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FARAND, Shirley Donna

March 14, 1933 – Radville, Saskatchewan
October 26, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Peacefully, with her children by her side, Shirley passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the age of 81 years after an eight year battle with cancer.

Born in Radville, Shirley moved to Calgary with her husband Rene and brother-in-law Lawrence (Evelyn) in 1956. She raised three children along with many foster children. She was an Aunt at large. She began a career with PPG until retiring to return to Radville to care for her mom. Moving back to Strathmore, she spent her retirement traveling, crafting, playing cards, and enjoying her family.

Shirley lived life to the fullest, and her independence, strength, and stubbornness will be remembered and cherished by all who were lucky enough to know and love her.

She is survived by her children Bonnie (Dennis), Mark (Nancy), Harvey (Sasha) and Cheryl; grandchildren Amren, Steven, Chris, Denny, Dustin, Jessica, Kayla, Alex, Myles, Taralyn and Shawna; great-granddaughter Harper; brothers John, Wilf, Jim and Steve; sisters Mary, Jean and Florine. She was predeceased by her three babies, grandson JP and sister Julia.

A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. At Shirley’s request please wear yellow. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Carewest Sarcee Hospice for the loving care and support they gave to Mom in her final days. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Hospice Care, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca .

In living memory of Shirley Farand, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. John & Jody Klovansky :

    Our warmest condolences

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  2. Betty Flemming :

    On behalf of The Happy Gang Society of Strathmore, sincere condolences to all of Shirley’s family. We have missed and will continue to miss Shirley’s expertise at our Thursday afternoon Canasta. Most especially, however, we will miss her fresh bread and other goodies which she provided on a regular basis for our snacks. A volunteer to be emulated, she made her presence known and contributed to our Society in many ways until just a few short months ago. Surely she will be welcomed back to God as one of the “good and faithful servants”. May she rest in peace.

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  3. Greg & Katrina Hosie :

    So sorry to hear of the passing if your mum, we are thinking of your family through this difficult time and pass on our love and prayers to you all.

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  4. A life well lived is ever remembered. My deepest sympathies.

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  5. Mary & John Ayotte :

    My sister was the most determined and courageous person I ever knew. Everything she did, she took on full force. I will miss you Shirley, Love Mary

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  6. Dave & Judy Collier :

    Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Shirley was a great lady and a joy to know. Our fondness memory was playing cards with her at Bonnie & Dennis’ kitchen table. Sincere Condolences

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  7. Paul & Leona Kusz :

    To Harvey and Sasha, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and our hearts are heavy in your sorrow.
    Love Uncle Paul and Auntie Leona

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  8. Valerie Rappel :

    Family………..so sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. I was wondering why I hadn’t seen her at the Happy Gang playing Canasta…..she will be missed by our group. Her wonderful baking and presence at cards…….helping all….also she was our official renter for many years as well. I will be saying a special prayer. And I am moving to Edm today so will not be able to attend her funeral Services..Valerie Rappel

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  9. Darlene & Shane Gould :

    My heartfelt sympathies, she embraced life & lived it to the fullest, she will be truly missed by all who knew her

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  10. June & Calvin Coates :

    To Bonnie, Mark, Harvey and families. Sending prayers and love at this time of loss of your Mom. She was just wonderful and will be thought of often by us,

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  11. Rob and Trudy Kroschinsky :

    To Harvey and Sasha, and family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you in this time of sadness. God will have a special place for a special lady.

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