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HOLLEBAKKEN, Gwen (nee James)

July 19, 1941 – June 7, 2012

With her loving family surrounding her and with quiet grace and dignity, Gwen gently slipped away from us on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Southwood Hospice, Calgary.

She will forever be in the hearts of her children, family and friends. Gwen is survived by her two children, Andrew (Sheri) Hollebakken, Lisa (Ike) Kolias, as well as six grandchildren: Lauren, Ashley and Gavin Hollebakken, Geordie, Larissa and Nick Kolias. Gwen is also survived by her siblings, Sharon (Ed Gee) James, Fred (Patti) James, Donna James and Gwen’s best friend, Kathie James. Gwen will be greatly missed by her nieces Brandy, Cara, Jodi and her nephews Tyler, Trevor, Carey and Scott.

Gwen was predeceased by her mother and father, Ann and Ralph James. At Gwen’s request, no service was held. Special thanks to the staff at the Tom Baker, especially Felistas who cared for Gwen with such compassion. Condolences may be forwarded through

Arrangements by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Doug Abraham :

    Dear Lisa,Ike and family;
    My deepest condolences on the loss ofyour mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.
    Especially to Lisa, I found – and feel that you will, too – that the loss of one’s mother is very deep. After all, it is the mother who gives us life and so we owe her so very much, everything.
    When you are feeling this sad loss, just look into your heart and you will find a treasure trove of wonderful memories that you made with your mom and that you will always be able to relive and rejoice in through those great memories.

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  2. Judy & Len McCord :

    Fred, Patti, and all of Gwen’s family:
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Gwen. It is hard to lose a mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, or friend. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

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  3. Linda Little :

    Gwen & I met thru the CIBC & she found me when she moved to Calgary. She called me with the latest not long ago. I was devestated. We made plans for dinner & a show but we didn’t make it. Her family was the love of her life and that was always clear. My thoughts are with you, cherish the memories and know that she is now at peace.

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