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GILLINGWATER, Shirley “Barbara” (nee Alway)

July 11, 1943 – August 12, 2011

Barbara Gillingwater of Calgary passed away on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the age of 68 years.

Barb was born in Calgary and raised in the community of Inglewood and attended Western Canada High School. She worked over thirty years in the oil and gas industry with Nexen (CanOxy).

Barb is survived by her daughter Sue Gillingwater (Sid Talbot); two sons Brent Gillingwater and Chad Gillingwater and his wife Kimberly; five grandchildren, Alannah-Leigh, Tyrin, Dylan, Talon and Cadin and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents, Florence and William Alway; two brothers Bob and Bill.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to United Way of Calgary and Area, #600, 1202 Centre Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5A5 Telephone: (403) 231-6265, www.calgaryunitedway.org or directly to the Bethany Care Foundation for Bethany Harvest Hills, c/o #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: bcf@bethanycare.com.

In living memory of Barb Gillingwater, 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. Carla Crookshanks :

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Brent. This will not be an easy thing to go through, but take it from me (Dianne Smith 1941-1999), it will get better; just hang in there…

    Carla

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  2. I’m an employee at Nexen and I had the privilage of knowing your Mom. I’m so sorry to hear the sad news. My condolences are with your family.

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  3. Bonnie Lintick :

    Brent, Sue, Chad & families,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Barb. She was very kind to me many years ago and I’ll always remember her fondly. My sympathies are with all of you at this sad time.

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  4. Katie Redford :

    Sue, Brent, Chad and your darling families. There is not any one word or any one gesture that can relieve the pain of losing your mother. There is only time and an abundance of love in the universal clock of healing.
    I am blessed to have met each of you, and through your lives I am aware of what a great soul your mother is.
    God bless

    Katie Riley & Mitchel

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  5. Gary Holmberg :

    Offering you our condolences from Gary Holmberg on behalf of the Western Canada High School Alumni Association. Our thoughts are with you.

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