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BRYAN, Margaret “Adrienne” (nee Dustan)

May 29, 1947 – Regina, SK
December 30, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adrienne Bryan, beloved wife of forty-four years to George “Pat” Bryan, devoted mother to George Alexander (Ellen) Bryan, and loving grandma to Felix and Flora.

Adrienne is survived by her cherished mother Alice “Eileen” Dustan. She also leaves her dear siblings, Gary (Bev) Dustan, Kirk (Pat) Dustan, Kathleen (Peter) Keller, Alex (Christine) Dustan; as well as much loved nieces and nephews, Shawn Dustan, Tamara Dustan, Corey Boskill, Leanne Dustan, Lori Dustan-Lafond, Lisa Dustan, Michelle Tuck, Randy Keller, Joel Dustan and Jay Dustan. She was predeceased by her father Alexander.

Adrienne was raised in North Battleford, SK when she met and married Pat. After numerous moves with Pat’s employment during the early years, they eventually settled in St. Albert, AB. Adrienne worked with St. Albert Transit where she was proud to call her coworkers her friends. Upon retirement, she and Pat moved to Calgary, AB where they settled to be close to son George and his family.

Adrienne was an enthusiastic world traveller with boundless curiosity and interest in all she encountered. Family was at the centre of Adrienne’s life, and she leaves a legacy of hearts forever touched by her love and kindness.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E.) on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 345, 10909 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB , Telephone: (780)452-1166 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Adrienne Bryan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. We are so very sorry for your loss Pat, George, Ellen, Felix and Flora. Also to all of Adrienne’s family we send our deepest condolences. We were fortunate to have known Adrienne and to have had some great times together. She was a special person and we will miss her always.

    Anne and Jeff Harris

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  2. My deepest condolences to Pat, George and family. I had the pleasure of working with Adrienne for 4 years, and the honour of calling her my friend. She was a wonderful, honest, joyful and genuine person, and she continues to hold a dear spot in my heart and memories. I am a better person for having had known Adrienne. May the memory of Adrienne’s stength bear you through this difficult time. Take care,
    Laura

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  3. Dee & Dwaine Banwell :

    Dear Pat, George & Family,
    So sorry to hear the news of Adrienne’s passing. I enjoyed so many good long walks and great conversations with Adrienne when we were neighbours on Pineridge. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Dee & Dwaine Banwell

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  4. Barry & Ruby Tough :

    We are so sorry to hear of Adrienne’s passing. She was a wonderful person with the biggest heart. Our prayers are with you Pat & George & family.

    Barry, Ruby, Michael & Stephen Tough

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  5. Tracey Harris :

    So sorry for your loss. Sending love to you all at this sad time….
    Hugs…Tracey

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  6. Tom, Sandy, Melissa and Jennifer Dragon :

    Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. We are sorry for your loss.

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  7. Jim and Mary Courtney :

    Pat, George & Family
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Adrienne’s passing.
    “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memoires survive
    in time of sorrow.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)
    Deepest Sympathy
    Jim and Mary

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  8. Lorne & Brenda anheliger :

    Pat, George and family
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Adrienne’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you; our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this trying time. Adrienne always had a smile and time to talk you, a friend to all. Remember and cherish the good times and she will always be with you

    Lorne and Brenda Anheliger

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  9. Bob & Audrey Madill :

    Dear Pat and Family ,
    We are sorry to hear of Adrienne’s passing.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Bob & Audrey Madill
    Kent Pedersen.

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  10. Linda Descalchuk :

    Sending hugs to help comfort you at this time of dealing with the loss of a very special lady. We are so grateful for the effort Adrienne put forth to keep us up-to-date of family activities. She was one of the Angels that “walk among us”. We hope you have so many wonderful memories of time with Adrienne that help comfort you through these difficult days.
    George, Linda, Briana, Jake, & Aspen

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  11. Errol & Sharon Rude :

    We are very sorry to hear of Adrienne’s passing .Pat our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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  12. Denise Thomson :

    To The Bryan Family,
    Memories abound of Adrienne. Adrienne was the first person I met when I was interviewed for a job at Transit. She struck me as a very genuine person and had an infectious smile that she willingly shared everyday I worked with her. I have to say she was “quick draw” on answering the phones to help customers. Sometimes I think she answered the phone even before it rang in the office. She patiently taught me fleet administration and always had a positive comment of “good show” as positive enforcement. She spoke of each and everyone of you, her adored family, with pride and love. She beamed ever so when she announced she was a grandma to 2 totally adored grand children, Felix and Flora. She shared her grandma picture books and was so happy to share the grand babies’ accomplishments. Adrienne is one of the strongest, most positive persons I have encountered in my life. And even though she has left this place on earth, I am confident she is still smiling, with no pain now, and will still be caring for all from above with that positive comment, “good show”. RIP, you are missed.

