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GILES – Thora Dorothy

April 12, 1923 – November 4, 2009

Thora Dorothy Giles passed away on November 4, 2009 after a lengthy battle with lung disease.

Thora was born on April 12, 1923 in the Shepard district. It was at the tender age of sixteen that she lost her mother and was left to help raise her six siblings. In 1969 she moved to Cochrane, and was a rancher and homemaker.

Thora is survived by her four brothers and two sisters, Terry, Jean Guthrie, John (Bev), Barney, Merv (Claudia), and Joan (Woody) Delorme; and her seventeen nieces and nephews and their families.

She was predeceased by her two sisters-in-Law Pat and Marge Giles; and brother-in-law Gordon Guthrie.

A Celebration of Thora’s Life will be Celebrated at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Cochrane Funeral Home”(369 Railway Street), on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca .
A special thank you to staff of Cochrane Home Care and Chinook Hospice.

In living memory of Thora Giles, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Frances Chapman :

    Dear Claudia and Merv
    My sympathy to you and your family.

    Your sister Thora was truly a great and good person. I only wish I had known her better.
    It was through the Nelsons that I met your family, and then with Fred I met Gord and Jean. Elinor has told me stories of how Thora took care of her family and then continued her caregiving to her nieces and nephews, and their children.
    Thora will be missed by many.
    Take care you two, the care you gave to Thora was very hard at times, I am sure.
    My sympathy again for your loss.
    Frances Chapman

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  2. Linda and Ross Giles, Northern Ireland :

    Sympathy to all Thora’s family on the passing of one special lady. Another link with old Ireland gone but fondly remembered by all the Irish cousins who met her down the years. Lovely to have visited with her at her home in Aug. Born three months after her 1st cousin Jack Giles (Bandon, Ireland), who shared the same name as her dad.

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  3. Mary and Linda Shaw :

    Our sincerest condolences on the passing of ‘Aunt’ Thora. She will be missed. We are so sorry that we missed the funeral yesterday.

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