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Byrne, Nelsie Alice (Lady Rushton)

Nelsie Alice (Lady Rushton) Byrne, beloved wife of Frank Byrne (Lord Rushton) of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the age of 86 years.

Nelsie was born in West Bromwich, England in 1921. In 1941 she proudly joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) for four years. After meeting Frank in 1947, she married her darling in 1949. Their only child John arrived shortly thereafter in 1950. In 1954, the family immigrated to Edmonton, AB and in 1966, moved to Calgary.

Nelsie was a kind and friendly soul. She loved all animals, especially Ben and Blade. She could knit like no other and had a wicked green thumb. Nelsie was extremely proud of her talented son, John, and would smile with delight and say, “I’m good now that I see you” every time Frank walked in the room.

Besides her loving husband Frank and son John, Nelsie is remembered by her brother Ivan (Sue) Hulme, close family friends, The Finches, and many others.

Friends are invited to a Tea Social at 174 Ypres Green S.W. on Monday, May 12, 2008 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00p.m. “So we’ll go no more aroving.”

In living memory of Nelsie Byrne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. I just came across this obituary and wanted to send my condolences. Nelsie and Frank very kindly looked after me for a while in 1974.
    I send my love and thanks to the family.

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