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PITCHFORD, Riley Summer

August 15, 2010 – July 6, 2012

Riley passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Friday July 6, 2012, at the age of twenty two months.

Riley was the beautiful daughter of Rob and Trish Pitchford, younger sister to Tia, granddaughter to Greg and Lorraine Pitchford and Rick and Darcel Luyendyk, and great-granddaughter to Tony and Phil Luyendyk and Robert Moll and Irene Olsen.

Riley was a sweet, energetic little girl with a big personality. She loved people and could charm nearly anyone. Riley loved music, and danced to anything. The Istsy Bitsy Spider was a favorite. She would act out the verse, pull her shoulders up and smile in anticipation for the spider climbing back up the water spout. She did not usually like to sit still for story time, but always liked to rip out the pages of any book she could get her hands on. Tia was Riley’s hero. She always looked at Tia with amazement. She was a big girl in her own mind.

A Celebration of Riley’s Life will be held at the Tuscany Club, 212 Tuscany Way N.W. Calgary, on Friday July 20, 2012 from 1-5 pm. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations can be made in Riley’s name to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818, or which we can accept on the Foundation’s behalf at the event.

In living memory of Riley Pitchford, a tree will be planted at at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Anne Marie Pearl :

    Dear Rob Trish and Tia
    Words cannot exprss our deep sorrow.
    Sending love prayers and strength for the coming days and always.
    Anne Marie and Family

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  2. Marc and Heidi Jackson :

    Trish, Rob, & Tia

    No words can express our heartfelt sympathy of the loss of your beautiful and precious little Riley.

    Marc & Heidi

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  3. Donna and Rollie Ballantyne, also Aunt Irene :

    Dear Rob, Trish and Tia; Lorraine and Greg as well.
    Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel for you. Even though we have not met Riley, we know from notes and pictures that she was a beautiful and special little girl. I can see Aunt Dorothy in her eyes and smile. Her actions to the spider song sound like something that her great Aunt Irene would do. Love Donna, Rollie and Irene

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  4. I read the loss of you’re precious little baby girl in the paper today. You don’t know me but I am a grandma and I want you to know that my heart breaks for you’re family. God bless you in this time of sorrow.

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  5. Neil, Sandra, Cole and Cameron Stahl :

    Rob, Trish and Tia
    We are very sad to hear of the loss of Riley. Our thoughts are with you.
    Neil, Sandra, Cole and Cameron.

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  6. Joe Moravetz :

    Dear Rob, Trish and Tia
    We are filled with sorrow in hearing of Riley passing away. We cannot imagine the pain you are suffering but our hearts go out to you and your families during this tragic time.
    Joe, Bonnie and Ivan

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  7. Elaine Ream :

    I am so so sorry to hear of the loss of your little angel. I cannot even imagine the devastation that you feel. Wrap your arms around little Tia as much as you can and you will be comforted by Gods presence in your little family. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.
    Much love to all of you from your American cousin
    Elaine

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  8. Dear Rob, Trish, Tia, Lorraine and Greg:
    May the caring thoughts of friends and family help you all, thru this very difficult time of the passing of wee Riley. May beautiful memories of her help you today, and all the tomorrows but especially on July 20th….
    Gerry and Joan

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  9. Rob and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. She was such a beautiful little girl.

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  10. Linda Dalwood :

    Dear Greg, Lorraine and family. I cannot imagine how big your loss is. She is a beautiful little girl who will be missed so much. My deepest sympathy at this time in your life. My heart goes out to you.

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  11. grace hansen :

    Dear Pitchford Family. Very sorry to learn of the loss of your dear Daughter Riley. I’m a client of Trish and when Trish spoke of the children her eyes would light up. A terrible loss. Heartfelt sympathy.

    Blessings to you all

    Grace Hansen

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  12. Jim & Tish Kendrick :

    Our deepest sympathy for you and your families.

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  13. Gary & Coreen Ruault :

    Very sorry to learn of the loss of your little Riley. We can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through.
    With Deepest Sympathy and Big Hugs.

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  14. Michele Yellow Fly and children Shaquille and Shallon :

    Dear: Jim, Tish and big sis Tia
    My heart totally goes out to you all, I have a daughter approximately the same age as little Riley, and cant imagine the pain and devastation you are all going through, may it comfort you to know, you will meet your precious little one again in that beautiful heavenly land up there, she is probably watching you all right now with her beautiful smile, our prayers are with you and your loved ones…
    God’s Bless
    Michele, Shaquille and baby Shallon:(

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