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BOURASSA, Marie Louise (nee Reid)

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.

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  1. Pamela LaBelle :

    A long life lived to the fullest. You will miss her but the memories live forever. My thoughts are with you .

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  2. Anna and Fraser :

    Marie will be missed by her family and all who knew her. From Kelowna we send our deepest sympathies and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  3. Fr. Michael & Lillian Lupu :

    Our deepest sympathies.
    May you find comfort in the sweet memories that Marie created while here with her family.

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  4. Dorina & Jack Stadelmeier :

    Just a great lady, always a smile. Our prayers are with you at this time.

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  5. To Mary, Tony and family. So sorry for your loss. I know your mum was a very special person in your life Mary. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you at this time. Hugs and kisses, Fiona and Gord

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  6. LARRY, MAURINE, & AARON ARSENAULT :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you from Las Vegas. She is at peace and will be missed by us. Love to you all.

    Larry, Maurine & Aaron Arsenault

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  7. We are so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace and watch over you all. Johanna Moser & family.

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  8. John & Sheila Callaghan and John McGinness (Glasgow, Scotland) send their deepest sympathy to all of you.

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  9. Your Sis / Auntie Mary / MECS :

    Mary and Tony, Dave and Sharon, Bob and Brenda, each of you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I am truly sorry for your loss of Mom/ Grandma/Great Grandma, I will keep each of you in my prayers.

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  10. Sorry we can’t be there with you. She was a special lady. She will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers will be with you. We will toast her on the 29th.

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  11. Omer & Bertha Andries :

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you,
    Aunty Marie was a special lady and now she is at peace and is with our Lord and all the Angels and saints, I’m sure she has a twinkle in her eyes and a big smile for all.
    Omer & Bertha Andries

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  12. John Johnstone :

    A wonderfull Lady who will be saddly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on the 29th.
    From Family and friends in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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  13. Cheryl, Sheila, Dale and family,

    We wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and your family during this sad time. We know that family is important to you all and it helps identify who we are. With such a loss please know that she lives inside of you all.

    Rosina, Merilee, Giulia Maida and family.

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  14. Darliene and Gottfried Mueller :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Darliene and Gottfried

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  15. Vern & Helen Gerlitz :

    Sorry we were away when Marie passed on. We will miss her, but have many fond memories of our times together. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

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