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BLYTH, Eileen Constance (nee Kreckler)

July 29, 1918 – October 3, 2012

Eileen Blyth passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 after a brief hospital stay.

Eileen was a woman of enormous integrity, high energy and wit. She was an exceptional partner and best friend to Jack. She was generous to all and exemplified fairness and tolerance.

Eileen is survived by her son David (Audrey); daughter Ann (Lorne); seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Married to Jack, a great guy, for sixty-eight years, she was tragically predeceased in 2006 by both Jack and their beloved youngest daughter Doreen.

A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Eileen Blyth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. You will be loved and missed by all of us. I wish I could have spent more time with you before this unexpected departure. RIP and I love you so much.

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  2. Ed & Heather Riach :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Eileen. We have many fond memories of Jack and Eileen, now they are together again.
    Ed and Heather

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  3. Steve & Jan Wojick :

    To the family of Eileen Blyth,

    It was a great pleasure to know Eileen and Jack during our lawn bowls career. They provided tremendous encouragement and support. They will both be missed.

    Steve & Jan Wojick

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  4. Eileen Blyth was a very dear friend and neighbour of my parents John and Kirsteen Murray. Eileen always had a sparkle in her eye when she spoke lovingly of her family. She and Jack introduced our family to Grace Presbyterian Church, to the neighbourhood, to Calgary and to Canada. I loved them both and will be forever indebted. Thank you Eileen.

    Sincerest condolences to Ann, David and family.
    John Murray, Luella and Brenna

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  5. Cathie Mountain :

    I was Jack and Eileen’s mail lady many years ago and became friend’s immediately upon meeting them. They were both always welcoming, kind and thoughtful to me and helped me out when I went into labour on their front lawn with my 2nd baby. I have thought of both of them often over the years and was so sad to read this obituary and learn of both of their passing. Please accept my greatest sympathy and know how much they both touched so many lives.
    Sincerely, Cathie Mountain

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  6. Karen Karpuk (nee Sheppard) :

    I am sorry I couldn’t join you yesterday for the celebration of your mom’s life. I will always remember her as a woman of great energy and enthusiasm for life. She was a great friend to our mom, Olive Sheppard. They shared so much over the years.

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  7. To Ann, David and families,
    I was unable to attend the Celebration of Eileen’s life on Saturday but I want to tell you how much I admired your Mom. She was a very determined woman and she had a strong sense of right and fairness. As a young girl, I remember the club she started for the young girls in the neighborhood. It gave us something to do and we got to know the girls of 24A Street. I also remember the Blyth’s sharing their home with us when we returned to Calgary from England with no home to go to. It was an extemely generous thing for them to do. She and my Mom had a long and strong friendship. I know how much they enjoyed the many trips they took together. I can remember your Mom’s laugh – on their last cruise she even managed to laugh about their trying trip home from the cruise ship. It was quite an ordeal for both of them but they got home and said that was their last trip. Your Mom truely enjoyed life and always seemed to look on the bright side of things.
    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Linda McPhee (nee Sheppard)

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