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HUFF, Patricia Doreen “Deana” (nee Gibbons)

April 1, 1931 – April 1, 2013

Deana passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 on her 82nd birthday, after a long and courageous battle with COPD.

Deana grew up in Picture Butte, AB, attended the University of Alberta, graduating as a Registered Nurse in the class of September, 1954. Deana maintained contact with many of these classmates and over the years greatly enjoyed many reunions, dinners, and parties with them. Her greatest joys in life were her family, her many cherished friends, music, a good joke and a hearty laugh. She was an avid card player with a special love for bridge. She is greatly missed by all.

Deana is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Roy, her children Terry (John Capizzi) of Greenwich, CT, Janice (Garry Hendel) of Toronto, ON, Valerie (Elaine Rushton) of Trail, BC, Patricia of Toronto, ON, and son David (Ellen Kitagawa) of Calgary, AB, her grandchildren, Alexander, Brendan, Siobhan, Christopher, Bryan, Kendra, Matthew and Jack, as well as a numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org or a charity of one’s choice. We would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Foothills Country Hospice who provided such tremendous care to Deana in her last weeks as well as supporting our whole family. The family would also like to express their gratitude to the AHS Palliative Home Care Staff.

In living memory of Patricia Huff 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. Mary Pereira & John Lambert :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. We know how much your Mom was loved and how much she loved you all, and we hope you can find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared.

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  2. Michelle Nguyen and Lloyd Spitzig :

    Our deepest sympathies to everyone. You have many wonderful memories, and she lives as long as you remember how she touched you.

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  3. Vera M. Doling :

    I have a lot of great memories of your Mom when we all lived in West Hill. Her laugh was infectious to all those around her and I seem to have a recollection of some superb peanut butter cookies. Keep her memory close to your hearts, and she will forever be with you. I know I will. Take strength from your family and friends that surround you at this time.

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  4. Gail Rebelato :

    Valerie, Thinking of you at this sad time and sending you big hugs!

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  5. Sherry Nicholson :

    My heartfelt sympathy to Huff family. I have had the privledge of knowing one of Deana’s daughter Valerie for quite some time and hearing stories she has shared about her Mom and her family. While I never directly met Deana, I am most certain that the quality of her family is a direct testimony to her character. I am grateful to have heard and will carry those stories in my heart.

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  6. mary ann durnan :

    It wasn’t a complete visit with my mother without slipping across the road to Deana’s for coffee. What a great friend she was to Lillian. My thoughts are with you all.

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  7. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you all.

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  8. Oma Bharrat :

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.

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  9. My deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  10. Deleuze family :

    Our deepest condolences and prayers. Your Mom will always be there with you in happy memories and in your hearts. She will continue to guide your steps throughout the rest of your lives.

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  11. Terry and Huff family, I’m sending my thoughts and love your way. I met Deana just a couple of times but really liked her. She was a source of comfort and moral support for Helene and me. I know Helene really enjoyed her Terry visits in Calgary at Deana and Roy’s home. Deana leaves lots to remember her fondly by.
    Tom

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  12. Pete Lisman :

    Very sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you

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  13. ED LASTELLA :

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.

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  14. Bob and Peg Hogg :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and we send our deepest sympathy to you all.

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