November 14, 1925 – December 21, 2011
After a lengthy illness, Marie Louise Bourassa of Calgary, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Chinook Hospice at the age of 86 years.
Marie was christened Mary Louise by her parents Samuel and Susan Reid, in Glasgow, Scotland, at her birth on November 14, 1925. Mary was nicknamed Maisie all of her life until she met and married a French Canadian soldier in July of 1943. From that day forward, Maisie became known as Marie. Marie came to Canada after the war to her husband’s French Canadian family who lived on a farm in southern Saskatchewan.
Marie is survived by her three children Mary (Tony) Fraser of Okotoks, David (Sharon) Bourassa of Calgary and Robert (Brenda) Bourassa of Airdrie. She was also blessed with eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Marie is also lovingly remembered by two sisters Susan Lees and Sheila (Dale) Guyett of Calgary; and many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews throughout Canada, the United States, Scotland and England. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Arsene “Red” Bourassa; parents Samuel and Susan; sister Elizabeth Atkins of Portsmouth, England; Red’s parents Romuald and Mederise; his three brothers, John, Ralph and Robert; and his four sisters, Laura, Lucie, Jeanne, and Ida.
Please join the family for Prayers and Tributes at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at “Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery”, Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Marie Bourassa, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences