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CUTHBERTSON, Vivian Audrey

November 17, 1926 – January 16, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Audrey Cuthbertson announce her passing the morning of January 16, 2013 at the age of 86, sooner than we would have wished.

Audrey will be dearly remembered by her husband of sixty-two years, Bob; daughters Joanne Cuthbertson (Charlie Fischer) and Barb McNamara (Glenn); and her grandchildren Kate and Lindsay Fischer and Kirk and Jimmy McNamara. She was predeceased by her siblings Ken, Virginia, Norma, Darrell, and Leila.

Audrey grew up in Edmonton and moved to Calgary with Bob in 1954 to make Calgary her home. She always was looked up to by her daughters, and ultimately by her sons-in-law and her grandchildren, for all that she was. She will mostly be remembered as a conscientious wife, “Mom” and “Granny”, who was proud of her always orderly, welcoming homes, but, being a subtle feminist and prolific reader, she will also be fondly remembered for the lively and varied conversations that she encouraged and loved to be a part of. With her A.R.T.C. (Piano) from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Audrey taught piano out of her home while raising her family, really appreciating the time to tease and talk with her pupils while sharing what she could musically. Loving the social and competitive offerings of athletics, she and Bob pursued racquet sports for several years, making many special friends. It was with great enthusiasm and conviction that Audrey went back to the University of Calgary in 1973 to obtain her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Religious Studies “With Distinction”. Retirement years were filled with forging friendships with fellow travelers on University of Calgary trips, hosting special summers with grandchildren at the Windermere cabin, pursuing and supporting the arts in Calgary, and playing bridge and “aquasizing” with much loved friends.

Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Audrey’s life at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 25, at the Glencoe Club (636-29th Avenue SW). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to University of Calgary, Audrey Cuthbertson Bursaries or the Vasculitis Foundation Canada – Suite 446, 425 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, N1R 8J6; Toll Free 1-877-572-9474; http://www.vasculitis.ca

In living memory of Audrey Cuthbertson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Francine & Jim Cuthbertson :

    Sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to the whole family. I was lucky to be one of her piano students. Aunt Audrey we will miss you.
    Jim & Francine Cuthbertson

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  2. Don & Barb MacDougall :

    We have wonderful memories of our good friends, Bob and Audrey. We had great times playing badminton, tennis, going out for dinner and having lots of fun. We feel very fortunate to have had you to share so many life experiences Audrey. Our sincere sympathy to Bob and all the family.

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  3. Jack and Jocelyne Hampton :

    It is with great sadness that we took knowledge from the newspaper of Audrey’s passing. She and Bob were friends of Russel and Jeanne Hampton and together they shared some very good times socializing and playing cards. Jack and I have admired both Bob and Audrey’s vitality in their retirement years, and have been an inspiration. We will not be able to attend the funeral service as Jack is being operated on this very Friday. With our deepest sympathy to Bob and the family.

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  4. Joni Clark (Robson) :

    Very sad to hear about Audrey’s passing. Our family grew up with Audrey, Bob and the other Glencoe friends. I have my great memories of their get togethers and stories. We hope your memories help you through this time.
    Joni and family

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  5. Lou & Irene Zaganelli :

    We share your sadness and loss. Audrey leaves a loving and lovely legacy. Her family and friends are blessed by her wonderful family values.
    We send our love and prayers.

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  6. Noni Belland (Robson) :

    Very sad to hear of Audrey’s passing. Our parents were great friends with Audrey and Bob when we were growing up in Calgary, and I have very fond memories of their activities at the Glencoe and at our family home. Trusting that the love you have will live on in the memories that you share together as family.

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  7. Joanne and Charlie very sad to hear of your moms passing. Our throughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  8. Audrey was a wonderful person. Always had time to chat and always had a smile for you. My thoughts are with you all. Patricia Lee

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  9. michael & diane heimbach :

    Diane and I were very sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing and we extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you Bob, I know that you have just lost another good “Doubles” partner”

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  10. Kathy and Wishart :

    Joanne, We are saddened at the passing of your Mother; from recent experience we know that you can never truly be prepared for the sense of loss that accompanies the death of a loved one. Our condolences to you, Charlie and Bob, as well as the girls and the rest of the family.
    Wishart and Kathy

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  11. Maria Antonakos :

    Dear Joanne, I am so sorry to hear the news about your Mom’s passing. I read the notice and was moved by all of her accomplishments. Especially her diversity of interests – her love of music and her Degree in Religious studies later in life. What a role model for us all. I send you and Charlie and your family my condolences and deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Maria

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  12. Hetty Roessingh :

    Dear Joanne, Just a note to offer sincere condolences at the loss of your mother. They are so integral to who we are and who we become as women … she was obviously a huge force in your neighborhood. May she live long in your treasured memories, actions and thoughts … be grateful and glad for the YOU you are (as we are for you) because of your mum, and may you always play the best of her forward in life. Hetty

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  13. Danny Shannon :

    Bob & Family,
    Very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and mother.
    Danny & Patti Shannon

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