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GRAHAM – Vernon Austin “Vern”

August 6, 1924 – March 22, 2010

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad and grandpa, Vern Graham. He passed away peacefully at the age of 85, surrounded by his loving family.

Dad was a very proud native Calgarian who served his country in the Air Force during WWII. He had a great love of all sports and particularly enjoyed  playing football for the Calgary Stampeders in the late 40’s and early 50’s. Dad worked in the automotive industry and retired from Calgary Transit in 1989.

Vern was very devoted to his family and is survived by Marjorie, his loving wife of sixty years, as well as his two sons, two daughters, and twelve grandchildren, Pat (Nicole), Amy, Emily and Taylor; Gary (Gail), Jessica, David and Alora; Susan (Des), Dan, Joe, Shannon and Mike; Judy, Jeremy and Jennifer. Vern is also survived by his sister Bea.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through  In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.  The family would like to thank Dr. Lauf and the staff of the Agapé Hospice for their wonderful care during Dad’s final journey.

In living memory of Vernon Graham, 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. Gordon and Linda Thompson :

    Dear Marjorie and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy on your loss. I worked with Vern approximately 20 years at the City of Calgary at both Eau Claire and Victoria Park Garages and I have many good memories of those years. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

    Gordon and Linda Thompson

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    We were very sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed.

    Our thoughts are with you,

    Suzanne (Patenaude) and Arnie Quinton
    Edmonton AB

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  3. Terry, Diana, Michael and David Donaleshen :

    It is with sadness that we learned of your loss.

    Vern will always be Mr. Graham to me, my first and one of the best hockey coaches I was fortunate to play for.
    There were many good memories throughout the years together with Joyce and Pete.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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