Marjorie (Marj) Herron (nee Allen) of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the age of 87 years.
Born in Calgary September 12, 1917, Marjorie Herron was an elegant, beautiful woman who came equipped with energy, independence and a great sense of humour.
She was an excellent horsewoman, oil company stenographer, astute insurance company secretary, assistant radio show producer, and owner of a woman’s fine dress shop.
Marj married Bill Herron on March 13, 1980. She was the calmness and great love of his life. They travelled extensively, entertained, and lived life to the fullest. After Bill’s death in 1989, Marj lived quietly in their beautiful home in Kelvin Grove. Over the next ten years she worked patiently to have a special project completed. She commissioned a book on Alberta history, the early days of the oil business in Calgary and the Western way of life. The book was titled “Branded by the Wind”. What a befitting closing chapter to Marj’s life that this coincides with Alberta’s Centennial celebration.
Marj Herron’s last few years were shared with a handful of people who kept in touch and close friends. Marj is remembered by her nephews, Alan and Helen Flynn, and Ron Allen, all of Calgary; great-nieces and nephews,Debbie,Diana, Michael, Patrick, Timothy, Brian, Terry and Tracy, all of Calgary; great-great nieces and nephews Robin, Lindsey, and Megan, all of Calgary; and great-great-great nieces and nephews Alexander and Jason, both of Calgary, and Shauna, Kelly, and Michael, all of Winnipeg; She was predeceased by her husband Bill, sister Elsie, brother Ronald, and nephew Charlie.
“Happy Trails Marj!”
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, August 28, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Burnsland Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Marj Herron, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences