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IRVINE – Edith Margaret (nee McCallum)

November 9, 1935 – May 2, 2011

Edith Margaret Irvine of Calgary, passed away peacefully at Southwood Hospice after a lengthy illness on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the age of 75 years.

Our loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma and best friend will be missed dearly by her husband John Garry; son Greg; daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Duwane Anderson, Cheryl and Al Rogers, Belinda Grobell, Wanda and Glenn Moffatt, and Lisa and John Laurich; beloved and cherished grandchildren, Julien, Jennifer (Bob) and Aaron, Matthew and Chelsea, Ryan, Dylan and Breanna, Danielle, Kimberly and Derek, Ashley (Nick) and Jennifer (Matt); and great-grandson Joshua; sisters-in-law Marilyn (Maurice) and Willa (Don); and by many dear family and very close friends who are very special to Mom. Mom was called home to be with her parents Hilliard and Bernice McCallum; brother George; granddaughter Candace; and her mother-in-law Dorothy Jean Irvine; who are forever in our hearts.

A Celebration of Edith’s Life will be held at The Beach Club at McKenzie Lake (16199 McKenzie Lake Way S.E.) on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Drive S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 1M9, Telephone: 403-252-0620. The family is sincerely grateful for the wonderful care given by everyone at the Rockyview Hospital and Southwood Hospice and wish to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff for their help with Mom.

In living memory of Edith Irvine, 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. Jamal, Hedy, Aly & All of us at The House :

    Our hearts are heavy with the news of Edith’s passing. She was a wonderful, caring and gracious person. She will always be with us in our memories and we will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to Garry and Edith’s family. You are all a testiment to her life and her legacy.

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  2. Jerry Stewart & Family :

    We are very sorry and saddened for the loss of Edith (Grandma). Our thoughts are with all of you.

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  3. Phyllis McCallum-Hunter :

    Thoughts and prayers are sent to the family of Edith, from the McCallum Families from Manitoba. May you all be touched and surrounded by God’s presence to give you the strength and courage to get through this difficult time. We have lost contact with you all, and so wish to get that back. I am Archie and Mary’s daughter. Sincerely, Phyllis McCallum-Hunter (Airdrie, AB), and all the extended family.

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  4. Barb Rowland(Steed) :

    Dear Garry,
    I was saddened to see that your dear and sweet Edith passed away on May 2nd 2011. I hope your many happy memories of times spent together will bring you some peace and happiness..maybe Edith and my Mom Dorie Steed(who passed away April 26th 2010 and my Dad Alex will be together in Heaven having a nice cup of tea together…. Take care Love Barb xo

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  5. Bernice Keown :

    Gary & family:
    I will be thinking of you all on May 19. I wish I could be there to say farewell to Edith. She was a special person. May the tree planted in her memory grow & prosper, reaching it’s limbs toward the sky. You will always have this memory, as a tree is planted as a sign of LOVE.
    Aunt Bernice

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