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BLOOD – Evelyn (Effie) Elizabeth (nee Ryan)

September 2, 1932 – September 22, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Evelyn Blood, who was taken from us after a courageous battle with cancer. Evelyn passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years old at Southwood Hospice, surrounded by her family.

Evelyn leaves behind her loving husband of fifty-eight years Eugene; two sons, Randy (Cherill) and Robert (Tracy); two daughters, Bonnie and Connie (Neil) Winder; four grandchildren, Michael, Marie (Wade) Froese, Caitlin, and Kalysha; and two great grandchildren, Gabriella and Zachary.

Evelyn is also survived by her sister Pat Johnson; and sisters-in-law, Doris Blood and Janice (Frank) Gardener; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her father Phil; mother Anne; sister Elaine; and brother Dennis.

Evelyn was employed by CIBC for several years, before retiring from Sureway Metal Systems after nineteen years as Office Manager. Evelyn enjoyed reading, music, singing, dancing, doing crafts, and volunteering. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed life to the fullest.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1M9, Telephone: (403) 252-0620.

In living memory of Effie Blood, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Hard to believe a candle that burned so brightly has flickered out. Her wonderful spirit should be an inspiration to us all. My thoughts are with all of you in her family.

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  2. Dear Eugene & Family

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Effie has been a great neighbor & friend. She was always willing to help, share her wisdom & laugh at your jokes.
    I will miss her so much

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  3. Mavis (Stein) Ellerby :

    To Effies family – Effie and I went to school together from Gr.1 and up at Eston Sask. She was a fun loving gal and I have many good memories of our school years together. It has been many years since I have seen her but I’m sure she never lost her enjoyment of live. My thoughts and prayers are with her family through these trying days.God bless you all. Mavis E.

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  4. My thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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  5. Stan & Darlene Miller :

    So sorry to hear of Effie’s passing.
    We are unable to attend her funeral but know that our thoughts are with you.

    She will be missed and remembered fondly by all who knew her!

    Eugene and family, please accept our most sincere sympathy on your loss.
    Stan & Darlene Miller

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  6. Vic and Rose Hrycyk :

    Eugene,

    Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
    We have so many memories of you and Effie and the ‘good old days’.

    Rose & Vic

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  7. Stan & Darlene Miller :

    Our most sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

    We are sorry we are unable to attend Effie’s funeral but please know you are all in our thoughts.

    Stan & Darlene Miller

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  8. Family,

    I am so sorry I won’t be able to make it out tomorrow.
    My heart is with you all and I send my love out to everyone.
    Grandpa I love you so much and hope you are hanging in there, wish I could be by your side during this time of grief.

    Love you all so so much,
    Grandma will be missed terribly but she will always hold a place in our hearts.

    Kalysha

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  9. Terri & Ken Thompson :

    Eugene and Family
    Our Prayers are with you at this time.

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  10. Mr. Blood and Family,

    I have so many fond memories of the times spent with Mrs. Blood. Listening to her sing, the way she would call for Connie or helping us pick green peas from the garden.

    She will be missed greatly but never forgotten.

    Holly

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  11. The Blood Family,
    Our sincerest sympathy sent to you with love on the passing of Mrs. Blood. She will always live on in our hearts. She was a dear friend and will never be forgotten, forever…
    Carmela(Muzzo) and Orlando Russo.

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