auntie Marian and your dear mother has now passed to whatever is beyond. Thank you for the loving care that she received and the loving attention that you provided, such as birthdays and other celebrations remembered by you. I know that music remained a comfort to her to the end of her life.

    Much love,
    Cousin Glo

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  2. ron and louise :

    Our love and prayers go out to you all.
    God Bless,

    Ron and Louise and family.

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  3. Jack and Isobel Montgomery :

    Dear Robert, Donald and Joanne
    I hope you can recall our past connection. Your Mom and I became friends in teaching and she did bring you with her when she came to our house a number of times. We also have a daughter, Joanne. As we were both busy teaching, raising our families, and you living up in Dalhousie and us in Lakeview, we gradually lost touch although, I often thought of her and wanted to see Marion again but couldn’t find a phone number.
    I am so sorry that the reconnection comes in this way. Your Mom was a special person who lived with great dedication to her ideals. We had a valued friendship and if you should feel like calling me to tell me more about your Mom , I would appreciate it. Please accept my heartfelt concern to each one, Isobel Montgomery

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