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DELANEY – Ann Christina (nee Gilmore)

July 23, 1961 – July 11, 2011

On Monday, July 11, 2011 (just 12 days short of her 50th birthday), our Annie departed following a lengthy and complex battle with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.

She leaves to mourn; her beloved husband Stan, darling puppy Puddin’, her precious nieces Jasmine, Brittany and Rachel, her sister Mary and her like-sisters Kathy, Debbie and Donna. She will now be reunited with her loving mother Jean and adored father Ed.

Annie was born and raised in Calgary and attended Ernest Manning High School. There was no doubt Annie loved life, and lived it to its fullest. In the past few years her greatest love has been for her camp in Sundre, AB where she enjoyed many wonderful times with family and friends. Annie had a special interest in people. Those who knew her enjoyed her contagious laughter, her penchant for practical jokes and her need to make everyone around her smile.

Those who know Annie will remember her as the brightest star in the heavens. Annie’s wish would be that when you see a falling star you will remember her.

Family and friends alike are welcome to pay their respects at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alberta SPCA, 10806 – 124 Street Edmonton, AB T5M OH3 or www.albertaspca.org.

In living memory of Ann Delaney, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Marion & Bruce Squires :

    we are so saddened to hear of Ann’s passing. She was so many things to so many people. She was a wonderful sister and friend to me. She was always there for me and she played a large part in comforting me when I lost both my parents. We have laughed together, and cried together throughout the years.. Ann was a very warm and sincere person. Mom and dad loved her very much as well, they were very happy and proud to have her as a daughter. I will always remember and cherish the story of how stan and Ann’s marriage came to be. When Ann told the story there was so much love in her voice, about how Stan got down on one knee in the hospital after so many years and proposed.. Ann said that she never felt so much love in her life as she did at that moment, Ann’s voice trembled with excitement and love as she told the story. I’m very fortunate to have had Ann in my life. Stan and Puddin stay strong, Ann will live in our hearts forever. Love you

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  2. Del/Dora Thurston :

    It was with deepest sadness that we learned of Annies passing. Though we had not seen her for quite a while it was always with a smile when we thought of her quick wit, humor and laughter. Through good and bad, Annie was always a rock.
    Our deepest condolences to her family and all that knew this fine woman.

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  3. Juanita&Darren Bulmer :

    May God be with you all to get through this very hard time in your life and help you “Stan” to accept what we cannot change.
    My Husband and I extend our Condolence to all Family and Friends. Ann was a great woman and I never got to meet her in real life but was a dear friend on line. Our Prayers to all

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  4. Joe, Kim and Stephanie Delaney :

    We are so very sorry to hear about Ann passing away. We remember her as always having a smile on her face and laughter in her voice. She was an extremely strong woman going through what she has these past years. She has shown us what it means to truly live each day to its fullest. She will be terribly missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Theresa Kehoe :

    Peace is flowing like a river: flowing out into the sea flowing out into the desert setting all the captives free. Annie is free of all the pain now . She will be missed by all.

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  6. Harvey and Geneva Wiseman :

    Stan, So sorry to hear about Ann. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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  7. Julie Milley :

    So sorry to hear about my sister in law, Ann, passing. I will remember her strength and and her happy smile.
    May she rest in peace.

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  8. Howard Chapman :

    Stan, our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear of Ann passing away. Our sincere condolences, Howard, Gail, & Kimberly Chapman

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  9. sharon ladds :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I never meet ANN but she made me feel like I knew her for a long time, she made me feel like she was my friend I will miss her dearly. I will miss our chats and her way of making me laugh even when I was down, she always had a way, even thought she didn’t know me, to bring me back up and make me feel loved as a friend that knew me forever, thank you for being my very special facebook friend ANN R.I.P. DEAR FACEBOOK FRIEND

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  10. Jennifer,Mike, Abby, & Darla Melnychuk :

    So deeply sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Ann was a wonderful person that touched the lives of many. Ann was a rainbow on a cloudy day. Stay strong Uncle Stan and know that she will be deeply missed.

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  11. Geraldine McBride :

    Stan, our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. You have my deepest sympathies on the death of your love one. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. Perhaps, they are there to keep an eye on us and see if we are happy or not. So, smile for someone above there is watching you and wants you to smile. It is difficult to think of any happiness in times like these but the memory of the one who has left, will prove to be your biggest inspiration and support. Hold on to them in times when everything seems to be engulfed by the dark. They will provide you the ray of hope. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and always remember how much you are cared about. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely Geraldine Mcbride & Family

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  12. Shelley Ryan :

    Kirby, Matt and Rachel all spoke of “Auntie Annie” with such high regard that even though I never met her personally, I feel like I knew her!!
    We would be happy to make a donation to the SPCA in her name.
    Please accept our condolences.
    The Ryan Family
    Kelly, Shelley, Kirby and Matthew

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  13. Bessie & Peter Layman :

    Stan
    So sorry to hear about Annie.
    our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    She is out of pain and with the angels.
    take care

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  14. Ronald & Ellen layman :

    This is a very sorful time in your life. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I pray you find strenght in days to come to continue and rembember her as she would have wanted you to.

    Take care Ron Layman

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  15. Suzanne Babiuk :

    I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I hadn’t seen Ann in many years but thought of her often. I always loved to visit Auntie Jean and Uncle Ed’s home and to spend time with Ann and her ever-present dog. She was always full of life and laughter.

    Suzanne Babiuk (Platt)

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  16. darlene Turnbull :

    An Angel has come to claim our Annie. My prayers and thoughts go to you and friends. Annie always had open arms and a warm smile for everyone. Take care, Darlene

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  17. Bev and Kayli Lorencz :

    Stan & Puddin – words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. May the peace come from the memories of Ann and comfort you now and in the days ahead. God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best. I will miss you my dear friend and may you have comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  18. Brad and Ellen Leavitt :

    Stan and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Ellen and Brad Leavitt

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  19. sherri keen :

    To Stan and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss of Ann. I consider myself very lucky to have had the chance to know Ann over the years and will always look to her memory whenever I need a pick up or the strength to go on thru lifes battles. She was an insperation for all that knew her, her humor her smile and sometimes her devil may care attitude, and of course her laughter, will be missed by all that really knew her. Ann was a rare jem. Her continued battle with sickness never got in her way of living her life. She took the good with the bad and carried on with a smile in her heart always knowing she would have good days ahead even if today was not the greatest. God speed Ann. Your next adventure will be the greatest.

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  20. David Pocock :

    Stan,
    To you my friend, I wish peace and grace, two of Ann’s qualities she shared in abundance. My thoughts are with you at this trying time. Be Well, Stan.

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