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MCCAIG, Anne Shorrocks (nee Glass)

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, glenbow@glenbow.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.

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  1. Please convey to Jeff McCaig and family my deepest sympathy for the loss of Anne. I know how much she will be missed by all of you.

    Sincerely,
    Hal Wyatt

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  2. I want to express my deepest condolences to Melanie and her siblings on the loss of their mother. I recall when Anne would visit with Melanie and Al and their family in Toronto. I was lucky to meet her then and I remember her as such a warm and lovely person.

    With my sincere sympathies,

    Sharon

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  3. Don and Cheryl Chynoweth :

    Jeff and Marilyn and family. Our sincerest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. May you have many wonderful memories of the life you shared with Anne and all the family times enjoying many laughs and joys together. Hopefully you can celebrate her life and all the contributions she made to family, friends and the community.
    Our thoughts are with you,
    Don and Cheryl Chynoweth

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  4. To Jeff, Marilyn & Family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May you find the strength to remember the happiest of moments and strongest memories during these difficult times.

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  5. To Jeff, Marilyn & Family, our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May you find the strength to remember the happiest of moments and strongest memories during these difficult times.

    Sincerely, Dale & Diana Eaid

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  6. Jeff, Marilyn and family, Our condolences on the passing of your lovely mother and grandmother who we know will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
    Sincerely; Doran, Brad, Dena

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  7. Lucille & Ken Winger :

    To the McCaig family: Please accept our deep condolences on the passing of Ann McCaig. It has been many years since we have had the opportunity to visit with Ann. We will always remember her as a kind, open and dignified lady. She is in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Lucille and Ken Winger

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  8. David & Rosmarie Astley :

    To the family of Anne McCaig,
    Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. We are thinking about you.

    -David and Rosmarie Astley

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  9. I was sorry to read of the passing of the mother of my old Moose Jaw friend Jeff.

    I write as well to pass along the sympathies of my mother, Maisie Black, who has happy memories of being part of a gang (her word) of friends with Anne and Bud (and the Lillicos and others) in Moose Jaw in the late 40s and early 50s.

    My condolences,
    Vaughan Black

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  10. My dearest Jeff, Joanne, Mel and families. I was sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and I know that she will be sorely missed by all. Though many years have passed since I last saw Anne I remember her as a soft spoken, beautiful lady that loved her family and friends with a passion. I remember having a good time when we got together with many laughs and pleasant memories.
    May the love of family and friends comfort you in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless each and every one of you.

    Carol McCaig

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  11. To Joanne, Jeff, Melanie and families:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss.

    Anne will be greatly missed by her family and friends — we are comforted to know she has left an amazing legacy that her children will admire and follow.

    Anne was an excellent inspiration to all of us from small-town Saskatchewan, and she will be remembered as a classy lady with dignity and kindness to all who knew her.

    With our deepest sympathy,

    Thelma Elliott and family
    Moose Jaw, Sask and Phoenix, AZ

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  12. Donna Schmidt :

    To all of Anne’s dear family,
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies to each of you on the loss of your beautiful mom. She was a special friend while she lived in the Landing, I did some Interior Design work, my profession, for her some time ago. We became even closer friends during that time, but I was not able to visit her when she moved downtown.
    # 37 will always be “Anne’s home” to those of us who have lived here from the beginning. We miss her, her lovely smile, and her sense of humour.
    With sympathy,
    Donna ( and Bob) Schmidt

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  13. our condolences from all of us from Bloomex

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