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CROWE, Kathleen Grace

March 18, 1923 – London, England
July 6, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Kathleen Grace Crowe of Calgary passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

As a young woman in England during WWII, Kathy was a member of the Women’s Land Army, working on farms in place of the men that had gone off to war. Near the end of the war she met Allan, a Canadian soldier, they married and Kathy left her native land for her new home in Canada.

After raising her children, Kathy finally made time for herself taking up various hobbies such as painting, paper tole and working on the family tree. Kathy was also an active member of the Alberta War Brides Society where she and Allan thoroughly enjoyed many years of fun and friendships. In retirement Kathy and Allan enjoyed various trips to England and two trips driving their old orange VW campervan to Nova Scotia and back. Family meant everything to Kathy and after Allan passed on she gladly welcomed a younger generation of grandchildren and great-grandchildren to live with her. She always cherished family being close by.

Kathy was a great wife and mother who enjoyed the simple things in life, the greatest being the company and love of her family.

She is survived by her daughter Allana DeAzevedo (Tony); and her sons, Robert (Sharon) and Richard (Monica). Kathy is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Canada and England.

Kathy was predeceased by her two sisters in England, Doreen and Winifred; infant son Robert Allan Crowe; her daughter Linda Margaret McMurter; and her husband of fifty-four years, Thomas Allan Crowe.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd (408 – 38th Street S.W.) on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, Kathy’s wishes were for any memorial tributes to be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email The family would like to thank the Alberta Health Services palliative care givers who assisted Kathy with home care and the doctors, nurses and care givers of the Sarcee Hospice for their kindness in administering comfort and care in Kathy’s last days. Kathy was also very fortunate to have the 24/7 care and attention of her daughter Allana during her last few months.

In living memory of Kathleen Crowe, 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.

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  1. Don and Kathy Lea :

    We really enjoyed meeting Kathleen at the Deazevedo home. She was always calm, intelligent and happy. Thank you Kathleen for bringing Allana and Tony into our lives.

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  2. Grant MacArthur :

    Allana, Robert and Rick.
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I always felt welcome at your house and your mom was a big part of that. She was a wonderful and happy women and will be missed.
    Our prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Grant MacArthur, Suzanne Stalder and family

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  3. Dear Allana and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our dearest little English mother is also going through her own aging challenges. You have been troopers through all this and I know your Mom has been so grateful. Your example has inspired us to be there for our Mom. So very sorry for your loss. We will get together for a dinner at our place when you get back. Don’t forget our get-away in September. Love, John and Irene

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  4. Memories are lifelong treasures

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  5. Kathryn Chivers :

    Dear Allana, on behalf of the Chivers family here in Australia we wish to send our condolences to you and the family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Will be in touch soon.

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  6. Tom & Norene Page :

    Please know our deepest sympathy is with your family at this sad time, May the memories of the happy times you spent together with your dear Mom help sustain you in the days ahead. Our apologies we will not be able to attend the service. Please know our sincere thoughts will be with you as you honor the life of this absolutely delightful lady. Take care.

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  7. Hello Allana, you probably don’t recognize my name but I am Marjory Crawford’s daughter. I enjoyed meeting both you and your mom at the last War Brides Reunion. I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and I know mom is as well. Kathy was a special friend to mom and they spent many happy times together and chatting on the phone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

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  8. Laurel & Wayne Barney :

    Aunty Kathy was a very special Aunt. When we moved to Calgary 33 years ago Aunty Kay, Uncle Allan and all the cousins welcomed us into their family.

    Aunty Kay was an amazing lady who thoroughly enjoyed doing some truly remarkable things such as painting, family tree, paper toll, and her war brides group.
    After the war she came to Canada through Pier 51 in Halifax and on to the west to meet her new family. I believe this must have taken tremendous courage to have done this all alone. Kathy Crowe is an extraordinary lady and will be sorely missed by all who loved her. We love you Aunty Kay.

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  9. Remembering our Aunty Kath with love, respect and affection. Our thoughts are with all her family and many friends over in Canada. With love from Rodney, Jenny, Hazel, Hilary and their families. XXXX

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