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PAYCE – Audrey Evelyn (nee Saigeon)

September 18, 1928 – May 23, 2011

Audrey Payce, beloved wife of the late Frank Payce of Calgary, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the age of 82 years.

Audrey was born on September 18, 1928 on the family farm outside of Morse, SK to Harry and Adella Saigeon. Audrey attended Crocus Hill School in Morse and subsequently moved to Calgary to attend business school. In 1949 she met Frank Payce of Youngstown, AB and they were married in 1950. Frank was in the oil business for over forty years. The family lived in Edmonton, Weyburn, Estevan, Drayton Valley, Fort St. John and Calgary. Along the way, they provided an excellent upbringing and life experience for their children. They made many close and enduring friendships.

Audrey and Frank retired in 1990 and moved to Kelowna, where they built a beautiful retirement home. They lived there for fourteen years enjoying gardening, travel, and entertaining family and friends. In 2004 they moved back to Calgary to be with family. Audrey was a wonderful and loving companion to Frank and a superlative mother to her children. She was the consummate homemaker and mother and taught her children to be compassionate and intelligent citizens. Audrey was the best cook in the world. She grew flowers and excelled at arranging them. Her wit and creativity rubbed off on her family and others around her. The family went on many camping and fishing excursions. Along with Frank, she was involved in Oil Wives and the Lady Lions. They travelled extensively in their retirement years and enjoyed life to the fullest. Audrey was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and her love of family and community greatly influenced everyone around her. She will be sadly missed by all of whom she touched.

She is survived by three children: Valerie Leigh (Edward) of Edmonton, Greg Payce (Laura), and Janet Dawley (Tom), both of Calgary; four grandchildren; Bryan and Michelle Dawley of Calgary, Tim Krikun (Pauline) of High Prairie, Richard Krikun of Slave Lake; two great grand-children; Marshall and Weston, the children of Tim and Pauline. Audrey is also survived by a niece and four nephews, David and Michael Payce of Brant, AB, Ken Shaw of Shaunavon, SK, Larry Shaw of Morse, SK, and Joyce Pollock of Windermere BC. Audrey was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Shaw and her brother Leslie Saigeon.

A Celebration of Audrey’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:30 am. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of Audrey Payce, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Amy Gogarty :

    Dear Greg and Laura,
    We are thinking of you–we know your mom was a huge influence in your life and we are sure her last years were happy knowing your were both nearby.
    Ray and Amy Gogarty

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  2. Ken Vickerson and Colleen Brzezicki :

    Val, Greg and Jan sincere condolences from the Vickerson family. We wish you peace in light of the passing of beloved mom. May you sustain the love and care she blessed you with. Much Love, The Vickersons

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  3. Dear Greg and Laura,
    I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing…you were so close to her. She is in my prayers.
    Katrina

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  4. Dear Greg and Laura
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. It is hard to lose someone so influential in your life. Please pass my condolences on to your family. My thoughts are with you.
    Jane, Dale and Holly

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  5. Jeremy & Barbara Perceval :

    Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. We were so blessed to be included in the Payce circle of love that included camping reunions, group skiing vacations, competitive cards games, great dinners and incredible warm and generous hospitality.
    Much Love to all of you.

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  6. Marianne Agnew :

    Jan, Val, Greg and your families, So sorry to hear of Audreys passing. Her wry humour, quick wit and laughter will be missed by everyone who knew her. Thinking of all of you during this time. Hugs to all, Marianne, Brad, and Chelsea Agnew

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  7. Judy and Hakan Gnarpe :

    Val, Ed, Greg, Laura, Jan and Tom: very sorry to hear about your mother and wanted you to know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. I will never forget what a treat it was to come to your house for dinner in the old days and get to eat your Mom’s wonderful cooking.

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  8. Bill and Jane Bourlet & Family :

    A lovely Lady. A real pleasure to meet and know.
    Our thoughts are with the family.
    Bill and Jane

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  9. Elaine & Dale Rhyason :

    Please accept our sympathies in the death of your Mom and Grandma. She was a very special friend and we shall dearly miss her.
    We are very sorry we are not able to attend the celebration of life but our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  10. Kay & Lyle Abraham :

    Condolences to the Payce Family;
    Audrey and Frank were truly one of the great families and sincere friends of the Slurry Cementers families. Our thoughts and best wishes to the Payce family at this time of loss.
    Sincerely,
    Kay & Lyle Abraham

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  11. Claudia Shepherd :

    Greg and Laura,
    Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Claudia

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  12. Deanne and Kathy :

    Dear Greg ,Laura and the Payce family-
    Our thoughts are with you today in this most difficult of times. We love you and wish you strength and peace.

    Deanne, Kathy and our little ones.

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  13. Barbara Sutherland :

    Greg,

    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you…

    Barbara and John

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  14. Barb and Steve Klemke :

    Dear Jan, Tom, Greg, Laura, Val and family.

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    May the memories remain vivid. Your mom was an amazing lady, wonderful home maker, loving mom and great neighbour and friend to our family. Our childhood memories are made very special because she was a part of our lives.

    Sharing in your great loss, love to all.

    Barb, Karen and Jill (Kenny)

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  15. Walter and Margaret :

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. We will be thinking about you through difficult times.

    Walter and Margaret

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  16. Julia and Yolande :

    Dear Greg, Laura and Family,
    We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Julia and Yolande

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