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DAIGNEAULT, Martha Mary (nee Elock)

DAIGNEAULT, Martha Mary (nee Elock)
January 21, 1920 – Canmore, Alberta
February 15, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Martha Mary Daigneault passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the age of 97 years.

Born and raised in Canmore, AB, she had been a resident of Calgary since 1940. Martha completed a business course at Henderson Secretarial School in 1941 and was employed by the Dept. of National Defense from 1942 until she retired in 1965. Martha was very active at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, where she served as Choir Director and Organist for over forty years. She was also an organist at the Italian Church, Mary, Mother of the Redeemer. Martha was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish since 1987.

Martha is survived by her stepdaughter and stepson-in-law Dianne and Gary; stepdaughter-in-law Judy; grandchildren Kelly, Tracy, Jody, Ryan, Janine, as well as many great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She also leaves sister-in-law Madeline of Quebec, and Fran of Florida. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in the United States.

She was predeceased by her brother Joseph (1941); father Peter (1964); husband Gerry (1980); mother Mary (1986); brother Thomas “Tiny” (1994) and stepson David (2001).

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the CNIB, Telephone: 1 (800) 563-2642. or the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Martha Daigneault, 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. I am sorry to hear about your loss. I didn’t know her all that well, but i did know she was a strong women. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Daigneault family.

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  2. Wilma M. Bittman :

    My dear friend Martha, whom I have loved and admired through our relationship that began at St. Joseph’s church. To me you were always an example of strength of character. I was constantly amazed at your participation in events that required a strong and enduring faith. Your careful and lovely presentation of self and your ability to be present for so much in your private life was always an encouragement to me. Your spirit of determination seemed to know no bounds.
    I enjoyed knowing you Martha and all the time we spent together sharing remembrances of your life and mine. You are a beautiful soul whom I have cherished as someone I believe is in a better place now. God Bless you, my dear, dear friend.

    My condolences to your very dear family who always took such great care of you.

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  3. Dianne Merridith & family
    Thinking of you all at this time. Time has slipped by & was shocked to see Martha’s passing in the paper. Have lost all contacts would love to get in touch with you Dianne & catch up.

    Barb Magistad

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  4. Barbara Dianne Grady :

    My condolences to Dianne, Gary and family.

    Martha left us with lots of good laughs and memories… our friendship began at St Josephs and grew further in our homes over many great meals , red wine and Martha’s favorite ,a good Chardonnay…
    We will miss you Dear Martha , your beauty, your grace and your spunk!
    Our hearts are joyous knowing you rest in the Lords eternal embrace,

    Barbara and Denis Grady, Matthew Bittman

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  5. I knew Martha through her contributions in the political arena. She was an avid supporter of Liberalism and was known as a doer, not a talker. She was one of those people who offered her assistance without any expectation of reward or compensation. She will be missed.

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