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DUNLOP, Olga (nee Oryschak)

August 20, 1925 – December 24, 2012

On December 24, 2012 our wonderful Mom passed peacefully to spend Christmas with John (Jack) Alexander, her husband of 58 years.

Mom was born in Emerson, Manitoba to loving parents Catherine and John Oryschak. After living in Emerson, Winnipeg and Brandon for 40 years the Dunlop family moved to Calgary in 1965. Mom had a lifetime career in banking, beginning in Winnipeg at the Bank of Montreal and culminating at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Calgary where she retired in 1985 at the age of 70. She loved the people and felt they gave her a closer connection with her community. Although Mom was a career woman, she was first and foremost a wife and loving mother.

Left to celebrate Mom’s life are four children, Catherine (Gerry), Sharon (Don), Robert, and Tom. She was also very proud of her six grandchildren, Patty (Steve), Cassandra, Christopher (Annissa), Jackie, John (Sheena), and Michael; however her pride and joy were her nine great-grandchildren. Mom also appreciated the love and support of her nieces and nephews, Diane, Janice, David (Debbie) and Neil. Mom was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her brother, William and his wife Yvonne.

As an expression of sympathy a donation to the charity of your choice is appreciated. After cremation, Mom will rest with Jack in the Field of Honor at Queen’s Park. Keeping with Mom’s request, there will be a private family celebration of her life.

Although Mom’s stay at the Sarcee Hospice was short we would like to say thank you for their care and compassion. You exceeded every expectation. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Olga Dunlop, 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. Don & Regina Connolly :

    To Rob & family,
    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Don & Regina Connolly

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  2. Diane Galbraith :

    Thinking of you all at this time. Your Mom was a great neighbour and I always remember her glowing smile. We had lots of fun in Laird Court. xoxo

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  3. Dave and Joan Shedden :

    Catherine, Sharon, Rob, and Tom
    We wanted to express our sympathy to you and your families on the passing of your Mom, our favourite neighbour. We met formally on few occasions but had the deepest conversations with her while coming or going or just relaxing in our yards. Her career in the bank had finished by the time we moved, but we felt she was younger than her years. She kept herself up to date on happenings and had a great interest in the activities and life of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We talked frankly on their activities as well she gave me advice on my children’s activities, at the same time, she was a gracious lady. I’m sure you missed her contribution to the Christmas baking for each of you, in addition she took pity on Dave’s lack of sweets as well. We marvelled on how all family members treated this home as a gathering point, dropping in for a visit. You are a close knit family only created by an understanding mother. Your care of her these past months is admired and we hope each of you takes time to rest; we will remember her and miss her.
    Joan and Dave Shedden

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  4. Dave Galbraith :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time. Your Mom was a very special lady and she will be missed. Now she will be wathcing over us from heaven alongside your Dad with our Dad. Hugs to the whole Dunlop family from Mary, Dave (Selina), George (Heather), John (Diana), Dee (Bruce), Dan (Sharon)and the entire Galbraith Family

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  5. Cassandra and Family,

    As time gently eases your grief, may beautiful memories restore the joy in your heart.

    With Deepest Sympathy

    Kari, Jill, Natalie, Jeanette, Betty & Craig

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