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MacDONALD, Verla “JoJo” Anne Teresa

MacDONALD, Verla “JoJo” Anne Teresa
May 30, 1950 – Edmonton, Alberta
January 17, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Verla “JoJo” Anne Teresa MacDonald (nee Hayward) of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 64 years, after a late prognosis and short, courageous battle with ALS.

She was an active member of her communities in Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna, BC, where she was involved with numerous associations, committees and volunteer groups.

Verla is survived by eight children; fourteen grandchildren; and many other family members, loved ones and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Verla MacDonald, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Trixie & Les Garvey :

    Beyond Life’s Gateway
    There’s an open gate at the end of the road
    Through which each must go alone,
    And there in a light we cannot see,
    Our Father claims His own.
    May memories of your loved one comfort you at this difficult time.
    Love Uncle Les and Auntie Trixie

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  2. My deepest condolences to Verla’s family and dear friends.

    Grief never ends.
    But changes.
    It’s a passage ,
    Not a place to stay.
    The sense of loss
    Must give way,
    If we are to value
    The life that was lived.
    Grief is not a sign of weakness,
    Nor lack of faith.
    It is the price of love.

    Cora Kooi

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  3. Len and Katherine Dombowsky :

    Our sincerest condolences to Dave and the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the loss of your beloved Verla. We are friends from Kelowna, BC and we shared many happy times with Dave and Verla and the children when they lived in Kelowna. May Verla rest in heavenly bliss and may God comfort Verla’s family at this time of deep absence. Regards, Len and Katherine

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  4. I miss you Mom. I’m sorry. Maggie.

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