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SEACOMBE – Marie (nee Thompson)

August 23, 1949 – April 12, 2010

Marie was a loving, caring wife and best friend to husband Robin for thirty-six years; a devoted mother to Megan (Darren) Drebert and a doting Nana to Peyton and Sienna. Marie was released from her pain peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2010 at home, after a prolonged struggle with cancer. Marie survived an earlier bout with the disease in 2000, but finally succumbed upon its return last year.

Marie was a good friend to many and her gregarious charms, infectious laughter and gracious manner came to be loved and admired by many. She was, for many years, an active member of Calgary Nu-grads organizing several pastime groups including ladies golf and the Chick flicks group. With Robin, she was an active and enthusiastic member of International Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and wine tasting. Jazzercise and a bowling group were other pursuits.

She was born in Preston, England and leaves a loving extended family, including her brother and sister-in-law Dave and Pam; sister and brother-in-law Anne and Richard; nephews, Tim, Christopher, Jack and Tim; nieces, Claire, Alice, Lucy, Fiona, Katie and Anna; plus Auntie Marie (Sister Anne); and many cousins and friends on three continents. Marie immigrated to Canada in 1974 in pursuit of her then fiancé Robin. Living nine years in Toronto, she made many good friends there who stayed close in spite of the family’s move to Calgary in 1983. Although living in Canada for thirty-six years, she maintained close ties with family members and friends throughout the world who share in this loss. Marie was noted as a keen traveller counting Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Spain, Italy, France, Austria, Croatia, Mexico. St. Maarten and many other Caribbean islands, as well as frequent trips to the U.K., among her favoured destinations. She was predeceased by her mother Winifred in 1987 and her father Harry in 2003.

She will be greatly missed.

A gathering in celebration of Marie’s life and friendship will be held in the Reception Centre at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Home Care Nurses Palliative care team for all their efforts in extending Marie’s life and keeping her comfortable. If friends so desire, 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 donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Marie Seacombe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Michelle Turner :

    My condolences go out to Robin and Megan. Marie was an amazing person, I have so many fond memories. My biggest memory is all the boxing days we spent together with our families. Marie was with us to celebrate our birthdays, weddings, and babies. I will also have a special place in my heart for you Marie. I will always remember your laugh, smiles, and hugs. Robin and Megan – you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love
    Michelle

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  2. John and Debbie Coppock :

    Goodbye to our fun loving, gracious, kind and caring friend, Marie. We will miss you greatly, we have so many fond memories. To Robin, Megan, Darren and all the family, you are in our thoughts. We hope all the wonderful memories will give you strength and comfort at this time.

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  3. Lesley Arnett :

    Robin, Megan
    I know no words can help ease the sorrow you feel today. Marie was a wonderful special person and I feel so honoured to have called her my special friend for the past almost thirty years. I will miss her terribly and will always remember the “best damned $10.00 she ever spent”

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  4. faith faithfull :

    Robin & family,

    It is with great sadness I offer my sincere condolences for your loss.
    It is said people come into our lives to make a difference and Marie did just that for me. I will miss looking back to see if she is laughing in the “back row”, I will miss us laughing while we played bingo at the senior’s club but I know that your loss will be even greater but with many more memories and for that we will be thankful.
    Rest in peace but I know with laughter Marie. I am away this week but I shall pause on Friday at 10:00 and remember Marie.
    Faith

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  5. Robin, Megan & family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    I have many great memories of Marie from when I was a child and I will cherish these memories always. She was an amazing person and will be sorely missed.

    Lots of Love,

    Kyle and Vanessa (Turner) Rea & Family
    XOXO

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  6. Dee and John :

    Marie befriended us when we most needed friends in a new country. She spent many an hour on the phone with me and we remained friends even though far apart. She brought joy and friendship to our world and her friendship and caring for friends and family was beyond measure. To Robin and Megan and Marie’s family please accept our heartfelt sorrow and take comfort in the knowledge that Marie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

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  7. Tanya Coppock :

    Dear Robin, Megan and family,

    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I will always remember Marie for her exceptionally kind heart and fun spirit. She always took the time to listen and treated everyone as a friend. She will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched.

    Take care.

