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PERKIN, Hattie Rosalea

July 27, 1928 – September 3, 2012

Hattie Perkin of Calgary, passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Monday, September 3, 2012 at the age of 84 years.

Hattie was born in the Mittelstaedt farm house in Hay Lakes on July 27, 1928, the ninth of ten children. Hattie was extremely talented, she was an artist, designer and decorator. She was extremely active in the communities that she lived. She formed the first play school in New Sarepta, coached the Hay Lakes Mosquito Girls to their first championship, and became a Girl Guide Leader. She had been president of the Lioness Club, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the R.C.L., and a Moose Member. She was district commander of the Ladies Auxiliary R.C.L. for eight years and won numerous awards for all her years of service. She was most recently a member of R.C.L. Branch #285. She loved playing darts, cards and bowling, and was an avid gardener. She loved to travel and enjoyed many cruises and gambling trips to Las Vegas.

Hattie leaves to mourn her loving son David Rowbottom of Edmonton; loving daughter and best friend Karen Rowbottom of Calgary; brothers Henry (Marlene and family) and Ted (Fern and family); and numerous nieces and nephews. She had a hard life, losing three children in 1958, daughter Debra (5), Thomas (3) and Howard “Terry” (2). She was predeceased by her second husband Lloyd Perkin, her parents , four sisters and three brothers.

At Mom’s request, no memorial service will be held, but we instead ask that you remember her sense of humour and her smile. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca. Special thanks to Southwood Hospice for their care in Mom’s last days.

In living memory of Hattie Perkin, 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. Shelley Young, Len Gambles, Breanne and Tyler :

    Karen and Dave – It is so hard to lose a parent, but especially difficult to have to say good bye to a parent who is your best friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. Karen & David,
    Hattie was deeply loved and will be so missed by you both. How lucky you have been to have experienced such a strong connection with your Mom. I am thinking of you.

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  3. Darlene Heninger :

    I know how hard it is lose a parent and my thoughts are with you at this time. The days ahead will be difficult but your memories of your Mom will help you get through them.

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  4. Dear Karen and Dave

    I am so glad I was able to have a lovely visit with your mom and both of you – and will happily remember what a good day she had, we all had… she was a character indeed and you will miss her so much. My sincere condolences to you both.

    Sincerely, Pamela and condolences from Craig as well.

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  5. Karen
    Knowing how close you are to your Mom, I can’t imagine how difficult losing her has been. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother.
    Sincerely
    Fran

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  6. Jo-Anne McLuhan :

    Karen,
    I know that you were extremely close to your mom. You have a lifetime of memories that hopefully will help you get through this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother.

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  7. Isobel Rowbottom :

    I am so sorry too hear of your loss. When my Mom passed away it was like the cornerstone of our family was torn away from us. My thoughts are with you both at this time.

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  8. George Chelico :

    Dear Karen and David,

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    George Chelico

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  9. Karen

    So sorry to hear about your mom. She was so lucky to have you in her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family – if there is anything you need, just call.

    Jodi

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  10. Karen,I had the pleasure of meeting Hattie and I know how close you were to your mom. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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  11. David and Karen, I was in the Lioness Club in Camrose with your mom and had many great memories of her. Her laugh was infectious and she was always there when you needed her. My deepest sympathy to you and all the family.

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  12. Karen,
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Hattie. Your mom had a beautiful spirit that lives on. My deepest condolences to you and David during this difficult time.

    Susan

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  13. Denise Dumas (Gruszecki) :

    Hi Karen and David, My heart felt condolences to you both for your loss. Been many years since I saw Aunt Hattie when my kids were so little. She always had such a big heart, a smile to warm the world and a fabulous laugh. I know how much you will miss her, and though it may not be comforting now, keep close all those wonderful uplifting memories you have of her! big hugs – Cousin Denise

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  14. I met Greg in 1984 when he was fresh out of college. He became a great friend and confidant. Like so many relationships we all experience, lives go in different directions and we lose track. I will always remember his wicked sense of humor, his love of nature and how he was the only person who could clean out my dog’s ears! Whenever I eat a pomegranate I think of Greg as he introduced them to me. His spiritual strength was a rock to be counted upon. He is missed in this world but I believe he is now enraptured by all that surrounds him in the heavenly realm. See you again in time old friend. My condolences to Sue, Carl and Michelle. Judi.

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  15. Terry McCarney :

    Karen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lady in all aspects. She was a true joy to be around and she will be missed greatly. My thoughts are with you. I’m sure she is smiling down on you right now.

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