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DUKE – Olga Catherine

February 23, 1931 – July 7, 2011

Olga Duke of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the age of 80 years.

Olga was born in Wayne, AB. Her formative years were in Edmonton until 1954 where she married her husband. They moved to Calgary in 1957 where they began their family and Leonard began his practice of dentistry. Following Leonard’s death, Olga began working at CFB Currie Barracks at the dental clinic. She remained there until her retirement in 1990. Olga resided in the same home from 1957 until her passing.

Olga is survived by two sons L. Bruce Duke and Blaire Edward Duke; three grandchildren Christopher Bruce, Christopher Leonard and Blaire Christine Duke, as well as Donna Neefe.

She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Leonard Duke in 1975, her father John Welychko, her mother Jeannie Cherem and her sister Stella Cherem.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Olga Duke, 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. Diane Mills :

    I had the privilege of meeting your mom and grandmother Olga during her last days at the Rockyview Hospital. She was in the next bed to my mom. From the first day my mom came in Olga showed her care and concern for her. She was so worried she was keeping mom from getting a good sleep at night, her concern was for my mom and not herself. We had many good chats and I was very impressed with her courage and calm as she faced her difficult days ahead. She was always so appreciative and thankful of everything the nursing staff did for her. I looked forward to seeing her each day as I came in to visit mom, and was saddened to learn of her passing. May she be in eternal peace in the company of her loved ones who have gone before her.

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  2. Wanda Paquin :

    I have known and befriended your Mother, Grandmother for over 20 years. We had many wonderful memories together.She was a true friend and I will miss over long talks and companionship. She was loved and will be missed.

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  3. margo kirby :

    I worked with your mother while I was posted to cfb calgary dental clinic 1986-1992. she was a true lady and I have many wonderful memories from working side by side with her. Mrs. Duke will truly by missed.

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