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  13. Patrick and Linda Dustan Selinger :

    Adrienne will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her love, unfailing devotion,optimism, kindness, warmth, generosity, zest for life and strong spirit, regardless of enormous obstacles modeled strength, courage and determination beyond measure. Our love and our hearts go out to all of the family at this very difficult time.

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  14. Shauna Moorhouse :

    Pat, George, Ellen, Felix and Flora
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Adrienne will always have a special place in my heart. She was the first to welcome me when I started working at St. Albert Transit and she became a dear friend. She felt like a sister as we shared laughs and happy times working together. Her commitment to family made a huge impact on me and we often talked about how much family meant to us. I have so many wonderful memories and will always cherish her friendship and love. I feel honoured to have known her and humbled by her generosity, warmth and strength.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Shauna Moorhouse

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  15. Heather & Walter :

    We are so sad for for all of you to loose Adrienne so soon. In our visits with her she was always such a kind, thoughtful person. She was so proud of you George and Ellen and of Felix and Flora. She just beamed when ever she spoke of you. I hope the love she had for all of you will help you now.
    Pat we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you .

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  16. Tamara Dustan :

    To Uncle Pat, George, Ellen and the kids. I am so very sorry to hear about Auntie Adrienne. She was such a kind and amazing person.. She is loved by so many people and we will all miss her so much .. I love you all.

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  17. Pat, George and Ellen. It is with great sadness that I try to write words of condolence. I am not very good at it. The passing of a loved one is so, so, so difficult and I’d rather focus on the memory of a wonderful person. Adrienne was the one with the big smile and full of love and caring for family and all around her. She had the strength and perseverance to see a task to completion with perfection, but more importantly, the strength to cope with adversity.
    Flora and Felix have lost a giving, caring, loving Grandma.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Dez Liggett & Marcella Bobocel

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  18. Jo & Len Shostak :

    We were stunned with the news of Adrienne’s passing; it is a huge loss to you Pat, George and Ellen. The grandchildren were so special to her and you have wonderful memories of the times together. Adrienne always had a special smile and cared deeply for humanity.
    May she rest in peace.

    Jo & Len Shostak

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  19. Doug and Lorraine Cathro :

    Our sympathy to all members of Adrienne’s family. Adrienne was always kind and considerate of others. Our thoughts are with all of you.

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  20. Ursula & Grant Davidson :

    We were very shocked and saddened with the passing of Adrienne. To us she was a vibrant pleasant lady and we have great happy memories of times we spent in her company. She always had the ability to make you smile. Pat to you and all your family we offer our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you.

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  21. Jean and Barry Halbauer :

    Our thoughts go to Pat and George and family at this time of terrible loss. She was a wonderful, sweet beautiful lady. We had great times together, she will be greatly missed.

    Jean and Barry

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  22. Heather Joyce and Craig Smith :

    Craig and I had the great fortune to meet Adrienne through George. It was clear that she loved her family very much indeed. We cannot even begin to imagine just how much you have lost. You are very much in our thoughts.

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  23. Warren Buxton :

    Pat, you have no idea how I hated receiving your message. I know that when my day comes that I have the strength to fight as strongly as she did.

    Too well I remember our get togethers at the Crows Nest before dinner. They added so much to my travels.

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  24. It has been an honor to have known Adrienne. I had the privilege of working with her for 25 years at St. Albert Transit. She was an amazing spirit-filled lady who touched our hearts and I always had the utmost respect for her integrity, honesty and sensitivity. Her happy disposition and her ability to relate to people in such a positive, affirming and accepting way was evidence of a very special individual. She was an outstanding co-worker and her support and sense of humor were always so appreciated by all who worked with her. I will always remember the twinkle in her eye when she spoke of her family, the warmth of her welcoming smile, the genuine interest she always displayed in each of us at Transit that made us feel special. Adrienne was a remarkable person and her kind and gentle spirit was such an inspiration. We are so very sorry for your loss Pat, George and family. Ken and Jodie Seville

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  25. Jarmila & Mark Sazavsky :

    Dear Pat and George –
    We are truly saddened by the loss of your beloved wife and mother. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Adrienne will not be forgotten.

    Jarmila and Mark Sazavsky
    St. Albert

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