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HERBST, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Stewart (nee Morton)

August 24, 1920 – October 14, 2011

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Stewart Herbst passed away peacefully in Calgary on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the age of 91 years.

Gwen was born in Ottawa, Ontario on August 24, 1920 to parents Boyd Rutherford Morton and Gwendolyn Isabella Morton (nee Stewart). She was a graduate of Queen’s University (BA ’42). She worked as a reporter and columnist for the Ottawa Journal from 1943-1957. Gwen went on to become a high school English teacher in the Ladue School District in St. Louis, Missouri from 1957 to 1961, and later taught English at Manning Jr. High in Jefferson County, Colorado from 1964 to 1976. She also did volunteer work at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Those who knew her will remember her as a lively conversationalist with a positive attitude and a sincere care for others.

She is survived by her three children, Gwendolyn Morton Herbst, Harold Rutherford Herbst, and Andrew Stewart Herbst; as well as by six grandchildren, Michael, Laura, Kendall, Gwendolyn, Heidi, and Amanda; and two great-grandchildren Jacob and Autumn. Gwen was predeceased by her husband Harold John Herbst in 1984.

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In living memory of Gwendolyn Herbst, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. We were all saddened to read in the newspaper tht your mother had passed away.
    Your mother was such a kind and gentle person and we have so many memories of fun times together.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.

    Love,
    Aunt Ruth, Nancy, Doug, Geoff and their families,
    Ruth Herbst

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  2. We were all saddened to read in the newspaper that your mother had passed away.
    Your mother was such a kind and gentle person and we have so many memories of fun times together.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.

    Love,
    Aunt Ruth, Nancy, Doug, Geoff and their families.
    Ruth Herbst

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  3. My mother was a wonderfully interesting person who had a genuine interest in most things life had to offer including people, places and things. She was not a religious woman, more of a spiritual being who once said to me when I asked about what happens at death. She thought life began by analogy like a drop of water being taken from a bucket and when you die that drop is restored to the bucket. Mother, I hope you are happy restored to “that bucket”. Love Harry

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