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SAUNDERS, Laura Mary

December 12, 1921 – January 10, 2012

Laura Saunders of Airdrie, AB, passed away on January 10, 2012 at the age of 90 years.

Laura was born in Summerland, BC and was raised on the family farm in Swalwell, AB. In 1940 she moved to Calgary to attend business college and worked for the Canadian Air Force during the war. She married Ralph in 1948, together they raised their family in Calgary. In 1974 they moved to farm near Airdrie.

Laura is survived by daughter and son-in-law Marie and Peter Field; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Sandy Saunders; six granddaughters, Laurie (Jonathan), Carly (Marc), Colleen (Mike), Jennifer ( Jason), Lindsay (Kevin), and Janice (Justin); fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Laura was predeceased by her parents George and Olive Beattie; her husband Ralph; infant son Ralph; brother Allan; and two sisters, Jessie and Doris .

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Airdrie Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Laura Saunders, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Graham & Melodie Smith :

    Laura will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by those of us lucky enough to have known her. Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time. Graham & Mel

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  2. Laura will be missed so much. I enjoyed our chats and our lunches together. Laura always brought a smile to my face. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayerss and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    love Terry xoxox

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  3. Leonard Saunders :

    Aunt Laura endeared herself to me with her great sense of humor and wonderful spirit. She liked to tease us and there was always laughter and fun in the air when she was around.

    She also was a great cook and prepared many scrumptious and wonderful Christmas and New Year’s dinners.

    I also enjoyed many fishing trips with her family. She and Uncle Ralph always made me smile as there would be a whole truck seat but they would always snuggle close to one another when they were traveling. Uncle Ralph and Aunt Laura were great sweet hearts and had a wonderful love for each other and their family.

    Aunt Laura will be greatly missed.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with my cousins and their families at this time of loss.

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