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FAREN, Sybil Violet (nee Godwin)

August 31, 1930 – January 18, 2013

Sybil Faren, beloved wife of Don Faren of Calgary, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the age of 82 years.

Sybil was born and spent her entire life in Calgary. In 1950 she met the love of her life Donald and together they adopted their son David and daughter Cathie. Sybil was a friend to all and generously gave her time and energy to those around her. She will be forever missed.

Besides her loving husband of sixty years, Sybil is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Cathie and Larry Ross; son David Faren; and two grandchildren Alisdair and Philippe Faren.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Bow Crest Care facility and to Violet and Ted Martyniuk for their companionship through her brave battle with Dementia.

In living memory of Sybil Faren, 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. Eileen Martin (Nee Faren) :

    Dear Don, Cathie, David and family, my love and thoughts are with all of you. You know how much I loved Sybil and valued all the years we knew each other. From the first days when we became “best friends” to the day when she married my brother and truly became part of our family – I cherish all our wonderful memories. Love, Eileen

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  2. I am so sorry to hear of Sybil’s passing and my sincere condolences to you, Don, and your family. Such great Robbie Burns dinners we all shared! Marge Watson

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  3. Laura Mitchell :

    Auntie Sybil was always my favorite shopping buddy. She was so special to me even though I didn’t see her that often. Every time I think of her I have to smile. She will be forever remembered as a unique and amazing lady. She is finally at peace and is now making the angels smile. May you all find comfort in that. Love, Laura

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  4. Irene Johnstone :

    Dear Donny, Cathie, David and families,
    Our love and thoughts are with all of you. We have so many happy memories of dear cousin Sybil – when visiting us here in Scotland (the home of the “Curlie Coos” ) – our happy time in Australia — and of course, our wonderful visits to see you all in Canada. Sybil will be treasured in our hearts. All here from across ‘the pond’ join with you in the celebration of Sybil’s Life.
    From Irene Tom and families

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  5. Susan Robertson (nee Godwin) :

    Sending love and prayers to my Uncle Don, cousins Cathie, Larry, & David on the passing of a very special and missed Aunt Sybil! Our family sends condolences to you all. I am grateful I will be there for my family.
    Susan, Steve, Melinda, Merritt, Mason, Jay, Michael & Myla

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  6. Emmett de Grood and Valerie Sears :

    Hello Don, I have just read the obituary for Sybil today. Deep sympathy for you and your family. As my dad is going through this as well. Sybil had been through a lot. It is very difficult to cope with. It was always very nice to visit with the two of you in the Bow Crest garden.
    Valerie and Emmett

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  7. Life will not be the same without our auntie Sybil’s quirky sense of humor which we all absolutely loved. I’ll never forget the day when Uncle Don, Auntie Sybil, sister Laura and I went to Sea World in San Diego – what a great time. Especially singing and bouncing around in the car to all the INXS songs on the radio – that is when she shared that she absolutely loved the group INXS! And let’s not even get started on our shopping trips to Drug Emporium – what fun! Her great smile and laughter will always be in our memories. You picked a good one Uncle Don! Somewhere up there Auntie Sybil is still making someone smile. Love Trish and Eric

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  8. Cathie
    My condolences on the loss of your mother. My heart is with you in this time of sorrow.
    David Molnar

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  9. My condolences to you Don. John, Sandy and I visited with you and Sybil at Bowcrest. Sybil was always such a sweetheart. My sympathies go out to you as you mourn her passing.
    Gail Prier

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  10. Jackie Mabley (nee Ogilvy) :

    So sorry to hear of your loss, you were such a welcoming family when John and I came to Canada.

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Fay Ogilvy and Family

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