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BURGE, Irene Mae

May 4, 1937 – Calgary, AB
December 17, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Irene Burge of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the age of 76 years.

Irene was born and raised in the Bowness area of Calgary and lived her entire life in Calgary. She dedicated the better part of that life to raising her four children, enjoying family and friends and as well to her career of more than 30 years with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.

Irene will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her four children Marc (Cindy), Kim, Guy, and Scott (Kyla) Burge and five grandchildren Tanya, Katy, Kristopher, Jesse, and Matt; sisters Marg (Jack) Stobo and Ethel (Steve) Karpuk; and sister in law and great pal Jeanne Pearson. She’ll also be dearly missed by her two best friends Monique (Ed) Carnegie, and Dorothy (Bill) Prescott, and many other family and friends that were an important part of her life. Irene was predeceased by her father and mother Gunnar and Mary Pearson; brother Ernest (Ernie) Pearson and her husband, John “Coogie” Burge.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Cancer Research in Irene’s name.

In living memory of Irene Burge, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Larry and Diane Bechthold :

    Dear Scott,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom.
    You are a special family friend and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Larry and Diane Bechthold

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  2. Nola Brodsky (nee McFadyen) :

    Mark, Kim , Guy and Scott. So sorry to hear about your mom. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thinking of you and your families. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to the funeral.

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  3. Dear Kim…So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Thoughts & prayers for your family at this time. Would love to catch up with you sometime, give me a call 403-606-1405. Take care,
    Gail Anhorn & John Moskaluk

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  4. Henry & Jeanne Hammer :

    We were so sorry to hear of Irene’s death. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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  5. Henry & Jeanne Hammer :

    We were so sorry to hear of Irene’s death. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Henry & Jeanne Hammer

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  6. Wendy Robertson :

    Dear Scott,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Think of all the good memories!
    Wendy Robertson

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  7. Randy Skimmings :

    Dear Scott,

    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult of times.

    Randy Skimmings

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  8. Brad and Karen Karpuk :

    Marc, Kim, Guy and Scott – We were so sorry to hear that Auntie Irene had passed away on December 17th. We will always remember her as someone that seemed at peace with all the blessings she had in her life, especially her family.

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  9. Bernie Hargrave :

    Kim, Marc, Guy & Scott. We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Bernie & Ross Hargrave

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  10. Jack MacDonald :

    Kim and family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was one of the great people I was privileged to work with at the Stampede. Fun, caring, competent – she will be missed.

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  11. Darlene Morcom and family :

    Marc , Cindy and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Irene will join all the others that we have lost and stay in our hearts forever. Love to all. Darlene, Shannon, Adam ,Crystal, Logan and Layla

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