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MALIN, Kim Ileen (nee Montgomery)

August 14, 1952 – Calgary, AB
July 26, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Kim, beloved wife of Gerry Malin, passed away suddenly after a long and courageous battle with cancer on July 26, 2013 at 60 years of age.

Kim was born and raised in Calgary, and spent her whole life in the city she loved so much. She met Gerry while they were working at the Energy Resources Conservation Board. They were married on June 9, 1973. Kim was a devoted wife and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom while raising their two children. She was very proud and supportive while watching her son, Darren, play hockey and her daughter, Shawna, compete in highland dance competitions for many, many years. Kim enjoyed playing tennis, golfing and spending time with her family and friends. Her love of children and a desire to help others inspired her to volunteer in the Perinatal Clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Kim pursued her passion for singing by joining the Alberta Gold Chorus of Sweet Adelines International in 2007. She was a very caring and loving person and her positive attitude was an inspiration to those who knew and loved her.

Kim is survived by her beloved husband Gerry; her son Darren (Alexis) Malin; her daughter Shawna (Tyler) Worden; her parents Norma and John Bogle; her sisters Linda (Terry) Anderson, Eileen (Derek) Holden and Deb (Mike) Matkin; brother-in-law Ron (Liz) Malin; sister-in-law Sherrill Barker; and all of her extended family. Kim was predeceased by her father Fenton Montgomery.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations in Kim’s memory may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8). Kim’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dowden, Dr. Voroney and the staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic; and also to Dr. Henriquez and the staff of the Integrative Whole Health Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico.

In living memory of Kim Malin, 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. Barbara Augustin :

    We are truly sorry. It was a great joy to have known Kim and her spontaneous laugh and smile will always be remembered and treasured. We shared many coffees, hugs and tears, birthdays and Christmas lunches over the years…….
    Our thoughts are with you.

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  2. Eric & Marion Stolte :

    The loss of a parent / loved one is always so difficult. Our condolences, sympathy and prayer go out to Darren, Alexis and the rest of the family.

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  3. Wynne Chisholm :

    Gerry and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your wonderful wife and mom, Kim.
    I know the entire Stampede family will be thinking of you through this tough time.
    Hugs
    Wynne and Bob Chisholm

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  4. Ann Nadeau and Family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so very sorry for your loss. Kim was a wonder and a great mother. We had alot of laughs and special times together with Kim. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Take care and remember…… we love you.

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  5. Karen Zientek :

    Dear Shawna and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, and send heart felt sympathies and condolences.

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  6. Susanne Huggard :

    Gerry,
    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Kim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

    Susanne

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  7. Deepest sympathy from a ‘sister in harmony’, Jean Snyder of Chinook Winds Show Chorus

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  8. Deepest sympathy from ‘a sister in harmony’,
    Jean Snyder of Chinook Winds Show Chorus.

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  9. Robert and Jan Walsh :

    Gerry,
    We’re so very sorry. Kim was so special and she will be truly missed. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

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  10. Dawn Wilson :

    Dear Shawna and family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. May your heart be lightened with the memories you hold dear. My thoughts are with you.

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  11. Don and Maureen Snyder :

    Gerry and Family. Maureen and I are deeply saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Kim was a special lady. I will always remember her cheerful and energetic approach to her job and life at Nova, where we worked together. She was the consummate professional in her job but her true passion was for her family.
    All the best to you and your family at this time of great loss. Don Snyder.

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  12. Vergil & Joy Epp :

    Oh, Gerry, Darren and Shawna … we can’t even find the words to say how sorry we are that you have lost someone so dear and so wonderful. This will be an incredibly painful journey for all of you. But God was good to give us humans the gift of memory … and you have so many amazing memories of an awesome wife and mom. Darren and Shawna … your mom was so very proud of you both. And she loved you with every ounce of her heart. Know how much we care and how much our heart aches for what you are going through.

    Love and prayers,
    Vergil and Joy

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  13. LeeAnne Luft :

    Dear Shawna & Malin family,
    I know it’s been years and years since we’ve been in touch, but I happened to be back in Calgary this week and saw your mom’s obituary. I am so sorry for your loss… can’t imagine how hard it would be. Please know that you have my deepest condolences and I will be praying for God’s healing and arms of comfort to encircle you during the season of grief.

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  14. Scott & Kim Sarjeant :

    Gerry, Kim and I were so sorry to hear about your loss. I will always cherish the adventures we shared at AltaGas, and I know that Kim was the rock that kept you going throughout. Rest assured that she was cherished and will be greatly missed by all those that knew her.

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  15. Joan Morgan :

    Dear Shawna:
    I am so sorry to learn that your mother has passed away. My deepest condolences to you and your family and may God bless everyone of you the strength to get through this precious loss.
    With love and hugs,
    Joan Morgan (Miranda’s mom)

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  16. Tara MacDonald :

    Shawna and family,

    I’m very saddened to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathies are with you during this difficult time. Thoughts of Kim are a huge part of my earliest memories with Highland dancing. Her joy and obvious pride in watching Shawna’s success in dancing, the help and time she selflessly gave me and my mom with costume hand-me-downs and her kind and happy presence at dance classes, competitions and road trips are parts of those many years I have and will continue to remember with fondness. Kim was a lovely, caring person and will be very much missed by those who knew her. Lots of love to you Shawna as well as prayers and thoughts with the entire Malin family

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  17. Ryan and Chantal Allan :

    Dear Darren & Alexis and family,

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. May God give you His comfort and peace during this difficult time. All of you are in our prayers.

    Love,

    Ryan and Chantal Allan

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  18. I am so sorry to hear that Kim has left us. From the moment I met her, she made me smile. Her positiveness and upbeat personality were hard to miss and no one could be depressed around her. It was rare to see her down and she was always caring about everyone else above herself. I know she loved her family to the ends of the earth and always lit up when she talked about them. It is hard to accept that she is at peace now, but she will be watching over her family with her bright smile, sparkling eyes, and loving heart for all eternity. God Bless Kim.

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  19. Lorie MacDonald :

    Gerry, Shawna and family,
    As my daughter, Tara has stated in her message, I am also saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Kim’s wonderful caring personality will be fondly remembered. I had a great time working those “awful” bingo’s for the highland dancing with Kim (and Shawna) as Kim and all of the other ladies made the evenings a nice time away from the home front. My condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time.

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  20. I offer my sincere condolences to Kim’s family. It was always a treat to walk into the clinic and be greeted by Kim’s wonderful smile. She was warm, funny and had a great way with her colleagues and the families of the patients that she dedicated so much volunteer time to. She will be sadly missed and I will be ever grateful that I was blessed with the opportunity to know and work with her.

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  21. Maureen Whitworth :

    It was with great sadness, that I learned of Kim’s passing. I will always remember Kim for her great kindness towards both my daughter and I when Lindsay was a young dancer and we were learning to navigate the strange new world of Highland Dance. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Maureen Whitworth and Lindsay Perrault

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  22. Shirley Gaura :

    Dear Shawna and family,
    I was so sad to hear of the recent loss of your mom. Although I hadn’t seen Kim for several years, I enjoyed running into her occasionally around the city, and catching up on her news of the family. I recall her fondly as a kind and generous person, who was so positive about her life. Your mom was beautiful in every way! May you and your family find strength and peace by treasuring the memories of happy days together.
    With sincere condolences from Shirley Gaura (your kindergarten teacher)

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  23. Cathy Lane Goodfellow :

    Dear Gerry – I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing and am thinking of you and your family. Sincerely – Cathy

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