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HARCOTT, Kelly Ann

HARCOTT, Kelly Ann

February 18, 1998 – Calgary, AB

July 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Kelly Ann Harcott, beloved daughter of Thomas and Shelley Harcott and little sister to Peter of Calgary, AB passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the tender age of 15 years old.

Kelly was a positive and enthusiastic person who loved life to the fullest. She saw only the good in everyone and everything. She was a wonderful daughter who brought out the best in her parents and everyone she touched. She loved her family with all her heart and she knew her family loved her the way no words could describe.

Kelly loved traveling with her family especially to Hawaii and London, England which truly were her two favorite places to be. She was born in Calgary, AB and moved with her family to Winnipeg, MB from 2002 until 2005 upon the family returning back to Calgary, AB. Kelly loved music and some of her greatest and special memories were attending the Justin Bieber concert and Maroon 5 concert. Kelly enjoyed being part of the Urban Dance Projects for many years. She loved dance, as did she love baking, knitting and crocheting which she taught herself and was able to make many beautiful blankets, scarves, etc. Kelly truly was an avid animal lover and it showed as all animals small and large that were distinctively drawn to her unique qualities of compassion, kindness and her gentle spirit that made her so special but she especially had a tenderness and love for all dogs.  Kelly loved all her friends and with her huge charismatic personality and the positive traits that she constantly displayed she was able to make friends wherever she went. But there was one very special bond that stood out from all and it was created at a young age and continued to grow as they did into beautiful young women. This cherished friendship which was more of a sisterhood and the many memories that were created were shared with her life long and very special friend Kristen. Kelly attended and was a student at Ecole Madeleine d’Houet School in N.W. Calgary. Her completion of grade nine and all her amazing accomplishments that were achieved made us all so proud of Kelly as well her former teachers were excited for her to continue to expand her education and growth with her up coming high school career.  Kelly was baptized within our families faith in 1998, her first communion was in early May of 2006 and the blessed event of her Confirmation within our church and faith was on November 2, 2009 and as Kelly grew older her faith and love for God grew stronger.

Our family would like to give a special acknowledgement to the Sunstrum family who kindly and lovingly embraced our daughter as one of their own thus allowing Kelly to be blessed with a second home and loving family. Words alone can’t express our continual appreciation of all the love, kindness and support we have received within our community, our faith, our family and friends during this difficult time and the continual guidance for our family in the future.

Kelly is survived by her loving parents Thomas and Shelley who will be forever proud of their beautiful baby girl; and by her big brother Peter; and her grandmother Roberta LaFontaine of Rouses Point, NY and by her grandparents Bill and Caroline Harcott of Calgary, AB.

Sadly, her grandfather Peter LaFontaine of Rouses Point, NY passed away on the same day July 04, 2013 as his beloved granddaughter Kelly making the double loss even more difficult to understand and accept.

Kelly was taken from her family, her friends, her community and her faith far too soon in her young life. Her excitement for the future and all the untraveled adventures it held can’t and shouldn’t be forgotten in Kelly’s memory continue to grow, learn and explore all of life’s mysteries and in doing so you will honor her memory.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Kelly Ann Harcott, 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. Claire Herauf :

    Dear Shelley Tom and Peter,
    My deepest condolences for your loss of such a beautiful amazing daughter. My heart breaks for you all. The tribute to Kelly is so beautiful, an amazing statement to how she was raised and nurtured by her wonderful parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love Claire Herauf

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  2. Monique Baker :

    Thomas, Shelley and Peter; No words can express my deepest symphathy for your loss. I too, lost a brother at the very young age of 15 and for a long time, could never understand God’s plan and reason. He has been an angel for me and I know that Kelly will be the same for all of you. Kelly’s “Joie de vivre” will live on and she will never be forgotten. She has touched many lives and will continue to do so in many mysterious ways.

    Peter – Kirsten and I send our special prayers to you. Although some days will be more difficult than others, always remember that Kelly will always be there with you and for you!

    Monique and Kirsten Baker

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  3. May the memories of Kelly help you find peace.
    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller
    Ms. J J

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  4. Angela Bennett :

    Shelley, Tom and Peter, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your sweet daughter. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  5. Mme Sacha Albers :

    My most heartfelt condolesences go to your family and friends.
    Her gentle spirit and beautiful smile have always stayed with me.

