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August 7, 1925 – March 10, 2012

Vi Garland of Calgary passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the age of 86 years.

Vi was born in Kindersley, SK and grew up on a farm 15 miles south. She started her teaching career at the age of 18 and was a lifelong teacher. As all good teachers she was also a lifelong learner taking classes until well into her seventies. Vi loved her independence and her walks in Edworthy Park.

Vi is survived by her son James Douglas Garland, her daughter and son-in-law Theresa and James McCurdy and grandson Matthew McCurdy. She is also survived by her in-laws, Beverly (Bev) Stewart, Frances Reves, Lois Nielson (Harry), Bruce Garland (Evelyn), Alice Mack and Sharon Garland. She was predeceased by her husband George “Ross” Garland, her father George Verhaeghe, her mother Nellie Verhaeghe, her brother Gordon Verhaeghe, brother-in-law and sisters-law, Lillian Edythe Aldous, Alexander (Alec) Garland, Mavis Neudorf and Florence Luke.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Services to follow at Rockyview Garden of Peace. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Vi Garland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Hi Theresa and family … just wanted to let you know how sorry everyone here on the HR Systems team is to hear about your mother. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Louise and team

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  2. Ruth and Roman Babiak :

    Our thoughts are with you Douglas during your time of losing your mother. Ruth and Roman Babiak

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