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SCHNEIDER – Arlene Lynn

March 12, 1949 – June 21, 2010

Arlene Schneider passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010 at the age of 61 years.

Arlene was born in Medicine Hat, AB on March 12, 1949. After graduation she moved to Calgary to pursue a career in education, receiving her Master of Education on November 12, 1976 and becoming a charter psychologist on August 1, 1977. Arlene’s work and passion for the youth she encountered during her thirty two years of service with the Public school board brought her great joy and fulfilment. Arlene brought a ray of sunshine and hope to so many people whose lives she affected during her short sixty one years of life.

Arlene is survived by her brother Keith (Angela) and her adoring nephew Devon. She was predeceased by her twin brother Gary at birth and her parents Albert and Alice Schneider.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Arlene’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email The family wishes to thank all the numerous wonderful friends who aided and “held her hand” during her last difficult months battling cancer.

In living memory of Arlene Schneider, 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. Dear Keith and family.,

    My deepest sympathy for the death of your sister, Arlene. Arlene and I worked as visiting teachers during the 80’s. We had many great conversations about life over the years. We lost touch with each other in recent years but I’ll always remember her refreshing sense of humor.

    Warmest regards,
    Ted Rafuse

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  2. Jacquie McCarroll :

    To Arlene’s family, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I take comfort in knowing that Arlene knew that she was a special part of my son’s village. As I know that she was for many children. Her dedication to trying to ensure that the system worked for all children, and her passion for keeping some of our brighest minds engaged was truly inspiring. Thank you Arlene, for being a part of our village.

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  3. Dorothy Inglis :

    My deepest sympathies to Arlene’s family. I was saddened to hear of her passing. I worked with Arlene at Dr.Egbert school and became a great admirer of her. One of her most admirable traits was her professionalism and confidentiality whether working with students or helping colleagues. I have a series of photos from Hawaii that she once gave me, with inspirational messages for each photo. They still bring a smile when I look at them. She truly was an awesome lady.

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  4. Kristin Johnston :

    May you Rest in Peace Ms. Schneider, if it was not for your compassion, understanding and nurturing I dont know if I would have made it through Jr. High. You are an inspiration to everyone you encounter, you always saw the potential and hope in every student and for that I am blessed!

    Thank you for everything!

    Kristin Johnston
    RT Alderman Jr. High 1996

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  5. Casey Archibald :

    Dear Keith, Angela, and Devon…

    When I first heard of Arlene’s passing these were my first thoughts…

    Today you received your wings … although I imagine you’ll have the same job description … Guardian Angel … you’ve been mine & countless others during your time upon this earth. I am so greatful to have known you & know I am a better person for having had you in my life. Rest peacefully.

    Today after attending Arlene’s service I am thankful to have had the opportunity to pay my respects and say goodbye. When I think of Arlene I think of my teacher, my mentor, and my Dear friend. She was a wonderful human being with so many beautiful gifts which touched so many lives. I will forever cherish her lessons of life and love and friendship in my heart. Her class and grace and the beauty of her soul will live on through the lives of those she touched and those they touch as a result of having the privelege of experiencing her inspired and enlightened spirit.

    May she rest peacefully.

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  6. Penny Andrews :

    My deepest sympathy to Arlene’s family. I was shocked and dismayed to hear of her passing. Arlene and I worked as guidance counsellors ensuring RTA students were registered for grade 10 at Lord Beaverbrook. Arlene was always “on top” of everything. Her students were fortunate to have her help in their move along to high school. I so enjoyed my visits to RTA ,,, her innate joy and positivity were so welcoming. Bless you Arlene. May you stand tall in God’s garden today.

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