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McRAE – Kathryn Dawn (nee MacKinnon)

August 3, 1959 – January 6, 2011

Kathy McRae, beloved wife of Richard (Rick) of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the age of 51 years after courageously battling cancer.

Born on August 03, 1959 in Calgary, AB, she grew up to be an amazing daughter, wife, mother, role model and friend. At a young age Kathy began working at Canada Dry and spent 30 years working in the soft drink industry. She and Rick were married on December 1, 1979. Kathy enjoyed family vacations, camping, baseball, and her new home southwest of Rolling Hills where she found her new love, GOLF. Her biggest passion was being actively involved in her childrens’ lives and most recently her beautiful granddaughter Addison. She could usually be found on the golf course with loved ones or sitting beside the camp fire laughing with friends.

Besides her loving husband Rick, Kathy is survived by her two children, Jamie (Lisa) McRae of Bonnyville, Alberta and Katy (Joseph) Clevenger along with grand daughter Addison of Derwent, Alberta. She is also survived by her parents, Lionel and Patricia MacKinnon; Brothers Joe (Susan) MacKinnon, Jim (Milly) MacKinnon; Sisters Kelly (Kevin) Stellar, Karen (Steve) Cramm; Sister-in-law Lorre (Kim) Davidson; Mother-in-law Peggy McRae and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Kathy was predeceased by here father-in-law Mervyn McRae.

A celebration of life will be held at Rollings Hills Community Hall (3rd St. & Hwy 875 Rolling Hills, Alberta) on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. It was Kathy’s wish that if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hospice Calgary, 1245 – 70th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8, Telephone: (403) 263-4525, www.hospicecalgary.com. Thank you to the doctors and staff at the Rosedale Hospice and Unit 47 of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the Foothills Hospital.

In living memory of Kathy McRae, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time. Kathy was a wonderful person loved by all who knew her. She always had a smile on her face. We will all miss her. Nancy, Jan and the Nielsen family.

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  2. Don Shannon/ Bev Affie :

    Our prayers are with you all at this time.
    May God comfort you!

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  3. Weatherbee family :

    We were shocked to hear of Kathy’s passing and offer our deepest condolences to the McRae family. Our thoughts are with you.
    Wade, Sheila, Pamela & Lisa

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  4. Kathy was amazing and inspiring. Though I only knew her a short time, I will never forget her fight. My thoughts are with her family during this period of mourning. Trust that her light will shine on through each of you.

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  5. Brenda Pelletier Schollmaier :

    May your memories give you comfort in the difficult days that lay ahead. Kathy will forever be in our hearts!

    (I worked with Kathy at Coca-Cola for 16 years)

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  6. John and Mary Gibb :

    Rick, Jamie, Katie and family,
    We are so very sorry for you loss.
    Kathy was a wonderful person, full of life and love. Please know that our thoughts are with you all at this time.

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  7. Trina Davidson :

    My thoughts are with the McRae Family. Kathy was a great Co-worker and Friend. She will be missed by all that knew her as she has touched so many lives.

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  8. Michelle Bakir :

    Katy, Rick and Jamie
    You are all in my thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss, Kathy was an incredible person, she will always be with you and remembered by many.

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  9. Mike and Cindy Mirabel :

    Rick, Jamie and Katy, please accept my condolences. I know there are no words that can express the extent of your loss at losing someone so dear and well loved as Kathy is/was. Kathy will remain forever the beautiful woman of our memories!

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  10. Henry and Judy Michalski :

    Dear Ric, Katie and Jamie
    We are so very very sorry for
    your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

    Your neighbors
    Henry, Judy and family

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  11. Calvin Shewan :

    We are very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Although we haven’t been as close in recent years, have many fond memories from the past of camping and skiing trips. Our thoughts and sincere symphathy are with you and your family at this time.
    Calvin & Donna

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  12. Maureen Acres, Ottawa :

    McRae and MacKinnon Families –

    I was shocked to learn this morning of Kathy’s passing. This devastating news has made me value all-the-more the fact that I was able to visit with several of you in Calgary in 2009.

    Thinking of you…

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  13. Joanne Lallier & Monty Pack :

    Rick and family

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Roy A Stellar, Carolyn Flores and Tyson Stellar :

    To all that enjoyed the loving presence of Kathryn in thier lives it is with our deepest regret that you must now say goobye to her. Hold close to your hearts every fond memory of her, and celebrate her life by renewing your love for one another. In that way you can keep her love for you alive. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

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  15. Emery & Loretta Eslinger :

    Pat and Lionel: We are sincerely sorry to hear of your loss of your daughter. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

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  16. Miles and Judy Christianson :

    Dear Rick and Family,

    We are so sorry for your great loss of Kathy. Her strength and determination were an inspiration to all. May you hold your memories of your time together close to your heart. Our thoughts are with you.

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  17. Rick and Family –

    Although we haven’t seen each other in years our memories are still vivid of those past years. We are so sorry to hear About Kathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Jean and Doug Edmunds, Kelowna, BC

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