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ELFORD, Linnea Ann (nee Silsby)

February 10, 1946 – October 17, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of Linnea Ann Elford announce her passing, Saturday, October 17, 2009, following a brave battle with cancer.

Linnea was born and raised in Euclid, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors degree in Education.  She emigrated from the USA in 1970 to settle in Calgary and raise her family. Following a brief stay in British Columbia she and her family returned to Calgary where Linnea resumed teaching.  She first taught at University Elementary and then served Calgary’s NE community of Temple for many years at Guy Weadick Elementary School.  Linnea retired in 2008 following over 20 years of service to the Calgary Board of Education.  She often travelled to the sunny beaches of San Diego to enjoy her native country.

Linnea is survived by her devoted lifelong friend and husband Robin; daughters, Kristen, Jessica, and Lisa; much loved grandchildren Gabrielle and Madeline; sister, Karen and her children Marika and Michael.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens.  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 Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Linnea Elford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Karen Burkell :

    I had the privilege of working working with Linn. She was a fantastic colleague. I will miss her wonderful sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. Hello Robin,

    Betty and I were so sorry to read about your wife’s untimely passing and we extend to you and your daughters our deepest sympathies!

    It has been a long time since we worked together, times I remember with great affection! Inevitably, however, advancing years has the reality of bringing sad events more frequently into our lives – and it can be no other way, regrettably!

    Our thoughts will be with you and your family at this time.

    With our kindest regards,

    Betty and Roly

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  3. David Sheridan :

    Robin,

    On behalf of our family to yours, we offer our heartfelt condolences, Linn will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with you and Kristen, Jessica and Lisa,

    David, Janet, Khrys, Faye & Jennifer

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  4. I was also fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work with Linn. I am saddened to hear of her passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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  5. Doug and Marlene Duxbury :

    Robin,

    Marlene and I were saddened to learn of the passing of your longtime friend and companion, Linn. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to you, Kristine, Jessica, and Lisa.

    Linns’ battle was a long and courageous one, and her fight was a testament to her strength and character.
    Your family can be proud of her.

    Marlene and Doug

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  6. Robin,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your recent loss. Deepest condolences from our family.

    Peter and Nancy Ng and family.

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  7. Rod and Nancy Chernos :

    Dear Robin and Family

    We want to express our sympathy on Linnea’s passing.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Rod and Nancy Chernos

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