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FAMINOFF – Elaine (nee Kabatoff)

January 17, 1940 – March 24, 2011

Elaine Faminoff passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospice on Thursday March 24th, 2011.

Elaine is survived by Joseph Faminoff, husband of fifty-one years; her sons, Tim and Barry Faminoff; brother Alex Kabatoff; and sister Lola Mitchell.

Elaine grew up in the Cowley / Lundbreck area in Alberta and moved to Calgary after graduating grade twelve where she attended Mount Royal College and became a secretary.  In Calgary she worked for the Royal Bank and Mount Royal University Foundation.  Elaine had many talents but she enjoyed cooking and entertaining guests the most.  She also enjoyed singing and joined a number of Doukhobor acapella choirs. Elaine and Joe spent many hours travelling to B.C. to perform at Doukhobor Festivals.  Elaine will be loved by her friends and family and will be missed forever.

Private family services and memorial will be held at a later date.  You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Elaine Faminoff, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Garfield Anderson :

    Der Joe

    I was very saddened to read of Elaine’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family.

    I didn’t know Elaine well but always enjoyed her gracious manner whenever I was in her presence. You will miss her terribly.

    Sincerely

    Garfield Anderson

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  2. Diane & Dave Patterson :

    Our sympathies go out to you Joe, Barry and Tim. I have lost a good friend. Elaine was without a doubt the sweetest person I have ever known and it is with great sorrow that I send this note. She was kind to all and generous without a fault and always thought of the other person. She will be greatly missed.

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  3. Olga Klein (hurkot) :

    Dear Joe

    Tony and I wish to extend our condolences to you and your sons.
    Know that we are praying for you as you journey through this difficult time.

    Love Olga

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  4. Roy & Lois Smyth :

    Dear Joe,
    It’s been a long and hard road for you and your family, and you will be missing Elaine so very much. Someone you loved dearly has been taken from you. Hold on to the memories you shared together and allow others to surround you with their love and care. We will be keeping you in our prayers.
    Love, Roy & Lois

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  5. Joe and boys – I was very saddened to hear of the passing of your dear wife and mother. She was truly a wonderful person.

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  6. Gord & Bev Tallman :

    Joseph and Family
    I was saddened to read of Elaine’s passing in Saturday’s Calgary Herald. She was a very warm and caring person and a great employee of Royal Bank. I appreciated her support and friendship during my watch as General Mgr of Alberta district.
    I hope your many fond memories of Elaine will comfort you at this difficult time and in the future. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely Gordon Tallman

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  7. My sincere condolences to you Joe and your boys at this time of great loss. May memories sustain you at this time.
    Betty

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  8. Elwyn & Marlene Eddy :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

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  9. Our very dear friend- Elaine: a wonderful organizer, a sympathetic ear, a borscht professional, a source of emails from all sorts of places and on all topics and a very pleasant, gracious and humble but ever so capable friend. We all knew Elaine through her work, but we also knew that behind Elaine was a family that she adored. We share your loss and send you heartfelt condolences. She will not be forgotten.

    Kathy Wyatt Cottingham

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  10. Andrea and Dale Shumka and family :

    Dear Joe:

    We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Elaine was an amazing person and will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her,

    We hope that you will be comforted by your wonderful memories,

    Sincerely,
    Andrea and Dale

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  11. Dave & Sylvia Gourlay :

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Joe and your family. Elaine was fabulous to work with. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you. Dave & Sylvia

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  12. Jack and Jan Tarasoff :

    Dear Joe and family, We were very sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies to all of you. Elaine had a strong Doukhobor spirit and will be sadly missed in the community. Our thoughts are with you.

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  13. Bryan & Peggy Gieck :

    Dear Joe and Family,
    We extend to you our deepest sympathy. Elaine will be remembered always for her warm smile and gracious manner. May you find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish.
    Bryan and Peggy Gieck

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  14. Myron Achtman :

    Our sincere condolences to Joseph, Tim, Barry and extended family.

    We remember the enthusiatic support from Joe and Elaine when we coached Tim in hockey (Varsity Acres) in the 1970s.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Myron and Malcolm Achtman

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