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BLAIR – Verna “Sue” (nee Nickell)

October 5, 1952 – September 26, 2010

Sue Blair, beloved wife of Geoff of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the age of 57 years.

Sue was born on October 5, 1952 in Elrose, SK to Vern and Joy Nickell. Sue spent the majority of her life living in Cranbrook, BC.

Sue’s main focus in life was to look after and care for her family. Nothing pleased Sue more than to have all of her family together under one roof. Her main role was to give amazing advice and love unconditionally. She excelled at both.

She enjoyed the simple things in life like drinking a good cup of coffee, reading the newspaper, attending live theatre, and a good laugh with her loved ones.

Sue fought her illness with dignity, courage, and a large amount of humour. We hope this serves as inspiration for others dear to her when they are faced with challenges in their lives.

Besides her loving husband Geoff, Sue is survived by daughter Meghan Clark; son Brett Clark; her sweet cockapoo Finnigan; as well as family friends and family members in Cranbrook, BC.

In Sue’s words, “Nothing ever stays the same, not the good and not the bad.”

A Celebration of Sue’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Dr. Tremblay’s research at Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, 3280 Hospital Drive, Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6. There are so many people to thank within the Calgary Health Region that helped to make Sue’s life comfortable. We especially would like to acknowledge Dr. Alain Tremblay for trying his best and always looking for a solution to the problem.

In living memory of Sue Blair, 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. Simonson Family :

    Meghan and family,
    Our thoughts and love are with you.
    Deepest sympathy for your great loss.

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  2. Terry & Donna Wickett :

    Dear Geoff, Meghan & Brett:

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of Sue. She was such a wonderful person who loved to laugh and live life to the fullest. We remember the Nickell family reunions all too well. There was never a dull moment to be had when Sue, Gwen & Connie were all together. Those were some of the best and most memorable times and we will cherish them forever!

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!

    Terry & Donna Wickett
    Nanton, Ab.

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  3. My sincere condolences for all of Sue’s family. Sue was a good person and will be missed.
    Robert Haley
    Cranbrook BC

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  4. Geoff, Meghan and Brett,

    My thoughts and love are with you.
    Sue was a great friend, teacher and coach and my life would not have been the same if Sue had not been in it. I am very honored I shared many years with Sue…..
    I can hear her laughter still and I always will.

    Nazare
    Cranbrook, BC

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  5. Paddie Ferraro (nee Faust) :

    If We Could Bring You Back Again

    If we could bring you back again,
    For one more hour or day,
    We’d express all our unspoken love;
    We’d have countless things to say.

    If we could bring you back again,
    We’d say we treasured you,
    And that your presence in our lives
    Meant more than we ever knew.

    If we could bring you back again,
    To tell you what we should,
    You’d know how much we miss you now,
    And if we could, we would.

    We will miss you Suzie. Will always remember my beautiful high school friend.

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  6. Vaughan & Karen Paulson :

    Dear Meghan, Brett, and Geoff

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your at this time, you had a most wonderful mother and wife. Love to you all

    Vaughan and Karen (Popo and Grannie)

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  7. I am so very sad to hear of Sue’s passing and wish to send my sincere condolences.
    Although I had not seen Sue for years – possibly decades, her laughter still rings in my memory. Her love of life was an ispiration – especially in those awkward teen years.
    There was no one more fun to be with on a bugle band trip than Sue.
    Sue, you will be missed.

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  8. Ally Regan (Rella) :

    Geoff, Brett, and Meghan,

    So sorry to hear of your loss…I will always remember her during the good ol’ hockey days. The memories created, the laughs shared…she was a wonderful woman and a fighter. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Ally Regan (Rella)
    Denver, CO

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  9. Robert Ross and Mary Ediger :

    Meghan and Brett – My heart sank when I heard today of your Mom’s passing. Your Mom was always very good to me, and I shall not forget her kindness during my early years in the Kootenays. Take comfort in knowing others are thinking of you during this tough period. God bless.

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  10. Ingrid Carlgren :

    I worked with Sue at Crestbrook in the late 1970’s, and very much enjoyed her sense of humour. I always remember this story she told:
    Mom had brought home a new baby brother. Sue wasn’t impressed with him. One day, Mom couldn’t find the infant – she thought she’d put him in his crib, but he wasn’t there. Where could he have got to????
    Then she asked Sue if she knew where her baby brother was. “Yes,” said little Sue.
    “He’s in the garbage. You said that’s where we put things we don’t want, and I don’t want him!”
    Hope this story makes you smile – I always do when I think of Sue.
    Condolences on your loss. Take care, Meghan and Brett.
    IC

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