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FAAS, Kathryn Alice

January 31, 1942 – Innisfail, AB
January 23, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Kathryn Alice Faas beloved wife of Norman Faas of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the age of 71 years, after courageously battling cancer.

She was known as Grandma Kathryn by so many and will be missed by all.

Besides her loving husband Norman, Kathryn is survived by three sons, Brent (Elizabeth), Mark (Yvonne) and Craig (Tracey) Faas; granddaughters, Kate, Stephanie, Lauren and Annika; sister Irene Howse (daughter Sky and granddaughter Brandie, son Toby); sister-in-law Muriel Howse; auntie Alice Winch; uncle Dennis Shelvey; cousins, Barbara Blenkinship (Norm), Brenda Shelvey-Smith (daughter Megan) and Bernard Shelvey; the Walsh family; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Lawrence Howse.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or to Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1M9 Telephone: 403-252-1194. We would like to thank all the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Southwood Hospice for their dedication and loving care for her six year battle.

In living memory of Kathryn Faas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. My sincere condolences on the loss of Kathryn. She was such a kind soul who always had a smile on her face. She always made me feel at home whenever I came for a visit. Soar with the angels Kathryn and know you will be missed by many.

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  2. Mary Beth Manarey :

    The world lost a bright light but her light will shine so much brighter now. All the good bits of her live on in each of you….and there were lots of good bits.
    We are praying for Kathryn

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  3. Our most sincere condolences to you Brent, Liz, Kate and Stephanie. God has a beautiful Angel next Him, who will always make Him laugh. Kathrny was a very special person, who will truly be missed by everyone, but especially by you. We love you and are thinking of you.

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  4. Daryl Pallesen :

    We were very saddened to read of Kathryn’s passing last week and send our sincere condolences to all of her family. Although it has been more than 20 years since I worked together with Kathryn, her smiling face and cheery disposition will always be remembered by those of us lucky enough to have known her. Your loss is surely heaven’s gain.

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  5. Brent, Liz, Kate & Stephanie
    I am so very sorry to hear of your families loss.
    Please accept our condolences, prayers and love on the passing of Kathryn.
    I enjoyed meeting her and admired her courage in facing her battles and life adventures.
    God bless.
    Angela, George & Brandon Eyck

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  6. Bill Donna Howse :

    To Kathryn’s family
    we are so very sorry for your loss and that we are unable to attend the service. We will be out of the country.
    A dear cousin will now soar with the eagles and be with God.
    We are thinking of you Kathryn.
    Your cousin Bill and Donna

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  7. The McDougall Family :

    Dear Brent, Liz, Kate and Stephanie,
    We were very sorry to hear of Kathryn’s recent passing. She was such a wonderful person and we know she will be greatly missed! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
    Susan, Bryce, Erin, Riley and Madison

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  8. From the Hires family to the Faas family , please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of dear Kathryn . May God bless her and her memory . I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with her just once , at a New Years party at the home of John and Yolande Walsh . With love , Peter S. Hires .

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  9. Brenda & George Vanderveen :

    Dear Brent, Liz and family;

    We were sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We know she was an important and special person in all of your lives and were blessed to have had the opportunity to have met her on more then one occasion .
    May the grace of God and all of the loving memories help you all though this difficult time.

    Love from Brenda , George, Mallory & Robert Vanderveen

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