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CAVANAGH, Marie Ellen (nee Allaby)

March 12, 1945 – January 17, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Ellen Cavanagh beloved wife and companion of Peter of Calgary, for forty-five years, who passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the age of 66 years after a seven month battle with metastasized lung cancer.

Marie was born March 12, 1945 in Saint John, NB, elder daughter of the late Sterling (Tim) Allaby and the late Theresa Marie Beamish. Marie was an avid golfer with the Douglasdale ladies, bowler with the Acadia ladies, as well as a fine gardener, homemaker, and a superb cook. She had a huge zest for life both outdoors and in the home. She will be very sorely missed.

Besides her loving husband, Marie is survived by son Steven (Monique Kattenburg) and granddaughters Chelsea and Kaylee, daughter Penny (Kevin McEvoy), stepdaughter Abby, son Andrew (Jannet Pon), great-aunt Libbie Abbott, sister Mavis Drummond, stepmother Marguerite Allaby, half brother Philip and half sister Sue Ellen and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her uncle Raymond Abbott.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Marie Cavanagh, 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. Chris and Debbie Pitt :

    Peter and family:

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on your loss. A special prayer for Libby and Mavis.

    Chris and Debbie Pitt
    Fredericton, NB

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  2. Dear Marie,
    It is with great sadness that I have received this sad news on Wed morning. Although we seldom have a chance to get together, you are always that considerate, classy lady in my heart. Thank you for the opportunity of knowing you.

    Gone but not forgotten,
    Ed & Anita Choy

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  3. Donnie and Wanda (Allaby) Black :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie’s family. I have many great memories of my time as a child spent with Marie at my home in Upham. We spent many a day out with the calves in the pasture. She really enjoyed those days. You,too, have memories of your life with her. Lean on them at this trying time. Love, Wanda

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  4. Our thoughts, deepest love, and prayers to the Cavanagh family, especially our dear friend Penny, on the passing of her mom, Marie. I had the pleasure of spending time with Marie in her home on a few occasions for tea, most memorably when gathering to prepare for Penny’s wedding to Kevin. We are thinking of you. Love, Rebecca and Dan

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  5. Roly and Betty Thomas :

    Hello Peter,

    Betty and I were very saddened to learn of your loss! We have very happy memories of Marie and will always cherish them!

    Inevitably, the many years since we last saw you both have gone by so quickly and we regret our association failed to keep pace with that passage of time.

    Get in touch with us when you can, Peter! You and your family have our deepest sympathies!

    Sincerely,

    Betty and Roly Thomas

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  6. Kong and Jenny Ng :

    My thoughts are with the Cavanagh family. I will cherish the wonderful memories of knowing Marie and her love for her family.

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  7. DARYL(BUCK) & DAWN BUCHAN :

    WE WERE DEEPLY SADDEND TO REAR OF MARIES PASSING.MEMORIES WILL NEVER DIE.SHE WAS A VERY BUBBLY AND HAPPY GIRL GROWING UP WITH MAVIS ON OUR STREET IN ROTHESAY WITH HER AUNT AND UNCLE.SHE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
    BUCKY

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  8. Elizabeth Pitt :

    My thoughts are with you all at this time.

    Elizabeth Pitt
    Saint John

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  9. Peter, Stephen, Penny and Andrew

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. As you know I considered Marie as one of my closes friends, we shared many happy times together. I plan on having a Mass said in her memory at Saint Mark’s Church with Father Don Breen as the celebrant.

    Sincere sympathy from Marg, Ivan and Daryl (your Godson)

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  10. Darrel & Doreen Earle :

    Dear Peter and family,
    We were saddened to hear of Marie’s passing but know that she is in a better place. Marie and I spent many days together when we moved back from Ont. and it was through her that we found our place at Meenan’s Cove and built our houses together. May you fine piece in knowing she is passed the suffering and that you will meet again.

    With Love.
    Doreen[Cousin}& Darrel Earle

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  11. Thoughts and prayers are offered for you all at this time.

    Earle Pitt
    Rothesay, NB

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  12. Elizabeth Pitt :

    My thoughts are with you all at this time.

    Elizabeth Pitt
    Saint John NB

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  13. Offering thoughts and prayers to you all at this time.

    Earle Pitt
    Rothesay, NB

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  14. Elizabeth (Drummond) Jardine :

    My deepest sympathy to Marie’s family. You are in my prayers at this time. A special prayer for Aunt Libby and Mavis too.

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  15. Lynne & Gordie Allaby :

    Our deepest sympathy to Marie’s family and also to Libby and Mavis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. She was a beautiful person, full of life. She will be missed by all who knew her.
    Lynne & Gordie Allaby
    Hanford Brook, N.B.

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  16. Staff of the Woodlawn Learning Centre :

    On behalf of the staff at Woodlawn School – where Sue Ellen works – we would like to send our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

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  17. As a life long friend of Marie’s son, Andrew, I had great memories of Marie growing up.

    She was always so warm and considerate and so welcoming to myself and Andrew’s friends.

    My deepest condolences to Andrew and his family.

    Peter
    Edmonton, AB

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  18. Fiona Shoesmith :

    To our dear friends Steve and Monique,

    As this precious link in your family chain is broken we send our deepest sympathy. May your memories comfort you at this very sad time.

    Phil & Fiona Shoesmith
    “Carmanah Inn”, Nanaimo, BC

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  19. Sherri & Jason Kozubal :

    Steve, Monique, Chelsea and Kaylee,
    We are so sorry for your mom & grandma. She sounded like a wonderful lady who helped make a lot of memories in your family that will live on to be cherished.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Sherri, Jason and kids
    Nanaimo, BC

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