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RAE, Elinor (nee Allen)

Born in Lansdowne, Ontario
Passed away in Calgary, Alberta

Elinor, beloved wife of Don Rae passed away peacefully at the Southwood Hospice in Calgary on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 after a lengthy battle with a rare lung disease.

Elinor was born in Lansdowne, Ontario, attended Gananoque High School, and was a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She lived in Calgary for thirty years and was a proud Albertan. Elinor was an active member of the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Calgary Nu-Grads Club and several social bridge groups. She was an accomplished pianist, had a love of the arts and music, and was a strong supporter of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Calgary Opera and the Alberta Ballet.

Elinor will be lovingly remembered by Don, her husband of fifty years; their three children and their spouses, Janice Rae and Gavin Huszti; Eric and Penny Rae; and Darrell Rae and Stephanie Fraser; seven wonderful grandchildren, Jacob, Ethan, Dominic, Danielle, Gwenyth, Stuart and Isla; as well as many friends and relatives. She was predeceased by her eldest son Roddy and her two sisters, Marie and Betty-Lou.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Elinor’s life to be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Elinor had requested that those attending the celebration of her life wear bright colours.

Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elinor’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the excellent care Elinor received while a patient at South Health Campus and Southwood Hospice.

In living memory of Elinor Rae, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Linda Smith (formerly of Lansdowne) :

    Don, Janice, Eric, Darrell
    I would like to express my sympathy to you and your families at this sad time. Elinor and I re-connected a few years ago and exchanged emails. She would always give me updates and it was evident that she was so proud of her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with her family at get togethers and trips.
    Be strong for each other. Love Linda

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  2. My mother and my entire family are very sorry for your loss. Elinor was a wonderful lady. Everyone loved her very much as did my mother. The angels will watch over her, she will be missed.

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  3. To the entire Rae family, I would like to express my deepest sympathies. A wonderful family is almost always the result of an amazing matriarch and the Rae family is no exception. Love you guys and stay strong like your mom. Jeff

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  4. To the Rae family, I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. All the best.

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  5. Kerrie-Anne and Matthew Lanigan :

    Dear Eric, Penny, Jacob and Dom
    Our thoughts are with you and your family at the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. We take solace in knowing Elinor will continue to watch over you all and that your wonderful memories and love for her will live on in you all. We are thinking of you all so much and can’t wait until the next time we share a big hug.
    Love always- Kerrie-Anne, Matt, Caitlin and Aedan Lanigan.

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  6. Dear Don, Janice, Eric, and Darrell and families:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences at the passing of your beloved wife, mother and friend. Elinor was a wonderful lady who lived an exemplary life despite all the trials she had to undergo. She persevered through many hardships with the support and love of her family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. Linda and Gary Penrose :

    Don and family,
    We were saddened to hear of Elinor’s passing. Our fond memories of good times with both of you at wine-tasting are many. Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time. May you and your family find love and strength in each other.
    Sincerely, Linda and Gary

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