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COLLINS – Mary

January 7, 1918 – December 15, 2010

Mary Collins of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the age of 92 years.

Born in England, January 7, 1918, Mary spent forty years of her life teaching in Ontario, N.W.T., and Alberta. Seventeen of those years were at St. Anthony’s School in Calgary.

Mary is survived by her loving daughter Maureen Collins, son-in-law Grant Besplug, grandsons Mitchell and Patrick Besplug, her sister Kay Savill and her half brothers and sisters.

She was predeceased by her parents Mary and John Connor; husband James “Jim” Collins and her sister Elizabeth Connor.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4 Street S.W.) on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Holy Family Cemetery, Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Mary Collins, 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. Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know she lived to a ripe old age but loved ones passing is always a very difficult time. May all the special memories you’ve made together help the healing. ♥

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  2. Lea Cornelesen and family :

    Dear Maureen and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear the passing of your Mom. A great lady has gone to Heaven. She was not only a great teacher, but a wonderful friend. We will miss her. She will be together again with your Dad and all the friends from St. Anthony’s. Our prayers are with you.

    Sincerely, Lea Cornelesen and family.

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  3. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved Mom. Iam sure you have many wonderful memories to cherish. Carrol

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  4. The Woods Family :

    Wanted to offer our condolences to your family on the passing of your mother. She was a dear friend to our mother, Joyce Woods, at Trinity Lodge. We were very thankful for her friendship with Joyce and Mary was such a dear lady!

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  5. Condolences to you Maureen and your family on the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and wishing you well.

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  6. Dear Maureen, Grant, Mitchell and Patrick;
    We are so sorry that Mary had to leave us so soon. Our deepest sympathy and love.

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  7. Mary Beth Manarey :

    Dear Maureen and family;

    What a beautiful send off you had for you dear mom. It was wonderful to see so many great friends from the old days at St. Anthony’s and hear all the great stories of your mom. I especially liked hearing the speicial way she wrapped all her grade one’s in their scarves for recess. She truly lived her vocation as teacher, mother and wife! What a gift she continues to be in you and your children! God bless,
    Mary Beth Manarey (Toole)

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