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GARDNER – Katherine (Kay)

September 16, 1916 – September 22, 2009

Katherine (Kay) Gardner, died at Wentworth Manor after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at the age of 93 years.

Born September 16, 1916 in Eldorena, AB, Kay lived her life in Calgary since a very early age. Kay will be fondly remembered for her nurturing and compassionate ways, her love of family, and her warm and generous hospitality. Remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be greatly missed.

Kay is survived by her sons, William (Elizabeth), Fred (Marilyn), and Douglas (Doreen) Gardner; son-in-law Arthur Lugg; sisters, Jean Harvey, Olga (Walter) Powell, and Nettie (George) Elford; and brothers, Nick (Ruby) Gregory and Walter (Karan) Gregory. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Kay was predeceased by her husband Paul Gardner; son Ken Gardner; daughter Carolyn Lugg; sisters, Anne and Mary; and parents Mike and Annie Gregory.

A Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111,, or to Parkdale United Church, 2919 – 8th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1C8 Telephone: (403) 283-3301 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Wentworth Manor for their care and compassion.

In living memory of Kay Gardner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Gunnar & Wynne Carlson :

    So Saddened to learn of the loss of your Mother. She was such a lovely lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gunnar & Wynne.

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