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GRIER, Bessie (Bea) Jean

July 20, 1931 – December 12, 2012

Bea Grier, beloved wife of Al Grier of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the age of 81 years.

Besides her loving husband Al, Bea is survived by her children and their spouses, Catherine Grier, Peggy and Harry Brugmans, Bob and Lori Grier, Rick and Serena Grier and Sharon and Trevor Adams; grandchildren, Brad, Angela, Carly, Brendan, Evan, Connor, Kaylee and Vanessa; sister Mona Laitinen and her brother James Moffatt. Bea was predeceased by her parents James and Meta Moffatt.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Bessie Grier, 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. Shirley Waddell :

    I’m sorry you have lost such a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time.
    “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy”

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  2. Graham and Maureen Pinder :

    We would like to offer our deepest condolences at this time of your sad loss.
    Graham and Maureen Pinder.

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  3. Sharon, Trevor, Evan and Connor,
    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom, your Mother in law, and Grandma. My heart breaks for you all. May you find peace and comfort knowing you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my deepest sympathies.
    Andrea Briggs

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  4. Sharie Sheriland :

    Dear Catherine and Family:
    The memories live on in hearts and minds. May you find peace and strength. My prayers are with all of you!
    Sharie Sheriland

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  5. Yvonne Girling :

    Al & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the fond memories of Bea help you in the days ahead.
    Gary & Yvonne Girling

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  6. Valerie Williams :

    Dear Al and Family,
    My sincerest and deepest condolences on the passing of Bea. I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a few years since I last saw Bea, but her radiant smile always brightened up a room and she always had an interest in those around her. May the comfort of friends and family help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Valerie Williams

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  7. Barbara Yuill Hardie :

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Grier, She was a very special lady. When I was homesick living in Medicine Hat she was like a second mom to me. She will be missed by all.
    Barbara Yuill Hardie

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  8. John and Carol Ragan :

    We were so sorry to hear about your loss, Al. Needless to say both Carol’s and my thoughts are with you.

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  9. So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. We love you!
    Johnny, Heather, Joshua and Bella

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  10. Bob & Marilyn Lawrence :

    Marilyn and I were saddened to hear of Bea’s passing. Although it has been several years since we last saw Bea, we still think of her fondly for the love and compassion she extended. We will continue to have fond memories of her and extend our condolences to Al and family.

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  11. So sorry to hear about your loss. May you find comfort in the memories which you will cherish forever.

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  12. Henry and Betty EBEN :

    Al and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Bea’s passing. Although it has been many years, we have many fond memories of the old days in Slave Lake.

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  13. Alannah Sheriland :

    I am sorry for the loss of your mother Catherine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  14. Jennifer Cummings, Pain & Palliative care nurse consultant :

    Al and family,
    I have no words sufficient to express my heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Al, Thank you for the honor of being allowed into your lives and I sincerely hope that I was able to lend assistance to you during such a difficult time for you and your beloved wife. I have never been so touched and overwhelmed by the magnitude of the love you shared. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve a remarkable woman who has touched everyone who had the opportunity to know Bessie and yourself. I would be more than happy to continue to support yourself and your children at any time you need me.
    With respect, Jennifer Cummings

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  15. Veronica Hanselaar :

    My deepest sympathies with the loss from your precious mom. May the Lord give you Catriona and the family Peace and Comfort in this sad time of loss. May precious memories fill your heart and ease your pain. Love and Light.
    Veronica

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  16. Joyce Washburn :

    Dear Al and your loving family
    I’m so sorry to hear of our dear Bea’s passing. I will miss seeing her joyful happy face, always so positive and always so sweet! She was truly a sweet soul. I wish you comfort in your memories of a long life together and hope that you as a family keep her memory alive in your hearts. May you keep well in her absence. Know she will be waiting for you on the other side. Sending you my sympathy in your loss of such a special person. She will be missed.

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  17. Al and family,
    My sincere condolence goes out to all of you.

    Willie Samel

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  18. Karl and Kim Jaedicke :

    Rick, Serena and family, our thoughts are with you at this time. Remember the happy times. Peace be with you and your family.

    Karl and Kim Jaedicke

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  19. Nicole and Dave :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this sad time, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

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  20. Al and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Bea. My love and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. We’ll all miss that great energy she gave us.

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  21. Enrico and Rita Sassano and Family :

    May the memories of the precious moments shared with your beloved mother, bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love, the Sassano Family xox

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  22. Marlene from the Netherlands :

    My deepest sympathy to all of you and esp. to my friend Catherine ! Marlene & family

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  23. Edith McKenzie :

    Al and family, we are so saddened by the loss of Bessie. She had a warm, welcoming way, always had a positive attitude and a good sense of humour. We miss seeing her but know she is in good hands.

    Thinking of you, Edith McKenzie and family

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  24. Aunt Bessie, we will always remember your wry sense of humor, bright personality, and loving dedication to your family. Love always, from the Laitinen family – Your Sister Mona (Whitehorse, YT); Nephews Jeffrey (Whse); and Jack (Victoria).

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  25. Janet L Moffatt-Davy :

    Dear Uncle Al, Cathy, Peggy, Bob, Rick, Sharon and Families, It is hard not to be sad to know that I will never be able to pick up my telephone and call my dear Auntie Bea ~ we didn’t talk often, but my we had a lot of laughs when we did. Her arms and home was always open to me and she always made me feel ‘special’. I always enjoyed our time together, her cards and letters. She supported me many times, and at the time I was too young to even appreciate it. I especially remember when I was in nursing training the huge effort she and Uncle Al put into helping me with an assignment ~ that I did very well on. Since she has passed away, I have had the opportunity to be in closer contact with my cousins ~ she has left her legacy with each of her children ~ I hear her voice, her phrases, and caring mannerisms. I am so thankful that she was a part of my life. Love you all!

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