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FORBES, Mary Magdeline

August 23, 1949 – Wilkie, SK
March 8, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Mary M. Forbes passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 65 years.

Mary is survived by her husband George; her children, Natasha and Shaun; her grandchildren, Murphy, Hanna and Emily; and by two sisters and three brothers. She was predeceased by her son Paul; her parents, Bill and Emma; and two brothers.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) today Thursday, March 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca

In living memory of Mary Forbes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Jeannie Trach (Hebert) :

    My sympathies to the family in the loss of this extraordinary lady!
    Ever since she moved to Calgary we meant to get together for a coffee, but it just never happened… my regret… but I always enjoyed her posts on Facebook and felt like we were re-acquainted after being family friends in the 50’s and 60’s. She always spoke her mind and shared her opinions on the news of the day!
    I can’t attend the Service today so just wanted to send along my prayers to the family.

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  2. Faye (Hebert) Bystrom :

    My deepest sympathies to Mary’s husband, children and grandchildren and all the extended family for their loss, my heart goes out to you.
    My memories go back to our childhood, visiting the farm, playing in the trees, kick the can, helping with the chores. Those will always be fond memories. Unfortunately we lost touch when we moved away but of course through Facebook now keep in touch with Nola. Bill and Emma were very warm and caring people and always made me feel welcome and I am sure that legacy carried on through all the family. May God Bless and comfort you during this very sad time and may you find strength through your faith and memories.

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  3. Alana Ziegler :

    My sincere condolences to Mary’s family.

    As a youngster my family would visit on Sundays and at special events with Uncle Bill, Aunt Emma and “all those kids” – what a great family. I remember Mary having such a great imagination and was so happy to hear she translated her passion into written word.

    Like all my cousins, Mary is a special to me and will be missed.

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  4. Cindy (BUXTON) Tillapaugh :

    My condolences to the families. I am so thankful I attended the reunion in White City last August! It was a great opportunity to reconnect with Nola and Mary, plus other family members. May she rest in peace.

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  5. Linda (Wallace) Huber :

    My deepest sympathies to Mary’s husband and family, and Mary’s sisters and brothers.
    My memories go back to childhood as well. School days and community events especially with Nola and Mary.
    Paulette gave me the book Mary wrote “Life Changing Days” for Christmas. I will treasure it always.
    My prayers are with all of you through this very sad time. Treasure the memories.

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  6. Paulette Wallace :

    Sympathies to George, Natasha ,Shaun and those beautiful grandchildren that Mary loved with all her heart. You will be missed Mary. I was looking forward to the visit we never had but always talked about. I am so happy we got together last August as our family gathered for the Miller reunion. It was so much fun to be with everyone. You were one of a kind and will always be remembered for the great lady you were. The book you wrote for the reunion LIFE CHANGING DAYS brought back many childhood memories. Thanks for that. God Bless all of you.

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  7. First Group and Golden Arrow - Fort Hills :

    Dear George and Family:

    May sympathy from those who care, bring comfort to your heart-
    And may you know that those you love are never far apart…
    May it help and console you to remember often too,
    That many comforting thoughts are very close to you.

    Sincerely – Your friends and extended family at First Group and Golden Arrow

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  8. Rose (Sander) Reiniger :

    Sympathy to Marys family. Also to Nola and family. God Bless.

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  9. ~ so sad to know that my special long time friend has passed on, my condolences to Shawn, Natasha, George, and the grandchildrem and the rest of the family. Mary was a very special person to me, close to my heart, I will miss her dearly and her poise. Loved everything about her, esp. her great wit. With Peace & Love Janet

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  10. Harold Smitheman :

    This was very shocking to hear. Kathy & I offer our prayers and sincerest condolences to George and all of Mary’s family. May she Rest in Peace.

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  11. Marty Bondett :

    Paul and I send our sincere condolences to George and the family. We enjoyed the positive influence Mary and George had on our lives when we lived in London. It was wonderful to reconnect through Face book. Mary will be missed.

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