    Mme Sacha
    Kelly’s grade 5 Teacher

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  6. Judy Gracher :

    Shelley, my heart goes out to you and your family! No one should have to suffer this loss! Your precious Kelly will be remembered with love by all who knew her. And to lose your Dad the same day …. There are no words to express how I feel. Please know I will do whatever I can to help you through this! Xo

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  7. Cecile Pham :

    Dear Thomas, Shelley, and Peter,

    This is Cecile Pham, I was Kelly’s Grade 6 teacher at St. Sylvester School.
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Kelly. Kelly was the kind of student that I could never forget: not only was she fun-loving, hardworking, intelligent and beautiful, she possessed a mixture of talents that I had never seen before. I still remember being so awed by her bracelet-making skill that I bought 10 custom-made special bracelets from Kelly. They were very beautiful and I was so proud to tell the recipients that my student Kelly made them!
    Kelly and her bestie Kristen came to visit me several times at St Sylvester during their 7th grade, and we had nice long chats about life. I shall never forget Kelly’s laughter and light-heartedness. I will miss your beautiful girl, but I know that she is well taken care of by Her Creator, who loves her beyond measure. Thank you for bringing Kelly into the world, her soul shall live forever.

    May God bless you all dear Harcott family,

    Cecile Pham

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  8. Brian Chadburn :

    Dear Tom, Shelley and Peter,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    I hope the wonderfull memories you have of Kelly will help you through the days to come.

    Sincerely,
    Brian and Jan Chadburn

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  9. M. Jean-Philippe Vallée :

    I have known Kelly through teaching her Science this year, and it saddens me to see such a bright, joyful and smart young woman leave us so soon. My sincerest condolences.
    God Bless

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  10. Caroline Coady :

    Kelly was a wonderful and beautiful girl. She always had such an uplifting smile on her face and lit up the dance studio. I’m glad to have been able to dance with her this year in lyrical as well as in previous years in other dance classes. I will miss her dearly.

    – Caroline
    UDP Dancer

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  11. Heather Fowell :

    Thomas, Shelley and Peter,
    I didn’t know Kelly, other than the wonderful obituary here. My daughter dances at UDP. I can’t imagine how you must feel, but please know that you are in my thoughts and heart.

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  12. Rob Shaw & Chris Krawchenko :

    A tree, beautiful and strong, with its eyes to the sun and feet firm in the soil, its gentle shade and arms spread wide will be planted here in Winnipeg, as a memory of how we were so blessed with Kelly’s kind, generous, and loving soul.

    We are so sorry to hear this news and our hearts are with the family and friends.

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  13. Nicole Dietrich :

    Dear Shelley and Family,

    My heart goes out to you all during this most difficult time, for the loss of your precious Kelly and her grandfather.

    Kelly was a kind spirited, beautiful and intelligent young lady. She was a pleasure to teach in dance class and was always a dedicated student who displayed a passion and enthusiasm for learning new things. Her classmates and instructors were touched by her kindness and compassion; a reflection of her strong connection to you….. her loving family.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Memories of your sweet Kelly will live on in my heart and all those who knew her at Urban Dance Projects.

    Sincerely,
    Nicole Dietrich

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  14. Sue McIntosh :

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Kelly personally, but my daughter Zoe danced with her at UDP. We are deeply sorry for your terrible loss. Kelly’s spirit will live on in those who knew and loved her.

    Sue, Mike, Zoe and Marissa McIntosh
    – UDP Family

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  15. The Tiffanys :

    Our prayers are with you and your family in this tough time.

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  16. Glenn Oerzen :

    Tom, Shelley and Peter.
    Words could never express how profoundly sad I feel for you. Reading about her, Kelly was obviously an amazing and beautiful young woman in every sense. In the midst of not being able to understand her passing I pray that somehow, over time, strength, peace and comfort will come your way. My sincere and deepest condolences and sympathies to you. Glenn Oerzen

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  17. Margie Barnes :

    Dear Shelly, Thomas and Peter.

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Kelly’s passing.
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Margie, Mitch and Hayley Barnes

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  18. Geri-Lyn Shimek :

    My deepest condolences to the entire Harcott Family and to all of Kelly’s friends. I was lucky enough to work with and get to know Kelly the last two summers. I was able to watch her grow up and and change from a lovely young girl to a beautiful and kind young lady. I always looked forward to seeing her and I am really going to miss her. I am truly sorry and my heart is with you all during this difficult time.

    Geri-Lyn Shimek

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  19. Shelley, Tom and Peter…

    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    My sincere and heartfelt condolences.

    Russ Peake

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  20. George McLeod :

    So sorry about her loss. Let God rest her soul. Her passing has allowed eternal peace.

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  21. Donna and Catherine Dobler :

    Dear Shelly,Thomas and Peter,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We met Kelly through dance classes. She was so encouraging and supportive of her fellow dancers. Her kindness and generosity of spirit will be greatly missed. When she walked in to the dance classes, it suddenly seemed lighter, brighter and better in there. She had such a positive attitude. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  22. Tamara Jones :

    I am truly saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter Kelly.

    I will always remember Kelly reading, doing crafts and homework in the gym with you both – watching Peter play basketball with a smile. She was such a kind, beautiful and sweet young girl with hope and adventure in her eyes. My sincerest and deepest condolences are with you all during this very difficult time.

    Sending you all of my love and prayers, Tamara

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  23. Carolyn (King) Tracy :

    Dear Shelley

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences for you and your family.

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  24. Janelle jackson :

    I had the pleasure of teaching Kelly this year in grade 9. She and her friends always made me laugh. They were such a joy to teach! Both Kelly and Kristen made a point of coming to see me at the end of the year before their days off before summer. I appreciated this so much! She was a beautiful and great-spirited young lady! We will certainly miss you, Kelly!

    To Kelly’s family,
    I thank-you so much for allowing me the pleasure to teach your daughter. I think about her daily and the silly things she would do. I am so sorry for your loss and that I cannot be there today to show my support. You are in my thoughts!

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  25. Elizabeth Henri :

    Before a workout I enjoyed hearing your many stories and adventures, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless,
    Elizabeth Henri

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  26. Gwenne Bell :

    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Shelley. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I cannot imagine the loss you are experiencing. Wishing you strength and God’s blessings.

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  27. Terry & Kathie Merchant :

    Tom, Shelly, Peter & Robin.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this unbelievable time of sadness. The Lord works in mysterious ways that we cannot always understand and may never figure out. Please take some solace in the fact that Kelly and Granpa are together and will be waiting for you.

    Terry & Kathie

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  28. Jim Harcott :

    Shelley, Tom and Peter; Bill and Carol;
    Memories of Kelly will comfort all of you. Her tribute strongly showcased her gifts for other people.
    Sincere condolences,
    Jim Harcott

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  29. Sherri Dupas :

    Tom, it has been many years since we worked at Delta and I only recently learned that my son and your daughter attended MDH. It was a beautiful gr 9 ceremony and to learn of Kelly’s tragic passing so soon after was beyond comprehension. Please know thar our family will be praying for you, Shelley and Peter. We hope your memories will bring you some comfort. We are so very very sorry for your loss.
    Sherri (Turner) Dupas and family

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  30. Suzanne Vandervoort :

    Although I did not get to know Kelly as personally as many of the MDH staff, I was always struck by her warm smile, politeness and kind personality whenever she came to the office. Having a 16 yr. old son, I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling to lose your daughter at such a young age. I am so sorry for your loss and that I was unable to attend the funeral. Our family (including our son Matthew) send our condolences to your family. May the many memories of your sweet girl bring you comfort in the days/years to come.

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  31. Dear Tom and Shelly and Peter
    I just love the beauty and heartfelt tribute for you treasured Kelly.
    I am so proud of you all for how you are navigating life these days .
    Kelly is with you everyday every moment.
    Its eternal bond of love that you will always and are always together.
    Your faith and your love are a beautiful tribute a beautiful legacy for your cherished baby daughter and sister.
    Know all those signs and coincidences are real.
    You are doing well family and there is lots of love and besuty yet to be experienced.
    Love to you all for your love and strength.
    Hearts joined in happines ensure souls love are never seperated in sorrow.
    Kudos Harcourts for always keeping the faith in these difficult times.
    You are doing well wrapped in the arms of love with the strong family you continue to be
    You couldnt have done a better job honouring Kelly with your tenderness for each other
    Love
    Julie Simonot

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