Audrey, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away of pneumonia at the Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the age of 88 years.
Audrey was a proud native Calgarian who was born on Christmas Eve in 1919. She grew up in Crescent Heights and attended Balmoral and Crescent Heights schools. Audrey met future husband Bob (a member of the RAF) in November 1941 and they were married in August 1943. Bob was sent back to England and Audrey, a war bride, followed in August 1944. They remained in England until March 1948 when they returned to Canada. Audrey helped Bob build their house in Tuxedo Park where they lived for fifty-one years. Later they made a new home at the Huntington Hills Manor where they had many valued friendships. Audrey was a long time active member of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church and later a member of Good Shepherd Moravian Church. Since 1973, Audrey worked tirelessly for the Canadian Red Cross sharing her talents for crafts and showing her compassion for others. Audrey treasured her friends and loved to entertain.
Audrey is survived by daughters Jeanne (John) and Brenda; her grandchildren Jennifer (Joe), Rob (Sheri) and Laurie (Dan); and sisters Kay and Bet (Dick). Audrey was predeceased by her loving husband Bob in July 2007.
A Celebration of Audrey’s Life will be held at the Good Shepherd Moravian Church (6311 Norfolk Drive N.W.) on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to: Canadian Red Cross (Alberta/Northwest Territories Office P.O. Box 4050 STN C, Calgary, AB T2T 5W7) or to Operation Eyesight (4 Parkdale Crescent N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 3T8 phone: 403-283-6323). The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Carewest Glenmore Park and Unit 74 of the Rockyview General Hospital especially Dr. Wong and the nurses. We are also grateful to Val Kuelker who provided comfort in her final hours. Special thanks also go to her dear friends who sent her many cards and well wishes.
In living memory of Audrey Etherington, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296Print This Obituary & Condolences