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SHAND, Elizabeth “Libby”

May 2, 1927- Winnipeg, MB
December 10, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Elizabeth (Libby) Merle Shand passed away peacefully at the Bowcrest Care Centre in Calgary on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the age of 86 years.

She grew up in the fishing village of Chance Harbour, New Brunswick, where the Thompsons settled in the early 1800s. She graduated from Saint John High and just last week entertained with a rousing rendition of her school song. She then completed a secretarial program at Mount Allison University and went to work for the advertising manager of the Toronto Star. She met and married Dick then moved to Montreal where their three children were born. They loved Montreal but unrest in Quebec resulted in a company move back to Toronto in 1966. They went west to Calgary in 1975 but returned to the Chance Harbour homestead every summer until the past few years. Libby will ultimately return there again to lie in peace with her parents in a family cemetery. Libby will be remembered as a spirited, delightful and loving person who cherished her family and friends, who will love her forever.

Libby is survived by her husband of 60 years Richard “Dick”; her children Tom, Janet and Jamie; sister Jane; and treasured grandchildren Erin, Lindsay, Mackenzie, Michelle, Kevin, Sophie, Jackson, Isobel and Thompson. Libby was born in Winnipeg, the eldest child of Mabel (nee Thompson) and Ernest Chadwick.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to UNICEF, #140, 301 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1 Telephone: (403) 270-2857, or to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Libby Shand, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Barbara Thompson :

    Dick, Tom, Jamie and Janet,
    My thoughts are with you at this sad time. I have many fond memories of spending time with Libby in Chance Harbour and on several occasions when I visited Calgary. My sincere condolences.

    Barb Thompson

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  2. Darielle and Andy :

    We were so sorry to hear about your loss – Libby was a great lady, full of charm and character, and we really enjoyed her company and seeing her when we were in Calgary.

    Best Regards,
    Andy and Darielle

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  3. Mr Shand, Jamie, Tom, and Janet,

    Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. Personally, I have so many vivid and wonderful memories of Mrs Shand. She always treated me wonderfully and as one of your family. As I got older she was always interested in what was happening in my life and with my family. These memories will stay with me forever.

    Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Steven, Nicky and Spencer Walker

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  4. Dick and Family
    Very sorry for your loss. Libby will be missed by all

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  5. Fred and Chery Pynn :

    Dear Mr. Shand and family
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Mrs Shand was a great friend of Fred’s mom and they shared a common bond in coming from Montreal. Our memories of Mrs Shand will always be of a kind, confident , engaging and lively lady.
    With our deepest sympathy.
    Fred and Cheryl Pynn

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