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CURRIE – Vimy Cavell (nee Rowell)

May 24, 1917 – October 10, 2010

Vimy Currie passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the age of 93 years.

Vimy was born in Olds, AB and resided in Olds, Calgary and Didsbury before finally retiring to Calgary. Vimy and her husband Jim owned and operated the Didsbury Pioneer Newspaper for many years. Vimy began travelling extensively in the 1970’s and visited countless countries throughout the world by freighters and cruise ships for months at a time. In the 1980’s Vimy began spending her winters in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida and continued until the mid 1990’s. For the past fifteen years she lived a healthy, happy life with her family and friends.

Vimy is survived by her grandson Jim Hirst, her granddaughter Heather Hirst and her son-in-law Tom Hirst.

She was predeceased by her husband Jim, her son Jimmie, her daughter Mary Lou and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Vimy Currie, 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. meredith miller :

    I cannot believe it. Mom – Jean Fay – died last Wednesday – her funeral is tomorrow – and when I was visiting Trinity and found out about Vimy I was in shock! I am so sorry. She was a lovely, interesting, fun woman, and I enjoyed our many visits and teas together Heather. God bless your family. Mom and Vimy will now be playing Bingo in Heaven. Meredith Miller

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  2. To Vimy’s Family:

    I am so sorry of your loss. I met Vimy back in the early 80’s while vacationing at Indian Harbor Beach in Florida, we kept up our friendship as well in Calgary.

    She will be sadly missed, my deepest sympathy.

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