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DUSTAN – Marie June (nee Spankie)

April 6, 1934 – January 17, 2011

Sadly, Marie passed away after a brief illness at the age of 76. 

Marie is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Bill; sister Louise (Bob); children, Neil (Darrell) and Kathy; grandchildren, Brittany, Laura, Pauline, and Teagan; and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Alexander & Mildred Spankie; her sister Helen, her brother Ron; and son-in-law Tim. Marie moved with her family to Calgary from Bowden as a youth.  She worked in a variety of positions, at home, and in volunteer roles.  Her most recent employment was with the Royal Canadian Legion Alberta – NWT Command.  She was a kind, generous, and energetic lady who enjoyed cooking, travel, and dancing.  She always held a special place for her many good friends and loved her family deeply, particularly her grandchildren. 

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  Condolences may be forwarded at  In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Marie’s honour may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433.

In living memory of Marie Dustan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Les and Bea Hamilton :

    To Bill and family;

    Bea & I were saddened to read of Marie’s passing in this morninngs Herald. Please accept our sincere condolences in your loss.

    Les & Bea Hamilton
    Mesa AZ

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  2. Teresa Hogarth :

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Whenever this kid from out of town needed a place to stay in the big city, your mom welcomed me. She always asked what was going on in my life and laughed at my jokes, even when she knew I came to lead you astray.
    Teresa Hogarth
    Cochrane, Alberta

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  3. Jim and Linda Dustan :

    Our hearts are very sad. Auntie Marie was a special lady to us and she will be missed a great deal. We feel your pain and want you to know that you are not alone in your sadness. Hugs and all our love , Jim and Linda Dustan

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  4. Bill, Kathy, Neil and Grandkids,
    I wish that I could be with you at this sad time. Please know that I am thinking of you. I will always remember Marie fondly. Love, Auntie Doris Dustan

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  5. Ralph Dilworth :

    Dear Neil, Darryl and family,

    Mike and I were very saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts during this trying time.

    Ralph & Mike

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