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BARAN, Dora Catherine

April 25, 1917 – St. Brieux, Saskatchewan
August 8, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Dora Catherine Baran, at the age of 100 years young, on August 8, 2017.

Mom was a hardworking little lady, who loved to garden, cook, embroider and dance. Grandma made quilts for all of her family and continued to make perogies until a few months ago. Whenever we left her she would tell us she loved us with all her heart and it was just so long and not goodbye.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Don (Helena) of Guelph, ON, Omar (Sharon) of Airdrie, AB, and Harold (Carol) of Kelowna, BC.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; as well as numerous family and friends.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Peter; her parents Daniel and Deliah Lefebvre; her siblings Medard, Thomas, and Daniel; and one granddaughter.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive) on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with the Graveside Service following at Airdrie Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to thank the staff at Cedarwood Station for their loving care and special attention to Dora as well as the Chinook Care Center. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,, to the Airdrie Food Bank 20 East Lake Way Airdrie, AB T4A 2J3, Telephone: 403-948-0063 or The Airdrie Horticultural Society, PO Box 80026, Airdrie, AB T4B 2B8, Telephone: (403) 912-0559

In living memory of Dora Baran, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100

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  1. Wendy Contant :

    To all Dora’s family…
    I send sincere condolences on your loss . Dora was such a sweetheart and I always enjoyed seeing her when I volunteered at Cedarwood .The little gal who always looked so nice in her long dresses will be missed!Treasure your memories…you sure have many and some great ones from her big birthday party.

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  2. Jeannine (Ferre) Thompson :

    Don, Omar, and Harold:
    I see your sweet little Mom has passed away after a very long life. Our family remembers her well! We have good memories of your family living across the street from our Grandmother in St. Brieux. Please receive my sympathy and condolences.

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