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Halpen- Eunice Clare (nee Murphy)

November 17, 1927 – May 18, 2011

Eunice Clare Halpen of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the age of 83 years, after a lengthy illness, leaving behind her loving family and her loyal dog Teddi.

Eunice was born in Castor, AB and moved to Calgary in 1940 to attend St. Mary’s Girls school. It was in Calgary that she met Terry and they raised five children together.

Eunice worked for continuing education at Dr. Carl Safran until she retired in 1994, and in her retirement volunteered at the Kirby Centre. Eunice was a long time member of Oil Wives Club where she made life long friends. Golf was one of her favorite activities and she was always up for a round of golf. Eunice loved playing bridge, attending opera and ballet performances and travelling. Her more cherished travel adventures include her Italian adventure with her daughter, and attending family reunions in Prince Edward Island and Ireland. Eunice was happiest when surrounded by friends and family.

Eunice met her health challenges in her last few years with strength and dignity. Thank you to Home Care nurses Barb Siebel and Catherine Janzen for their kindness and the staff at Rosedale Hospice. A special thank you to Kate Patajo for her care and attention to Eunice these last few months.

Eunice was predeceased by father Alfred (1963) her mother Clare (1989), and brothers Tommy shot down in the Second World War (1942), Gerald (1995) and Vincent (2010) and ex-husband Terrance (2010). Eunice is survived by her children Patricia (Jim), Greg (Jacquie), Michael (Linda), Karen (Robert) and Alix (Mike), grandchildren Todd, Andrea, Marley, Finn, Kaya, Mitchell and Chelsea, sister Phyllis Marie MacKenzie (Cecil), sisters in law Marion ( Mayo) Murphy and Anne Murphy .
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers please send memorial tributes to the Rosedale Hospice #1245 – 70 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8 Telephone: (403) 284 – 5195, or to a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Eunice, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Bev and George Sears :

    A very special lady. We shared golf games and “dog talk” Fondly remembered.
    George and Bev.

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  2. Patty, Jim, & Family–

    I’m so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. There’s nothing I can really say to ease your sorrow , but I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, and your mother too. May God bless and comfort you, as you remember and celebrate her life.

    Pat Peach

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  3. Robert Cameron :

    So sorry to see your Mom passed. Stay strong and know that my thoughts are prayers are with you.

    Robert Cameron

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  4. Kim & Les Tomlin :

    So sorry to read of your mother’s passing, Greg.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out you, Jacquie, Todd and Andrea, and to the rest of the Halpen family at this most difficult time.

    Kim & Les Tomlin

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  5. Moez Dhanji :

    Our dear friend Karen,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss and pray her Soul to rest in Eternal peace – Amen.
    Our thoughts are with you and pray that you will have strength during this time of loss.
    Cherish her memories.
    Rosemin, Moez & Imran

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  6. Patti I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Moms are so special! May you find comfort in knowing she in the beautiful gardens of heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Cherish her memory with a smile.

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  7. Leah Higgins :

    Just to let the family know you are in our prayers during this time. May God’s loving arms hold and comfort you.
    Leah Higgins (and children Alicia and Kelly) daughter of Terry’s sister Kathleen; Michigan

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  8. Debra Golding :

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

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  9. Diana and Sam Nader :

    Our hearts and prayers are with you Karen at this time. Thinking of you dearest friend. Know that your Mother is at peace and will always be with you.
    God Bless.
    Diana & Sam

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