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MATHIESON – Elsie (nee Ritz)

September 26, 1924 – October 7, 2009

Elsie Mathieson beloved wife of James Mathieson of Calgary, passed away on October 7, 2009 at the age of 85 years.

Elsie worked for 25 years for Eastman Photographic Materials and 25 years for Mathieson Photo.

Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, James; her sister, Ida (Ted) Sawyers; brothers, Alvin Ritz and Lawrence (Lauretta) Ritz; Sister-in-law, Pearl Ritz; nephews, Bill Sawyers, Dan (Shelly) Ritz, Marty (Lois) Ritz, Troy (Kate) Ritz, Darryl Tonn, Kevin Ritz and Sheldon (Duane) Ritz; nieces, Patrice Sawyers (Larry Adorjan), Laurie (Peter) Vanderwoude and Cheryl (Dave) Schroeder. She was predeceased by her brother Alfred Ritz.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403) 290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

Special thanks to LeeAnne and staff at Cedars Villa Poplar Unit for their loving care, friendship and compassion shown to Elsie and our family.

In living memory of Elsie Mathieson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Hilda and Theo (Onions) Reiner :

    Just learned of the passing of your beloved Elsie, James…..unfortunately we shall not be able to be with you this Saturday as we must meet Theo’s mother who arrives on an airline at virtually the same time as the funeral Service
    Hilda will be speaking with a long-time associate (Nick Ochotta) this very evening of the many times you photo bugs shared.

    We both are thinkng of you, and what huge chasim this must leave in your life. Sorry we couldn’t be with you!

    Love, Hilda and Theo

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  2. Glen Johnston :

    Sorry to read about the passing of Elsie, your lovely wife and partner. I remember both of you fondly from my association with you during my aldermanic years. The last time we met was on the Weasel Head pathway in South Glenmore Park.

    Best wishes
    Glen Johnston.

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  3. Bill & June Phythian :

    Jim,
    We are sorry to read about the loss of your beloved Elsie. She really was a partner in every sense of the word. We know the love of family and friends will see you through your loss.
    Bill & June Phythian
    Jona & Marty Way
    Calgary Tent & Awning

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  4. Mark & Jan Laurie :

    James, we were very sorry to hear Elsie had passed
    away. She was a very kind & lovely lady. Our thoughts
    are with you at this difficult time.
    Mark & Jan Laurie
    Inner Spirit Photography

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  5. Jim please accept my condolences on the loss of Elsie. The two of you set a fine example of companionship both in business and in life. Jackie and I remember you both fondly and your sense of humor. Regards, Ray Clark, former Alderman.

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  6. Pam and Bill Varga :

    Dear Jim:

    We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Elsie. She was such a sweet lady and always so supportive of you and you of her.
    It must be so difficult to lose a partner and spouse after so many years together. We just celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary on Friday. Rare today for sure.

    Sincerely

    Pam and Bill

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  7. Peter Saunders :

    Please accept my most sincere and heart felt condolences for your loss
    Peter.

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  8. Please accept my sincere condolences, Jim. She was indeed a sweet, kind and lovely woman. Sending you a huge hug.

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  9. Dear Jim:

    Although I am sure it came as no surprise I was sorry to learn of Elsie’s passing. She had been ill for sometime so perhaps it is a blessing which I hope you recognize. I am sorry I was not able to go to the funeral but I was pleased to learn the Knowlton’s attended. Hopefully our paths will continue to cross at McMahon Stadium.

    With warmest condolences,

    Hal

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  10. So sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing. I know she will be missed, and Poplar will miss you as well, you were a regular fixture there, and it was comforting to have a friendly and familiar face when I was there visiting dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sharon Moore

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  11. Clay and Vi Conradson :

    Jim, please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss of Elsie, she was truly a real caring and lovely person. It was always a pleasure to meet up with the two of you out at Pearl and Al’s place. We were away at the time of her funeral and regret missing it. Once again our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Clay and Vi Conradson

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