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BAIRD – Chantal Francine Marcelle (nee Dehn)

September 20, 1945 – March 20, 2011

Chantal Francine Marcelle Baird beloved wife and best friend of Brian Baird of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the age of 65 years after a courageous battle with cancer.

Chantal was born in Chatillon-Sur-Seine in France and immigrated to Toronto, ON at the age of ten and moved west to Calgary, AB in 1965.

Chantal was a lady of many talents including being a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and also being a good artist, a smart business woman, and a great cook. Chantal loved to travel and she and Brian went on many wonderful cruises as well as many other trips.

Besides her loving husband Brian, Chantal is survived by her daughters Yvette Dehn of Vancouver, BC and Tania Clapperton of Calgary, AB; step-daughter Laura Baird of Airdrie, AB; step-son James Baird of Calgary, AB; step-father Jack Woolridge of Campbell River, BC; as well as by two grandchildren Malcolm and Kathleen Clapperton of Calgary, AB. Chantal will be sadly missed by all who came in contact with her. She was predeceased by her mother Marie Jeanette Woolridge of Campbell River, BC on March 13, 2011.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, Box 274 Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email We would like to thank all branches of Alberta Health, the Rockyview and Foothills Hospitals, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the home care palliative care nurses and the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Foothills Country Hospice for their compassionate care.

In living memory of Chantal Baird, 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. Irene Gillard :

    My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Chantal. Psalms 65:2 states that God is the Hearer of all prayers. At this time we could all use this comfort.

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  2. Hi Brian,
    I offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife. I truly enjoyed our meetings together and was always very appreciative of Chantal’s quick wit and humour. I wish you and your family well as you wade through this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Del

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  3. Margaret, Peder and Karen (and family) Christensen :

    Dear Brian, Yvette and Tania…
    We are so sad to hear of the passing of your mom, she will be missed. She touched everyone around her, especially my mom. Mom and Dad — Margaret and Peder Christensen, have known Chantal for 48 years, and lasting friendships such as this is deep, and everlasting. My mom would always tell me about what Chantal was up to in her busy life. She talked about Brian, and her girls with sparkle and love. Mom hung Chantal’s paintings in her home and made sure that all visitors knew who painted them, exclaiming with pride of her good friend’s talents. My dad, Peder, felt like Chantal was a sister to him, and they always talked at length during all these years they have been friends. I will remember your mom as an awesome cook and an artist. Above all, I will remember her as a great mother. Stay strong, and talk about your mom to all, even though she is gone now, as this will keep her alive in our hearts and memories. With love, Margaret, Peder and Karen Christensen. (ps. we are making a donation to the Cancer Society in Chantal’s name)

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  4. Nadia Delmore, Kelowna B.C :

    My heartfelt condolences to Chantal’s family. It was a privilege to be her friend, I will miss her always.

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  5. Sergio e Rosa Zunino, Genoa, Italy :

    Dear Tania, Yvette and Brian, we ware deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

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  6. Brian and Family,
    Anna and I are so sorry for your loss, you have our deepest sympathy. We are thinking about you in this time of sadness.

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  7. Bruna, Gino and Family, Genoa, Italy :

    In this day of sorrow our thoughts go to Chantal and our hearts go Yvette, Tania and Brian.

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  8. Ewa & Chris Wenslaw :

    Brian and Family,
    May we express to you our deepest sympathy, knowing the sorrow you must feel at the loss of your wife and best friend Chantal. May God give you strength and understanding during your time of grief.
    May memories give you warmth and eventually make you smile.
    With sincere sympathy Ewa and Chris.

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  9. Eldon MacCuspic :

    Brian and family
    You have my deepest sympathy with the loss of Chantal. We have known each other a long time and although I had never met Chantal, I knew of her through our conversations.
    Walk with God, my friend.

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