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RANKS, Therese Marie

February 28, 1958 – February 10, 2012

The Ranks family sadly announces the passing of Therese on Friday, February 10, 2012.

Therese graduated from St. Francis High School, Calgary and earned a B Sc Physical Education degree from the U of C. Therese was employed by Canadian/Air Canada airlines for 25 years where she did what she loved, helping people and travelling the world.

We were blessed to have her as part of our family, mother Alice, father Del (deceased 1973), siblings Michelle, Marc (Judi), Dennis and Carol Colborne (Blake); her nieces and nephews Denis, Paul, Alison and Nicolette Lambert, their father Martin, Lindsey, Scott and Jillian Ranks. She will be missed greatly by Vete Dorchak.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at the Kensington Legion (1910 Kensington Road N.W.) Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, Therese’s family requests donations be made to the Society for the Treatment of Autism, 404 94 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T2J 0E8.

In living memory of Therese, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. My deepest and sincerest condolences to all of you, I can’t imagine how hard this is for you. I was shocked when I heard the news and very sad. She will always be in your Hearts as well as mine. God Bless

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  2. Ken Martindale, Laima Cers, Bryce & Arija :

    To Aunty Alice, Michelle, Marc (Judi), Dennis and Carol Colborne(Blake)and all of the nieces and nephews:

    We are very shocked and saddened to hear of Theresa’s passing. As one of the Laplante clan cousins I have many fond memories of family reunions in Vimy or Moose lake where all the cousins(and there were many)would congregate.

    My memories of Theresa are of a beautiful and happy cousin who was full of life, loved to travel, and who’s radiant smile would fill a room.

    We feel very far away at times like these, however, we wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

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  3. Please accept my deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of travelling on 3 occasions with Therese. She was like a shepherd to me as I didn’t have much travelling experience when I was in my early 20’s but Therese did. The year Mt. St. Helen’s volcano blew I drove to Coeur d’Alene while Therese navigated. Later I went to Las Vegas with her and Cathy. The longest trip was a 2 week vacation to California. Theresa knew where to stay, what to do, how to budget our money. She was, a shepherd and a very caring friend and I have great memories of those trips with her.

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  4. Therese was a ‘one of a kind special friend’ and a significant part of my life…I will always remember her through wonderful memories. May you all be blessed with strength, peace, and love.

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  5. My condolences to friends colleagues and family..I worked with Therese for many years as a customer service agent in ycg yyc and yvr…she was full of life and always a laugh to be had…Therese and her colleagues would know me by BR…she will be missed

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  6. My deepest sympathy to all of you during this sad time. Therese was a special person and friend. I have fond memories of skiing and our trips to Gull Lake. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  7. I am so sad to hear of Theresa’s passing. She always brought a smile to my face every time I saw her. She was always very kind and thoughtful.Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  8. I am so sad to hear of Theresa’s passing. She always brought a smile to my face every time I saw her. She was always very kind and thoughtful. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  9. Joanne Michele Clarkson :

    At this time one prays for stillness as the veil is shear as you journey to your new home Therese.
    I loved working with you dear friend.

    To your family I share deep grief and heartfelt sadness. May your God be with you.

    Love n’ prayers forever,
    Joanne

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  10. Dala Falkenberg :

    Deeply saddened to learn of Therese’s passing.
    I have fond memories of Therese’s bright personality on the aircraft and her ability to see humour in almost every situation. She was so friendly with everyone and brightened many a long flight with her wit and comical spin on everything. Therese always remembered the details of everyone’s lives and took a sincere interest in how others were doing.
    Looking past her struggles in life, she really was a sweet person, whom I was always pleased to work with.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with all the family on Friday, as she is laid to rest.

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  11. Jeanne Lefebvre :

    Dear Alice and Family

    I was so sorry to hear of Therese’s death. My heart goes out to you. You are all in my prayers.

    Jeanne Lefebvre (daugher of Marion Lefebvre)

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  12. Brenda Trofanenko :

    My thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time. Do know that she was loved and appreciated by many. Therese was bold and funny and caring, and a visit from her always brought smiles and laughter. My condolences on your loss.

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  13. Guy de Champlain :

    On behalf of myself and my family we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Ranks family. I have very fond memories of Theresa over the last 40 years, from Junior High School dances to enjoying her kind friendly nature while flying. Rest in peace Theresa.

