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BURR – Vivian Norma

November 9, 1926 – June 6, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Norma Burr on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the age of 83 years.

Vivian was born in Inwood, Manitoba, the daughter of Axel Hendrickson and Gerda Hemming.

She was predeceased by her parents and eight siblings. Vivian will be lovingly remembered by her dear friends and family; sisters, Myrtle Brydges and Bernice Zillman; brother Wallace Hendrickson; as well as her children, daughter Carolyn (Richard) Wilkinson of Calgary, son Grant (Sue) Burr of Port Dover, ON, daughters, Judy Burr of Calgary and Jacquie Boyer of Vancouver, BC. Vivian was especially proud of her eight grandchildren, Andrew, Claire (Lewis Brown) and Karla Wilkinson, Chris Burr (Ewa), Yana Loo and Che Burr-Amaya, Dallas and Josh Boyer. She was thrilled by the birth of her first great grandchild Emmett Andrew Brown in October 2009.
Vivian spent her early days on the farm near Inwood, before starting her teaching career. She married Melvin Burr in 1948 and moved to Fort Francis, Ontario. After living in numerous communities throughout the prairies, she settled in Calgary.
She enjoyed travelling, especially her twenty-one visits to Hawaii, cruising on The Queen Mary II and trips with her granddaughter Karla. Her many interests included dancing, attending music festivals, watching curling and baseball, playing bridge, cribbage and golf, volunteering for many organizations, attending equestrian events at Spruce Meadows, going fishing, hiking in the mountains and cross country skiing. She was proud of her Swedish heritage and membership in the VASA Lodge. Vivian had friends around the world and appreciated their love and support, especially during the last year.

Mom loved her family deeply and found it very difficult to leave all of us.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the VASA Order of America, Branting Lodge #417, www.vasaorder.com or to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 1409 Edmonton Trail NE, Suite 105B, Calgary, AB T2E 3K8, Telephone: 1-866-591-6622, www.ovariancanada.org.

In living memory of Vivian Burr, 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. Tom & Lynda Hoy, Brandon, MB :

    Raymond & Daina in Red Deer and Kelly & Anna in Winnipeg join Tom and I in sending “Auntie Vivian’s” entire family our deepest condolences upon the loss of their treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. How very fortunate we have all been to have had her in our lives. We’ll miss the postcards from Hawaii and the surprise calls from the bus depot to come visit for a few minutes while on her way to …somewhere. She made us all feel special. She has been a true blessing to us all. Love to all. Lynda

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  2. Liz Spittal :

    My condolences Carolyn and family on the passing of your mother. We are all thinking about you at this time.

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  3. Dee Middlemiss :

    My condolences to Carolyn and her family in the passing of your mother and grandmother. Wonderful and happy memories will replace the sadness that each of feel at this time.

    Respectfully,
    Dee Middlemiss

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  4. Bonnie Hoegh :

    My condolences to you and your family Carolyn. Remember that your mom is in a better place now and is no longer in any pain. Take care of yourself. Bonnie

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  5. Dave & Sylvia Gourlay :

    Our sincere condolences to Grant & Sue and all other family members in the loss of your mother and grand-mother Take care and if you are able, please give us a call (403-240-3445)

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  6. Dave & Sylvia Gourlay :

    Our sincere condolences to Grant & Sue and all other family members on the loss of your mother and grand-mother. Take care and Grant if you are able, give us a call at 403-240-3445.

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  7. elizabeth gouthro :

    My condolences on the passing of your mother. Take comfort in your good memories of life with your mother and the care that you so lovingly provided.

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  8. Donna-Ray Knowler :

    Carolyn, Dick and Family– WHAT A GRAND LADY!!! Thinking of you at this time. Love from The Knowlers

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  9. Jan and Bill Moskwa :

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May your hearts be filled with Peace at this difficult time. I hope remembering all the fun times you had together will bring you comfort.
    With sincere sympathy.
    Bill and Jan Moskwa

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