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PARADIS, Estelle (nee Bourgoin)

August 28, 1912 – November 27, 2011

Estelle passed away peacefully at Father Lacombe Care Centre on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the age of 99 years.

Estelle was born to Maxime Bourgoin and Eva Gagnon in Cabano, Quebec and she spent a happy childhood in Squatec, Quebec. After her father died in 1918, her mother remarried Joseph Gagnon and they moved to the west and settled in Val Marie, Saskatchewan. In 1932, Estelle married Emile Paradis before settling on their farm near Val Marie where they raised their family. They had some challenging but rewarding years growing wheat and raising cattle. In 1969, they retired to Calgary where they lived in their Haysboro home for many happy years. Estelle became very involved with the Franco-Canadian Society and wrote articles for the Franco-Alberta newspaper and the Haysboro Community Newspaper.

She was proud to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with Emile in 1982. After Emile passed away in 1988, she continued to remain very active with her church and community and taking Tai-Chi with friends. She loved to garden and visit with numerous family and friends.

Estelle is survived by her daughters Simone (Armand) Dumonceaux, Rolande (Ted) Piper and Lucille (Paul) LeCorre; sons, Paul (Terry), Roger (Bonnie), Claude (Judy), Guy (Linda); step sister Marguerite Eyjolfson, brother-in-law Luke Clement; thirty two grandchildren; fourty one great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Emile, sons Gilles and Roland; brothers Robert Gagnon, Jean (Johnny) Gagnon; sisters Rita Clement, Therese Creelman and Suzanne Bouchard. She will be missed by everyone who was touched by her friendliness and vivaciousness.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sainte-Famille (French) Catholic Church (1717 – 5 Street S.W.) on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Estelle Paradis, 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. Sister Margarete St. John :

    May I express my sympathy at the loss of dear Estelle. While at Father Lacombe Care Centre, Estelle expressed her gratitude for all things, large and small. She was a woman of deep faith and attended daily Mass. The sound of her, “Thank you.” will long resound at FLCC. We will miss her. May our loving God give her family, and all those who love her, peace and comfort. May she rest in peace. And pray for us.

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  2. Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Je suis la fille d’Armand Paquet et de Gaëtane Cadrin qui est la fille d’Alice Paradis et Elzéar Cadrin de St-Jean Chrysostome, Québec.
    Sylvie Paquet et mon conjoint Raymond Lehouillier

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  3. Jocelyne Wandler :

    SVP Acceptez mes condoleances les plus sinceres.
    J’ai connu Estelle a travers Le Club de l’Amitie et je la trouvais tres sympatiques et elle valorisait son francais qu’elle parlait si bien.
    Une celebration et une perte pour la francophonie de Calgary.
    Que la paix soit avec elle et avec sa famille qu’elle a laissee.

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  4. Fernand & Lil Nadeau :

    Our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She indeed was a special person – always a smile, and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hopefully, weather permitting we will be at the funeral.
    Best Wishes. Fern & Lil

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  5. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Your friends at Dr. McCowan’s office

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  6. Gaëtane Cadrin :

    J’envoie ce message de l’ordinateur de mon gendre Raymond Lehouillier.

    J’offre à toute la famille,mes plus sincères condoléances.Mes pensées sont avec vous.
    Gaëtane Cadrin,fille d’Alice Paradis.

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  7. Huguette Larochelle :

    À la famille Paradis de l’oncle Émile

    Lors de la perte d’un être cher, notre peine est immense. Dans ces moments de douleurs profondes, les gens se rassemblent pour soutenir ceux qui restent.
    La distance rend ma présence impossible, cependant, j’espère que cette pensée sincère de sympathie et de compréhension pourra vous être d’un certain réconfort.

    Mes plus sincères condoléances

    Huguette & Benoît Larochelle ( Fille à Lucienne & Marius)

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  8. Yvonne Hébert :

    Toutes mes condoléances aux membres de la famille d’Estelle et à tous les amies et amis! Estelle a beaucoup contribué à notre livre, Voix et Images du Passé : son savoir ainsi que sa collection de livres, de journaux de langue française et d’images et photos, sans oublié son savoir-faire car elle servaient des collations délicieuses avec thé ou café à chaque rencontre du comité historique! Ce livre se vend encore aujourd’hui, selon sa présence sur l’internet. Estelle en serait ravie! Que la paix soit avec elle et avec sa famille!

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  9. Micheline Paradis :

    I will always be grateful that Grandma taught me how to sew on a button when I was 5, the beauty of pink peonies in her garden, the smell of french tourtiere meat pies, her love (and mine)of Siamese cats (Joe)and her generous unconditional love.

    I love you Grandma.

    Micheline Paradis

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  10. lise larochelle & Charles Emile Dallaire :

    Sincères condoléances a la famille de ma tante Estelle.

    Nous pensons a vous tous.

    Lise & Charles Emile

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  11. Leo & Danielle Boileau - Kithener, Ontario :

    Nous avons connu Madame Paradis lorsque nous demeurions à Calgary. Une femme dans toute la grandeur du mot. Elle a offert tellement à la communauté francophone et nous l’en remercions. Nos plus sincères sympathies à sa famille.

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