November 2, 1926 – March 23, 2011
Cecilia Graham (Cec), beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully on March 23rd, 2011, at the age of 84 years and is lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Cec was born in Fort Macleod, AB, on November 2, 1926, and grew up in Lethbridge. After graduating high school, she moved to Calgary where she attended the Calgary General Hospital nursing program, graduating as a Registered Nurse. Shortly after that she began working at the Didsbury Hospital, where she met Mervin Graham. They were married November 8th, 1951 and raised six children. Merv’s job at Mobil Oil enabled the family to live in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Alaska, and Norway, eventually retiring in Calgary in 1988, to be close to family. Cec enjoyed bowling, golfing, curling, cards, piano, and playing the stock market, as well as travelling with Merv. Her activities included being active in the Catholic Women’s League as a member of the Honour Guard, being involved with Oilwives, and volunteering with various charities including Meals on Wheels. Cec is survived by her loving husband Merv; children, Nora Curlett (Hal), Tim, Jud, Roberta Funk (Ken), Theresa McNish (Colin), and Christina Thompson (Allan); along with nineteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Cec was the eldest of four surviving siblings, Peter Pascal (Marion), Nadean Meyer (Martin), Kay Perkins, and Diane Hirsekorn (Rich); and numerous nieces and nephews. Cec was predeceased by her parents Peter and Devere Pascal; brother-in-law Jim Perkins (Kay); and daughter-in-law Linda Graham (Tim).
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Cecilia Graham, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences