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FITZGERALD, Miriam Abigail

October 20, 1917 – March 7, 2013

Miriam Abigail FitzGerald passed away suddenly on March 7th, 2013 in Calgary AB. She was a woman of unwavering faith. Her gentle spirit and enchanting smile warmed any room. A devoted caregiver to various family members, her legacy is her life of service. Her accepting and trusting spirit allowed her to enjoy living the last five years, in Calgary, with her cherished daughter Ann Marie. Florida, Brule Beach, Easter or Christmas jaunts, Miriam was always ready for another adventure. Her sparkling eyes would brighten for family and a decadent dessert.

Miriam was born October 20th, 1917 in New Glasgow, NS, to the late Daniel MacDonald and the late Sarah (Buckley) MacDonald. She is survived by her devoted daughter Ann Marie, nieces and nephews Mary Lou, John, Bob, Pauline, Gerry, Mary, Kathleen, cousin Maureen and numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Jim and niece Pauline. She was also predeceased by her older sisters Helen and Norah. They were three beautiful, generous ladies.

Also left to mourn are special friends Reverend Dan Stevenot, the Howlett and Roth families. They welcomed Miriam to her new western home with love, acceptance and friendship.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells on Sunday March 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W.) on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (91 Waterloo Street
Saint John, New Brunswick) on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. For further details, please contact Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, Telephone: 506-634-1965, Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to St. Pius X Catholic Church Building Fund, 2424 – 24th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 2A2 or your local Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

In living memory of Miriam FitzGerald, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Please accept my condolences on the death of Miriam. Ann Marie, you have my deepest sympathy. Your mum was one of the sweetest women I ever met, and it was always a joy to be with her at family gatherings.

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  2. Revd Mary Jepp (Nugent) :

    Dear Anne-Marie, I was very sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. I have very fond memories of your house on Waterloo Street and as it says in the obituary, decadent puddings. She was a lovely warm person, so caring and so giving.
    I went home to Saint John last summer for the first time since mum died in 2005 and found that the place had changed greatly. I now live in England and am an Anglican priest living in the countryside of Cambridgeshire, with responsibility for 6 parishes. Life is busy and never dull.
    Much love and prayers,
    Mary Nugent

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  3. joe a cameron :

    So sorry about Miriam’s passing . My condolences Ann Marie.

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