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MALCOLM, Deanna Marie

July 5, 1962 – February 11, 2012

Our beloved wife, mother and friend Deanna Malcolm (nee Sutherland) passed away peacefully on February 11, 2012. Deanna completed her journey with ALS in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loving husband Dan, son Tyler and daughter Megan.

Deanna was born July 5, 1962 to her loving mother Margaret (Peggy) Sutherland (nee Sundlie) and father Jack Sutherland in Nelson, BC. Deanna was a passionate woman who embraced life, work, her friends and family. Deanna’s career as a Registered Nurse began in Prince George, BC when she graduated from the College of New Caledonia and started nursing in the Prince George General Hospital. Deanna and Dan moved to Peace River where she went on to become the Nurse Manager and participated in the Cancer Treatment Chemotherapy Clinic. When Deanna moved to Calgary she worked in The Foothills Hospital Emergency Room and then later at the Tom Baker Cancer Center where she worked in the Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic. Her commitment to her nursing profession was reflected in her love for the people in her care. Her dedication to her work was acknowledged by Alberta Health Services when she was the recipient of the Denise Melanson Bursary Award. Her devotion to her studies was reflected in her Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction Degree from the University of Calgary where she received an award honoring her achievements. Deanna was also a dedicated volunteer most recently with the ALS Society and previously as a La Leche League leader and the President of the Peace River Childbirth Society.

Deanna is survived by her loving husband Dan Malcolm, son Tyler and daughter Megan, her father Jack Sutherland, Aunt Jean Okrusko, Uncle Doug (Doris) Sundlie, Aunt Arlene (Harry) Johnson, Uncle George (Pat) Sutherland, Aunt Sister Agnes Sutherland, numerous cousins and family friends; Johanna, Bill, Spencer, Connal and Jade Downing. Her mother Peggy Sutherland and brother Tim Sutherland predeceased her. Special thanks to Holly Gerrish for her friendship, understanding and care during her journey with ALS. Our deepest appreciation to the ALS Society and the ALS Clinic for their support throughout Deanna’s illness; special thanks to Dr. Sayeed, Dr. Murphy and the palliative care team.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, February 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 250, 4723 1 Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8 Telephone: 403-228-3857, www.alsab.ca.

In living memory of Deanna Malcolm, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Glenn and Bernice Wilton :

    Dan, Tyler, Meagan. Bernice and I want to offer our condolences to you all on the passing of Deanna.

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  2. Jim & Lois Russell :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Deanna worked with me (Jim) for several years & was so dedicated to our program. We were so saddened to hear she had ALS & of the struggles you all must have experienced. Our hearts go out to the whole family.

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  3. Rest in Peace Deanna.

    Dan, Tyler, Megan,you are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

    Paige, Brendan, Erika

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  4. Al & Michelle Curtis :

    Dan, Tyler, and Meagan, Michelle and I send our most heart felt condolences to and your extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

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  5. Bret(Bert) Pinel and Susan Rutherford :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Deanna brought great happiness to my work situation and wisdom for my life at a time when I needed a good friend. She didn’t have to but she became my friend and I have missed her. God bless her and I hope now she has peace and no pain.
    Susan and Bret (Bert)

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  6. Linda & Eric Jensen :

    Dan, Tyler & Megan,
    Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Deanna was a very special person, evident from the first time we met your family at group. Our sincere condolences.

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  7. Verna Lougheed :

    Dan, Tyler and Megan,

    My sincere condolences to you. There are never adequate words at a time like this, but know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Verna Lougheed

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  8. Ed Parans & Terri Lord :

    Dan, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  9. Always in my thoughts Malcolm Family, take care be well. Sending you my love.

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  10. Paul Hickey and family :

    Dan….so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  11. Sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  12. Brian Stefan and Family :

    Nancy, Lucas and I wish to offer our condolence to Dan and family. In the short number of years we have known Dan we didn’t get to meet Deanna. She sounds like a great person working to ease peoples suffering and bring joy to her family. Rest in peace.

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  13. Dan, Tyler and Megan.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  14. Shelley Hoffmann (Robertson) :

    It’s been a long time, Dan. Shawna sent me a note about Deanna’s passing. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts are with you in these difficult days. May Deanna rest in peace.

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  15. Dear Malcom family,
    I was sorry to hear of Deanna’s passing.
    I had the pleasure of working with Deanna at Tom Baker Cancer Centre. She was a gifted person who cared deeply about her world and the people around her. She made a big difference to the BMT program and indeed to the world she left behind . These last 2 years must must have been difficult for her and for all of you.
    May she Rest in Peace and may all of you be comforted with wonderful memories of her. I regret I will be unable to attend her funeral. God Bless!

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  16. Dan,

    I am sorry to hear of your recent loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    With deepest sympathies.

    Don Smith

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  17. Lynda & Tony Coyle :

    “The heart remembers well what it has loved the most”.
    Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    Peace be with you.

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  18. Dan, Tyler, Megan: We are sorry to hear of your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now.

    Sincerely,
    Tom Kemppi

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  19. Marie-Josée Paquin :

    My heartfelt condolences to Deanna’s husband, children, and extended family.
    I had the privilege to work with Deanna at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. She was an exceptional Registered Nurse.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Marie-Josée Paquin

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  20. margaret and Hugh Seaton :

    To Dan, Tyler, and Megan: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences with the loss of Deanna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed working with Deanna both in the Peace River Hospital and the Childbirth Association. And enjoyed the times when our families got together. She was a courageous person and I have deepest respect for her professionalism and her remarkable bravery with ALS. Deanna will truly be missed.

    Sincerely,
    Margaret Seaton

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  21. Marie Johnson (Rogers) :

    Dan, Tyler and Megan, Our sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts are with you. You now have another special angel to watch over you! Big hugz to you all! Sincerely, Marie, Darryl and Trevor

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