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BLAXLEY, Kathleen Elizabeth

January 19, 1924 – Hwei-an, China
November 12, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Kathleen Elizabeth Blaxley of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 90 years.

Born in Hwei-an, China in 1924 to medical missionaries Dr. George Reynolds and Annie Gertude Turner, Kathleen was the youngest of nine children. Trained in nursing during the London Blitz of WWII, some evenings were spent caring for patients in the bomb shelter. She married John Blaxley in 1951 and they immigrated to Canada. Kathleen lived and worked in Edmonton until 1974, having three sons: Robert (Brenda), William, and David (Minae). From 1974 until the present she resided in the Calgary area. An avid owner of dogs her entire life, Kathleen found great joy with her pets. She was a Life Master at Contract Bridge, with a keen competitive spirit. She enjoyed playing card games of all kinds, especially with her grandchildren: Anna, Arthur, Ken, Lisa and Adelaida. Kathleen travelled the world and relished new experiences.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Mark and St. Philip Anglican Church (1802 – 33 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, Many thanks to the staff of McKenzie Towne Retirement Residence for the great care and compassion you showed Kathleen.

In living memory of Kathleen Blaxley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. On behalf of Anne and Keith Harrisson, my brothers and myself, I would like to offer our condolences at this sad time. We are thinking of you at this time of great personal loss.
    With deepest sympathy,

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  2. Hilary McGrath :

    Rest in peace Aunt Kay. Sincere condolences to the Blaxley families, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With love from Hilary, Jim and family xxx

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  3. Dear Robert, William and David
    Our thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time, and today especially. Know that you were blessed to have the Mum you had. Such a clever, fun-loving, caring and sensible lady! We share your feelings of loss and send you all much love today, and always. Jenni, Tony and Nan Gould in South Africa, Nicola and family in Australia and Andrew and family in USA. God bless.

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  4. Lorie Pesowski :

    Dear Anna
    My condolences to you and your family with the loss of your grandmother. Grandmothers are special people in our lives. They bring us love, laughter and be a confidant to share our adventures. You will always remember your grandmother and by doing so, she will always be with you.
    Your friend, Lorie

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