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LEA– Mary Elizabeth

July 17, 1950 – September 5, 2010

Mary Elizabeth Lea of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at the age of 60 years.

Mary was a third generation Calgarian who lived here for much of her life. In her younger years, she was an accomplished and dedicated rider and show jumper and her love of horses endured well beyond her days in the saddle. She was an avid student of literature, an engaging conversationalist and a dear friend and confidant to many. Her unconditional love and support to friends and family, her love of laughter, her compassion, enthusiasm, and patience were hallmarks of an extraordinary lady. What Robert Burns wrote of another was as true of her: “But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love forever.” We did, we do, and we will.

Mary is survived and deeply missed by her daughter Ms. Jacqueline L. Stone; son, Dr. Gregory W. Stone and their families; as well as by father Dr. C. Spenser Lea; and brother Mr. Brent Lea. She is also survived by her long standing friend Mr. Gordon Waddell.

Mary’s life will be celebrated at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, September 13 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of Mary Lea, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Greg and Jackie, your Mom was a dear friend. I will miss her very much. The two of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Ralph and Gloria Hubele :

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. We very much enjoyed Mary’s company when she lived nextdoor.

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  3. Kathleen Allen (nee Stone) :

    Dear Greg & Jackie my very sincere and deep regrets for the sudden loss of your mother Mary. The last time I saw Mary was at your wedding Greg to Jennifer approximatly five years ago. She looked radiant and appeared very happy for what the future promised and held for you two. Jackie, one just knew she loved you dearly. My saddness of this loss extends to your grandfather Dr. Spencer Lea and Mary’s brother and sister-in-law. Your paternal extended family are truly saddened for the void her departure brings and will continue to bring upon all of you. God speed Mary and loads of love extended to you Greg and Jackie who accepted and loved her freely.

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  4. Dick and Roxy Shillington :

    Dear Spennie,

    Roxy and I were saddened to hear of Mary’s passing.
    We send our deepest sympathy.

    Sincerely,
    Dick and Roxy

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  5. Jan Schiffke (Moore) :

    I have been shocked and very saddened by the news of Mary’s passing. I would like to extend my most sincere condolences. I would most definately have attended the service but I have only just heard the news. I was not aware that she was not well. I have know Mary for many, many years through our mutual love of horses. We had been in touch over the last few years and had always meant to get together, but sadly we never did. My thoughts are with you..Jan Schiffke (Moore)

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