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FOSTER – Helen Rae

December 13, 1938 – July 26, 2010

It is with great sadness we announce Helen’s passing after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Helen was raised in Iron Springs, AB and began working in Calgary in 1956. Helen was an active member of McDougall United Church, enjoyed curling, bridge, travelling, camping, and will also be remembered for her talents as a mother and homemaker.

Helen will be dearly missed by Gary, her husband of fifty years; son Wade Foster, two daughters, Laura Foster and Kelly (Darrick) Hebert, and two grandchildren, Colten and Paige Hebert. She is also survived by her sister Carol Rogers. Helen was predeceased by infant son Robert and her parents Grace and Ward Rogers.

Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church (Picture Butte, AB) on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Unit 62 of the Foothills Hospital and the Chinook Hospice.

In living memory of Helen Foster, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Cindy Flaman :

    Dear Laura and Family,
    Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

    Cindy and Luc

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  2. John and Jodi Murray :

    Dear Gary and family: it was with sadness that we heard of Helen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you….John and Jodi

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  3. Dear Kelly and Family,

    I am not sure if you remember me from our days in CGIT and Hi-C. I was saddened to hear the news about your mother. I remember her fondly from our church going years. Please pass along my best to your brother Wade and your sister Laura as well as the remaining members of your family. Another angel has received her wings.

    Sincerely, Jayne Lewis

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  4. Gayle Dagg (Johnstone) :

    Dear Kelly and Wade,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was always so kind to me. I wanted to let you know that your old friend is thinking of you.

    Take Care, Gayle.

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  5. Anne Heinze (Speddings) :

    Dear Kelly and all your family.

    I was very sorry to hear that your mum had passed away. She was a very lovely lady. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Anne, Kim and Family.

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  6. Marlene Bradshaw :

    Dear Gary and family,

    I am sorry to hear the sad news that your Helen was fighting Alzheimer’s. Ken Tatebe sent me the obituary from the paper. I did not know your struggle but know of its devastation as my father was diagnosed at 73 and lived until 87. The battle was far too long.

    Take care of yourself and hold tight as a family and know we love you, you are not alone.

    Marlene

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