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OVERLAND – Shirley Ellen (Taylor)

January 28, 1930 – March 18, 2010

Shirley Ellen Overland passed away on Thursday March 18, 2010 at the age of 80 years.

She was born on January 28, 1930 in Champion Alberta and married Oswald Lloyd Overland on September 23, 1950. She worked with the United Church as a Sunday school teacher, and she served as a Brown Owl for 8 years with the Girl Guides of Canada. Her biggest passions were her grandchildren, great grand children and crossword puzzles.

Besides her loving husband Oswald, Shirley is survived by her children; Sharon, Allan (Vivian) and Kathy, her seven grandchildren; Denise, Luke, Kimberley, Raymen, Angela, Shanon and Kyle, great grandchildren Trenton, Harper, Paityn and Dylan, as well as her twin sister Joyce Fath.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.

In living memory of Shirley Overland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Mel, Tracy, and Mallory Lutz :

    Dear Ozzie, Sharon, Allan, Cathy and families,

    My heart is heavy for your loss. May happy memories help you through your grief.

    Sorry we are unable to attend the service in person, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    Tracy, Mel, and Mallory Lutz

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  2. Doug and Karen Clark (nee Taylor) :

    I am the daughter of Keith Taylor and I wish to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of Auntie Shirley. I have fond memories of her and Uncle Ozzie. I know they helped Dad out when he was a young man and he needed a place to stay, as he was working in the city. It was supposed to be temporary – as he had a bed behind the piano in your living room. But he was there for a long time – I think maybe it was Auntie Shirley’s cooking! Actually, I do know it was because he was made to feel so welcome and loved living there. Please treasure the memories within your heart and accept our message of sympathy that is filled with love and fondness.
    Love Doug, Karen and Kaitlynd Clark
    (Edmonton, AB)

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I wanted to let you know that I am here for you at any time you need me – just to listen, or to talk. I already told you this, but I wanted to say it again. Please, don’t hesitate to call me if you need anything.

    With my deepest sympathy,
    Sarah
    xoxo

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  4. Dianne (Fath) Isaak :

    Dear Ozzie, Sharon, Allan, Cathy and families,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your family visits to Uncle Bob & Aunt Joyce’s farm in Champion and how exciting it was to get to know somebody from “Calgary” – such happy memories! I know there are no words to express your sadness but I understand what you’re feeling and I know your faith and all your wonderful memories will show you the way. My prayers are with you. Dianne

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  5. Joe and Penny Mink (Bloxham) :

    Uncle Ozzie, Sharon, Allan, Cathy, and families: Sorry to hear of the loss of Auntie Shirley. I have fond memories of coming to Calgary and staying
    with “my city cousins”. We were always
    made to feel at home. In many ways, she was much like our own mom. She welcomed us, fed us, made sure we knew her rules and always made us feel special. In actuality, she was the special one!

    We are sorry we are unable to attend the service. Truly, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Penny, Joe and family

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  6. Sandra Bloxham :

    Dear Uncle Ozzie and family, I felt for your loss when I heard about Auntie Shirley’s passing. I have so many positive childhood memories of Auntie Shirley and I can hear her wonderful laughter even as I write. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sadness. Sincerely, Sandra Bloxham

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