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LAVOIE, Arnold Joseph Emile

April 21, 1915 – Burnt Creek, ON
March 1, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Arnold passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, March 1, just shy of his 99th birthday, after a life well-lived.

Arnold was born in Burnt Creek, ON. His parents, Emereal and Yvonne, moved their young family out west and eventually settled in Bircham, AB. He married Margaret Romano in Calgary on January 8, 1944. He leaves behind his three loving daughters, Theresa Lavoie (Frank Scobie), Linda Portman (Wade) and Laurette Lavoie; three special grandsons, Bryan Portman (Dawn), Robert Burnside (Rosie) and David Burnside; six precious great-grandchildren, Alexander, Tessa, Tate, Aiden, Liliana and Rosie; two sisters, Helen Haineault (Guy) and Sister Rita Lavoie; and special friend Elaine Fayeski. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret; his loving grandson, Richard; his brothers, Fred, Leo, Albert and Royal; and sisters, Alice, Margaret, Aldora, Leona, Viola and Theresa. His family will always treasure the moments shared and the unconditional love and support he gave us.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. We would like to thank the dedicated staff on Unit 49 at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their care and compassion.

Dad, you will be missed!

In living memory of Arnold Lavoie, 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. Breanne Haworth :

    I’m so sorry to hear of Great Uncle Arnold’s passing. My thoughts continue to be with everyone. All our love, Breanne, Will & Rowan.

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  2. JoAnn and Jack Penner :

    To Theresa, Linda, Laurette and Families
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    I always remember how soft spoken and kind Uncle Arnold was. Your Dad will be missed by all who knew him.
    JoAnn

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  3. Lucy and Harry Assen :

    Theresa and family,
    We cannot tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your father. He was such a gentle soul and we will never forget his warmth and caring nature…always the gentleman. It is a profound sadness to loose such a loving person. Blessing to you all in this time of grief.

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  4. Diane Hirsekorn (nee Pascal) :

    Theresa and family.
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May your precious memories of your time together help you all through this time of loss. May he
    Rest in Peace.

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