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GILLIHAM – Josephine “Jo” Ralston (nee Short)

July 27, 1922 – June 29, 2010

Our wee Mum slipped from our arms and into the welcoming arms of the Heavenly Father. We have been blessed to have Mum in our lives. She leaves behind son Kevin (Monika); daughters, Holly (Ken) and Leslie Lynne; beloved grandchildren, Kyll, Mac, Donovan (Bonnie), and Karin; sisters-in-law, Diane (Gordon) Dingwall and Gail (Doug) Barraclough; John (Judy) Raikes; special daughter Debbie (Fred) and all her “girls.”

Rejoice with our Mum in our home on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Mum’s honour may be made directly to Father Bob, Society of the Little Flower, 7021 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7B7.

In living memory of Jo Gilliham, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Marjorie Christie :

    Dear Lynne, Kyle and all the family.
    I just heard the day before coming back here to Scotland. I feel so sad as I had planned to stop by before visiting Olive.
    She was a very dear lady and a very good friend tome. You will miss her, but she is now in the hands of Jesus where I am sure she will have a few good chats with him.
    Love to all,
    as jo called me Dame Marjorie

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  2. John Raikes & Judy Button :

    It saddened us both when we learned of Jo’s passing. Never was there a sweeter heart than hers, yet in such a wee package. Always there with a positive gesture, a kind word and a big heart. We wuz glad t’meet yee. May the rest of the clan be as strong as she. The planting of a tree in her honour is wonderful tribute

    sgd

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  3. John Raikes & Judy Button :

    Judy & I were greatly saddend to hear of Jo’s passing. Never was there a sweeter heart yet in such a wee package. Always with a positive gesture, a kind word and an even bigger heart. We wuz glad t’meet yee. May the rest of the clan be as strong as she.

    sgd John & Judy in Vernon BC

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  4. Ed and Dorothy Koss :

    May we covey our deepest sympathy over the great loss that you have incurred with the passing of “Jo”.

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  5. I am so saddened to hear of Jo’s passing. Her beautiful spirit prevailed through many hardships. She was a truly sweet lady.
    My condolenses to Kevin, Holly and Lynn.

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  6. Brian & Anja Wilson :

    To Kevin, Holly and Lynne, our sincerest sympathy. We are on an extended vacation and will not be able to be with you tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Brian, Anja Wilson and family.

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