Julia, the beloved wife of Paul, passed away at Foothills Hospital in Unit 47 after a courageous fight with cancer. The considerate and selfless service of the medical staff in Unit 47 was without exception.
Julia was born in West Kirby, England and her adventurous spirit lead her, her husband and 5 year old son James to Canada in 1978. Here she settled in Calgary and her risk taking energy created many successful private enterprises; she was particularly successful in the real-estate market. Julia was just as successful in her family life. Her second son Duncan was born in 1981 and she also welcomed a daughter-in-law Amanda who married James in 2006. Julia had a very loving relationship with her husband Paul as thirty-eight years of a wonderful marriage attests to. Above all else she put the highest priority on her family and was overjoyed when re-united with her daughter Nicola. Her love of children was expressed in the contributions she made to such organizations as World Vision and Street Kids International. At a local level Julia was always ready to help neighbourhood kids by creating a safe haven for those who needed it. This helping hand and open heart was not limited just to children as can be confirmed by many who knew her. Julia had a unique blend of qualities rarely found in one soul, it’s impossible to list them all but here are a few. She was filled with joy and loved life. Julia’s laughter was infectious and heard often. She was hard working, dedicated and loyal. Julia was a gentle and encouraging person who many came to for guidance. She was an outstanding woman and provided a role model that is an inspiration. Julia will be sadly missed by all.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolonces to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Street Kids International www.streetkids.org or to World Vision Canada www.worldvision.ca
The family also makes a special request that blood donations be made to Canada Blood Services www.blood.ca
In living memory of Julia Perry, 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) 276-2296Print This Obituary & Condolences