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BROWN, Mary Bella

1912 – Forress, Scotland
2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Mary, beloved wife of the late George Henry Brown, passed away on May 13, 2013 at the age of 100 years.

Born on December 8, 1912 in Forress, Scotland, Mary immigrated to Alberta with her family in 1926. In 1938 Mary and George began a beautiful life together farming in the Madden area of Alberta. Moving to Calgary in 1972, they began a new chapter in their lives surrounded by family and friends.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her four children Joyce (Bob) Hipkin, Roy (Bernice) Brown, Ron (Rose) Brown and Judy (Jack) Mace; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband George in September of 1992; her brother Roy; her sisters Daisy and Janet; and sister-in-law Anne.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca or to a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Mary Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Gary & Donna Rach :

    Gary & I want you to know how bad we feel about the loss of your mother. We know she will be sadly missed by all of you, but you will have many wonderful memories. Your mom was the most wonderful woman I ever had the pleasure of knowing, and we loved having her out at the farm whenever she could make it. Our thoughts are with you.

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  2. Betty Ann Ferris :

    I had a phone call from my Aunt Betty to tell me about your Mom’s passing yesterday, then I phoned Joyce and had a lovely chat. Just wanted to send my sincere condolences. Your Mom was a very special lady. I have so many fond memories of wonderful times out at the farm. Lots of friends will be thinking of you all.
    Take care, Betty Ann

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  3. Donna Brown :

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother Ron, Rose and family. All the times I saw her she was a dream to be around, so very kind.
    Love, Donna

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  4. Wayne Liddell :

    Roy, Ron, Joyce, Judy and families,
    I know you will have many happy memories of your Mom. She always had a home made cookie or other pastry to offer us whenever Allen and I stopped by the farm doing our “chores”. I am thinking of you and am very sorry for your loss.

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  5. Leslie Bouck :

    We were so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. What a truly wonderful mom and we were proud to call her Auntie. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Leslie (Milburn) and Rob Bouck

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  6. Jim & Denise Leask :

    Dear Joyce & Bob, Roy & Bernice, Ron & Rose, Judy & Jack & your families,
    I am sorry to hear of Auntie Mary’s passing. I have so many memories of your Mom – her great sense of humor, her laugh, the baking she would do, the card parties they used to host at their house (I got to come along with Mom & Dad) & I remember staying there a couple of times when I was younger (Don’t remember why, but it was overnight because I had to catch the bus the next morning). It is really special that you had your Mom for so many years and especially that you were able to celebrate the milestone of her 100th birthday! Since moving to the lodge, our Mom enjoyed her phone visits with Auntie Mary – she looked forward to those chats. Mom said she is going to really miss those phone call visits. Due to circumstances at my work that day, I am so sorry I cannot attend on the 21st for the service. We want to send each of you our sincere sympathy and know that we are thinking of you.
    Love, Denise (Spreter) & Jim & family

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  7. Edith Schroeder :

    Dear Joyce and all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. ‘
    Love, Edie Schroeder

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  8. Dear Joyce & Bob, Roy & Bernice, Ron & Rose, Judy & Jack and your families,
    I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You meant everything to her and she will have left you with many wonderful memories. Mary was a lovely lady, always smiling, and thinking of others. She was a wonderful friend to Terra and me for 30 plus years and we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Judy and Terra

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  9. Mark & Lisa Goss :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of Love.

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  10. Fred & Evelyn Spreter :

    Our thoughts are with all the Brown family at this sad time.Your Mom was a wonderful lady, she always had a kind word for everyone.She will be missed by many.

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  11. Auntie Kitty Spreter :

    Joyce & Bob, Roy & Bernice, Ron & Rose, Judy & Jack and all of the family,
    I send you my sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mother. I will miss her very much. I will be thinking of all of you. I am not feeling well enough to attend the service, and I am sorry I can’t be there.
    Love from Auntie Kitty

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  12. Marie & Terry Heffernan :

    To all of the Brown families,
    We are thinking of you on the passing of your Mom. Hoping you find some comfort in the happy memories you each have.
    Sincere condolences, Marie & Terry Heffernan & family

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  13. Sonja Sadler :

    To the Brown family, My condolences on the passing of your Mom, a very gracious and lovely lady. I will always remember her as “Aunt Mary” and be inspired by her forever.
    Sonja Sadler

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  14. Tineke and Peter Huybregts :

    To Joyce, Roy, Ron, Judy and families,
    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Haven’t seen you for many years but never forgot your mom. She was the kindest and grandest Lady I ever met. Someone you will never forget. You were very fortunate to have her in your life for so long! We were out of town so could not make it to the funeral. Wishing all of you strength.
    Tineke and Peter Huybregts

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  15. So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Sadly I only have one memory of her and a conversation we had regarding my Grandmother Janet (her sister) shortly before my Grandmother’s passing. I fondly remember Christmas gatherings at “Auntie Anna’s” farm in Carstairs. I’m sure she was around many times but being a very young child I just don’t remember.

    She was the sweetest lady offering me comfort at a hard time and I barely knew her. The world is a bit dimmer.

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