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KACHAN, Lois “Ellen” (nee Ackroyd)

September 28, 1945 – March 28, 2013

Ellen Kachan beloved wife of John of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the age of 67 years.

Ellen was born in Brandon, MB on September 28, 1945. She married John on August 19, 1967.

Besides her loving husband John, Ellen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Terry McNeill; two grandchildren Jared and Cayley; mother Margaret Ackroyd; siblings Jack (Maureen) Ackroyd, Gregory (Sheri) Ackroyd, Susan Slawson, Brian (Jackie) Ackroyd; and nieces and nephews, Stacey, Brianne, Cari, Connor, Regan, Donna, Melvin; and Sandra. She was predeceased by her father Brant Ackroyd.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.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. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Southwood Hospice for the care provided to Ellen.

In living memory of Ellen Kachan, 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. Jim,Tammie, Cathryne Milburn :

    Sending our deepest sympathy to John, Nancy and family. Ellen was a kind and gentle person who fought a valiant battle. She was so proud of her daughter, son in law and two grandchildren. Our thoughts are with all her family at this time.

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  2. Mel, Heather, Michael Morrison :

    Sending our deepest sympathy to John, Nancy, Terry, Jared, Cayley and all of her family. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you.

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  3. Aunty millicent :

    We lost a wonderful person! My most deepest sympathy to you John, Nancy & Terry, her dear grandchildren Cayley & Jared. May faith, family & friends bring you comfort at this difficult time. Precious memories remain. May God grant her eternal rest.

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  4. Vincent, Lori, Jordan, Thomas Beaulieu :

    Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Thinking of you during this time.

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  5. Angela Schoenfeld :

    Thinking about your family and the loss of a treasured wife, mom, grandmother.
    The Schoenfeld/Jenkins Family

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  6. Gloria, John, Quinn and Jarod Porter :

    Our deepest sympathy John, Nancy, Terry, Jared and Cayley and all who loved her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Donna, Dan, Ryan, Tyler, Brielle Groves :

    Our deepest sympathy to John, Nancy, Terry, Jared and Cayley. She was a very special aunt and will always have a special place in our hearts. She will be greatly missed.

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  8. Sharon & Wayne Culley :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  9. Darlene & Lorne Martin :

    Our deepest sympathy to John, Nancy, Terry & family. May she rest in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  10. Lyn e. Shannon :

    Marg, Greg, Brian & Jack. I was sad to read you lost your daughter Marg…I met you in front of Shoppers last year and you looked wonderful…many memories of you and Greg at The Shoppers Mall…and Brian, you were younger but I do remember you (I believe so anyway)…it’s been so long. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. lyn e.

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  11. Nannette & Auntie Joan :

    Dear Ellen,

    That is to hold you close by all you have taught us to do,
    And to remember the beautiful women we owe our lives to,
    For giving us a part of you to blessing us with your strong inner spirit of courage, unconditional love and contagious laughter,
    For being such a person in who will always and have always
    held deep in our hearts now and here after.

    We cherish the memories and keep you so close in our hearts. Give your dad, my dad and Brad a big hug for all of us.

    Love you always,

    Auntie Joan and Nannette

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  12. Lorie & Roy Murray :

    Our deepest sympathy.. Love Lorie & Roy

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  13. Bob & Cory Lamport, Dave & Lori Ewanchuk, Karen & Mike Padilla :

    Dear John, Nancy, Terry & family,
    May God grant her eternal rest. May he support and guide you with his love in the up coming weeks as you deal with your precious loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be there. With love and hugs always.

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  14. Jacob & Barbara Krahn(Gibson) (Gray) :

    Ellen you are now at peace in the arms of the Lord. Our prayers are with you all at this time. We’ll be in touch John

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  15. Korrie Ainsworth :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Korrie Ainsworth & Family

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  16. James, Linda, Taylor and Katie Morgan :

    Nancy, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was an awesome lady. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family.

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  17. I just found out about Ellens passing today. I started working with Ellen back in Sept 1992. I’ve tried to keep in touch with her over the years and I last saw her in June 2011 when we ran into each other at the Tim Horton’s in Shawnessy. I am so saddened by her passing and I wish I would have heard sooner so that I could have attended her funeral to say goodbye but none the less, my sympathy to the family.

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