    Love Tanya

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  8. Mabel Sansom :

    HI Robin:
    I was so saddened to hear of Marie’s passing. The picture really says who she is – a beautiful, happy, spirited woman and that is how I will remember her. I saw her in Calgary when I was there with IBAC and she looked so well and happy. You take care and thinking of you and your family. Mabel Sansom

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  9. Sherry Patram :

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom, Megan. I am thinking of and praying for you guys.
    Love,
    Sherry & family

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  10. David Linda Storms :

    Robin and Megan
    We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Marie and all the good times we had. Hawaii, Conventions she was always the life of the party. Marie helped Robin and I close down many hospitality suites over the years. We have and always will have great thoughts of Marie, I am sure she will again be the life of the party in Heavan. Dave &Linda

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  11. Barbara Burris :

    Robin, Megan & family

    My condolences go out to you Robin, Megan and family. I will cherish the memories I have of Marie. I was so fortunate to have met her 26 years ago in Newcomers. I always loved to hear her stories and her travel adventures at our Bon Appetite dinners. We had many good laughs. Robin I always enjoyed your jokes at our Bon Appetite Christmas dinners. May you cherish the memories of Marie and hope these memories will get you through this sad time in your life. I believe God needed a specail angel and Marie is a special angel. I will miss her a lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Barbara Burris & Don Furuness

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  12. Dear Robin and Megan

    Words don’t seem adequate at this time of loss, our thoughts are with you, across the miles, at this sorrowful time.

    Marie always made us smile and we’ll always remember her smile, her warmth, her humour, her love of life, her generosity of spirit and her amazing ‘just get on with it’ attitude -she was an inspiration to us all.

    With love,
    Cousin Ann and Nico xxx

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  13. Elaine Goving :

    Any death diminishes us. This one especially, as we have lost a wonderful and caring friend. My sincerest sympathies go out to all her family and friends.
    Elaine

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  14. Robin and family,

    I was so sad to receive your email on Marie’s passing. Her great sense of humor and wit and the fun times we had when we owned and rented out the house trailer, the stories, the laughs will always remain with me.

    Ted Woods

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  15. Terry and Lorie Krauss :

    Robin:
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Marie. Our hearts are sad today. We enjoyed many great dinners with you and Marie and will remember the laughs and fun we had with her. Please accept our dearest sympathies.
    Terry & Lorie Krauss

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  16. Marjorie Hiley :

    Robin and Meagan and family
    Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. We had hoped from the news you had shared with us that it would not come to this.

    I will always remember how much fun we had at the cottage on Lake of Bays with your English breakfast and Marie’s great love of life.

    May God be with you in this time of great sorrow We will miss her. Love Marjorie and Steve Hiley

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  17. Christine Flint :

    Robin and Megan,

    Such sorrow for the loss of a truly wonderful friend.
    Her kindness and caring, laughter and love of life will be missed by so many.
    Farewell Marie

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  18. ELIZABETH HUDSON :

    To Marie’s Family.
    I only met Marie once, when I was visiting Pam and Graham (Austin) from England.
    I am so sorry for your very sad loss, and offer my sincere condolences. I met Marie at a Supper Club, I was very kindly invited to with Pam. I come from Yorkshire, and as Marie originated from Lancashire, we were both “northern Lasses”, and shared the same sense of humour! I really enjoyed her company that evening. She was obviously a very special lady, and greatly loved by her friends.
    I will be thinking about her on Friday,
    and treasure the memories of our brief meeting.
    Liz Hudson

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  19. Blair Bloxham :

    Robin, and Megan

    Audrey and I are saddened to hear of Maries passing and want you to know that you have our deepest condolences. We remember fondly those occasions of years ago when we spent time with all of our Royal friends

    Kindest regards
    Blair and Audrey Bloxham

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  20. Lesley Rogers :

    Robin, Megan and Family
    I am sad that I only just managed to re-connect with Marie recently and didn’t have chance to talk with her and get to know her again. I have many fond memories of her as we were young mothers together. My heart goes out to the family at this time. She will be greatly missed.

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  21. Richard Austin :

    Robin And Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Richard

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  22. Lindsay Sinclair :

    Robin,
    My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I feel blessed that I knew Marie – she was a wonderful person and will never be forgotten.
    Take care.

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  23. Karolina Burghardt :

    Robin:
    I remember fondly our first meeting over dinner in Puerto Vallarta – the laughs, the lamb and the stories. And I will never forget the kindness you and Marie have shown me. Marie’s spirit and beauty lives on in our hearts and memories.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  24. Sheila and Jack Crooks :

    Robin..
    As they would say in Ireland at times like this – “sorry for your troubles”.
    Marie was a lady in every sense of the word. She brought life, vitality and fun to ours and everyone else’s lives. We will miss her greatly.
    Robin – you know that we are always with you…
    Yours aye
    Sheila and Jack

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  25. Brenda Sullivan :

    Dear Robin & Family,

    Ron and I are both saddened to hear about Marie. She will really be missed by anyone who knew her. She is now in a better place and will be watching over you.

