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HAYES – Elsie

October 4, 1916 – June 23, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Elsie Hayes on Thursday, June 23, 2011 after a short illness.

Elsie was born in Sutherland, Saskatchewan and started her teaching career in 1934. She taught in many rural one room school houses in Saskatchewan before moving to Calgary in 1942. She taught for the Calgary Board of Education from 1957 until 1972 and loved teaching and learning. Elsie was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Bill (2005).

Elsie will be remembered with much love by her daughters, Debbie (Dale) Thompson and Darlene Hayes, grandchildren, Brad and Erin (fiancé Ed Palmer) Thompson, and Judith Sherin. Elsie will be missed by her sisters-in-law, Amy Hayes, Rose Hayes, Sadie Hayes, Audrey Bartanus and Ann Hayes and her brother-in-law Richard Jones as well as cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, and in honour of her love of teaching and her students, Elsie suggested that you may wish to make a donation of a children’s book to your local school library.

In living memory of Elsie Hayes, 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. Maureen Siegfried :

    Darlene and family: Read of your dear mothers passing and wish to relate my heartfelt sympathy to you, your family and Judi. No matter what the age of our mothers when they leave us the pain of our loss is devastating. I can imagine that she has left you with many stories from her years of teaching and mentoring children. I know she must have been a remarkable human being.
    Maureen and Steve Siegfried

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  2. Alan Crighton :

    My sincere condolences to the family of Elsie(Mrs.)Hayes.I remember her well, as my Grade 1 teacher back in 1962 at Sherwood School(now Sherwood Community School). Years after,she still remembered my name & that of my younger brother & sister. She got a lot of people started on the road to education.

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  3. Wayne and Carolyn Moss :

    Dear Debbie and Darlene;
    We were so sorry to read about Elsie. She and Bill were such good neighbours to Mom for over 30 years. It is hard to believe they are all gone now. After Dad passed away, it would have been much harder on Mom to maintain her home, if Bill and Elsie had not helped. Elsie was always so good with our children, Jeff and Dave, when they were little. I am sorry that we willl not be able to make the funeral service, but know that we are thinking of you and wish you happy memories of a wonderful woman

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  4. Robert (Bob), Patsie and M'Laurel Ellison :

    Our deepest sympathy for you at this difficult time. Your mother was an excellent teacher, both the Ellison girls have fond memories. A dear friend to both Bob and Lorine (deceased). May you find comfort and smile with good memories of your mother, which will help you at this time. Elsie will be deeply missed.

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  5. Bill and Sylvia Mutch :

    Darlene and Judi
    Just thinking about you both and your recent loss. It will be comforting to know, Darlene, that your mom is in that special teachers’ heaven resting peacefully.

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  6. Brenda Handrahan :

    Dear Debbie and Darlene and family,
    I just received a letter from Elsie yesterday and can’t tell you how shocked and saddened I am to learn it will be the last one. She was an extraordinary person; I will really miss her. My thoughts and sympathy are with you all.

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