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DUKE – Rita Mary (nee Prout)

June 15, 1918 – June 25, 2010

In loving memory of Rita Mary Duke of Calgary, who passed away peacefully on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the age of 92 years.

Rita was born in Cobalt, ON., and was married to Charles Edward Duke, who predeceased her in 1981. Rita is survived by, her loving daughters, Margaret Duke, Catherine (Frank) Simari, Elizabeth Duke (Steve Deery), Dorothy (Darcy) Lepine; grandchildren, Graeme, Jennifer, Luke and, Hannah; niece Sue Starling; and nephew Jim Wemyss.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, (Corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:15 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, (Corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5, Telephone: (403) 205-3966; www.cancer.ca . The family of Rita Duke would like to send a special thank you to Dr.s Morris and Swart, the staff of Unit 102 of the Foothills Medical Centre, and the staff of the Agape Hospice.

In living memory of Rita Duke, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Maria Corral and Family :

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. While I did not know your mother personally, I heard much about her from Marg. Her sharp wit and sense of humour served her well and the memories of those will bring you comfort in the days and weeks to come.
    Warmly,

    Maria

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  2. Rita was a wonderful person – the staff at The Seniors Residence at the Colonel Belcher had the priviledge of getting to know Rita while she lived at our Residence. She was well liked with everyone – staff and residents alike.
    Rita will be greatly missed! We are thinking of her friends and family at this time.

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  3. Heather & Dave Smith & Girls :

    Remembering a great lady and thinking of a wonderful family. Sorry we can’t be there with you but please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    We love you.

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  4. Norma Phillips :

    Deepest sympathy to Rita’s four daughters in the loss of your Mom.

    Rita and Helen lived down Spruce St. from me and my family in Timmins, Ontario. We saw each other every day and the whole Prout family were very close with the Taylors.

    We remained great friends over the years. Eddy and my husband, Red, were also close.

    I wish that I could be there with you at this time.

    Love, Norma Phillips

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  5. Carla Rizzuti :

    Cathy,
    Sending you warm hugs and prayers as you and your family go through this difficult time.

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  6. Joan Fairnie :

    To Cathy and family,

    Thinking of you and praying for you and your family in your time of great loss. May it bring you some comfort to remember that when our Mother’s pass, their memories will continue to warm our hearts forever.

    Your friend,

    Joan

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  7. Maureen Ramage :

    Dear Duke Family:
    I send you all my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. I met Liz two weeks ago at Agape and witnessed your deep love & care for your Mom while she was at Agape.
    Your in my prayers. God Rest Her Soul.
    “Mo” from Agape Hospice

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