March 22, 1928 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
February 23, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Anne Shorrocks Glass McCaig. Born March 22, 1928, in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. Died February 23, 2015, in Calgary, at the age of 86. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, friend. Predeceased by her parents, James and Alice Glass, and by her former husband, Bud McCaig. She is survived by her three children and their families: son Jeff and his wife Marilyn, and their children, Robb, Scott and Christa McCaig; daughter JoAnn and her sons Kevin Boyer, Andrew Boyer (Catherine Tobert), and Michael McCaig; and daughter Melanie and her partner Al Magee, and their sons Jake, John, Joseph and Stephen Magee. Anne is also survived by her siblings, Gordon (Audrey) Glass, Shirley Crittenden, Jim (Gloria) Glass, and Dick (Aubrey) Glass, as well as her cousin Connie Steffler, and by many nieces and nephews.
A child of the Dirty Thirties, Anne came of age in the war years, helping out at home while her dad and older brother were away at the war. A great beauty to the last, she was very proud to have been chosen Miss Central 1945 at her high school, Central Collegiate, in Moose Jaw. When her parents, James and Alice, moved to New Brunswick in Anne’s last year of high school, she chose to stay behind with her sister Shirley and cousin Connie. She often said that those “working girl” years were the most fun of her life. She married John Robert (Bud) McCaig in March 1950. Son Jeff was born in 1951 and daughter JoAnn two years later. In 1960 the family moved to Calgary, where daughter Melanie was born in 1962. Through all of life’s ups and downs, Anne was always a loving, kind, supportive and caring mother. Though she had many interests, such as travel and fashion and volunteer work at the Glenbow, Mom always put family front and centre in her life. Nothing was more important to her than her children, her grandchildren, her sister and her brothers and their spouses. Mom proudly attended EVERY single wedding of EVERY one of her nieces and nephews – and over the years there were a LOT of them. For many years, Mom hosted an annual Glass Family Christmas Party at her home – she would buy a personal gift for each family member attending, and then hired a Santa to present the gifts.
The last eight years of Mom’s life were not easy, but she faced terrible adversity with courage, tenacity, and a positive outlook. The family would like to thank the many good people who provided compassionate care to Mom at Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview Hospital, Foothills Hospital, McCaig Tower, South Health Campus and Carewest, as well as at Eau Claire Retirement Residence, and at her final home, Maison Senior Living. Most especially the family thanks Mom’s faithful companion of many years, Rachel Craig, whose professionalism, thoughtfulness and kindness meant so much to Mom and to all of us.
Hail to thee, blithe spirit!
A private family service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the The Glenbow Museum, 130 – 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 Telephone: 403-268-4100, firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Suite #400, 105 – 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A1 Telephone: (403) 297 – 1700, www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca .
In living memory of Anne McCaig, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences