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LOCKE – Joan Margaret (nee Curliss)

December 9, 1925 – September 19, 2009

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joan Locke, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Sarcee Hospice, with her family by her side, after a short and courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 83 years.

Mom was a precious gift who was taken too soon. Her passion was caring for and spending time with her family. She enjoyed her garden, pets and all God’s creations. Her sense of humour was a gift that many enjoyed over the years.

Joan is survived by her loving husband of sixty-one years, Clayton; six children, Kathleen (Jack) Johnson, Judy Locke, Wendy (Brian) Portfors, Patty (Martin) Davidson, Warren Locke (MaryAnn), and Robert (Lesley) Locke; nine grandchildren, Delaney (Alene) Johnson, Jeremy (Adina) Johnson, Tricia Leadbeater, Kevin (Sheena) Leadbeater, Sarah and Michael Davidson, Brittany and Bryan Locke and Christopher Locke; one great-grandchild Oliver Johnson; and niece Dana Courtright. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Maude and Obley Curliss, sister Jean (Ivan) Courtright, brother Dan (Edna) Curliss, and niece Maryann.

Mom, you will always be on our minds. If love could help, you would live forever. ‘Tis the laughter we will remember. Rest in peace Mom, you made us all smile.

At mom’s request there will not be a funeral service. We ask that you keep her fondly in your memories. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Zoo, c/o Robert Locke, 1300 Zoo Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7V6, www.calgaryzoo.com. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Mark Sosnowski, community care nurse Ann Wood, and all the nursing staff at Sarcee Hospice for their wonderful care and kindness to Joan and her family.

In living memory of Joan Locke, 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. Karen McKeown (Telle) :

    I am so very sad to hear your mom has passed away. Patty, my thoughts, heartfelt prayers and all my love are with you and your family during this very sad time.

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  2. We all know how special Moms are. I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, but think of the legacy she leaves in her children and grandchildren. It was her nurturing, love, and passion for family that made you all who you are today. You will pass those gifts on in your own way. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  3. Brenda and Brad Davis :

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Mrs. Locke will be missed by many. Our thoughts and all our love go out to you all!

    Brenda and Brad Davis

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  4. Judy

    Know in your heart your mother is still with you, the love, the laughter, the sharing and all the wonderful memories over the years.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

    Sincerely

    Faith

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  5. Don & Norma Drobot :

    Sorry to hear of your loss, as the obituary indicates as a long time neighbour I have many fond and funny memories, some involving the odd beer, and a few wild kids, a porch fire, a fall from the roof etc. What a gem to be around. She could always smooth out any situation.

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  6. Allan and Helen Shannon :

    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss – our sympathies go out to all of her family. We are glad to have had the opportunity to meet “Grandma” through Delaney and family at many family gatherings. She was a bright spirit who seemed to make everyone she connected with feel special.

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  7. Jacqueline Vera (nee Curliss) McLellan :

    To the Locke family,

    I was saddened today to read of Joan’s passing. There are many memories brought to mind of past associations many years ago. Joan and Jean are my cousins and when my father Jake Curliss was still alive there were lots of occassions to visit.

    Time passes and after travelling and living out of Canada for many years, my husband and I are now back living in Calgary as our children and their families are here.

    Please accept my condolences at this sad time. I always remember Joan with a smile on her face and full of kindness and consideration.

    Love Jackie
    Jacqueline Vera (nee Curliss) McLellan

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  8. Bruce $ Judy Minshull :

    To the Locke family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We would like to pass on our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

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  9. Kristina Hutchins :

    Kathleen and Jack,
    I was so saddend to hear about your mother’s passing. I am thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. I will always remember my conversations with “Grandma”. She was a wonderful person and will be missed.

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  10. To the Locke Family:

    I will always remember your Mom as very kind and sweet.

    From our family to yours we pass on our condolences in this sad time.

    Jackie Diemert and family and Irene Yaholnitsky and family.

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