May 3, 1918 – Ohio, USA
September 28, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Pauline passed away peacefully at 95 years, survived by her son Dennis and his wife Janet, her daughter Deborah, grandchildren; Michelle and Roland and her step-grandchildren Danitsa, Ezequiel and Gabriel. Polly (or Corky) was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Edwin, and her two beloved brothers, Allen and Ray.
She enjoyed every aspect of life and was truly a person loved by all. She grew up during the depression years but spent many happy years on the farm in Saskatchewan with the large Elliott clan. Thereafter, a major event in her life was joining the CWCA during the Second World War where she spent time in London during the Blitz. She always said this experience made her the determined and independent person she was. After the war she married Ed and had two children, and passed on her love of music to them. She and Ed were long supporters of the Calgary Philharmonic and the Calgary Opera, but she equally enjoyed playing music herself. She spent many quiet hours alone playing her ukulele, banjo, guitar and organ, just for the pleasure it gave her. After working at Heads Lock & Key for many years, she also got great satisfaction volunteering at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Golf was another passion, with her spending years playing several times a week with friends and interacting with staff at the Canyon Meadows Golf Course. She was also a loyal CFL football fan, having season’s tickets for the Stampeder football team, although her loyalty was stretched when the Saskatchewan Roughriders came to town. Even after Ed’s passing, she spent many years keeping busy around her home and getting joy from her neighbors (and their dogs!). Her last years were happily spent in the community of Garrison Green Seniors Residence, where she made a whole new set of friends with residents and staff. As her health deteriorated, she was lovingly cared for by Homecare staff.
Funeral Services to be held at St. Mark and St. Philip Anglican Church (1802 – 33rd Avenue S.W.) on Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends of family so desire donations may be made to Hospice Calgary Society in lieu of flowers. 1245 70 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2X8. Telephone: 403-263-4525
In living memory of Pauline Coombe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences