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MICHOR – Maria ‘Mara’ (nee Vaupotitsch)

August 25, 1933 – October 13, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Following a brief illness, Mara died peacefully on October 13, 2010, at the age of 77.

Mourning her loss are Paul, her loving husband of fifty eight years; her daughters Ruth (Larry) Birchall of Cochrane, Sylvia (Ron) Hillman and Angela (Ed) Look, all of Didsbury, and Theresa (Kelly) Jordan of Blind Bay B.C. Grandma Marie’s thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren will also miss her greatly. Mara is also survived by her sisters, Tony of Calgary and Erika (Paul) of Long Sault, Ontario and sisters-in-law Fini and Stephie in Austria as well as many nieces and nephews in Calgary and Austria.

Mara was predeceased by her parents, Josef and Maria Vaupotitsch and her sister, Sylvia.

A Celebration of Maria’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made, in memory of Mara, to ARBI, Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured. Their address is 3412 Spruce Drive S.W. Calgary, AB. T3C 3A4 (Phone 403-242-7116; www.arbi.ca ).

In living memory of Mara Michor, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Susan Sawyer (Harbich) :

    To the Michor family,

    My heart goes out to all of you in this difficult time, the passing of your mom brings much sadness. I remember Marie being full of life and energy.

    Take care and God be with you all.

    Susan

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  2. Michael Michor :

    Wir möchten unser größtes Beileid zum Ausdruck bringen. Unsere Gedanken sind auch bei Pauli der sicher am schwersten
    darunter zu leiden hat.
    Alle Liebe
    Christiane,Michi,Stefanie,Lukas

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  3. Karen Turnbull :

    Theresa and family:

    I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Nothing ever really prepares you when you lose a part of your heart. Stay strong and hold onto her memory. Much love, Karen and family.

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  4. The Devlin Family :

    Dear Ruth, Larry and Family
    We wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all. Times like these are so hard. We hope memories of your Mom will move you and inspire you all the days of your life.
    Sincerly,
    Kent, Donna, Brenna, Calum and Rhett Devlin

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  5. Anita & Phil Martens & Family :

    Angela, Ed, Christopher & Mandy and Michor family,

    Our thoughts and condolences reach out to you as you say goodbye to someone you care deeply about. We are thinking about you during this time and encourage you to cherish the many wonderful years you had together with your mom/grandma/loved one.
    With love,
    Anita & Phil

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  6. thomas owen jr. :

    We would like to express our condolences to Paul and his girls. We are sorry to hear about Marie. I worked with Paul in 1965 at CP RAIL. You have our love and support in this trying time.
    Tommy Owen and Doris

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  7. lloyd and Judy :

    Dear Angie, Ed, Chris and Amanda,

    Lloyd and I would like to give our condolences. We always enjoyed our chats with Maria when she came to visit you or when we met shopping. She so liked to talk about her family and her latest travels.

    Sincerely,

    Judy and Lloyd

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  8. LeAnna (Jordan) / Kevin (Walkeden) :

    Theresa and family,
    We are saddened by the loss of your mom and are thinking of you during this difficult time. Your mom was a very special person; may your memories of her and the time you shared give you strength and comfort.
    Love,
    LeAnna and Kevin

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  9. Robert & Susan Hubele :

    We were so sorry to hear of Maria’s passing. I have such a clear memory of the lively discussion we had at Ruths’ appreciation party. She seemed like someone who would always be there. We will miss her greatly.

    Love, Robert and Susan Hubele

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