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HEIDEN, Marjorie Eileen (nee Edwards)

May 2, 19?? – November 18, 2011

Our beloved Marjorie transitioned on Friday, November 18, 2011 to join her husband, Jay Charles Heiden, who predeceased her in 2008.

Marj is survived by her son Ronald Skjonsberg; her daughter Lora Palma; two grandchildren, Sheri Roscoe and Aenea Palma and his wife Heather; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Hannay, Keyahn and Jaivyn Palma. She is also survived by five sisters, Muriel Hicks, Beth Connochie, Jeanette Matson, Joyce Gilispie and Audrey McArthur as well as many nieces and nephews.

Marj is fondly remembered by her loved ones as a tireless support. She would not rest when someone she knew was in need. Providing assistance to others gave her energy and purpose. It was impossible to leave her home without a care package, food or treats. Marj’s life was overflowing with gratitude. The arrival of thank you notes and the annual flood of Christmas cards was a testament from those who held her in high esteem.

There is not enough space here to do justice to her time with us and we will honour her at a Celebration of Life which will be held in May 2012, with the location and time published in advance. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 250, 4723 – 1 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8, Special thanks to all the staff at Cedars Villa, and in particular Primrose, for their loving care and attention.

In living memory of Marjorie Heiden, 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. Cathy Gotfried :

    Auntie Marj will indeed be sorely missed as she was a beautiful, witty, kind, ‘full of life’ individual. Her door was always open and she loved being part of a large Alberta family. I am grateful to have her as my Aunt and know she was proud of her family. Marj and Jay were so welcoming to me when I moved to Calgary in 1977. They knew how to make people feel welcome whether it was a backyard BBQ or a party in the basement. I have many fond memories of all those gatherings!!! My condolances to Ronnie and Lora. We will miss you Auntie Marj – may you rest in peace on your next journey.
    Love Cathy, Richard, Jordan, Justin and Georgia

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  2. Elaine Stewart-Coleman :

    I shall truly miss my dear friend. A beautiful and free spirit who inspired me personally.

    Deepest condolences to her loving family.

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  3. Our lives are all better for having known Marj. She gave generously of her time and love. I will always think of her at Christmas time and the beautiful cookies she created. I bet she is sharing those on the other side now.
    We love you Marj.

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  4. Randy Screpnek :

    Marj and her family were always regarded as special people in the hearts and minds of my Grandparents, my Parents and myself. I always cherished any opportunity to meet and visit Marj and any of her family. Those were always special moments. My condolences go out to all of Marj’s family.
    Randy Screpnek

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  5. Cat Connochie :

    Auntie Marj will be missed dearly. Looking back on my childhood I can awalys remember spending time at Auntie Marj and Uncle Jay’s. Whether they took me for the day because I was sick or had me over for a sleepover and bbq in their backyard. You had so much love to give Auntie Marj.Thank you! We lost an amazing person! I love and miss you!

    -Cat Connochie
    PS You always had the BEST chocolate chip cookies!

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  6. I will always remember Marj from the old days of Aquitaine – she had a smile and a kind word for everyone that knew her – She was truly a beautiful person and will be at peace now with Jay
    Caring thoughts go out to Lora and families.

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