January 12, 1923 – April 18, 2012
Audrey Coats of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the age of 89 years.
Born in Calgary, Audrey attended Stanley Jones, Balmoral and Crescent Heights schools. She was a dedicated CGIT member and leader, then joined her two sisters in earning her RN from the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing. After graduating, she nursed at the CPR clinic and remained an active member of the CGH Alumnae for sixty-seven years. Audrey married the love of her life, John Coats, in 1951, and left nursing to pursue a new career as devoted wife and mother. She was an active member of Central United Church, where she taught Sunday School and served on the Board of Elders.
Audrey was predeceased by John in 2010 after fifty-nine years of marriage. She is survived by son Doug (Pat) Coats; daughter Amy (Chuck) Dunbar; grandchildren, Jennifer (Greg) Kenney, Christy Coats, Mike Davidson, David Coats, and Steve Davidson; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, Noah and Ava Kenney; sisters, Mary Christie and Margaret Austin; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by her parents, Sid and Jean Hooper, and siblings, Nell McCullough, Stead and George.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Staywell Manor for their help and care.
In living memory of Audrey Coats, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences