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PARKINSON, Terra-Lynn Ann (nee Mylrea)

February 21, 1964 – March 3, 2013

Terra Lynn Parkinson, cherished wife and loving friend of Scott Parkinson, of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by the love and embrace of her family on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 49 years. Terra fought Acute Myeloid Leukemia with quiet determination and strength and revealed what many knew: that she was a remarkable woman.

A loving spouse, daughter, sister, friend, and dog owner, Terra’s path in living was marked by her endless love for life, and her selfless generosity, ready humour, and unwavering compassion for others. She embraced the peacefulness of gardening and got lost in the world of creating and growing wondrous landscapes. She showered her dogs, Emmie and Tessa, with affection and love.

Terra will live, always, in the hearts and memories of her husband Scott; her parents Norma and Pat Mylrea; her sister and brother-in-law, Lana and Ed Moskaluk; her brother and sister-in-law, Devin and Pam Mylrea; nephews and niece, Mason and Nolan Moskaluk, and Blake and Holly Mylrea; and many wonderful relatives and friends who were part of her life.

A Celebration of Terra’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Terra’s honour may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. The family would like to extend their warm thanks and gratitude to Dr. Jan Storek, Anne Tremblay, the staff at the Bone and Marrow Transplant Clinic, and Unit 57 at the Foothills Medical Centre.

In living memory of Terra Parkinson, 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. Terra was a great friend of my best friend Kathy and she will be so missed by Kathy. My warmest thoughts to Scott and all of Terra’s family members at this difficult time.

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  2. I was blessed and honored to be able to have met and get to know such an amazing lady. She truly had a love for life and was always so positive. I know she will be deeply missed by her family but the memories of such an incredible lady will live on in all that were blessed to have met her. Sending my deepest sympathies to Scott and the rest of her family who I know will deeply miss this beautiful lady.
    Kim Barclay

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  3. Dan Bialobzyski :

    Terra was a light that never flickered. She was always quick with a humerous response. She was genuine, compassionate and understanding. She touched the “gang” with her soul. A beautiful person. A courageous person. One who will truly be missed. …many prayers girl!…
    Dan aka “maddog”

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  4. Scott,sending out our sympathy at your time of loss. Wishing you all the best,
    with love to you and your family.

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  5. Jack & Sherry Lane :

    Our hearts go out to all of the family and are prayers and thoughts are with you all in this most difficult time. sincerely

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  6. GFS Winnipeg :

    Hello Scott:

    We just wanted to send you a message of condolence from the team members at GFS Winnipeg. We want to say that we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow and wish you all the best today and in the days and years to follow. You have many memories of Terra that you can look back on that may put a smile on your face. We care for you Scott and hope that the Celebration of Terra’s life on Saturday goes well.
    On behalf of your GFS Winnipeg friends.
    Rudy Loewen

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Scott and Family.

    Cam Barker and family

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  8. Jerry & Diane Quinn :

    Our condolences to Scott & Family. I (Jerry) worked with Terra and always enjoyed a quick and witty verbal exchange especially on Friday mornings when she was holding down the fort for A&P.

    May Terra , Rest In Peace .

    Jerry & Diane Quinn

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  9. Diana Sheprak & Alan Kane :

    The world has lost a precious, bright, shining star. Our lives will forever be measured by the “before” and the “after.”

    Terra’s grace through her battle was amazing; totally lacking in self-pity.

    Perhaps it was the constant support of her family that helped Terra stay centred throughout her struggle. Whatever it was, should we ever need to picture what true bravery is, Terra will be our example.

    Our hearts go out to Scott, Norma, Pat, Lana & Devin – & Emmie (almost forgot her)- along with all the extended family. Terra touched us, and each of you, with her generosity, light and laughter. We are all poorer for her loss.

    With deepest sympathy, Diana & Alan

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  10. Scott, Chad and Barbara Wong offer our deepest condolences and friendship. We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every prayer and thought.

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  11. Sheila Goodwin & Ken Jones :

    Scott, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  12. auntie Daryl :

    So sorry to hear about TL she will be sadly missed. Loved her so much

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  13. gail mcleod :

    My deepest sympathy to all the mylrea family and Scott.. So sad to loose such a beautiful lady…love gail

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  14. auntie Daryl :

    So so sorry to hear about TL will miss her so much. She was a beautiful lady…loved her dearly.

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  15. Jodi Miller :

    My thoughts are with you all at this time.

