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O’BRIEN, Sara Elaine (nee Gardipee)

August 9, 1994 – Calgary, Alberta
February 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Sara passed away surrounded by her family on February 6, 2018 at the young age of 23 years old.

Sara was a talented, artistic, free spirit who was passionate about her writing, drawing, photography and poetry. She loved all animals, and sharing in nature with the ones she loved. Above all she will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, daughter, and sister.

Sara is survived by her husband Thomas O’Brien; her son Killian O’Brien; her parents Benjamin and Lori Gardipee; her siblings Cherise,(Greg MacInnis), Michael, Jodi, and her twin Nathan; her niece and nephew, Liam and Kaela; her grandparents, Ben and Shirley Gardipee, and Robert Berryere; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and very close friends. Sara was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Arlene Berryere.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Sara O’Brien, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100.

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  1. Darryl Kaufman :

    Lori, Ben and family.
    Our hearts go out to you as you mourn the loss of your daughter. We can’t imagine all the emotions and feelings you are having right now. Please know that as you go through the coming days and weeks our thoughts are with you both.
    Darryl & Val Kaufman

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  2. Holly Buchanan :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a love one is never easy. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

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  3. Donna Simmons :

    Lori and Benjamin, you do not know me, I am Franks mom, Donna, I want to send my deepest sympathy for your loss of a beautiful young lady, your hearts will heal in time, my prayers are with you and your family.

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  4. Pauline Gardipee Law :

    To the whole Gardipee and O’Brien families…so very sorry to hear of the devastating news…our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Hugs to you all

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  5. Julie Gonzalez :

    Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow, but we are here for you and we are praying for you to get through this. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days.

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  6. My deepest condolences and sympathies. Sara was a beautiful, loving, funny and kind young woman. She will be missed by so many people. I’m so sorry she was taken from this world too soon, find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of her. You have a beautiful guardian angel looking out for all of you.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Sara was beautiful and smart, loving and kindhearted. She was my best friend and never had a bad word to say about anybody. It is a sad thing when someone so young is taken from us before there time. Her spirit will live on in all of us when we remember the good times we all had with her.

    My deepest sympathies and condolences.
    From my mom Karen Groen and myself Kayla Simpson (Bruce).

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  8. Greg MacInnis :

    To the Gardipee and O’brien families I am so sorry and saddened by the passing of Sara.
    In the short time that I had to meet Sara, I quickly learned how beautiful, intelligent, loving, mother, sister and daughter she was.
    Some of the stories I have heard about her, in the past few weeks, have only opened my eyes further to the amount of love and admiration anyone in her life had for her.
    She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to everyone.

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  9. Christina Jones :

    To my dear family (Lori, Ben, Nathan, Jodi, Cherise, Michael, Thomas and Kilian). I am truly stunned by the loss of Sara. It is a difficult and terrible thing to accept. I am sorry that I cannot be there in person to share in your mourning. I think of each of you daily and what you must be experiencing. I know that no one can carry your pain for you but know that others share it. I wish each of your strength and the willingness to turn towards one another for support during this tragic time. She is gone way too soon. Sending all my love, your niece/cousin, Christie.

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  10. To Lori, Ben and family. I was so saddened to hear the news of Sara’s passing. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I felt I knew her to some degree through Lori’s proud stories. When you next look up at the starry sky, know that she is there in the stars watching over you and cherish your memories.
    My deepest sympathies to you all
    Jan

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  11. Clarence & Colleen Meidinger :

    Our deepest sympathy Ben & Laurie & family she’s an angel watching over us now.loads of hugs & luv

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  12. Linda Garossino :

    Ben, Lori and family,
    I was very shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your terrible loss. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child and my heart goes out to you both. May you find comfort in the many loving memories you have of your beautiful girl.

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  13. Christel Lodoen Johnson :

    Ben & Lori, I was shocked to hear about the passing of Sara. No parent should have to experience this. May all the memories help to bring you some peace.. (((HUGS)))

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  14. Dear Lori and family~ so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Sara.
    my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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