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HAYNES, Leonora Albertha (nee Lord)

Leonora Haynes of Calgary, passed away peacefully at
home in the presence of her family on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the age of 103 years.

Mum devoted her life to the care and upbringing of her seven children, as well as to being a faithful and loving wife to her husband, before he passed away after fifty one years of marriage. She was a devout Christian and an active member of the Anglican Church for all of her life. Mum provided inspiration to all as she lived her life with a moral and spiritual compass that was straight and true, and an unshakable faith and belief in God as her guide and support throughout her life.

Following the death of her husband, mum immigrated to Calgary where she lived with her children until her death. During her time in Canada, (a country she loved very much) she made many new friends all of whom loved and respected her. She also continued her involvement in the Anglican Church group, the Mothers’ Union.

One of her most memorable experiences was living in Panama as a young girl with her parents. She frequently referred to that time and would recall for us, the joy of Sunday afternoon walks with her parents to see the ships in the Canal. Another highlight was her gift of singing. She was a well known soprano, who in her youth sang for several choirs.

She had a keen and curious mind and enjoyed many vacations, travelling with her daughter Julia to see new places. As recently as the week prior to her death, mum still enjoyed her hobby of solving puzzles, was still an avid reader and maintained an interest in world events.

Mum had many fine qualities, especially her love for and devotion to God and her children. Her death will leave a lasting void in the hearts of all her children and fond memories for all whom she met.

Leonora is survived by her children, the Rev. Cyril Haynes (Irma), Henderson and Julia of Calgary; Carlisle Haynes and Lucille Nwachuku (Charles) of London, England. Also mourning her loss are her two sisters Mrs. Mary Messiah 98 years old of Barbados, Mrs. Gwendolyn Simpson 89 years old of Boston; seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Leonora was predeceased by her husband Clayton; two sons; Cecil and Carol, two brothers and a sister.

Funeral Services will be held at Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (218 – 7th Avenue S.E.) on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow in Barbados. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Leonora Haynes, 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. David Sandwith :

    Dear Julia and Henderson,

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. To have lived such a long life surrounded by the love and support of a devoted family is truly a blessing

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  2. Colin Smith :

    Dear Cyril,

    I remember the many times you spoke of your mum with love, warmth and respect. I know you will miss her. My thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Colin Smith (Retired Teacher)

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  3. Diane Cummins :

    I feel honoured to have known Mrs. Leonora Haynes from the time I was a child and a friend of her daughter Julia in her land of birth, Barbados. Mrs. Haynes lived a full and long life upheld by the love of her children and extended family. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.

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  4. Eon and Pamela Dos Ramos :

    Dear Julia,

    We were so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. We know that you will miss her very much. Please know that we are thinking of you and send you blessings and love.

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  5. Thomas and Carol Joseph :

    Dear Julia,

    Your Mum’s strength of character and loving nature were an inspiration. We are saddened to hear of her death and will keep you and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Allison D. Humphreys :

    Dear Julia and Henderson,

    I will always hold fond memories of your mother and time with her at the Cathedral.

    May your hearts, and those of your siblings, be held to grace in your time of grief.

    Allison Humphreys

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  7. Gloria Emery :

    Dear Julia,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing away. I had the joy of working with you, Julia, many years ago at CIBC Chinook and meeting your mom and serving Cyril as a faithful customer.Family was so important to you and what a beautiful mother you had.My prayers are with you all and may God give you comfort and precious memories during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.
    Gloria Emery

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  8. Sharon and Ada Sampson :

    Mom and I just retured from our trip tonight and Brian left us a message on the passing of your Mom. I am so sorry, I know the pain and sorrow that you are going through. I know that no words can take away the pain but please know I am here for you as you where there for me. Please if you need a friend I am here for you, you have such a kind heart and think of others when you are in pain now let us help you. Your friend Sharon.

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  9. Norman Dash :

    Dear Julia, Attlee, Cyril. Please accept my very sincere condolences. I pray that God will guide you all at this very sad time. May you all have the strength to celebrate your mother’s life to the fullest and to enjoy the memories of all the good times you had together. I’m sorry that I could not be there with you. Norman..

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  10. Terrie Ann Meikle :

    On behalf of all of us at Woodlands Veterinary Hospital, please accept our sincerest condolences. I consider it a privilege to have met a true “Sunday Lady” and will never forget her.

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  11. Bill McNamee :

    Cyril, I was sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I did not know her, but she certainly did a good job of raising a family as you exemplify. Wonderful that
    until her passing she was active and able to live at home. Hope we run into each other sometime. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Bill McNamee (from Scarlett)

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  12. Cathy Burgher :

    To Julia:

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Cathy & David Burgher & Vera Hannah

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  13. Marcia Weekes :

    Dear Julia, Atlee, Lucille, Cyril and other siblings,

    A remarkable and special lady has gone to be with her Lord. How awesome to have had your Mother with you for 103 wonderful years. You all have been truly blessed – to God be the Glory!

    It is a privilege to have known Mother Haynes and to have spent a few days with her last Summer when my sister and I visited Calgary.

    We pray that God’s everlasting Grace will sustain you at this difficult time.

    Marcia Weekes & family – Barbados

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