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MERRETT – Ailsa Ruth (nee Frank)

May 28, 1928 – February 15, 2010

It is with deep sadness that the family of Ailsa Ruth Merrett announces her passing on Monday, February 15, 2010 at the age of 81 years.

Ailsa was born in Calgary and in her younger years was very active in sports and at one stage was the Calgary Ladies’ Singles Badminton Champion. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband of 52 years Dennis, daughter Susan, sister Esther Emmett and family.

Ailsa spent many years traveling abroad accompanying her husband who was in the oil business and they retired back to Calgary in 1989.

The family has decided to hold a celebration in honour of Ailsa’s life at a later date. Ailsa was a great animal lover, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ailsa’s name may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Ailsa Merrett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Beth and Paul Bennett :

    Ailsa was a great friend and I will never forget her kindness to me in England. Paul and I are very sad for you and offer you our sympathies. We will make a donation to the SPCA in her name.

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  2. Sheni & Riz Janmohamed :

    Dearest Dennis and Susan,
    Sheni and I are so shocked and stunned to hear about Ailsa. She was a dear, dear friend and I loved our chats over coffee. I am so sorry that I will not have those special moments with her again. I will miss her laugh, her hugs and not being able to see her again.
    Dennis we are so sorry for your loss and please know that we are here for you. There is an angel watching over us all
    RIP Ailsa. We love you and will miss you.

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