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BEALING, Margaret “Berta”

November 21, 1911 – March 18, 2012

Margaret passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the age of 100 years.

She lived her entire life in Calgary as a homemaker and after the death of her husband Edward (Red) in 1958, worked in the downtown Eaton’s Store in the Jewellery department until her retirement. In her youth she was an accomplished swimmer and basketball player and bowled until the age of 94. Margaret raised her two children alone through most of their childhood. She lived her life with strength, passion and conviction; and always had an opinion on everything. Most of all she possessed an endless love for her family, a love that may not have been always understood but never questioned.

Berta will be sadly missed by her two children, Wayne (Barbara) and Eleanor (Paul), her seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and six nieces and nephews. The family would like to say a very special thanks to all Lake Bonavista Village staff members who made her stay so pleasant these past four years. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Berta Bealing, 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. Dave, Brenda, Charla, Travis Baillie :

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss of your mom(grandma), our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  2. While in high school I worked at Eaton’s and with Mrs. Bealing. She was such a kind lady who took the time to teach you how to do your job the proper way. She was a pleasure to be with and always spoke of her family with pride and love. Over the years in retailing I have worked with many ladies whose names I cannot recall but I never forgot Mrs. Bealing.

    I send along my condolences to her family on the loss of such a special lady.

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  3. Bonn McDermid :

    Wayne, Eleanor and families:
    Joan and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. Wayne,I well remember our “Riverdale Ave” days as kids as well as going downtown after school and on Saturdays and stopping to see your Mom at Eatons. Our thoughts are with all of you.

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  4. Lorrie Fraser :

    Dear Wayne & Family,

    So sorry to hear of your Mom/Grandmother’s passing.
    My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

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  5. Kerry Hennessey :

    Hello Wayne, Eleanor and your families

    Our condolences to you all. I also remember 817 Riverdale. Aunt Berta and I had an all night conversation in the kitchen one evening when my dad had passed. I shall remember her always, I’m sure she will be missed and remembered always.


    Kerry & Pat

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