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McCORQUODALE – Elizabeth May (nee Gilmour)

November 13, 1917 – May 5, 2011

Elizabeth McCorquodale beloved wife of Archie of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the age of 93 years.

Elizabeth was born and raised near Saskatoon (Grandora, SK). She met her husband Archie in Saskatoon and they moved to Calgary in 1960. Here in Calgary Elizabeth was an active member at the YMCA where she learned to swim and became a member of the synchronized swim team. She also enjoyed to play badminton and golf and later in life took up ballroom dancing. Elizabeth loved music and played the organ and also enjoyed painting in water colours. Elizabeth volunteered her time with GASP (Group Against Smokers Pollution) and also with Meals on Wheels.

Besides her loving husband of 70 years Archie, Elizabeth is survived by her son Brent; her sister and brother-in-law Irene and Rocky Kwamsoos; her two brothers and sister-in-law Stuart and Joyce Gilmour and Bernard Gilmour and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Garland in 1995.

A Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery (4TH STREET & 31ST AVENUE N.W.), on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Elizabeth McCorquodale, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Jo-Ann Yamauchi & Barry and Kelvin Cochrane :

    Dear Archie and Brent
    Beth was a remarkable woman. She lived her life with grace and dignity. Beth had immense talent as an artist. She was also an accomplished athlete, a gift which she passed on to the boys.
    Beth has left us but she has now been reunited with her precious son whom she missed every day.
    Sincerely,
    Barry, Jo-Ann and Kelvin

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  2. Dear Archie and family,

    Please accept my personal condolence and that of the Calgary Community Network Assoc. on the passing of your dear wife and mother and a good friend of ours. She was a member of the Association for many years. It was always my pleasure to visit her to help her with her computer/internet problems. I admired her smiling face, positive attitude and perseverance in her pursuit of this technology.

    Sincerely,
    Ed Kuntz

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  3. Doh and Peter Ramsay and Brenda Robertson :

    We wish to espress our condolences to Archie and Brent and Family. You are in our hearts and prayers Peter, Doh and Brenda

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  4. Barb Adlard :

    Archie, I was just thinking about you & Beth the other day. I’m saddened by her passing and am deeply sorry for your loss. – Barb Adlard

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  5. Rod Wittig :

    Brent, my condolences on the passing of your mother.

    Warm regards,

    Rod.

    PS: Jan and I are in Phoenix until May 12.

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  6. Joan and Allan Bietz :

    Dear Archie and Brent, We are so sorry to hear about Elizabeth passing. We think about Garland alot and truly miss him, he was a good friend. Please take care through this sad time. Joan and Allan Bietz

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  7. Don Mackie :

    Archie, I wish to express my condolences on the passing of your wife.
    Don Mackie

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  8. Fran Frith :

    Brent, I wanted you to know I am thinking about you. It sounds like your mother accomplished a great deal in her long life.

    My condolences to your dad, as well.

    Fran

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  9. David Gibson :

    Brent,
    Your mom was a dedicated, strong person to have raised the likes of you and Garland. Karen and I send our sincere condolences to you and your dad but celebrate her life knowing you and Archie have many runs left. Our thoughts are with you and your dad.

    David and Karen

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  10. Wayne Teece :

    Brent,

    I was sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing.

    It brought back many memories of our times together as kids. Remember when we asked permission to build a “hut” in the backyard? And her shock and surprise when she saw the 6 foot deep hole we had dug in her garden. Never underestimate the power of two determined ten year olds.

    I was honoured when your Mom and Dad came to my Mother’s celebration last spring. It was good to share a moment of memories with them.

    I’m unable to attend the service today but please know you and your Dad are in my thoughts.

    With fond memory,

    Wayne

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  11. June Cherry :

    Archie and Family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love June

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  12. Scott Herman :

    My Mother, Verna White Herman, went to school with Beth. Beth wrote this in my Mom’s autograph book…

    Jan. 10, 1939

    Dear Verna,

    I thought, I thought,
    I thought in vain
    And the I thought
    I’d write my name.

    Beth May.

    Not profound but clever and playful.

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