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KANE, Mary

January 6, 1946 – February 17, 2012

Mary Kane, 66, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17th, 2012 with family at her side.

Mary was born in Colgrennan, County Carlow, Ireland, the oldest of seven siblings raised at the Lanigan’s Lock House in Clogrennan.

She immigrated to Calgary, Alberta in 1967 and worked at the Calgary Board of Education for over twenty years where she held a Building Operator’s Certificate.

Mary loved to travel everywhere with her best friend Ann, especially back home to Ireland to visit extended family. She was a longstanding member of the Irish Cultural Society in Calgary and actively involved with the Irish community in general. She loved to volunteer for various causes for the greater good.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, doing crafts, going to movies and shopping. She was respected by many due to her kind demeanor, humor and willingness to help others.

Mary is survived by her three children, Arlene (Adrian), Andrea (Mike), and Christopher (Chauntelle); grandchildren, Keegan, Ciera, Jordan, Zoe, Khalia, Drayden and Brynn-Lee; and her siblings in Ireland, Jack, Eamon, Pat, Nick, Eugena, and Tommy.

She was predeceased by her parents, Kathleen and Nicholas.

Our family would like to extend special thanks to the McCullagh’s for their support through this time.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to the St Thomas More food hamper.

In living memory of Mary Kane, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Ernest and Helene Mathieu :

    Sending our Sincere Sympathy to all or Mary’s family. She will live forever in your hearts and all who new her. May you rest in peace with thousands of angels surrounding you. Love

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  2. Tony & Janet Lynn :

    In Sadness…memories console, prayers soothe and time heals.
    Sharing your sorrow…

    Love Tony & Janet

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  3. Vieira & Gutierrez family :

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the Kane family, our prayers go out to you during this hardship. If you need anything please do not hestitate to call me, I am here for you at anytime of the day or night, forever! My love goes to you and the family!!! Love the Vieira & Gutierrez Family…

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  4. Gerry & Carole O'Flaherty :

    We wish to express our most sincere sorrow to Mary’s family.
    For many years we have enjoyed knowing Mary and whenever our paths crossed we gained great pleasure and enjoyment from her always happy presence.
    We will miss her and regret being unable to attend the services due to being away bat this time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carole and Gerry O’Flaherty

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  5. Deirdre Halferty :

    Mary will be missed by all. She was a great woman. We all loved her at the Irish Cultural Society. She had a great energy and presence around the place. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends.

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  6. To Mary you lighted up our lives for so many years will allways miss the time we had together the last time I saw you was twelve years ago to long ,sorry to Arlene, Andrea, Christopher my thoughts are with you. So many miles apart wish I could be there to say goodbye will meet again one day, To the MaCullaghs you enlighted her life ,To Ann she is with my mum and your friend Kathleen R.I.P. Goodnight sweet Mary God bless you Loved always Jimmy Sands England xoxoxo

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  7. Joan / Bobby Skillen :

    Great lady full of fun and entertainment. She will be missed by everyone she touched. Prayers and condolences are with the family.

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  8. Colleen Devlin :

    I worked with Mary and Ann on the ICS social committee and had many a great laugh and fun with them, Mary was a genuine kind and loving person and will be dearly missed by everyone. Love and Hugs from Colleen

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  9. The Malone Family :

    We are only remotely acquainted with you from having shared the family waiting room at the Rockyview Hospital ICU. There we witnessed the closeness of your beautiful family as members and friends gathered from near and far. We are very sorry for your loss. May your loved one rest in peace, and may you find comfort in the days to come.

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  10. I remember Mary from the Irish Cultural Society as a fun loving person, always ready to help. My deepest sympathies to the family and close friends.

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  11. Sue Gurrie Mallin :

    Arlene and family. Just wanted to say sorry for your recent loss of your mother. Or as others knew her as “my Mary” best friend of “my Ann”.

    Thinking of you.
    Sue

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  12. Gerr & Anne McKenna :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. A very caring person and lots of fun. You are all in our prayers.
    Gerry & Anne McKenna

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  13. Maura De Freitas :

    Sincere condolences to the Kane family on your very sad loss. I knew Mary many years ago when I lived in Calgary and also while caring for her brother-in-law Paddy Kane during his illness. My thoughts are with the family. Rest in Peace.

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  14. Mary was my guide through fun and laughter and hardships too. When Mary entered my life, the stars shone more brightly. The memories of Mary will continue to shine and have a special place in my heart forever. My family are deeply saddened with the loss of their “Auntie Mary”, our Irish Mary, my dear friend. A smile to brighten the day and a heart as big as the world. To Arlene, Andrea and Christopher and their families, we wish you peace in the thoughts and wonderful memories she has left for you.

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  15. Mary, you will be truly missed deeply. You were a wonderful and sweet person and brought so much joy to everyone. We will meet again one day.

    God Bless to your family prayers being sent there way during this hard time.

    Lots of love
    Sinead Golding and family in Charlotte, NC

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  16. Geraldine Jordison :

    Dear Mary, I wasn’t there to say goodbye but have talked to you in my mind these past few nights, I’m sure there will be many more conversations in the future.We had such great times when the kids were young and Irish Dancing, Your passing was a shock. You were loved by many for your friendship ,kindness and jokes.You will never be forgotten Mary. Our condolences to the family,and to Ann ,we are thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers. Love Mel & Geraldine Jordison.

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  17. Margaret. Neelsen :

    Thinking of all of you. Your Mam was such a great person always making people laugh, many great people await her, we will miss seeing her here in NC. We will never forget her. Also thinking of Ann and family as this is such a huge loss. Losing a best friend is so tough. Hugs from NC .

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  18. Merv and Patti Bell :

    Mary always had a smile and was great fun to be around at all the feis’ over the years. There was never a dull moment when Mary was nearby. It was great to have seen Mary again last year with her friend Ann at Kerry’s wedding and at the feis. Sincere condolences to Mary’s family.

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  19. Shirley,Don,Steven,Jacquie,and Kerry McAuley :

    Mary had a smile that would light up a room and a sense of humour that was brilliant.She was a delight to be around. She will be sorely missed. Love to all her family and to her great friend Ann.

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  20. My condolences to all the family on the passing your beloved Mother Mary. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. A special thought for Anne on the loss of her best friend.

    God Bless Carole Walker

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  21. Mary is known to my daughter Maeve as one of her Fairy Godmothers from Canada. Ann and Mary made Maeve’s christening gown from my wedding dress and a borrowed sewing machine from Wal-Mart. You can return anything there Mary and Ann Joked. Lots of fond memories from her trips to NC. You will truly be missed.
    Sending our condolences and prayers to your Family.
    Rosemary Ryan & Family

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  22. I Once Walked With a Women

    I once walked with a Women who was strong, patient and kind
    She travelled life’s road to the fullest embracing all the twists and turns
    Her sense of humor was contagious, as her Irish eyes laughed and sparkled
    Sharing in the laughter, her knowing it was one of life’s best medicines

    I once Walked with a Women who loved her family and friends deeply, completely
    Her youthful spirit as fresh as her grandchildren who adored being by her side
    Her family whom she touched deeply, the sound advice she gave, the truth she spoke
    the honesty she bestowed, the rolling stone who planted roots of love into your soul.

    I once walked with a Woman who was independent, courageous and wise
    Her sound guidance, her keen sense of knowing, her openness to call it as it is
    She never lost sight of whom she was and where she had come from
    A free spirit that cherished her homeland, treasured the sounds of Celtic music, excited to explore new places, and enjoyed getting lost in a great novel.

    I once walked with a Woman who must now return back home
    Home where she will see her family, share her journey and smile upon us
    Her eyes once more will be laughing and sparkling

    I once walked with this woman – Mary, and I am a better person because of it.

    I will miss you Mary.
    Laura

    We are so sorry Nick to hear about Mary’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    The Sikora Family

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  23. Jeannette Brewer :

    My mother used to take care of Mary’s children when they were very small, and years later, I became reacquainted with Mary who worked as a courier, delivery eyewear. She even catered my wedding. She was a lovely lady, with a kind heart and she will be missed. God bless her and keep her.

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  24. I am very saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She was an absolutely lovely woman that I had the pleasure of knowing through a job I once had.
    She was always telling stories of her grandchildren, and I looked forward to seeing her everyday. I will always remember her fondly.
    My condolences to her family. May the Lord give you strength to get through this sad time.

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  25. Deborah Mchugh :

    R.I.P. Mary u will be missed lots by alot of people! Love from all in Ireland

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  26. Dear Nick & Family:
    We were very saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful sister Mary, and we want to send our condolences out to you and your family today. May Mary’s memory be kept alive, by remembering all the good times that you had together with her. Take care Nick, and know that we are thinking about you today, in your time of great sadness.
    Brenda, Rick & Thomas Friedl

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  27. Our sincere condolences to all the friends and family of Mary. All of us at Millennium will miss seeing her smiling face as she would pop in and out of our office each week.

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  28. Sincere condolences to all of Mary’s family our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have enjoyed Mary’s company at many events and she was a fun, enjoyable and genuine soul. God Bless. Eamonn & sue

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