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GARVEY, Seena Adricana (nee Bennis)

March 1, 1915 – Medicine Hat, AB
June 11, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Seena Garvey passed away on June 11, 2014 at the age of 99 years, ending a life well lived.

Seena was born in Medicine Hat, AB, the fourth of six children. After completing school, she attended Teachers College in Calgary. In 1945, she married John Owen Garvey and moved to the far north being posted in Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake, Churchill and Port Harrison. She taught school and Jack worked as a radio operator. In 1957, with five children they moved to Winnipeg where Seena continued to teach school.

In 1985, they moved to Calgary to be closer to the grandchildren. Seena loved her family more than anything.

Seena is survived by her children, John Garvey (Nonnee), Cory Fodchuk, Patti Weldon (Kevin Taylor), Henry Garvey and Gerry Garvey (Kathy); seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband John Owen Garvey in 2010.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colonel Belcher Veterans Care Centre, 1939 Veterans Way, NW Calgary AB T3B 5Y8.

In living memory of Seena Garvey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Precia Keel :

    Dear Gerry and Kathy,
    I am so glad I got to meet and visit with Seena while in Calgary a few years ago. She was a lovely and interesting lady, with lots to talk about, and lovely ivory pieces to show. I often ask Joe about her, and will always remember her graciousness. My love and sympathy to you and all your family.
    Precia Keel (Joe’s Mom)

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  2. Gerry, I never had the pleasure of meeting Mum but she must have been a wonderful lady and very proud having raised two fine lads like yourself and Henry also other siblings which I have never met. Condolences to You and your family from The Lucki’s

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  3. Karen Duerden :

    Hi all. Such a nice service for your Mom today. I told Cory that I realized after I’d sealed our card, that I hadn’t included any memories of Seena. I had tea with your Mom many times. She would always bring me up to date on the family news. She was so proud of you all. At our annual ladies Christmas get-together Seena was the best-dressed lady there. Such a sense of style she had. And she brought delicious homemade goodies. Your Mom was never too busy to say hello in her comings and goings if she saw me on the street. And it was nice for me to have someone to talk about the north with. Thanks for including me in her birthday celebrations over the years. I enjoyed being there. I know you’ll miss her. It’s never easy to lose your Mom – doesn’t matter how old you are, or she was. We loved having her for our neighbour. Karen, John and Dan.

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  4. Frank & Lynne Hickey :

    Hi Gerry and Patti,
    We regret to have learned of your Mother’s recent passing. Despite the fact that she was 99 years young, it still hurts. My Mother recently passed away, 5 days before her 100th birthday and we still miss the opportunity to visit and speak with her. We know that you have many fond memories and expect that you have retained much of the wisdom which she imparted to each of you over your life time. Kindly accept our greatest condolences and remember you are always welcome to contact us should we be of benefit to you. All the best.
    Lynne and Frank

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