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KEOWN, Sylvia Catherine (nee Jorgensen)

KEOWN, Sylvia Catherine (nee Jorgensen)

May 2, 1931 – Sceptre, Saskatchewan

April 10, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness the family of Sylvia Keown announces her passing on Thursday, April 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Agape Hospice at the age of 82 years.


Sylvia was born on the family farm in Sceptre, Saskatchewan to Hans and Katrina Jorgensen.


Her greatest pleasures were getting together with family, creating her needlepoint for everyone to enjoy, and going to the casino.


Sylvia is survived by her partner of 30 years, Fred MacDonald; sons, Karry (Barbara) and Stuart (Annemarie); grandchildren, Dylan, Sean, and Jillian (Tyrone); sister Helen; and niece Vonda; as well as many other nieces and nephews.


Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Garry Keown; sister Daisy; and brothers, Gordon, Stanley and Herluf.


A Celebration of Sylvia’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Condolences may be forwarded through


In living memory of Sylvia Keown, 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. Marion and Hans Bauer :

    We have lost a dear friend and wish to express our sincere sympathy to Fred and Sylvia’s family. We will miss the golf games and togetherness we shared.

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