Audrey Elaine Gunther (nee Strain), beloved wife of Garth Gunther of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at the age of 54 years.
Audrey was born on January 1, 1952 in Red Deer, AB and was raised in the Stettler area. She received her formal education at U of A, graduating with a B.Ed. in music. Audrey was a loving and caring mother, aunt and godmother where her family always came first. She taught music her whole life, but music WAS her life as well. She was a gifted teacher with the ability to bring out the best in her students. Her greatest joy was fostering the love of music in other people. Audrey loved the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and especially enjoyed being in the mountains. Having family and friends around her all the time was very important to Audrey.
Besides her loving husband Garth, Audrey is survived by her children, Corinne and Graham Robinson, Erin Gunther, and Brett Gunther, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her parents Bert and Dorothy Strain of Stettler, AB; sister Joan and Ian Uhrich of Okotoks; brother Rick and Diane Strain of Calgary; brother Robert and Jackie Strain of Calgary; and sister Carolyn and David Cheetham of Red Deer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with the Very Rev. Gregory Coupal, V.F., Presider. A Private Graveside Service will be held at the Erskine Cemetery (Erskine, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Friends of the Saints, c/o St. Mary’s High School, 111 – 18th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0B8 Telephone: (403) 228-5810 or to the Audrey Gunther Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Schuett Law and Trust, Suite 203, 602 – 11th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 Telephone: (403) 705-1263, Fax: (403) 705-1265.
In living memory of Audrey Gunther, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences