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MOUNTAIN, Carmen Annette

May 28, 1913 – March 31, 2012

Mom, God remembered he left you behind. Now two months before your 99th birthday you are on your final journey to meet your soul mate James L. Mountain, who left you devastated when he passed away 25 years ago.

Carmen closed a generation as she is the last of nine siblings. Carmen is survived by her daughter Donna Fournier (Jack) and a son Lorne “Skip” Mountain (Patricia) and her one and only grandson Ryan Mountain.

Mom was born in St. Helaire, N.B. on May 28, 1913. In 1917 her family, five children at the time, headed west for a promising life. They settled in a one street town called Retlaw, Alberta. The dust bowl era forced the family to flee to St. Edouard, Alberta. In 1927 when she was 14, her father died and the nine children only had a mother to take care of them.

While most of her family moved to Edmonton, she decided to try Calgary. Her first job was working for the Grey Nuns at the Holy Cross Hospital. She met Jim; they were married, and started a family. In the mid fifty’s Carmen decided to enter the workforce and got a job at Kresges working in the stock room and dressing the windows. She also worked for Woodwards in the gift wrapping department. After Jim’s death she embarked upon the adventure of being a nanny, when the children no longer needed her, she switched to pet care.

When Jim and Carmen retired they were very active in the good Companions Senior Club.

Carmen had the pioneer strength, great dignity, an artistic flair, and was fiercelessly independent. Being so self- sufficient allowed her to remain in her own home until the week she was hospitalized.

Special thanks to her special angels who watched over her, Catherine Morton, Lisbeth Yamamoto, Brenda and Mark Briggs. Also for the kindness, love and care you afforded our mother we thank unit seventy- two of the Rockyview Hospital.

The family invites all who knew Carmen to celebrate her long and fruitful life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Carmen Mountain, 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. Wendy Lynn Butt :

    To Donna, Jack, families, Cathy, Cayley and Ainsley:


    She Is Just Away
    I cannot say, and I will not say
    That she is dead, she is just away!
    With a Cheery Smile and a wave of the hand
    She has wandered into an unknown land.
    And left us dreaming how very fair
    It needs must be since she lingers there,
    And you – oh you, who the wildest yearn
    For the old-time step and the glad return.

    Think of her fairing on, as dear
    In the love of there, as the love of here,
    Think of her still as the same, I say.
    she is not dead – she is just away.

    – James Whiteomb Riley

    May all have fond memmories of a really sweet lady. I ask that Jesus surround you with his love. Love Wendy Lynn

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  2. Sylvia & Dennis Malloy :

    The Broken Chain

    We little knew that day,
    God was going to call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death, we do the same.

    It broke our hearts to lose you.
    You did not go alone.
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

    You left us beautiful memories,
    Your love is still our guide.
    And although we cannot see you,
    You are always at our side.

    Our family chain is broken,
    And nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link again.
    Author: Ron Tranmer

    We all loved Carmen and have fond memories that will last a lifetime. May God take her gently into his arms.

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  3. Roberta Egland (Blair) :

    Dear Donna, Jack Ship,Trcia and Ryan,
    May you find strength and peace in the memories of your loved one and in the support of those who care about you, When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure to hold. Your Mom was a great neighbour and a great lady I alway enjoyed visiting with her, We are thinking of you at this time Roberta Egland (Blair)

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  4. Barbara Harrison :

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. She was a special lady!

    Barbara Harrison

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  5. Shirley Joan Viveash :

    Dear Donna, Jack, families, Cathy, Cayley, Ainsley and Jessie:

    For those who don’t know us, we are the Grandparents of Cayley and Ainsley and consider Cathy as part of the family. Also, know that Donna and Jack (as God Parents) have always been wonderful to the girls.

    Bill and I (Shirley) offer sympathies
    and prayers at this time. Please have fond memories of Carmen – no doubt a great God Grandmother.

    Warm Regards,

    Shirley and Bill Viveash,
    Sidney-by-the Sea, BC

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