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Downey, Mary Margaret (Geber) nee (Basa)

June 13, 1937 – Carbon, Alberta
June 14, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Mary Downey beloved wife of Norman Downey of Calgary, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the age of 76 years.

Mary is survived by her loving husband Norman; cousins Anne and Bill Webster, Kay and Bela Toth, and Joe Berlando, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary touched the lives of many friends who will miss her dearly.

Mary was born in Carbon, Alberta but raised in Nacmine, Alberta. She took all her schooling in Drumheller, Alberta. At the completion of school, Mary moved to Calgary, where she worked in the oil and gas industry over a period of 30 years. Her career then turned to the hospitality industry where she was employed as a membership secretary for the Calgary Petroleum Club for 10 years. During her career, Mary had the opportunity to meet many people, and these friendships carried on for a lifetime.

Mary was predeceased by her parents Mary and Steve Basa, and cousin Maria Berlando,

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Tuesday June 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service at St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978,

In living memory of Mary Downey, 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. Gerry and Irene :

    Mary was a great friend with a prize-winning smile
    We shared a lot of laughs with her at the gym and enjoyed having lunches at Karen’s cafe. .. to get the update on her and Norm’s latest trip…she did love to travel.
    We are still in shock at her sudden passing and will miss her tremendously. Norm we can only imagine the pain and sorrow you are feeling – you two were inseparable.
    Our sincerest sympathies go out to you.
    Irene and Gerry

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  2. George & Joyce Huber & Family :

    Dear Norman
    Our deepest condolences to you for the loss of your beloved Mary. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by her many friends.
    May her soul rest in peace

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