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KILPATRICK – Mary “May” Cummings

July 27, 1926 – August 10, 2011

Mary Kilpatrick, beloved wife of John “Jack” Kilpatrick of Calgary, for sixty-three years, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.

Mary was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada with her husband and son in 1951. Mary served as a Wren during World War II with the British Royal Navy. She was a very creative woman, who played the piano and sang all of her life. She, along with her husband John, founded the Heritage Music Makers, entertaining at nursing homes and seniors facilities in Calgary. Mary enjoyed art classes, travelling with her husband in their motor home and spending summers in Canmore. Mary was also a great lover of animals and children. She was greatly admired and loved by her family and friends, put everyone before herself and was indeed a true peace keeper.

Mary is survived by her loving husband John, son James of Toronto, daughter Janet Kilpatrick (Greg LaFrance) of Kansas, USA, daughter Elizabeth (Tony) Bowers of Calgary; four grandchildren Tracy Hankins, Tamara (Jason) Jansen, Robyn Kilpatrick and Sheena Ruhnau; two great grand-daughters Cydney Sinton and Katalyn Jansen. Mary is also survived by extensive family in Scotland.

She was predeceased by her parents Janet and William Burns, and two brothers James and Victor Burns.

Funeral Services will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 703 Heritage Drive S.W. on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mary Kilpatrick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Pauline&Ken Preen :

    Our sympathy goes out to the family,we lost a good friend.Pauline&Ken.

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  2. Tony & Theresa Carolan :

    Deepest sympathy on your loss Jack. We will always remember May and the happy times we shared in Canmore. She always had a smile for everyone.

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  3. I was so very sorry to hear of May’s passing. I was a member of the Heritage Music Makers – and we all had such fun there with pianist May and conductor Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  4. Kenny & Liz Mcaulay & family (London) :

    Dear Uncle Jack so very sad to hear of the passing of Aunt May. Sending our deepest condolences to you and all the family, with all our love Kenny and Liz xx

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  5. Brian Ferri & JoAnne Clement :

    Our deepest condolences Jack. She will always be Mom to me. I will always cherish the time we spent together.

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  6. Janice Spence & family (Dundee) on 17 August 2011 :

    Dear Uncle Jack, so sorry to hear about Aunt May, love to you and your family, love Janice xx

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