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den Hartog, Marcella

It is with unbounded sadness that the family of Marcella den Hartog announce her passing on Monday, December 26, 2005, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 49 years.

Born in Racice, Slovenia, Marcella came to Calgary with her parents in 1959. She grew up in the Bridgeland and Huntington Hills areas and graduated from St. Francis High School in 1974. She worked in the oil patch for fifteen years and then pursued a career as a Legal Assistant, graduating from SAIT in 1992. Her career was cut short due to the effects of her illness and for the rest of her days, she devoted herself to her home and family.

Marcella was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend and will always be remembered for her energy, feistiness, caring nature and just being Marcella. The strength and courage she displayed in life and in fighting her illness is an inspiration to all. She is our hero and we will miss her tremendously. Marcella is survived by her husband Brad; three children, Juliana, Daniel and Ashley; grandson Luke; parents Marcello and Gloria Hrvatin; and brother Rik Hrvatin.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Raul Ranola, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433, to the Rosedale Hospice #900, 833 – 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3T5 Telephone: (403) 263 – 4525, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and caregivers that came into Marcella’s life for the care and compassion she received throughout her illness and in her final days.

In living memory of Marcella den Hartog, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Brad
    Do not know if you will remember me as I dated your sister Kim from 77 to 79 and I was trying to find info on her when I came across the news about Marcella. Please accept my profound condolences on your loss. I remember Marcella from the family get togethers at the house. I phoned Kim when I heard about your mom passing some years ago but I haven’t spoken to Kim since I believe she may be on the west coast. If you should talk to Kim pass along my regards.
    Sincerely yours, Kevin C Smith

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