    You are all in our thoughs and prayers.

    Sincerely.

    Ron and Brenda

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  26. David & Dorothy MacAlister :

    Robin, Megan and Darren,
    This is indeed a very sad time and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    However, as we reminisce, we are comforted by the memories of the last 27 years – yes, we just counted them!
    We especially remember the Thanksgivings at Invermere, insurance functions, International Cuisine and the Boxing Day dinners.
    Marie was a kind and generous friend and we will miss her dearly.
    David and Dorothy

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  27. Amy MacKinven :

    Dear Robin, Megan and family,

    We’re so sorry to hear about your loss and loss for her many friends. She brought a lot of fun and joy to everyone she came in contact with.

    We’re thinking of you.
    Amy & Arien

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  28. Doug and Wendy Cook :

    Robin, Wendy and I were shocked to hear the tragic new of Marie’s passing. We were not even aware of her relapse. We both have fond memories of our times together at various conventions. We are very sorry for your family’s loss. Marie was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by all. We are vacationing in Arizona until May and will not be able to attend Marie’s service.

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  29. Ed & Maureen Sikorski :

    Robin,

    Our thoughts are with you. Marie and her fun-loving spirit will be greatly missed.

    Ed & Maureen

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  30. ROBIN AND MEGAN,
    IT IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE SOMEONE SO FULL OF VITALITY AND FUN IS NO LONGER WITH US. I LOVED HER COMPANY AT ROYAL FUNCTIONS AS SHE ALWAYS WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. NO PRETENSES OR FALLERDALLS .
    ROBIN, I AM SO SORRY YOU HAVE LOST SUCH A LOVING HAPPY PARTNER.
    HER PHOTOGRAPH SAYS IT ALL.
    MARY DAVIS

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  31. Trish Atkinson :

    Dear Robin

    I just wanted to write to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Marie and that I am thinking about you and the family.

    I have such lovely memories of her, always smiling and so full of life, she exuded warmth and loveliness – just a beautiful person both inside and out.

    I hope that soon all the memories you have will sweep away the sadness.

    With regards

    Trish Atkinson (Pam’s sister in Scarborough)

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  32. Tony and Ruth :

    Robin & Megan,
    You know we are thinking of you here in the UK. Marie was such good company on the occasions you stayed with us and we will miss her very much.
    So sorry we can’t make the journey over
    to say “goodbye” but we will say a quiet prayer for her on Friday
    Love and best wishes
    Tony & Ruth

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  33. Ethel & Bob Glover :

    Robin : Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

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  34. Marilyn Munroe :

    Robin,

    All my love to you and your family at this time. Dan and I will miss Marie’s smiles and laughter. We feel lucky to have known her.

    Marilyn and Dan

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  35. Robin – please accept my sincere condolences, Marie has left her pain and is in a better place.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and David in your time of grief
    with great love
    Lee & Liz Thompson

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  36. Kent and Myra Paulson :

    Robin and Megan

    We are very saddened to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a very kind person and always had something humorous to share with us. You both have been wonderful neighbors. Our door is always open for you.

    Your neighbors across the street
    Kent, Myra, Melinda and Steph Paulson

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  37. Jennifer and Marco Tome and Doreen and Keith Corb :

    Dear Megan, Robin, and Darren
    On behalf of our families we wanted to let you know we are praying for your Mom and the entire family at this time. Your Mom was a very special person who always had a smile on her face and was
    just so very specail. She always had time for everyone.
    We are all blessed to have known her and been part of her life.
    May God be with all of you at this time and forever

    Love Jennifer, Marco, Lucas, Doreen and Keith

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  38. Pam and Graham Austin :

    Robin, Megan and Darren

    We are so very glad to have known Marie. She gave us so much love, laughter and always lit up all our many special times together either here or in far away places.
    With our love,
    Pam and Graham

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  39. Bob and Chris MacKinven :

    Dear Robin, Megan and family, we are thinking of you all at this sad time.
    I have missed Marie in the back corner at Jazzercise for the last year. It’s not the same without her. We had great fun, Marie was always eager to go for coffee afterwards at Tim’s. No donuts though!
    Bob and I will miss her, she was always ready to party, have fun and laugh, willing to listen and had a kind and generous heart.
    There is a huge vacuum in our lives.
    With love
    Chris & Bob

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  40. Robin and Family.
    So very sorry to hear that Marie has passed away, all manner of things go through your mind, all the memories, the wonderfull times that were shared. My heart goes out to you all.

