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MANSELL, Mary Louise (nee McPherson)

September 6, 1913 – May 26, 2012

We reluctantly said goodbye to our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Mary Louise Mansell (nee McPherson) was born on September 6, 1913 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of 8 children. Mom married Ed Mansell on June 17, 1939 and they had 64 wonderful years together before Dad’s passing in 2003. Mom was a kind and patient mother, a good friend to many and a talented musician who could make the piano keys come alive. She filled our childhood with music and taught us the meaning of unconditional love in families. Mom and Dad were truly partners in everything they did – their love of music and their ability to showcase it for others; their love of nature and outdoor activities, and their significant involvement in the life of Pleasant Heights and Wild Rose United Churches.

Mom will be profoundly missed by our family. She is survived by four children, Marilese (Bob) MacDonell, Bill (Jane) Mansell, Claudia Mansell (Hal Irving) and Larry (Debbie) Mansell. Mom was very proud of her nine grandchildren, Janis Crockett (Jocelyn Savoie), Scott (Michelle) Springman, Renée (Mark) Day, Danielle (Jacob) Troesch, Craig (Lindsay) Mansell, Jennifer (Bill) Spackman, Allison Mansell (Dave Sherjan), Elliott Mansell and Ben Mansell. She was privileged to have ten loving great-grandchildren, Connor, Sydney, Kayden, Adasyn, Carston, Ryder, Trayton, Graydon, Kiptyn and Preston, as well as four step-grandchildren, Michelle (Don) Havens, Laura (Kevin) Larsen, their sons, Isaac and Eli, Trevor MacDonell (Kelly Allen) and Nathan (Amber) Irving and their daughter Briar.

A Celebration of Mom’s Life will be held at Wild Rose United Church (1317 – 1 Street N.W., Calgary) on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Linda Hunter officiating. Parking relaxation in effect. To forward expressions of sympathy go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Mary’s name to the Foundation at Wild Rose United Church, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary or a charitable organization of your choice.

Our family would like to thank Mom’s companions, Colleen Gardner and Audrey Stokoe for their friendship towards Mom. We also thank the kind staff at Newport Harbour Care Centre for the past five years of care and comfort given to Mom.

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Nicki Crampton :

    I am sorry to hear of the death of your Mother, I know how difficult a time this can be. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

    Nicki Crampton

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  2. Donna and Sandy Bennie :

    Claudia, Hal and family,

    Sandy and I were very sorry to see that your mom passed away Claudia. I know you have many fond memories of her, which will help you during this difficult time.

    With our condolences,

    Sandy and Donna Bennie

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  3. Ingrid Osborne (Smistad) :

    Very sorry to hear of our mother’s passing. I remember her as a very lovely person and have many childhood memories of talking with your mom and dad. And it was your father that took me to the doctor when I fell off my bike and I came home and no one was there. Such fond memories of good neighbours. Our condolences to the family.

    Ingrid and Kevin Osborne

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  4. Robert E. Norton and Jim Norton :

    Bob and Jim express their sympathy to the family of Mary Mansell. They remember the family from Pleasant Heights Church and Crescent Heights School.

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  5. Loree Irving :

    Nathan told me of the passing of your mom, Claudia. I’m very sorry. The write-up about your mom was lovely, as was the picture you chose. That is exactly how I remember her. I have fond memories of your mom and dad and all the family events at our parents’ homes and at Pleasant Heights. They were special people.
    With sympathy,

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