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GRAHAM – Cecilia (Cec) (nee Pascal)

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.

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  1. Ian & Ona Robertson & Family :

    Our hearts go out to you a this sad time.

    Sincerely
    Ian, Ona and Family

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  2. Jean and Alan Mann :

    Dearest Roberta, We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to you and your family for your loss. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Love & Affection,
    Jean and Alan

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  3. John La France :

    Dear Graham Family:

    Sympathies from La France family where parents worked CPR and Cecilia used to babysit older sisters. Peter and Devere were good friends of Mollie and Bill in Lethbridge and Calgary.

    JP La France

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  4. Yvette Nogue :

    My sincere condolences to Merv and family on the passing of Cec… Met in Weyburn in the 1950s – Cec was a real card! Love, Yvette Nogue

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  5. Verla Graham, David & Carolyn :

    Mervin, Nora, Tim, Jud, Theresa & Christina
    Carolyn went on the internet & found Cec’s obituary today. I was in Ottawa yesterday so I missed Mervin’s call. I called last night & again this am. but didn’t get to talk to you, Mervin. You have had a very stressful time with Cec sick for quite a while. I can understand what you have been through.

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  6. Verla Graham, David & Carolyn :

    You have our deepest sympathy for loss of your beloved wife, mother & grandmother.
    You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Verla, David Carolyn & Julio

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  7. Rachel Rogers :

    Dear Roberta,

    Sincere sympathies in this time of sorrow and loss.

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  8. Greg & Anne Trepanier :

    Dear Roberta:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of your mother. May you find comfort in meeting with friends and family. Drink in the care that they shower on you. May you find healing for your pain in time. Wishing you peace and wholeness in the same generous measure as you have given to others.

    Greg & Anne Trepanier

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  9. Sandy and Kirk Langford :

    To the Graham Clan and especially Merv,
    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Cec. She continues to be an inspiration to all who had the opportunity to know her because of her friendliness and her beautiful smile. Merv, your loving relationship with Cec was beautiful model for all of us to aspire to live up to. We will miss her, however she will continue to live in all of our hearts.
    With love and respect, Sandy and Kirk Langford

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  10. Arlene and Glen Johnston :

    Dear Merv and family.

    Our condolenses in the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Cec’s love of children and others is a testiment to a life well lived.

    You have been blessed.

    Arlene and Glen Johnston.

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  11. Darlene Nehring :

    Dear Merv and family,
    I was so saddened to see Cec’s obituary in the Edmonton Journal this week, and I send you my deepest condolences on her death. This small verse has been a source of comfort for me since Reubin passed away and I would like to share it with you.
    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day;
    Unseen, unheard, always near,
    Still missed, still loved, and very dear

    Darlene Nehring

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  12. geoff and gloria renouf :

    Dear Merv. and family, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Cece. She was a lovely lady and we will miss her. We will pray for strength for you and all your family during this very sad time. We will be in touch when we get home in early April. Love Geoff and Gloria

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  13. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Cec was a wonderful woman who brought many smiles to so many people.
    Thinking of you today and always,
    Corby, Jan, Rocky and Jodie McKay

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  14. Clifford Kippen :

    To Merv Graham & Family

    We were sincerely sorry to hear of the death of Cec.
    With our sympathy and condolences to you and the family.

    From:
    Clifford & Olive Kippen
    Brad & Cas McGinnis

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  15. Carolyn (Caz) Graham :

    Sending hugs and kind thoughts during this sad sad time. Love to all of you. We are with you in spirit. Love from Carolyn, Julio, Natalia and Matea.

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  16. Roger Hoffort :

    To Merv and Family
    So Sorry to hear about your loss.
    Cec was a great Lady.
    Sorry I can’t be there. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. My Regards Roger

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  17. Denise Delorme (Perkins) :

    To Merv and Family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are you at this time.

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  18. kay and wray kenney :

    We are very saddended to hear of Cec’s passing. Sincerely Kay and Wray Kenney.

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