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HAINES, Alice Margaret (née Marshall)

April 8, 1919 – Tugaske, Saskatchewan

December 3, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Alice Haines, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the age of 95 years.

Alice was the middle of 7 children born to Gordon and Clara Marshall. Alice grew up on the Saskatchewan prairies going to school and helping with the daily chores on the family farm. In the early 30s during the Great Depression the Marshall’s packed up all of their household belongings and moved the family up north to a farm near Weirdale, Saskatchewan. Playing soft ball for the Foxford ladies team she met Robert (Bob) Haines from Shipman who provided transportation to the team in his old car. It was love at first sight and they married in 1940. Bob being in the RCAF, they moved together to a few postings throughout Canada and finally winding up in Calgary in 1943. There Bob and Alice built three homes and raised three children. As a full time homemaker and mother, Alice volunteered with the Foothills Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and worked part time for the City of Calgary Elections Office.

In addition to her hobbies of knitting, crocheting, sewing and needlepoint Alice loved to cook and have family and friends over for a good meal. You never left the Haines house hungry. She was an avid Bridge, Cribbage and Skip-Bo player. She was always ready for happy hour and a rip roaring game of “99”. Alice was an impeccable house keeper and loved caring for her vegetable and flower gardens as her house was always in top shape and in full bloom during the summer months. She loved to socialize with friends over coffee and making donuts in the backyard with neighbors on the camp stove. Alice and Bob also loved to explore the continent in their travel trailer and, in their retirement years during the coldest of the Canadian winter months were regular residents of Palm Springs, California. They also saw many parts of the world on Cruise Ships and air trips they had taken.

Alice is survived by her three children, Gordon Haines (Gail Hood), Glenda Wilson (Rob), and Larry Haines (Joan). Her grandchildren, Everett Wilson, Jennifer Haines, Johnathon Haines; and great-grandchildren, Kylie Houston and Robert Houston. She is also survived by her younger sister Kathryn Tomlinson of Regina, Saskatchewan and sister-in-law Doris Marshall of Calgary as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Haines; sisters, Beatrice Garrison, Doris Moore, and Eunice Smith; and brothers, Jack Marshall and Bob Marshall.

Alice’s Family would like to thank the management and staff of Extendicare Cedars Villa Maple Unit, and Home Instead Seniors Care for all of the excellent care that she received.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, the family suggests donations directly to the Robert Haines Memorial Award SAIT Alumni and Development, 1301 – 16th Avenue N.W. Calgary AB T2M 0L4.

In living memory of Alice Haines, 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. Marilynn Sander on behalf of SAIT's ALIVE :

    The Members of SAIT’s ALIVE (Retired and Former SAIT employees and their spouses) extend their deepest sympathy.

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  2. Colleen and Bill Tobman :

    So sorry to hear about Alice’s passing. She was a lovely person and a good neighbour for many years. We miss her on the block. You were a rock for her, Glenda and you did everything possible. Our condolences.

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  3. Janice and Jim Heck :

    Dear Glenda and all the family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She was such a gracious and lovely lady, and we remember her with fondness.

    Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

    With sympathy,

    Jan and Jim Heck (Alice’s neighbours for 30 years)

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  4. Marilyn Sander on behalf of SAIT's ALIVE :

    Our sincere sympathy to the family of Alice Haines. May she rest in peace. SAIT’S ALIVE (retired and former employees and their spouses of SAIT Polytechnic)

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  5. Velvalee Foster :

    Our sincerest condolences to your family from my mother, Velva Garrison and me, Velvalee Foster. I am the oldest grandchild of Beatrice Garrison, Alice’s sister, and my dad was Gary Garrison, Bea’s oldest son. My brother, Robert, has kept in touch with Glenda and passed along the sad news of Great Aunt Alice’s passing. Take care, everyone. We are thinking of you.

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  6. Brian Tomlinson :

    Rest in Peace Aunt Alice. You led a wonderful life and had many blessings.
    Hope all in the family are well. I know y’all will miss Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma.

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  7. To Gordon and Family

    Please accept my condolences at this time. You, indubitably, have many fond memories of your mother. She, and you, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time


    Tim Buehner
    Old Timers’ Curling (Winter Club)

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