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March 27, 1954 – March 30, 2013

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary Jo Burden, beloved wife of Michael Crowe, on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 59 years.

Mary Jo or MJ as she was affectionately known had a very generous heart. She loved animals both large and small. MJ was devoted to her animals, Kelly, Shara and Roo. Her favourite place and time was taking her dogs for long walks in Fish Creek Park and exploring the area with her trusted companions. MJ graduated from the University of Toronto in nursing. She worked for the sick children’s hospital in Toronto, where her passion truly lied.

MJ will be lovingly remembered by her husband Michael Crowe; her mother Josephine; sister Nancy; brothers Jim and Brad; stepdaughter Arielle; and son Patrick; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455,

In living memory of MJ Burden, 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. Mary Babcock :

    Words can not express how saddened we feel to hear of your loss. Mary Jo and I spent time walking together on her last visit home and as always solved problems of the world. Always in my memories.
    Love, Aunt Mary

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  2. Maryanne Babcock :

    I am so sad about MaryJo. My heart goes out you Auntie Jo, Nancy, Jim and Brad and the rest of your family. I think about the fun times at the cottage with MaryJo taking me for boat rides. We had a lot of laughs. I’ll miss you cous.

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  3. Karen Penner :

    I had the opportunity to work with MJ at Scotiabank. She will be missed, a truly funny lady with a caring heart.
    My deepest sympathies to the family….

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  4. joanne hooper :

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and the family. Mary Jo and I grew up together, my Mom and her Dad were brother and sister. And some of my dearest childhood memories were of spending time at her house. Eating cherries off the backyard tree. Playing hide and seek, just being kids. Then years later we found each other over facebook, and came to find out we both had been living in Calgary and neither of us knew it. Mike and MJ came to the Casino to support me in a singing competition and to possibly get reaquainted. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, and we drifted apart once again. Rest In Peace Mary Jo. I hope you’ve found your happiness in Heaven.

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