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PENTON, Laura Dawn

April 15, 1986 – March 22, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of our beautiful daughter Laura Dawn Penton while on vacation in Mexico. Laura was born April 15, 1986 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She spent the early years of her life there and in 1992, Laura, her mom and two other sisters moved to Calgary. She was a bright student who excelled at school. She was the editor of her high school newspaper and was never one to shy away from controversy. This led her to enrol in first Journalism and then Photo Journalism at SAIT.

Laura was the light of our lives and touched the heart of everyone who knew her. Laura loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was a no nonsense kind of girl who made people better just by being near her. Her passing has left a hole in the hearts of many.

Laura is survived by her mother, Tish Anderson (Kim Anderson) of Calgary; father Darcy Zaretsky (Jodi Coates) of Moose Jaw; sisters Kylie Zaretsky, Marie Zaretsky, Mayla Anderson, and Amy Doolan (Jeff Doolan); uncle Dellas Zaretsky (Vickie Quaintance); aunt Rose New; cousins, Ron New (Jen), Samantha & Piper New, Lisa and Alex Zaretsky, Mindy and Shannon New, Jackson and Carter Doolan.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Tom Baker Cancer Society, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca.

In living memory of Laura Penton a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Heike, Stuart, Robyn and Joanne :

    Dear Tish, Kim and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful young lady taken from us too soon! May God’s comfort be with you at this time.
    The Sanderson’s

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  2. Brenda Passegger :

    Dearest Tish and family, My heart sorrows deeply at the news of the loss of Laura Dawn! It is with great disbelief that I grieve for your family. May our most gracious and merciful Heavenly Father be a strong comfort and presence for you at this time and the days to come.
    May God bless and keep you in HIS perfect peace with love, Brenda

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  3. My condolences to your family at the sudden passing of Laura. I will always remember her as a warm person who genuinely cared about those she came into contact with. She had a contagious smile and laugh and I always enjoyed my time with her. My prayers are with your family as you celebrate her life.

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  4. Deadman family :

    Dear Tish, Kim and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. A beautiful young lady with a great smile! May God comfort you all.
    David, Christine and family.

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  5. vicki mccomiskey :

    Laura was a patient of Dr. Metherell and we are sadden by the sudden passing of a bright and beautiful young lady. Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Laura.
    Vick McComiskey (nurse)

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  6. Norman and Jamie Glatt and Family :

    We are so sorry for your loss. We were so blessed to have had her as a part of our lives. We are praying that God will ease your sorrow in His own loving way.

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  7. Christy Kovacs :

    Sending love to Laura’s family at this time of loss. I have only the upmost respect and affection for Laura. She was a wonderful person to have as a friend being openminded and honest. She helped make my first couple years at TD fun and memorable, we formed a close bond that lasted all these years since. She will be dearly missed.
    Christy Kovacs and Emmanuel

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  8. Anita Rice and Rod Hudson :

    To Darcy and family,
    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending you positive thoughts from Moose Jaw! We have some good memories of Laura when she visited you here.

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  9. Janice Pawlitsky :

    Laura and I met last summer when she rented our condo from us. We liked her instantly and often joked that I wanted her to live there forever because she was the best! She even bought us Christmas presents! I’ve never known a tenant to do that but Laura did. She was just so sweet that way. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a very lovely person and we’ll miss her. Our thoughts are with you.

    Janice & Dave

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  10. Wayne and Eydie SMith :

    Tish, Kim and family . We were so shocked to learn of Laura’s passing. WE are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers…there are no words to say how much we care about you. If there is anything we can do for you please do not hesitate to give us a call.
    Love Wayne and Eydie

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  11. David & Karen Crouse :

    Tish, Kim and family,
    Wish we could be with you today as you celebrate the life of your beautiful Laura. We’ll be with you in thought and prayer however and pray God’s Peace and Comfort will be yours today and in the days and weeks to come.
    Love David & Karen

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  12. Debra Harris :

    Laura will be greatly missed I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

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  13. Dear Tish, Kim, Darcy and family,
    Your sweet little Laura grew up to be a beautiful young woman. There are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. You are all in our thoughts.
    Love Dale, Mel and family

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