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May 18, 1934 – January 23, 2013

Mary “Baba” Aileen Frances Kaitting (Boychuk) age 78 of Delacour, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

She was born to the late Klym Boychuk and Caroline Olesik on May 18, 1934.

Mary worked at Bow View Nursing home for 29 years where she loved her position as a cook. This may be where her love of taking care of others began. When Mary was physically able, she was an active member in the community frequently volunteering for bingos and charity events. Following her passion for cooking she volunteered many hours preparing and serving lunch for Sunday church service to those less fortunate.

Family and friends were Mary’s passion and joy. She loved to cook and entertain and Sunday dinners were held faithfully. Mary loved to travel and spent time visiting places such Asia, Costa Rica; and most recently Cuba. Reading her favorite novels and watching her TV shows were a pass time she greatly enjoyed.

Mary is lovingly remembered by her daughters Karen-Ann Cornett and Arlene (Gord) Hillier; honorary daughter Mary-Ann Bedford; grandchildren Joanna (Peter) Young, Theresa (Tyler) Matheson, Ryan (Cindy) Reid, Shane (Shelly) Bridger; great-grandchildren Braydon, Joshua, Ethan and Madison; and the many family and friends that loved her dearly. Mary is predeceased by her parents; husband George Kaitting; and granddaughter Lisa Cornish.

Funeral Services will be held at Victory Outreach Church (1840 38 Street SE) on January 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to the Victory Outreach Church, 1840 38 Street SE, Calgary AB T2B 0Z3.

The family wishes to thank all of the nurses and doctors at the Peter Lougheed Hospital that cared for Mary in her final days. Their compassion and care will never be forgotten.

In living memory of Mary Kaitting, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. My deepest condolences goes out to all of Mary family. I was one of her Drivers, with Rockyview Handi bus that took her too and from her appointments time to time . I will always remember her great sense of humour .
    R.I.P. Mary

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  2. Amanda and Derek Standen :

    Our thoughts are with your family at this very difficult time. We met Mary only once at another neighbours function in Delacour. The image Mary portrayed that day showed she was an exceptionally happy, cheery lady and we are certain those memories of her will comfort you in time. Know she is now sleeping peacefully.

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  3. Joanne & Charlie :

    Arlene & Gord…our deepest condolences to you & your family…Mary was an amazing woman who treated everyone with such kindness…our thoughts & prayers are being sent to you.

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  4. Joan Stillman :

    Karen,Arlene & Family
    May you all find comfort in the memories that you shared with your mom and grandma.
    Joan,Ernie,Mike,Mark & Mat Stillman.

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  5. Shelley & Brian Hoffer & Family :

    Gord, Arlene & Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was an amazing lady. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Mary felt immediatly comfortable and welcome.Arlene that was a gift she passed on to you. You always display the same warmth and kindness that your Mom did. I know you will all miss her presence in your home but you can be sure she will always be watching over all of you with a smile and kiss blown from an angel..

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