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MAHER – Naida Anne

April 9, 1941 – December 18, 2009

Naida Anne Maher passed away peacefully on December 18, 2009 at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her daughter Monique and grandson Alexander, brother Don, sister Elaine, and their families.

Through her life’s work in social services, Naida touched many lives. She had a myriad of friends and will always be remembered as unfailingly kind, caring, and loving to all.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.  Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com .

In living memory of Naida Maher, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. I was saddened to learn of Naida’s passing.I worked with Naida at the YWCA and remember the joy when Monique came into her life. My condolences to the family.

    Marcia Davis

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  2. Carroll Ann Bonenfant aka Strip! :

    Dear Monique, Elaine and Don,

    Naida was a dear friend to me over many years and I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was a special person.

    Carroll Ann Bonenfant aka: Strip!

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  3. Marsha Shand (neeElder) :

    It was with great sorrow to learn of the passing away of Naida and our sympathy goes to Monique, Elaine, Don and their families at this very sad time. Although 40 years have passed I still have special memories of the great fun and experiences we shared with Naida travelling around Europe. Her warmth and compassion touched many people throughout her life and she will be greatly missed.

    With love

    Peter & Marsha Shand

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  4. Lorraine Grossberndt :

    It was with sadness that we read of Nauda’s passing. We remember her as a kind and generous person who will not be forgotten.

    Lorraine and Andy Grossberndt

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  5. Hector and Julie Berks :

    Our thoughts are with you all. She leaves many happy memories.
    Our sympathy and best wishes.

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  6. Ruth-Anne Alstad :

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Naida was a long time, dear friend and my life will just not be the same without her in it. I was so blessed to have been able to see her before her passing, thank you for allowing me that opportunity and may you find peace knowing that there is one more angel in heaven.

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  7. Dear Monique, Elaine and Don,
    Please accept our sympathy on Naida’s death. In her understated way, Naida made the world a better place to be. We were fortunate to be part of a group of friends at a special time in our early twenties and have kept in touch over the years. Naida, Mo and I had a great visit in the summer of 2008 in Calgary.
    Carol(McLeod) and Jim McDonald

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  8. Bob and Lois Wilkinson :

    What a wonderful life and legacy Naida leaves — she made the world a better place through her work in social services and must have impacted hundreds of lives. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
    love
    Bob, Lois and Leslie Wilkinson

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  9. Kathy, Dale, Josh and Crystal Chalmers :

    Naida was a close and dear friend for many years. We considered her an extended member of our family. We will miss her so much but are fortunate to have many cherished memories of time spent together.

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  10. Louise & Chris Player (Hillier) :

    How lucky were two Australian girls meeting 5 Canadian girls in Europe in 1968, of which one was Naida and to catch up again in 1997 while we were in Calgary. We were very saddened to read of her death and our thoughts are with her family and her fellow travellers.

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  11. I was blessed to have known Naida. I worked with her at Awo Taan where I learned how kind, caring and loving, she was. She made such a positive impact in so many people’s lives. I will never forget your smile and your teachings. Naida, rest in peace my friend.
    My sincere condelences to Monique, Alexander, Don, Elaine and your families.
    Love,
    Tati Flores

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  12. Felt sad to hear about the passing away of Naida – she will truly be missed. She has a special place in many of our hearts. Since I met Naida about 20 years ago she has been close to my heart. Our prayers are with Monique, new baby, and family.
    Stella and Gerry Hand

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  13. Debralee Fernets, Canadian Liver Foundation :

    Naida was a cherished volunteer with the Canadian Liver Foundation – she helped us sell flowers for Spring for Daisies and we could always count on her to help with our casino. She was a lovely person and I truly enjoyed her visits to the office. I will miss her kind and caring spirit, and her laughter.
    Naida’s family and friends are in our hearts and thoughts.

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  14. I met Naida in 2001 at Calgary Native Women Shelter. I was a new Immigrant that time and had an opportunity to work with her. She was so nice and loving. She guided me in every field. I fell in love with her right away and it seemed that I knew her from ages. She was a like a mother for me. She was the beautiful women and I will never forget her love and kindness for me. I will miss you Naida. Rehana Rafiq

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