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EYMA – Marie Noel (nee Delbeke)

Decemeber 14, 1914 – July 14, 2011

Marie Eyma of Cochrane Alberta passed away suddenly but peacefully on Thursday July 14, 2011 at the Bethany Care Centre at the age of 96 years.

She was born December 14, 1914 in Calgary Alberta the oldest daughter of 7 children to Francis & Gus Delbeke. In 1935 she married Pierre Eyma and together they ranched all of their lives west of Cochrane in the Beaupre area on the Chinook Ranch while raising their three children.

Marie is survived by her son Jay Eyma; Daughter Anita (Newt) Kessler; brother Leon (Vivian) Delbeke; and sister-in-law Sybil Delbeke; eleven grandchildren Jayena (Wayde) Collins, Jayme (Lori) Eyma, Jaynel (Danny) Fenton, Jaylene Knight, Benji, Chache and Bobby Eyma, Ann (Duane) McFadden, Bill (Nicole) Kessler, Geordie (Ingrid) Kessler, Jane (Blake) Hammond. As well as twenty four great-grandchildren, two fifth generation grandchildren, one niece and three nephews.

Marie was predeceased in 1989 by her husband of 54 years Pierre Eyma, son Clay Eyma, daughter-in-law Lynne Eyma, sisters Evelyn Noble, Maggie Stringer and Catherine Molnar, brothers Jim and Casey Delbeke.

In honour of Marie’s request, a private family service will be held. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Calgary & Southern Alberta Chapter, 1130F – 44 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 4W6 Telephone: (403) 266-5295, www.cfcalgary.ca. or to Bethany Care Bus Fund c/o Cochrane Bethany Care Centre 302 Quigley Drive Cochrane, AB T4C 1X9 (403) 932-6422.

A Special thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at the Cochrane Bethany Centre.

In living memory of Maria Eyma, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Mary & Kenneth Sinclair :

    To Jay, Anita & Family.
    Please accept our heart felt condolences on the loss of Marie.
    Our thoughts are with you all.

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  2. Russell, Patricia(Mckendrick) & David Wiechnik :

    Dear Jay, Anita & Families,
    We were sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She always had such a lovely appearance and was a genuine lady. With our sincere sympathy.
    Russell, Patricia & David Wiechnik

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  3. Don & Grace Mickle :

    Jay & Family –
    Really sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
    She was a real pioneer and foundation for the family.

    Don & Grace Mickle

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  4. To the Marie Eyma family,

    I was very saddened to hear Marie passed away. She was a wonderful neighbour, kind and friendly. May she now rest in peace. Over the years she was always a great supporter of the Beaupre Community Assn. and the Ghost River Pony Club. Another Beaupre hero has left us, but she will not be forgotten.

    Sincerely,
    Dorothy Edge

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