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SELOCK (nee Metcalfe) – Barbara Frances

SELOCK (nee Metcalfe) – Barbara Frances

August 7, 1929 – November 20, 2009

 Mrs. Barbara Frances Selock (nee Metcalfe) passed away peacefully at the Oilfields Hospital in Black Diamond after a six year battle with breast cancer. 

Barbara was born in Calgary but raised in Vancouver and on Salt Spring Island, she returned to Calgary to attend Mount Royal College.  Barbara and her husband Jack realized their dream of life in the country with their 1959 purchase of land in the foothills south of Calgary. 

A lifelong member of the Canadian Kennel Club, Barbara raised Samoyeds and a variety of other breeds for more than 50 years.  She successfully raised a family along with dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and more under the banner Al-A’Raf Farm Kennels.  Her “Kitty Kondos” were the vacation home to many cats for over 25 years.

Barbara is survived by Lance (Kathleen), Donna (Don) and her grandsons; Devon, Dustin, and Derek. She was predeceased by her parents Sidney Wales & Frances Adele Metcalfe in 1968; her husband John (Jack) Alexander in 1978 and her daughter Sharon Anne in 1999.

Barbara generously supported a wide variety of local and international charities but she requested that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made in her memory directly to the World Wildlife Fund Canada, Suite 410, PO Box 26288 Brm B, Toronto, ON M7Y 4R1 Telephone: 1 (800) 267 – 2632,

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, November 30 at 2:00 pm.

In living memory of Barbara Selock, 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. Yana Bill- Douglas Square Chiropractic :

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  2. Sheri Dalton, Gandale Samoyeds :

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts are with you.

    Although I did not know Barbara well, she was one of the first Samoyed people I met when I came to Alberta over 30 years ago, and I value greatly the contributions she made to the breed.

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  3. Johnny Thorson :

    To the family of Barbara Selock:

    I’m sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. She attended several of my musical variety concerts over the years and while I never met her personally, I felt I got to know her through our telephone conversations and our mutual love of animals (we’ve always had malamutes and huskys).

    I so hope it was a peaceful passing and I’ll think of her every time we perform in concert. My heartfelt condolences to all of you.

    …Johnny Thorson

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  4. Donna & Family

    So very sorry to have discovered your Mom has passed. I think of you always. Please accept my deepest sympathy. She was an amazing lady. Blessings my friend ooxoo i love you

    Nancy Hawkes

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