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MERRIMAN – Donna (Cindy)

February 20, 1954 – December 7, 2010

Donna, beloved wife of Kerry and mother to Jacqueline and Drew passed away peacefully.

She will be greatly missed by her mother, Donna (Norris) Murray; her father, Ian Murray; her siblings, Dodie (Bob) Gelling; John (Jodi) Evans; Sarah (Len) Davis; her mother-in-law June Merriman; Kent and Kevin Merriman, Jodi (John) Bobenic; nieces, nephews and a great-niece. She was predeceased by her father, Jack Evans and her father-in-law Jack (John) Merriman. Donna was born in London, Ontario and moved to Calgary in 1981 where she worked for the firm Code Hunter Wittmann through 1997.

A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A second Memorial Service will be held in London, Ontario, at a later date. Memorial tributes may be made directly to Between Friends Club, #205, 8989 Macleod Tr. S.W, Calgary, AB T2H 0M2 or Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, Suite 870, 1202 Centre Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5A5.

In living memory of Donna Merriman, 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. Jim and Pat Burns :

    To Kerry and family,

    We were surprised to learn of the sudden illness of Donna, and saddened to learn of her passing so quickly. Our heart-felt sympathy goes out to you.

    Jim and Pat

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  2. Kathy Lippett-Robson :

    Dear Kerry & Family:

    Although our paths did not cross for very long in this life, Donna made my heart warm and she could always put a smile on my face.

    We connected immediately with something in common, both coming to Calgary from London Ontario. From there it didn’t take much.

    Our time was spent together performing our duties at a multitude of Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta functions to volunteering for numerous casinos for JASA and Between Friends (laughing together as Kerry ate his 4th hotdog!)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Kerry and I’m glad you two were together until the very end. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that Donna is free from pain, able to smile again and will always be with you, I’m sure.

    Kathy (a.k.a KLR)

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  3. Alberto Traficante :

    Kerry,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Take care.

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  4. Stefan Amaral :

    “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
    may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

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  5. Richard Steinberg :

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Kerry, I was shocked to hear about Donna and hope you are doing as well as you can given the recent passing of your Dad.
    All the best,
    Richard Steinberg
    Nanoose Bay, BC

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  6. R., J. & T. Klein :

    Kerry and family,

    We are at a loss for words. All we can say is that we were very saddened to hear of your loss and that you are very much in our thoughts.

    T. Klein

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  7. Corinne Simser-Wagg :

    Dear Donna and Family:
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

    May you find comfort from this poem written by Terri McPherson:

    “I am Not Gone”

    I am not gone, I am changed.
    Have faith and please believe me.
    God did not take me away from you.
    He split the skies and received me.
    Now…
    I am an echo in your laughter,
    a reflection in your tears,
    an extra thread of strength
    to help you overcome your fears.
    I’m an added ray of sunshine,
    more joy for you to share,
    a fragrance of the life you live,
    wherever you are…
    I am there.

    Sincerely,
    Corinne Simser-Wagg
    Meneset

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  8. Joy and Graham Denman :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna and her family from all your friends and neighbours at Meneset Park.

    Joy and Graham

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  9. Ron & Grace McGinnis :

    Donna – our thoughts and prayers are with you constantly.

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  10. Ken and Donna Partridge :

    Donna
    We are so terribly sorry for your loss. We think of you and your family and will keep you in our prayers.
    Ken and Donna

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  11. Stacey & Ken Arndt and Jack Wright :

    Dear Kerry and Family,

    Donna (Cindy) truly was an amazing person. She could light up any room. Words cannot express how saddened we are. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Stacey, Ken and Jack

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  12. Dear Kerry and Family,

    In times such as this, it is difficult to know just what to say. No words can help to heal. Only time can do this. Know that we have been thinking of you all throughout. Our hearts are deeply saddedned for your loss.

    May she find peace now,
    Penny Sampson

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  13. Shelley Cretney & Family (Cody's Aunt ) :

    Merriman Family
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the sudden loss of Donna.
    Wishing you and your family strength and peace during this difficult time. May angels walk with you today and always.

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  14. Kerry & family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kerry and your children at this very difficult time. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

    Lois

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  15. Kerry and family .
    My thoughts are with you at this time . Cindy will be missed by all .

    Dave Wright and family

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  16. Nori Muster, neighbor from Tempe :

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Donna’s passing. I wish you solace and peace for the holidays. She was a dear soul who must have been called back for important eternal business for our Creator.

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  17. Kerry
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

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  18. Kimberly Ziprick & Rob Schultz :

    We are very sad to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you through this difficult time.

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  19. Kerry, so sorry to hear of your loss. May the comfort of close family and friends help you during this difficult time.

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  20. Frank and Pam Stack :

    Kerry,

    Pam and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  21. Kerry – I am so deeply sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Although I never knew Donna, I know you and by association, I can imagine she was one remarkable woman. May you find small comfort in knowing you have an extended family in JA beyond your immediate one, and that we are all feeling tremendous sadness for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely, Karen Vavrek
    Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta

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  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kerry.

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  23. Wendelin Fraser :

    Dear Kerry,
    I was saddened to read the obituary in the Calgary Herald this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time as you work to cope with the loss. I can’t envision my world without the love of my life beside me and can only imagine your heart ache. May the love of your family bring you strength and your memories bring you comfort. Again, you are in my prayers. Your friend, Wendelin

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  24. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Carly Hagel

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  25. Peter & Marie Demeter :

    Kerry & Family, Donna & Ian.

    Peter & I are so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. She was so young and had so much to look forward to.

    Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Love, Peter & Marie

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  26. Anne & Neal Moore :

    I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Cindy’s family, especially to her mother, Donna Murray, who I have known for a very long tine.

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  27. Tom and Anne Donaldson :

    Dear Kerry, no words can express our sadness on the loss of your dear Donna. She was a very special lady who always made me smile. I am so happy we spent that time in Longview this summer, I will treasure that day forever. Jacqueline and Drew, your Mom’s face just lit up when she would talk about you – how proud she was. Please take care – my prayers are with you all. Love Anne and Tom

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  28. Kerry, Jacqueline and Drew, Aunt Donna & Uncle Ian;
    I am so sorry to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of my cousin Cindy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all who knew & loved Cindy at this very difficult time. May the support of friends and family be an encouragement to you and may you by comforted by many vibrant & wonderful memories. Peace to you, Allan

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  29. Shauna Shaw (Fleming) :

    Dear Kerry,
    I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. So quickly a vibrant part of you life is taken. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I pray your treasured memories will keep you all strong and help you find peace.

    Shauna Shaw (Fleming)

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  30. Cindy will always be in my memories as the girl with the delightful laugh. She saw humour in every thing. From the time she was little she was so easy to love. Cindy, I will miss you so very much even though we were miles apart. We could always pick up as if we talked every day. Thanks for the many happy memories.

    Love Aunt Judy and Uncle Paul

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  31. Jacq, Kerry and Drew,
    All my love to you at this difficult time. I loved Donna like my momma and I love each one of you as well.

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  32. Kerry, So very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Ann

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  33. Heather (Mills) Louwagie :

    Aunt Donna, Uncle Ian, Kerry, Jacqueline, Drew, Dodie and family,
    I was shocked to hear of Cindy’s grave illness and saddened to hear of your loss. Though I saw her little, all my memories of her are of a kind, friendly and happy woman and I cannot imagine how you must be hurting with missing her in your lives. May you feel God’s healing presence and comfort each other with love and support. My prayers are with you, Heather

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  34. Kerry I was very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    We will get the JA gang together when you are feeling u to it.

    Take care.

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  35. Alan & Sharon Day :

    Kerry, sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. We are thinking about you and your family at this difficult time.

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  36. My thoughts are with you at such a dramatic point in our lives. To me Cindy was such a cool, levelheaded, classy person. It breaks my heart as does yours. She would have wanted all of us to live the best life we could possibly have. We will miss her.

    Love Wanda, Eric and John

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  37. Ron and Judy Tucker and Family :

    Kerry and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. Memories are things to cherish and help in the healing process.

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  38. Dave & Julie Marks :

    Kerry & Family

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We cannot imagine the pain of losing someone so special and our hearts go out to all of you during this time. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  39. Kerry, words escape me except to say how terribly sorry I am to hear about the passing of your dear wife. Hoping that knowing many family, friends and colleagues are keeping you and your family in their thoughts will give a little comfort during this difficult time. Please take care.

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  40. The Merriman Family,

    So heartbreaking about your loss, she treated me like her son, and will forever miss you.

    Love always, Paul

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  41. Inge Wilkinson and family :

    To the Merriman family I am so very sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I can feel your pain. I have been there. Take care.

