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LINDSAY – Vivienne Gail

January 14, 1940 – February 4, 2010

Vivienne Lindsay, beloved wife of Robert Lindsay of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the age of 70 years.

Vivienne was born and raised in Lethbridge with her brother Roy before the family moved to a ranch in the prairies near Wardlow, AB, whereupon Vivienne was enrolled in the school at the Convent in Medicine Hat. Thereafter she attended and graduated from the Holy Cross School of Nursing in Calgary.

Vivienne was confronted by many adverse events in her life, but seldom complained and met them all with formidable fortitude. The family was the centre of her attention and from them she gained her greatest rewards as well as her most profound losses in the deaths of her first husband and later of her elder son. After nursing she entertained many interests, not the least of which was the breeding, grooming and showing of her beloved Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers. Creative talents were abundant and had many manifestations during her life, culminating in the recent passion for painting in oils.

Vivienne, Robert and the children have been and are appreciative of the support given by family, friends and numerous health care personnel over the years, but would particularly acknowledge the renal transplant team at the Foothills Medical Centre who provided her with several years of quality life before the sudden demise.

Besides her loving husband Robert, Vivienne is survived by her four children, Cathie VanVeller, Shannon Malloy, Susan (Todd) Fyfe, and Michael (Delia) Malloy; six grandchildren, Colter, Rowen, Geoffrey, Racheal, Emma, and Alistair; her brother Roy (Cecilia) LaValley; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Vivienne was predeceased by her son Patrick Malloy; first husband Leon Malloy; parents Jeanette and Emmanuel LaValley.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family requests that any memorial donations be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Vivienne Lindsay, 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. john florence cybulsky :

    Sympathy to Robert & family . Vivienne was a most lovely lady. We will miss seeing her lovely face. F

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  2. Mary Skarzynski :

    Although we haven’t kept in touch much, I always thought Vivienne was the most lovely and beautiful lady – even when we were back in training at the Holy together, years ago. Robert and family, no words can make it better – please remember we old nurses loved her also. Mary Skarzynski

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  3. To Robert and Family

    Sending you our deepest sympathy for your loss. May the special memories help you find peace and comfort.
    Thinking of you,

    Wendy, Paul, Jake, Katie James Klassen.

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  4. So sorry to read of your loss
    PEARL WALTON

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  5. Robert and family
    Sooo sorry to hear of Vivienne’s passing. She was a treasure to so many people, not least of which were those of us in the world of dogs.
    I always considered her my greatest “find” as a puppy person – she and Zoe were the bonuses of this game – you sell a puppy, and end up with a friend.
    We occassionally had heated discussions, but never allowed the dogs to take priority over the friendship.
    Sorry I will be unable to attend the service, but extend my condolences to all on behalf of myself, and the Wheaten club of northern Alberta.
    She will be sorely missed by many.

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  6. Nancy & John Dicey :

    Please accept condolences from us all at Lakeview Insurance. Vivienne was a very special longtime client.

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  7. Corrine and Doug Baird :

    Dear Robert and Family:
    It was with great sadness that we heard of Vivienne’s (Muggins’s) passing. Her bright smile and bubbly personality will always be remembered, as well as her kind, caring nature. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend the service, but our thoughts are with you and we send our sympathies and condolences. May all the happy memories of times with her, in time, soothe your heart.
    Sincerely,
    Corrine

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  8. FMC Recovery Room Staff :

    Dr. Lindsay and family,
    With deepest and sincere sympathy on your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. May your memories bring you comfort.

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  9. Diane Choquet-Oicle :

    Dear Dr. Lindsay and Family;
    I wish to offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife, friend and mother. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless.

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  10. Brian Kuwahara :

    Dear Dr Lindsay, Susan and family,
    So saddened to hear of Vivienne’s passing. I remember her caring and giving way with the kids in Vietnam as she nursed them. She was a truly a special person.

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  11. Rupa and Jaymal Ruparell :

    We are sorry to hear about Vivienne’s passing and saddened to hear about your loss.

    With deepest condolences from Rupa and Jaymal Ruparell

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  12. Karen Crossley :

    Dear Robert and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Vivienne (Muggins) as I knew her best.

    I will always remember our chats at the Chervinski family reunion in Lethbridge a couple of years ago, where we both shared many family memories.

    My deepest and sincere condolences go to you and your family.

    Karen

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  13. Elaine Rizzuto(Angles Hair Design) :

    Dear Dr. Lindsay, Susan, Kathy & Shannon,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy and
    condolences.
    Our lives are like onions
    You peel off one layer at a time
    and sometimes you cry.

    Elaine Rizzuto & family

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  14. Dianne Smithjones :

    I met Vivienne on a medical mission to Vietnam and really enjoyed working and playing with her and her daughter Susan during that time. I wish to send my condolences to Dr. Lindsay and her family for their loss. My thought’s are with you. A friend Dianne Smithjones

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