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CHURCHILL – Winnifred (Wynne) May (nee Van Essen)

September 8, 1926 – June 4, 2010

Winnifred May Churchill of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 4, 2010 at the age of 83 years.

Wynne was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. After graduating from Normal School, she met and married Kenneth MacMillan Churchill in 1949. Together they taught in rural schools in Alberta before settling in Calgary, where they raised a family and taught with the Calgary Board of Education for many years.

Wynne is survived by her daughters, Lynnwyn Heise, Kathryn (Edward) Guinn, and Leslie Churchill (Julie Chapdelaine); and grandchildren, Heather, Keith, Pamela, and Jennifer. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Norine Inkster and Flo Van Essen. She was predeceased by her son Van and husband Ken.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Wynne Churchill, 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. Irene Grabner :

    Dear Lynn, Kathy, and Leslie and families:

    The Grabner family wishes to send our sympathy to the loss of your mom.

    Lynn, I remember knocking on your door when I was 4 years old and your mom answered. I asked her if she had a little girl my age and she said she did. Lucky me! Your mom was a nice person. I know she’ll be missed!

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    My email is

    I’m still a teacher after all these years. I hope to hear from you!

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  2. Les Smith & Carmen Tellier :

    To the Churchill girls and Norine:

    Our sincere sympathies on your loss. We will always remember Wynne as a gracious and lovely lady.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life, and mourn her passing.

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  3. Susan Sanders (Craig) :

    Dear Kathy, Lynnwyn, and Leslie
    I would like to send you my sincere sympathies at the passing of your Mom. Unfortunately we are leaving for a tour of Alaska and cannot attend her service, but our thoughts will be with you all. I have very fond memories of your Mom, Auntie Wyn, some going back a long ways to the days they lived in Sedgewick and Paul and I Staying with your Mom and Dad. Your Mom and mine were truly very close friends and maybe now they will visit again. I spoke with your Mom not so long ago .. when Mom passed away and delighted in her memories of their friendship. Again I am sorry I cannot be there tomorrow as we leave for Edmonton to join with the tour. Hugs and prayers…Susan

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  4. Ray Heise & Sharon :

    Dear Lynn, Pam, Jenny & the Churchill Families.

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your mother & grandmother…our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    She was such a sweet woman and I have alot of fond memories of her.

    Sorry I can not attend the funeral but I will be thinking of you!

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