Monica Honeychurch of Calgary passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the age of 77 years.
Monica was born in Red Deer, AB, the youngest of seven children. She attended Saint Mary’s Girls High School in Calgary and worked as a bank teller over a number of years. In 1953, at the age of 23, she married Raymond Honeychurch. Monica was a fun-loving, vivacious dinner party hostess, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, sister, sister-in-law, and loyal friend. She loved going for nature walks, to laugh and visit with friends and family, reading historical novels, and planting and nurturing her lush flower garden. She had an appreciation for beauty (especially Victorian style), and a kind, friendly personality.
She will be dearly missed by her three daughters, Kathleen Honeychurch (Michael Dunda), Eileen (Barry) Bryant, Nancy (Clayton) Phair; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Brent) Chmilar, Jacqueline Marques, Heather Phair, Evan Phair, Simone Phair, Kurt Phair, Gabrielle Phair, and Ellen Honeychurch-Dunda; and her brother Joseph Ashmore. Others missing her now include her friends from the Sewing Club, bridge buddies, school chums, in-laws, nieces, nephews, neighbours, friends, residents, and caregivers at Eau Claire Retirement Residence. Monica was predeceased by her son Thomas Raymond in 1981 and her loving husband Raymond, in 2005. Thank you to the caring team at the Rockyview General Hospital, Unit 74. Your tender care for Monica and her family was remarkable.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, October 22, 2007 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Services will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Suite #400, 1202 Centre Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5A5 Telephone: (403) 297 – 1700. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Monica Honeychurch, 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