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MELVILLE, Terresa ‘Terri’ Lynn (nee Gagnon)

October 25, 1953 – September 24, 2010

Terri Melville of Calgary, passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by family and close friends, after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday September 24, 2010 at the age of 56.

Terri grew up in Edmonton, the daughter of Bert and Stella Gagnon. She graduated from the University of Alberta Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1974 and married Dave that same year. Terri and Dave started their life together in Whitecourt. They moved to Calgary three years later where she worked as a nurse until the family moved to Kenya for work in 1984, where they stayed for four years. Nursing was always a passion of Terri’s and after returning to Calgary in 1989 she started working on the maternity ward at the Peter Lougheed Centre, where she excelled at her role as teacher to new moms and caregiver to new born babies.

Terri will be missed by her loving husband Dave of 36 years, her daughter Melissa, her son Scott and daughter-in-law Pam as well as her grand-daughter Grace. She is also survived by her siblings Joanne and Don; their families, Rodney and Billy and many dear friends. Terri was predeceased by her parents Bert and Stella Gagnon.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

In living memory of Terri Melville, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Terri was a wonderful nurse to work with and a great friend. Her courage inspired me. What a wonderful person to know. I will never forget that sunny smile and upbeat attitude. She will be remembered always. Bonnie

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  2. Laurie McCormack :

    I lost a friend the other day and my heart is heavy knowing I won’t be able to see her smile again. I enjoyed the time I spent with Terri and the stories she shared. Terri was brave, courageous, down to earth and loved her family so dearly. May the wonderful memories you have shared as a family sustain you now.

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  3. Zakir & Shabnam Datoo of Mombasa Kenya :

    To Dave, Melissa, Scott and all Terri’s family.
    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing away of a great Gal.
    We will continue to remember fondly the great times we had together in Mombasa .Terri made the best brownies.

    God Bless you all.
    Shabnam, Zakir, Tasneem, Mubina and Shaan.

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  4. Dave and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Terri was a treasure and will be missed by all those who knew her. I hope the memories of the love and happy times you shared will bring you some comfort.
    With deepest sympathy for your loss,
    Ann Donald

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  5. I’m on the east coast and won’t be home until Oct 7 and I’m so sorry I can’t be there for the service. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love June

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  6. Dave, Melissa and Scott
    I am truly sorry for your loss.
    I have really enjoyed working with Terry and scrapbooking with her and I will really miss her.

    Nancy

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  7. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Terri. I had the honour of working with Terri at the PLC. She was a dedicated, compassionate person who exemplified nursing. Terri will be remembered and truly missed.

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  8. Dear Dave, Melissa, Scott, Pam and Grace,
    Words are always difficult at this time, however, I do want to express my very deepest sympathies to you all during this very sad time. My acquaintance with your family is through the special friendship you all shared with my sister Jeannie Trach and her family. I will always hold dear the memories I have of Terri, her knowledge, her special creative gifts and her concern for others. May your faith in our Lord give you strength. God Bless from Faye Bystrom and family of Wetaskiwin, AB.

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  9. The Laisi Family :

    Dear Dave, Scott & Pam & Grace, Melissa & Family:
    On behalf of The Laisi Family we want to extend our heart-filled sorrow & let you know that we have offered our prayers for all of you in this troubled time.
    Because of Terry’s illness & passing you are bonding all the more and that in itself is a rich inheritance left to you by Terry.
    Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow & comfort in the midst of pain, while you say farewell to Terry today.
    Peace, Prayers & Blessings from
    Barb & Doug Laisi & Family

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  10. David & Connie Casovan :

    Dave and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May Terrie’s strength sustain you.

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  11. Carol (Jacobs) and Rob Taylor :

    We are so saddened to hear of Terri’s passing. Our sympathies and prayers we send to you, Dave, and family.
    We will always remember Terri’s warmth, smile, and cheerfulness. She was such a lively part of our nursing class.
    We are sorry that we could not attend her memorial today, but we are with you in thoughts and prayers.

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  12. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

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