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MACGILLIVRAY – Muriel Audrey

August 8, 1935 – October 8, 2010

Muriel Audrey MacGillivray of Calgary passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 75 years.

Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Herbert MacGillivray, she is survived by her daughter, Peggy Orge (Les) of Medicine Hat and sons, Fred Penstock and Bill MacGillivray (Jean Wallace), both of Calgary. She is further survived by her brothers Lawrence Dyer (Hilda) and Bill Dyer of Calgary and Jack Dyer (Eileen) of High River, and her sister, Dorothy McFadden of Nanton, as well as her late husband’s family, Betty and Bill MacGillivray of Calgary and John MacGillivray of Edmonton.

Born and raised in Calgary, Muriel was a truly kind woman who was dearly loved by her family and many friends she made throughout her life. Her sweet, gentle spirit and quiet strength were a gift to her children and those whose lives she touched and she had a great appreciation of many simple things that gave her joy. She has been particularly grateful for the many family and friends who were able to visit with her over the last months of her life.

As per her wishes, no memorial services will be held, but a gathering in celebration of her life will be held at the home of Bill MacGillivray at a date to be set later. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society at www.calgaryhumane.ca. or to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry at www.theseed.ca. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Units 83 and 94 at Rockyview Hospital and Chinook Hospice for the gentle and compassionate care provided.

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In living memory of Muriel MacGillivray, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. John and Darlene Harper :

    To all the Family and Friends of MURIEL we wish to convey our sincere sympathy. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time and for the days ahead.We will also remember her kind and sweet heart.
    John and Darlene Harper.
    High River

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  2. I just found out that Muriel had passed away and would like to express my deepest condolences to all family members. I worked with Muriel at the Holy Cross and continued to have a great friendship through the years. I did get to visit her while she was in the hospital and said my good byes to her. Please contact me through Muriel’s friend’s from the Holy Cross hospital to let me know if any celebration of her life is planned.
    Sincerely Janet Eloff

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