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GOULD, Marion Costin (nee Tennant)

April 22, 1923 – Blandford Township, Ontario
January 3, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Marion beloved wife of Dr. George Gould of Calgary, AB, passed away on January 3, 2015 at the age of 91 years.

Marion was born on April 22, 1923 to Laura Eliza (nee Costin) and Clarence Woodsworth Tennant. She graduated from Bonds Corners Public School and Woodstock Collegiate Institute, and completed her RN Training at Woodstock General Hospital. She and George met while members of Bonds Corners – United Farmers’ Young People’s Association. Upon George’s return from RAF service in WWII, they were married in 1945 at Old St. Paul’s Church, Woodstock, Ontario. She left her nursing career to raise her family. She affectionately watched her family grow, and enjoyed curling, bridge and traveling. In 1975 on moving to Calgary the “Happy Hour Gang” formed – good friends who socialized weekly for many years. We all loved watching Marion and George dance, and will forever remember her beautiful smile. Marion was active and enjoyed good health until struck with Dementia.

Marion is survived by her loving husband, George; her children, Jim (Wendy), Bob, Barb (Ken) McKellar, Suze Casey, and Paul (Erica Skopac); her beloved grandchildren Graham, Keith, Cheryl (Pachal) and Lyla; and great grandchildren Charlotte and Evelyn; and her sister, Margaret (Burns). She was predeceased by her brothers, Douglas and Jack; and sisters Clare (Ross) and Laura Jean (Gillespie).

A Private Celebration for Friends and Family will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1 Tel: 1-866-950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca. The Gould family extends special thanks to family physician, Dr. Glenn Gould, to the doctors, nurses, care-givers and staff of Lancaster Wing, Care West Colonel Belcher, to private companion Ruth Wai Wai, and to Rev. Deacon Larry J. Nicolay for his weekly communion.

“God saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be Thine”

In living memory of Marion Gould, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Sharon Kingsbury :

    So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

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  2. The Robinson Family :

    In loving memory of a wonderful woman and former parishioner. Marion was loved and respected by everyone from the Old St. Paul’s Church family, including Laura, Roy Robinson and family.

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  3. Beth and Don Taylor :

    Barb, Ken and family
    So sorry to hear of your mum’s death. It is so hard to lose your mum. Don’s mum died in June, and we miss her every day. But so many good memories, I’m sure! Thinking of you. We’ll be in touch.

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  4. Dennis and Jo-Ann Statham :

    George
    We are sorry to hear of Marion’s passing – she was a great Lady. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.

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  5. George and family,
    I was saddened to here of Marion’s passing but reminded of the pleasant meetings of the past, in Calgary and in Woodstock. Always when we met she was a warm and cheerful lady. Doug and Mom thought the world of you both. My sincere sympathies are with you and your family.
    Judi. (Hill) McLeod (Anne Tennamt’s daughter.)

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  6. Dr Tom Steele :

    George: I was saddened today to learn of Marion’s passing. Though we have not been in touch for a number of years, I still remember the great times we had at the Health of Animals social gatherings and the occasional retirement function back in the day. I know she will be missed by all of your family and special friends. With fond memories of fun times past, and a wonderful couple. Tom

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