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PURDY – Diane Margaret (nee Woods)

November 20, 1953 – November 11, 2010

Diane Purdy, beloved wife of Blair of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the age of 56 years, surrounded by her loving family.

She was a wonderful homemaker and cook, but above all Diane’s greatest accomplishment in life was her family. She will be greatly missed. In the end, she approached her illness as she did her life – with courage, grace and humour. Diane was an inspiration to all.

Besides her devoted husband Blair, Diane is survived by daughters, Amber (Mike) Franco, Jade Purdy (Gareth Sloan); grandchildren, Mary-Clare, Tierna and Caius; sisters, Vivien Roman, Hollis (Lorne) Gogal, Janis (Clayton) Maleski; brothers, Doug (Jan) Woods and Leslie Woods (Reene); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Ialeen Woods; brothers, Gerry Field and Donald Woods; and sister Linda Pfiefer.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Diane Purdy, 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. Terry & Cynthia(Gogal) Riglin :

    We are so sorry to hear of Diane’s passing our prayers and thought are with you and your families. We will remember her amazing sense of humor and great delivery! She was so much fun to be around.

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  2. My sincere condolences Mike and Amber.
    I will offer a Mass and a Holy hour
    for the soul of your mother Amber.
    Please call me for the promised
    Friday pancake dinner when you can
    find the time.
    Sincerely, Rita deVries

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  3. Hello Blair and Family,

    I was deeply saddened to read the obituary about Diane. My mother sent it along to me from Calgary. She still attends the same Church as your dad. It has been nearly 30 years since I have seen you and Diane together. I remember all of the camping trips and other good times we enjoyed together during our youth. Diane always had an excellent sense of humor and I admired her for that.

    Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Blair- perhaps next Summer if you feel like coming up to the Rocky Mountain House area for a visit, I would be most happy to see you again.

    Your friend,

    Ron Webster

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  4. Julianne (Starr) Wall :

    I was so sorry to read about Diane’s passing. I was best friends in junior high school with her. So young and too soon. My sincere sympathy to her family and friends.

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  5. My very deepest condolences to Blair and family. I was so saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. I had gotten to know Diane well over the years of doing business with her and will always remember how enthused she was when speaking of her family and the excitement and thrill of welcoming her grandchildren into her world. She will be missed by many. Betty Little (Speedpro Signs)

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  6. Izabela MacDougall :

    Dear Blair, Amber and Jade
    My heart goes out to you. Diane was a wonderful lady, who was a cherished part of most of my life. She will be missed dearly. With deepest sympathy, sending you our love for added strength to get through this time of loss.
    Izabela and family

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  7. Diane will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Her sense of humour was so contagious.

    Janice Woods

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  8. crystal wolfleg :

    Hi i am the late Donalds Woods daughter Crystal Wolf leg, first of all I would like to send my condolences to the family. I have met Diane a a few occasions and was cariing towards me even in my worst of times. I am interested in further contact with her family. Please do not hesitate to contact me through email.

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