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CURLEY – Grace Hope (nee Simpson)

June 25, 1922 – April 20, 2011

Grace Curley of Calgary passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the age of 88 years.

Born June 25, 1922 in Moose Jaw, SK Grace spent her early childhood in a carefree manor with her two older brothers, Jack and George. A move of her father with CPR brought her to Calgary where she attended Rideau and Western Canada High School. From there she went on to business school which would launch her career at the Trust Company, Standen Oil and the Petroleum Francaise. It was there that Frank Curley came into her life and became her loving husband of forty four years. Grace enjoyed the company and entertaining of family and friends, travel, bowling, a good gin rummy game and volunteering with the ladies of the Holy Cross Auxiliary. Her devotion to family and the raising of her children however was always foremost and Grace considered time spent watching her grandchildren grow her greatest gift. Grace lived her life in the true spirit of her name with a quiet strength and dignity that endeared her to all who knew her well. She was a truly gracious lady and her warmth of spirit will be sadly missed.

Grace is survived by her loving children Paul Curley, Mary Frances Burgess and son-in-law Brian and four adoring grandchildren Sam, Ben, Megan and Danielle. She is also survived by her brother George Simpson; a nephew Ken (Ev) Simpson; a niece Valerie (Terry) Bajer; a brother-in-law Al (Marg) Curley and a sister-in-law Irene Reddin; as well as other numerous nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her husband Frank Curley and brother Jack Simpson in 2000.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 25, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to graciously acknowledge the wonderful care of the staff at Staywell Manor over the last few years.

In living memory of Grace Curley, 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. Paul,

    Sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Thinking about you and your family at this time.

    Bill Murphy

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  2. Paul and Mary, amid the sadness of losing Grace, I hope you find comfort in the celebration of her life with us. There are too many good memories to count. I will always remember her for her soft-spoken nature and warm smile.

    John, Marcia and the ‘Okie’ gang

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  3. Valerie Noval :

    Paul, Mary Francis and Family: I was very saddened to learn of the loss of your mother. I have so many warm memories of both her and your father, eapecially their visits to the ranch and I will always remember them for being such caring, genuine and fun-loving people. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Val

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  4. Rudolf and Rosmarie Hagmann :

    We will always remember Grace.
    She was our best neighbour we ever had.

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  5. Larry & Shelagh Hudon :

    Paul
    Our sincere condolences to you on the passing of your mother. Larry & Shelagh Hudon

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  6. Jane Chrumka :

    Dear Paul and Mary Frances,
    Your mom was a truly wonderful lady.
    I’m very sorry for your loss.
    Jane Chrumka

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  7. Roxy & Brian Schmidt :

    Paul we were so sorry to hear about your mom, our prayers and thought are with you and your sister. Mom also sends her sympathies. Thinking of you today.
    Roxy & Brian Schmidt, June Mackenzie

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  8. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Grace’s family.

    Jake Harp

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