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HERVEY – Patricia

January 21, 1924 – May 29, 2010

Patricia “Patty” Hervey of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the age of 86 years.

Patty was born on January 21, 1924 and was raised on the family farm in the community of Red Deer Lake. She was christened at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Midnapore on February 17, 1924. Patty moved to Calgary as a young adult, married George Ingram and raised her family. She later married Gerald Doutre and they were together until his passing in 2004.

She was a founding member of the Southern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants Association, and active in her church and community throughout her life. Patty’s true passion was her music, and was a music teacher for over thirty years, teaching piano, organ, and violin to her many students. She was the church organist. And played for numerous weddings and other social gatherings. Patty loved to travel and visited many places over the years, which she portrayed in her drawings and paintings.

Patty is survived by three children, Bruce Ingram (Pat), Robert Ingram (Sandy), and Debora Waters; four grandchildren, Steven (Shanna), Christina, Scott, and Nicholas; two great-grandchildren, Alisha and Kaitlyn; as well as her brother Jack Hervey of High River. Patty was predeceased by her parents, Harcourt and Hermione Hervey; brother Holly Hervey; and sister Penny Ridge. Patty’s life was a celebration of the good in all of us, and she will be sadly missed by her family and numerous relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com or to Comfort Keepers Calgary, 416, 1711 – 4th Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2S 1V8
Telephone: (403) 228-0072.

In living memory of Patricia Hervey, 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. Joanne Weiss :

    Patty was a wonderful lady. It has been a sad time of late, and I certainly have missed her over the last few years. Please take comfort in knowing that she lived a full life and left us in a happy place.

    Know that my thoughts are with you all during these difficult times.

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  2. Dennis & Louise Larson :

    Please accept our condolences in the loss of your Mother and my aunt.
    Patty was very good to me when I was a young child, she and I got along really well and kind of had a bond. When she was married to George, they would have me come and stay for weekends and we really got along well. Although we lived in different cities we always remained in contact with one another, maybe not as often as we should have, but did keep in touch, the last few years we did talk on the phone quite often until she moved into the nursing home.
    Having lived with alzheimers in my family I know the heartache that your family went thru with such a terrible disease
    My love to all of you Louise

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  3. Ann hervey Power :

    Dear Bruce, Deb, Rob and families,
    Patty was my dear cousin, more like a big sister that I never had. We had such fun together over the years. Although we lived on opposite sides of the country we visited each other whenever possible. One of my greatest pleasures was when Patty would play for me, as she did so beautifully during my last visit with her. I will always remember her with great affection. All my family join in sending you our love and sympathy.

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