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KEARNS, Margaret

December, 29, 1923 – Calgary, AB
April, 24, 2014 – Calgary, AB

The family of Margaret Kearns are sad to announce her passing on April 24, 2014.

She was born in 1923, third child to Helen and Sylvester Gilfoy. Following graduation from St. Mary’s Girls High School she worked as a book keeper until meeting the love of her life, Jack Kearns. They married in 1946 and established a loving and fun-filled home at “1938” where they raised six children. She was very active at Holy Name church, a willing volunteer at the schools and a trustee with the Catholic School Board. Marg enjoyed golf, backgammon, big family dinners and always: a good glass of wine! She loved life, and life loved her. Jack, her husband of 53 years and daughter Noreen welcomed her in heaven.

Marg is survived and much loved by her sister, Helen (Carl) Werbisky, and children, Bill (Wendy) Kearns, Jim Kearns, Susan (Francis) Pilley, Dan Kearns, Kathleen Ennis, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Margaret Kearns, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200

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  1. Deb wheeler :

    What a full life she had. I had the privilege and pleasure to be her neighbor about 10 years ago in the Garrison Woods condominium. She was a grace filled lady and I am blessed to have known her.
    I am sorry for your loss (heaven’s gain) and I hope you know that she is with you still.

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  2. George and Joyce Huber and family :

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother, “May Her Soul Rest in Peace”.
    We have known Jack and Margaret at Holy Name Church for many years, and we will be honoured to serve Mass at her funeral on Tuesday.

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  3. For many years Marg. was a good friend and neighbour, contributing of her talents to the building and well-being of our Glengarry neighbourhood; the Kearns home and yard was a welcoming place for family, friends, and especially the neighbourhood children. It was our loss when she moved to Garrison Woods as we gradually lost contact, but thankfully there are still many happy memories, and pictures of our countless good times. Marg. has left a legacy of having lived a full and happy life. My sympathy to each of you through this difficult time.

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  4. Diane Jones Konihowski :

    Susan & Family,

    I was very sorry to hear about your mum. I had such fun with her when she lived at Garrison Woods Manor. She was such a bright light and we had many good talks in the lobby and shared a few glasses of wine in her apartment. She was such a good friend to my mum Joan who just passed away yesterday in Yellowknife at the age of 94. Mum had 8 happy years at the Manor and made many new friends. Your mom was one of them. From my family to yours please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  5. Lois Morris :

    Helen and Carl
    I was so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was a gentle lady and I enjoyed playing bridge with her. My sincere sympathy.

    Lois Morris

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  6. Marilynn Sander on behalf of SAIT's ALIVE :

    Condolences to the Kearns Family on the loss of Margaret.

    SAIT’s ALIVE (retired and former employees and spouses from SAIT Polytechnic)

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  7. Janice & Bill McCaffrey :

    Jim and Family,
    We know how important and cherished your Mom was to you. Our hearts go out to you and your family. When you have gone through all that needs to be done to put her soul to rest please know we are here as your friends to share your grief and hear your memories of your mom.
    Bill & Janice

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