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  42. Kerry
    I’m so sorry to read of your loss. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Regards
    Cathy Williams

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  43. Dear Kerry, Jacqueline, Drew and family,

    Donna was a very special and warm person. She made me laugh every time I saw her which wasn’t as often as I would have liked. She was always able to see the silver lining or the punch line no matter the occassion. I feel lucky to have known her.

    I wish I could be there to give each of you a hug but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love Tyese

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  44. Sarah and Len.

    All my love. Cindy was a wonderful lady and I thank you for introducing her into our lives. I loved her devilish spark and wonderful sense of humor. Take care of each other.

    Love Tam and Jim

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  45. Kerry, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Trust that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sure you all have many fond memories of Donna which will help you through this difficult time.

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  46. Michele MacKay :

    Kerry,

    Mom and I were heartbroken to hear of the loss of Cindy. Our deepest sympahies go out to you and your family.

    You are in our heart and prayers.

    Michele MacKay
    Norma MacKay- Novak

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  47. Dali Courtright :

    Kerry and family

    We are so saddened to hear of Cindy’s sudden illness and passing. I have fond memories of spending time with her when Drew and Ryan were just starting school at Father Doucet. She was a warm and wonderful person. We shared coffee on the soccer pitch, and stories of working and child rearing. Our thoughts are very much with you and your family. Dali & John Courtright and Ryan Kukc

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  48. Dearest Jacqueline,

    I love you so much and will keep you and your family in my heart today. Hold onto the memories of your beloved mother and know I will always be there for you.

    Your friend always,

    Sonya Massiah.

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  49. Francina & Leopold Kurcz :

    Kerry, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jackie and Drew at this very difficult time. May the happy memories give you strength in time to come.
    Francina

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  50. Dear Kerry, Jackie and Drew;

    I am so saddened to hear about your loss but I know all of you are positive and caring people and you will help each other through this. Donna was a loving and wonderful person and will be truly missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can help with. My thoughts and prayers are with you always!

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  51. Our family was so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your celebration of Donna’s life be a reminder of the joy and love she brought to you and your family.

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  52. Jacq:
    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. I know she was an important part of your life and that of many others. Her influence on you and your family and friends will be her legacy. Your memories of her will always be with you. You will hear her in a song, see her in the faces of your family and friends and feel her in their touch.

    Yours,
    Carolyn

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  53. Fabi Pangilinan :

    My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  54. Cecelia Frohlick :

    Dear Kerry and family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Cecelia Frohlick
    (Former Junior Achievement Staff member)

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  55. Karen Schonfelder (& John Blythe) :

    Kerry.

    John and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your wife Donna. Our thoughts have been with you and your family.

    Karen Schonfelder & John Blythe

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  56. Kerry

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Donna. My heart-felt sympathy to you and your family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Karen Westcott

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  57. Dear Kerry and family, Please accept my heart felt condolences on your terrible loss. You were so kind to me Kerry, during my husband’s illness, and I wish I could give back a small measure of the comfort you have given me. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Marsha Morgan

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  58. Connie MacKinnon :

    Dear Kerry: I just heard today about the tragic loss of your wife Donna. I was so saddened to hear this terrible news and wanted you to know I am thinking of you and your children at this very tough time. May you spend this upcoming holiday basking in the warmth of your past Christmas memories with Donna. With love…Connie & Bill MacKinnon

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  59. Janice Dick (sprout) :

    Kerry and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife and mom Cindy.
    My condolences on your loss.
    sprout

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  60. Dear Kerry & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved.
    “God chooses good people to do great things”

    Douglas Aird & Family

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  61. Sabina Amaral :

    To Those I Love and Those Who Loved Me

    When I am gone, release me, let me go
    I have so many things to see and do,
    You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
    Be happy that we had many years.
    I gave to you my love, you can only guess
    How much you gave to me in happiness.
    I thank you for the love you have shown,
    But now it’s time I travelled on alone.
    So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,
    Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
    It’s only for a time that we must part,
    So bless the memories within your heart.
    I won’t be far away, for life goes on,
    So, if you need me, call and I will come.
    Though you can’t see me or touch me,
    I’ll be near.
    And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear,
    All my love around you; soft and clear.
    And then, when you must come this way alone
    I’ll greet you with a smile and say,
    “Welcome Home”
    -author unknown-

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