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ROTHE, Shirley Anne (Hillman)

June 20, 1935 – Edmonton, AB
June 20, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Aged 78 of Calgary, Alberta, passed away in her sleep on June 20th, 2013 at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta. Shirley was born in Edmonton, Alberta on June 20th, 1935 and resided in White Rock Vancouver for many years before moving to Calgary. An amazing mother and successful business woman, Shirley first worked as a telephone operator in her teens, was an original house renovator/flipper and a small business owner, owning a gift shop in the Port O’Call Hotel in Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband and life partner, Helmut and is survived by her 2 children, Cynthia, Michael and his wife Susan (Jones); grandchildren, Kati Rothe; Dylan Rothe; Kristen Rothe; Christopher Rothe; Shane Rothe; Morgan Rothe; and Dakota Morton; three great-grandchildren, Jagger, Cymoril and Hannah; her sister Lorraine; and half-sister Genevieve.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. “Love you Always …” Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112,

In living memory of Shirley Rothe, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. We are very saddened by the loss of your Mother. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Alan and Françoise

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  2. Lisa Marthaller :

    In this time of sorrow may you and your loved ones share, talk and remember the one that you loved so deeply and know that she lives within you.

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lisa Marthaller / Best Western Plus Port O’ Call Hotel

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  3. June B. Goin :

    My thoughts are with Shirley’s family during this sad time. My Mom,(Shirley and Lorraine’s Aunt) looked after them when they were very young.

    My sincere sympathy.

    June Cunningham Goin
    (cousin on the Lachoski side)

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  4. Helen McLeod :

    Please accept my heart felt sympathy on the death of your Mom. I graduated from Lord Tweedsmuir High School with your Mom and have fond memories of her. She was a fun classmate with a great sense of humor.

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  5. Ruth & Don Salt :

    Our Sincerest sympathy to you and your families. We have many fond and happy memories and our thoughts are with you at this time. We met your mother in Vancouver and later in White Rock.

    Don, Ruth, Karen & Donnie Salt

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