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  41. Lynn Copeland :

    Marie was a lovely lady always upbeat and ready to make you laugh. She will be very much missed.
    May your memories be a comfort to you at this sad time. God Bless!

    Lynn Copeland (Nu-grads)

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  42. Jeremy,Melanie,Katie Chris & Anna :

    Our thoughts are with you. We will all miss Marie very much, and know what a hole in all our lifes she will leave.
    It is lovely to see what special memories all her friends have, and we hope very much to see you all in the UK very soon.
    All our love
    Jeremy, Melanie, Katie, Chris and Anna

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  43. Terry and Beth Murphy :

    Our deepest condolences-our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Terry and Beth

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  44. George and Norma Heaton :

    Our hearts are heavy at losing Marie, my favourite sister-in-law. She was a great person, full of laughter and cheer: good for a chat, and always gregarious and fun to be with. We shall miss her so much, and feel enormous sadness, especially for Robin and Megan, and all her family. We send you all our love.

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  45. Annette & John Prestidge :

    The feelings of loss are very hard to put into words. We have many treasured memories of Marie going back more than 35 years and her laughter is just one of them. Our love and thoughts are with you, Robin and Megan, at this very sad time.

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  46. ELIZABETH HANDLER :

    SO SORRY I WAS AWAY WITH MICHAEL IN MEXICO AT THIS TIME. I NEVER GOT TO SAY GOODBYE TO HER BEFORE I LEFT.
    WILL MISS HER A LOT. WE ALL LOVED HER.
    I KNOW WE WILL ALL MISS HER BUT SHE IS AT PEACE NOW WITHOUT PAIN. WILL DROP BY AND VISIT YOU AS I JUST GOT HOME LAST EVENING.
    ELIZABETH, FRANK AND MICHAEL.

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  47. Robin,
    I am so sorry that this terrible disease has claimed another wonderful person.

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  48. Wanda & Doug Dennison :

    Robin & Family

    Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your wife & mother. May all the lovely memories you have of her help to ease your grief and bring you comfort in this time of sorrow. Memories are forever.

    Wanda & Doug

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  49. Annette & John Prestidge :

    Words do not convey the feelings of loss of our lovely friend. Our love and thoughts are with Robin and Megan.

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  50. Allan and Barbara Wilkinson :

    It’s so hard to put into words the sadness we feel at losing Marie. We were privileged to share time with you both on your visits to the U.K. and we had the best holiday ever when we stayed with you in Canada. Who could forget the G’nT’s with ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and all the laughs we had. Our thoughts are with you Robin and Megan, you must hold on to your wonderful memories of a fun loving, caring, wife and mother.

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  51. Gloria Fullerton :

    Hi Robin,
    I just got back from holidays to-day 19th and was so sad to hear of Maries passing, I enjoyed Maries company at Jazzercise
    and when we did the many walks, my thoughts
    and prayers go out to you and the family.
    Gloria

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  52. Would like to extend my condolences to the Seacombe family on Marie’s passing.
    I’m a friend of Elizabeth Handler and got to know Marie over the years while visiting Elizabeth. Marie was one of the nicest people I have come to meet.
    May God give you the strength to overcome your loss.

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  53. Ann and Terry Boyle :

    Robin & Megan, we are so sorry that you are going through this sad time. We are here for you, call anytime, we are only a phone call away..
    Marie was a special lady and a wonderful friend and will always remain in our hearts and minds.
    So many memories…Christmas’s in Markham, trips to the mountains every time we visited you in Calgary, holidays shared around the world, and the shopping trips with the “shopper extraordinaire”. And many, many more shared experiences.
    Farewell Marie, we miss you….
    Love from Ann and Terry

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  54. Sylvia & Mike White :

    Robin & family,
    We are so sorry to read of Marie’s passing.
    Having met Marie only once when we were on vacation in Mexico we shared great jokes & had many laughs. She was without doubt a very warm person. Our jokes & laughter continued through emails over the past years.
    I shall miss her contact & our condolences are sent warmly to you all.
    Sylvia & Mike White BC.

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