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  14. First of all, my most heartfelt condolences to you all. I had the pleasure of flying with Therese on many occasions, while she was based in Vancouver.
    She was one of most fun and genuine people I have ever met in my life. I think of her often. It saddens me that I did not stay more in touch with her since she moved back to Calgary.
    I will continue to think of her, she brings a smile to my face , now and for always,

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  15. Wearmouth Family :

    So sorry for your loss. All the Wearmouth sibs have happy memories of Therese and the entire the Ranks family. Take care.
    Patti, Dan, Sue-Anne, Jeff and Greg

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  16. Josie Turingan-Pearce :

    I am saddened and shocked to hear of your loss and am so sorry. I have felt blessed to have known beautiful Therese and always admired her. I wish to express my deep sympathy and condolences to the family. God Bless you and may God give you the strength you need at this time of grief. Peace, Prayers and Blessings with Love.

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  17. Arrigo and Mary Chiste :

    Alice and family;

    Please accept our condolences on Therese’s passing.

    May she rest in peace.

    God bless,

    Arrigo and Mary Chiste

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  18. Merlyn and Cindy Howg :

    Hello Vete. Merlyn and I were very shocked and saddened to hear that Therese had passed away. We will always remember the fun evening we all had with you guys in Vegas. What a spirit she had!! Our sincere sympathy to you. Take care Vete

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  19. Vete, I took a liking to Therese the very first time we met. She was such a ball of energy, she fit right in with our gang. So very sad she is gone. Try to remember the times you did have together. Sincere condolensces. Take care.

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  20. I am so sorry to hear of Therese’s passing. She was so kind to open her door and her heart to me 32 years ago when we started flying together. She was inclusive, generous, funny, loved to celebrate anything and everything and she will be missed very much by all those whose life she touched.
    A life too short lived but lived large. Rest in Peace Therese. Love Cheri

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  21. My dear teressa
    With the long golden hair
    Your graceful walk
    And your caring glare
    Your smile of plenty
    Filled the air
    Your zest for life
    Your stylish flare
    We have all been blessed
    To have known you my friend
    And will think of you often
    fond memories will help mend…
    Our saddened hearts
    Sher

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  22. Marian Swan-Leschiutta :

    Oh what a shock & such sad news!! I never had the pleasure of flying with Therese very often but our paths seemed to cross alot at various airports/training and she always had a laugh and beautiful smile. My sincere condolences to all her friends and family.
    Marian Swan-Leschiutta, YVR FA

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  23. Therese will be truly missed by all who knew her. I was fortunate enough to spend numerous flights and overnights with her, my first golf game ever in Yellowknife with Therese and Ginger and the wonderful ski trip at Big White where Mark and Judy first met. I will always remember her great smile, beautiful long hair, her zest for life, her great sense of humour and most of all her story telling. Love that girl and will truly miss her. I am sorry that we lost touch with each over the years.

    My prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
    Sandra Hyland

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  24. Barb & Jim Allen :

    We were so sorry to hear of you daughter’s passing Alice, although we had never met her. I lost my oldest son in 1987 so I know what it is like to lose a child. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this very sad time.

    Love Barb& Jim Allen.

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  25. All my best to everyone in this difficult time. My memories are of fondness when I think of Theresa.
    Corrine

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  26. I am in New Zealand and not able to attend services, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember our days in the skys together with a big smile.

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  27. Bob de Champlain :

    I am feeling sad about Therese’s passing and offer my love and empathy to the Ranks family. I still remember meeting Theresa in the Len Werry Building when she was working with AGT many years ago and being impressed with her innate ability to connect with many people.

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  28. Diane Carabott :

    My prayers and thoughts are with Theresa’s family at this difficult time . She was always so much fun to fly with, she will be greatly missed.

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  29. Alice, Michelle, Marc, Denis, Carole and families – I am so sorry to hear of Therese’s passing. She was full of life, completely engaging, kind, beautiful. I am so glad to have known her, and remember her so fondly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy Jakab

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  30. Alice and family,
    I offer you my sincere sympathies on the death of Therese (my little “shirt-tailed” cousin)…we’d always talk about the relatives, when we’d meet on numerous flights…….first met her on the B767 at YXE….while taking a picture of the flight crew…..and she wanted a copy of the picture. It was a blessing to know her. She is in my prayers…that she be at rest. And prayers for you too Alice: for courage and strength.
    Love, Peter

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  31. Marc, Denis. I was saddened to read of Therese’s passing. I do remember her beauty and captivating spirit those times that our paths crossed at your place Marc. I send my condolences to the entire Ranks family.

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  32. Lee-Anne Dunne :

    Even though 3 years have passed I am hoping that the family will receive this message – I have only found out about Therese’s passing and so shocked and saddened at this news I cannot believe that gorgeous person is no longer with us…my friend Jenny Sutcliffe (Latham) and I lived and worked with Therese in New Zealand back in 1979, we had an amazing time together. Therese then came to Australia and we had fun again…then many years later she came with her mother Alice and maybe once again when she was working with Air Canada..to Alice and family our love goes out to you and I am truly sorry for your loss…it makes me very sad that we did not know.. a special lady who we will always have wonderful memories of xxx

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