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LePla, Mearle Ruth

June 3, 1937– Manhattan, NY
September 5, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Mearle Ruth LePla beloved wife of James LePla of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the age of 76 years.

Mearle is survived by her husband James LePla; her children, Janet, Stacey, Kelly, Jamie, Kari and Erin; thirteen grandchildren, Ryan, Devan, Kyle, Bobby, Jamie, Bronwyn, Clayton, Preston, Kristy, Colby, Kory, Myles and Megan; and two great-grandchildren Samantha and Aroura.

It is evident based on the number of children they had that Mearle and James not only wanted to ensure that their many favourable traits were passed on, but that they had a genuine love which could never be duplicated. They shared an incredible fifty-seven years and neither of them would have changed a detail of their life together. Their love was evident in their ability to be best friends and tease each other. It takes real lovers to be silly.

The first word that comes to mind of anyone describing Mearle is “feisty”. She could not be labeled as your typical “sweet old lady”. That is not to say that she wasn’t nice, however, she would tell you her exact opinion about anything and not care for a moment if you were offended. Mearle was the only person who could make fun of you, yet have you laughing about it.

Mearle was the center foundation of her family. No matter who had a problem, it was a known fact you could count on her for support and advice. The grandchildren never had to worry about hearing their parents say “wait until your Father gets home” or “wait until I tell Grandpa”. No, everyone knows that it was Grandma who was to be feared, and rightfully so. Mearle could sort out any attitude problems in a manner of minutes. She always had the strength to grab you by the collar and talk some sense into you.

She was the greatest company anyone could ever ask for. Her honest sense of humor and wit is the focal point of many fond memories. She was a true fighter and is the ultimate role model of what any woman should be, strong and independent. Mearle was respected greatly, and loved even more. She will live on forever through the infinite happy memories and in the hearts of the countless people who loved her unconditionally.

R.I.P. Mearle. We know you’re up there taking great pleasure in the unlimited rounds of golf.

A Celebration of Mearle’s Life will be held at James LePla’s house (101 Shawcliffe Circle S.W.) on Friday, September 13, 2013. Please feel free to stop by between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mearle LePla, 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. Preston James lepla combest :

    Grandma I will miss you very much you have done so much for me in my life and I never got the chance to thank you I love you

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  2. Perry and Laura Robitaille :

    Dear Jim ,

    We were deeply saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Mearle.

    Perry and Laura

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  3. I was always in awe of Mearle and considered her my other mom when growing up, she was a remarkable woman.
    My deepest sympathy, my heart goes out to the entire family at this time of sadness.
    Shell

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  4. Dear Mom, I am so sorry you had so much pain I wish I could of done something to take it away, I really don’t know how to carry on without you. You are my rock I will miss you so much. I Love you with all my heart! ❤❤❤❤

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  5. Dear Mom, I am so sorry you had so much pain I wish I could of done something to have takin it away . I don’t know how to carry on without you. You are my rock. I love you with all my heart and I will miss you always . Xoxo

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  6. Aase & Horace Bauer :

    We are sorry to hear of your loss of Mearle. Our prayers are with you at this time of readjustments in your life.

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  7. Andy & Fran Blashyn :

    To the LePla family: Our most sincere condolences on the loss of Mearle. Although we have
    been out-of touch for a number of years, we do remember the early days.
    All the Best! Jim

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  8. Dear Mom,
    I’ve been told time will ease the pain of losing you: (They are wrong!! I MISS YOU MORE with every passing day: (I hope you can hear me when I talk to YOU:) I LOVE & MISS YOU SO MUCH MOM.

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