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DOUGLAS, Vivienne

February 16, 1929 – June 27, 2012

Vivienne Margaret Douglas (nee Potts) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Vivienne was born in Calgary, the youngest of five children of William and Margaret Potts, who founded the Calgary Montessori School, the longest operating Montessori School in North America. Upon her parents’ passing Vivienne took over the school. Viv married Eddie Douglas in 1957 but, sadly lost him to heart disease in 1972. A remarkable and resilient woman, she raised her children on her own while continuing to educate Calgary’s children until her retirement in 1994, when she passed her legacy on to her daughter. Vivienne will be truly missed by her family and many friends for her kindness, compassion and wonderful sense of humour.

Vivienne will be lovingly remembered by her children Alex (Mary) Douglas and Alison (Art O’Dwyer); grandchildren Megan, Erin and Natalie Douglas and Edward, Beth and Carolyn O’Dwyer; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1972 and their infant daughter Jocelyn Margaret Douglas in 1963.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Vivienne’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. or to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Vivienne Douglas, 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. Sharon, Alnoor, Zahra and Kabir Rajan :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May your mother’s soul rest in peace.
    Sharon, Alnoor, Zahra and Kabir Rajan

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  2. Vallerie Ross :

    Dear Alison, Art and family,

    I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a legacy she has given to your family and to Montessori education in Calgary and beyond.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Vallerie

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  3. Laura,Mauro and josh Ceccato :

    We are sorry to hear about you mother, Alison. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Art and family. May your mother rest in peace.
    God bless you.
    Laura, Mauro and Josh.

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  4. Isack & Norma Schwartz :

    We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

    Norma and Isack

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  5. Holy Cross Church, Sandy :

    Alison and family
    It is a great loss when our mothers and grandmothers pass on. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Knowing that God is comforting you and your mom is at peace with him.
    Sandy

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  6. Sharon and Michael Potts :

    We will miss Aunt Viv almost as much as all of you. She will be forever in our thoughts and hearts.

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