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SCHWAB – Mary ‘Carmel’ (nee Curtis)

July 9, 1935 – November 26, 2009

It is with great sadness that Carmel Schwab’s family announces her passing on Thursday, November 26, 2009 after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis and cancer.

Born in Sydney, NS, Carmel was educated in Nova Scotia and taught for many years in Sydney before moving to Calgary in 1966. She continued to teach elementary school children in Calgary for the Calgary Catholic School Board until her retirement in 1981. She will always be remembered as a kind and compassionate lady. Carmel will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Tony Schwab. She is also survived by brothers Redmond (Rosella) of Stellarton, NS, and Brian (Margie) of Glace Bay, NS; sister Anne (Gregory) Blanchard of Dartmouth, NS; and several nieces and nephews. Carmel was the daughter of the late Charlotte and William Curtis.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) Monday, November 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090,, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email Please forward condolences through

In living memory of Carmel Schwab, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Sincere condolences to Tony, Redmond, Anne and Brian on the death of Carmel, a special person and a friend of long ago.

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  2. John Darryl Miller :

    So very sorry for your loss. I’m sure Joe & Elaine will be contacting you. I haven’t seen Carmel for a few years now but Elaine used to keep me updated on her progress.

    It is many years since we went to school together. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister.

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  3. Joseph and Elaine Miller :

    Tony And Family

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you at this time. Always remember that you and Carmel are in our prayers and thoughts. She was a wonderful lady.
    Meagan and David and family send their prayers as well. Tony, you can be assured that you now have an angel watching over you. God Bless.
    Joe and Elaine Miller
    Antigonish,Nova Scotia

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