    Having worked with Lana on the Southern Alberta Greyhound Association Board and watching her struggle with Terra’s illness over the past while was difficult. I can’t imagine how hard it has been on all of you.

    With my deepest sympathy, Jodi

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  16. Paul and Joan Scheer :

    Her tremendous courage and thoughtfulness of others, even (and especially) in her later moments, were extraordinary. Terra has left an indelible mark with all of us.

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  17. Scott, I am so sorry to hear of Terra’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. Cherish all those wonderful memories you have. Take care.
    Bev Simpson

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  18. David Barber :

    Scott, words seem so inadequate in difficult times such as this. You were a rock for Terra though the very difficult time you shared. The love and respect you had for each other was tremendous.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  19. On behalf of GFS Calgary :

    Scott,

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Your friends at GFS Calgary

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  20. Wendy, Dexter, Jeffrey and Taylor :

    Terra was a truly special lady and will be missed by all. She will always be in our hearts and memories.

    Scott you have been a rock for her through this full ordeal, a outstanding husband/friend!

    Remember your always welcome at our home!

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  21. Kim & Donna Erlandson :

    Very sorry to hear about Terra.

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  22. Patti Howlett :

    When I first met Terra, we were co- workers. She became an awesome, beautiful friend to me and to a circle of ladies who love and support one another. Sadly, the circle is now smaller. We will all cherish our beautiful memories of a strong, spirited, generous, kind and wonderful friend. There will always be a seat at the table for Terra’s wit and charm. She is forever in our hearts.

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  23. Olivia Hamilton :

    I am saddened to learn of Terra’s passing and send my sincere condolences to Terra’s husband and family. I worked with her at United Way and will always remember her as a beautiful girl with a smile and good word for everyone.

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  24. Trevor Murrell :

    My sincere condolences to the Parkinson and Mylrea families. T.L. was a great woman and a great cousin.

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  25. Rick & Barbara Propp :

    We are so sad at the passing of our dear friend Terra. She worked with us and in all the years of coming to work we never heard her complain or be down, she had a great ability to make you to feel better. We have missed her deeply over the last year and will continue to miss her but we do have some wonderful memories.Our deepest condolences to you Scott, our hearts are with you and your family.

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  26. Corinne Davey :

    Lana, I was shocked to read of Terra’s passing. Please accept condolences from an old friend.

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  27. John and Aison Kelly :

    Scott, our heartfelt condolences to you and family. Our thoughts are with you during this time.
    Sincerely,
    John and Alison

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  28. Deanna Platt :

    Shocked to read of Terra’s passing today. My condolences go out to Scott, her parents, and other family members. Terra and I shared a office at United Way of Calgary and Area, Major Gifts Department. Terra and I were a great team; we worked well together. I looked forward to coming to work each day to hear about Terra’s latest gardening, doggy, antique collecting and Scott escapades. Terra was warm, funny, so smart and never ever complained about her other illness. What a trooper she was! I have such wonderful memories of Terra that I will cherish forever.

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  29. Deb Popplewell :

    I enjoyed working with Terra, her sense of humour, laugh, genuineness, warmness.
    I remember most visiting on her back deck with the pooches and taking in her beautiful garden and chatting so freely.
    Miss you Terra but I also feel this peacefulness that must be coming from you.
    Deb

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  30. Eric and Cheryl Hunter :

    Scott, our thoughts are with you and Terra’s family at this very sad time. Words are not adequate to embrance such an event, the courage and love that Terra and you demonstrated during the past several months are a greater expression than any words can describe. Terra was a very special lady and possessed extraordinary grace and determination.

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  31. Bev Herbach and Tom Fry :

    Terra, a great friend who always had the time to listen, help and support.

    Scott & Family / Mylrea Family
    Please accept our Heartfelt condolences. We shall raise a glass for Terra’s celebration of life.

    Love Bev & Tom

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  32. Linda Mills & Ben Vogelgesang :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Cherish the memories you have of Terra. Our deepest condolences.
    Linda & Ben

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  33. Tricia Lukinski :

    Scott and family, I am just shocked at the passing of Terra. She was a great friend and we spent a lot of good times together. She will be greatly missed. Love Tricia and kids

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  34. Bev Bauer (nee Arich) :

    Most of my best childhood memories include Terra’s unwavering friendship and sense of humor. I learned today of her passing and my heart breaks to think that we lost touch over the years and I was not there to support her and her family during their difficult time. I will never forget Terra. She will always be that smile that comes to my face when I think of our younger years and the fun we had. Rest well my friend. Until we meet again.

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