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SALES, Barbara Ruth

June 10, 1948 – Calgary, AB
October 12, 2013 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara Sales (née Reid) announces her passing on Saturday, October 12, 2013, after a difficult battle with cancer, at the age of 65 years.

Barbara was a strong and generous spirit who enjoyed travelling; throughout her lifetime she had taken many trips to the Alberta Mountains, Vancouver Island, and the Western half of the United States.

She adored and doted on her granddaughters and loved being called “Grandma”. Her first thought was always for other people; she absolutely loved entertaining family and friends in her home, which was always decorated beautifully for holidays and other special occasions.

Barbara is survived by her soul mate and loving husband Allan; daughter Skylar Ciccaglione (née Sales), son-in-law John Ciccaglione and their daughters Avery and Jacqueline; daughter Chantelle Sales; brother John Reid; niece Diane Simpson (née Reid) and family; nephew Scott Reid and family, close friends and cousins Colin and Lisa Miller and family; as well as numerous other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Carewest Sarcee Hospice, and everyone else, for their loving care and support during Barbara’s illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Calgary Zoo, a place where Barbara spent many happy days with her family

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

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  1. Greg & Jan McKnight :

    We are sorry for your loss Allan. Prayers and wishes to you and your family.

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  2. Todd McKnight :

    Allan and family, I am so sorry to hear of Barb passing on. She was an extraordinary woman; smiling, loving, and beautiful. Fear not, for this extraordinary woman will live on in our hearts and minds! God bless! With love, Todd.

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  3. Sharon and Alan Blott :

    Allan and family: We were deeply saddened to learn of Barb’s passing. She was such as warm-hearted, loving person and was always there to lend a helping hand. She was a fantastic neighbour and friend and was so loving to our girls. We are so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you in the days to come.

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