June 13, 1924 – August 26, 2012
As the sun sets after another summers day, it is with saddened hearts that we announce our mom and grandmother peacefully and with grace passed away with family at her side on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
Born in Regina to parents Donald and Minnie Jean Macpherson, DJ was a “Prairie Lassie” at heart with a Scottish heritage she deeply cherished. DJ at a young age graduated from Scott Collegiate High School in Regina, was a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (1942) Arts and Science, served with the Royal Canadian Navy 1944/45 and graduated from McGill University (1947) Physiotherapy. Mom married Dad in Regina on August 15, 1952 and then after a year in Montreal, moved to Calgary. DJ was a wonderful mother, ‘G-ma’ and friend to all that knew her. She loved a great story and her infectious laugh will be remembered by all. ‘G-ma’ treasured her years at Shuswap Lake with her children and grandchildren. She was a warm, kind and special friend who will be sadly missed. Mom was predeceased by the love of her life, Thomas Russell Cranston in 1989 and will be sadly missed by her two children Donald (Julie), Mairi-Jean Ebbels (Tim) and five grandchildren, TJ, Erin, John, Emily and Billy.
A Celebration of DJ’s life will be held at Scarboro United Church (134 Scarboro Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded 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: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or the charity of your choice. We would like to give thanks to the staff at Staywell Manor and the loving care provided by all at the Sarcee Hospice. A very special thanks goes out to a true comfort provider and friend, Diana.
In living memory of DJ Cranston 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)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences