January 26, 1917 – December 21, 2012
With heavy hearts, the family of Doris announce her peaceful passing at the age of 95 with family by her side at the Peter Lougheed Centre.
Mum’s memory will continue to live on in the hearts of her children, Brian (Karan), Don (Sylvia) and Dorothy. She is also survived by two sisters, Mabel and Marge; one brother George; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred Herbert Coverdale; brothers, Jack and Peter; and grandson Robert.
Mum was born in Ramsgate, Kent, England and immigrated to Canada in 1919 with her family to Minto, N.B. They then moved to Brandon, Manitoba, Nacmine, Alberta and then to Calgary in 1939 until her passing. She loved her Church and Guiding. She was a member of St. John’s Church for over seventy years and took an active part in the W.A., A.C.W., Rectory Club, Choir, Sunday School and Secretary to many of the Clergy over the years. She was a member of the Girl Guides for fifty-three years and received many awards in her life in Guiding. Mum loved camping, meeting people and helped many over her lifetime.
Memorial Services will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church (1423 – 8th Avenue S.E.) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Many thanks to Dr. Gerimiah at Foothills Hospital and Dr. Sharma at the Santuari Hospice, Peter Lougheed Centre. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Girl Guides of Canada, 50 Merton Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1A3 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Doris Coverdale, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences