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CLARK – Doris (nee Curran)

May 10, 1940 – September 6, 2009

Doris Clark beloved wife of Ronald (Ron) Clark of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the age of 69 years, after a challenging nine and half year battle with cancer.

Doris was born on May 10, 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland where she completed her High School education. She started work at the age of fifteen and worked as a secretary for the Edinburgh City Council and was involved in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo until she immigrated to Canada in 1964. Doris and Ron were married on September 1, 1962, which was the start of a memorable journey that lasted for the next forty-seven years. Their first stop in Canada was Kingston, ON, where Doris was secretary for four professors at Queen’s University. They finally settled in Calgary in September of 1966 where she started work as a secretary for Mannix Construction until 1968, afterwards staying at home to raise her daughter. Her passions were reading, crosswords and travelling. She was a past Matron of Friendship Chapter O.E.S and also a member of the R.C.L. Branch #285.

Besides her loving husband Ron, Doris is survived by her daughter Stacey-Lynn (Ryan) Mullaney; and two grandchildren, Siobhan and Breanna. She is also survived by her brother Derek (Janette) Curran of Scotland; sister-in-law Jean Curran of Calgary; nieces, Wendy Curran, Kyla Jones, both of Calgary, Lynsey Taylor and Louise Curran, both of England. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Peggy Curran and her younger brother Brian Curran.

A Celebration of Doris’ Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 2:30 p.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: (403) 521-3433. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Southwood Hospice and Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their tender, loving, and professional care.

In living memory of Doris Clark, 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. Laurel Shewchuk :

    My sincerest sympathy on the pasing of Doris. I had only a few occasions to have met with Doris and her family. They were always happy and I was always impressed by her graciousness and a wonderful sense of humour that she possessed. I know, Ron and Stacey, that you will truly miss her. However, I am certain that there are a myriad of wonderful memories that she has left for you. My very best to you both in this time of sadness. Laurel Shewchuk

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  2. Alec & Vicki Smith (From Legion 285) :

    Dear Ron & Family,
    We are so terribly sorry for your great loss – though she is suffering no more!
    She has been in my prayers for a long time now – but you, Ron,and your family, will be now be in my prayers in your grief! May the peace of Christ truly be with you now to comfort and help you through all this!! God bless – but, I really will buy you that beer now, Ron!

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  3. Anne & Robert Ferrier and Family :

    Dear Ron, Stacey and family,
    Robert and I are sorry we are unable to be with you for the Celebraion of Doris’ life in your time of grief. We will not arrive home from Scotland in time, however, our daughter, Lynda (Smith) hopes to represent our family in our absence.
    Over the last nine years you and Doris have been in our thoughts constantly and the only consolation we can offer is that Doris is no longer in pain.
    Love, Anne & Robert

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  4. Duncan and Rachel McLeod :

    Ron: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Duncan and I remember you both well in the Horton Road Legion and we have so many fond memories of you both. Our deepest condolences to you and Stacey. We now live in Scotland and have Anne and Bob Ferrier over before they leave on Wednesday. Our thoughts will be with you on Wednesday.

    God Bless
    Duncan and Rachel McLeod

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  5. Brian & Marj Ireland :

    Ron: We were so very sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you, Stacey and the rest of your family. While we will not be able to be with you on Wednesday, you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Take care my Brother and may the Most High watch over you both.

    Brian & Marj

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  6. Ron: I just recieved word of Doris’ passing from Anne Ferrier. My sincerest condolences to you, Stacey and family. I always enjoyed my visits with you and Doris, thankful to be able to call you friends.
    May the Good Lord help you to fill the void left by Doris’ passing. It has been a tough journey for all of you, but she is finally home with God.
    My prayers are with you.

    Ed LaRusic
    Scotchtown, Nova Scotia

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