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BURFORD – Alice Florence (nee Clachrie)

January 23, 1922 – September 26, 2010

Alice passed peacefully and gently into the arms of her Lord on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the age of 88 years.

She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Lillian Clachrie of Calgary. Alice is held in loving memory by her husband of sixty-five years Peter; son Gary (Sherry); daughter Karen (Tim); and brother Jim (Eleanor) Clachrie as well a niece and nephew.

Alice was born and raised in Calgary in the Crescent Heights area, attending Balmoral for grade school then graduating from the Tech (ACAE) with a Commercial Art diploma. She worked as a window dresser and sign writer for MacLeod Brothers, Parisian and Christie Grants stores. Alice met Peter in Calgary traveling to Melbourne, Australia in October 1945 aboard the S.S. Matsonia as a war bride. Alice and Peter would return to Calgary a year later, and would continue to travel the world together. Alice has been a member of Crescent Heights Baptist Church for seventy years and the family would like to thank them for their prayers and support. Also heartfelt thanks to CareWest George Boyack Unit #2, North for their humour, professionalism and loving care of Alice.

A Celebration of Alice’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or to the Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455,

In living memory of Alice Burford, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Hello Peter,
    Although it has been many years since we have been in touch, it is with great sadness that I read today of Alice’s passing. I have many fond memories of the many functions that we attended with you and Alice. I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family for this great loss. Unfortunately I will be out of the city this Friday and will miss the Celebration of Life event.

    Vic Bohonos

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  2. Marg and Jim Kelly :

    Marg and I were so sorry to hear of Alices passing. Please accept our sincere sorry blessings and heartfelt condolences. We remember both Alice and your enthusiasm and friendship when we visited at the various propane conventions throughout Canada. May she be with the Lord and rest in peace.

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  3. Petey Firmstone Noble :

    Dear Peter, Gary, Karen & family. I am so sorry to hear about your sad loss. I do recall some lovely times that the Firmstones shared with the Burfords. Alice was so easy to be with – no matter where. I’m sure she will be waiting on the trail. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

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  4. Scott and Veronne Smallwood :

    Dear Peter-Scott and I were both saddened to hear of Alice’s death. She was a very gracious and fun loving lady and we send along our prayers of support at this most difficult time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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  5. Debbie Cooper :

    Hello, Peter, Gary & Karen

    We were very sorry to of Alices passing. We
    have such great memories of all those fun
    summer holidays in Kelowna. Our condolences
    on your loss.

    Sincerely The Coopers

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