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SINCLAIRE – Veronica

March 3, 1937 – July 31, 2011

Veronica Sinclaire beloved wife of Don Sinclaire of Calgary, passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the age of 74 years.

Veronica was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1937 and immigrated with her family to Montreal, Canada in 1967 then settling in Calgary, Alberta in 1971. A professional accountant and having an passion for art, in 1983 Veronica opened her pride and joy, The Shadowbox Gallery, which with the help of her husband quickly became one of Calgary’s best Art Galleries. Up until her illness Veronica continued to serve her community with honesty and integrity. She was a caring, considerate, wife, mother, friend and business woman and will be truly missedVeronica is survived by her loving husband, Don of 55 years; sons Stephen (Joanne) and Kevan; grandsons Jack and Nicholas; brother John;  many nieces and nephews and by her close dear friends Kathy and Cheryl.

Veronica was predeceased by her parents John and Mary.

A Celebration of Veronica’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice, PO Box 274 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A5, www.countryhospice.org. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the physicians, nurses and caregivers for their care and compassion during this difficult time Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Veronica Sinclaire, 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. shannon John Monaghan :

    It is with great sadness that Veronica has passed. I pray for all of you that she is in a better place. She will always be in my heart for ever and I will always remember our wonderful memeries at The Shadow box. Lots of great coffee parties and lunches at the Olive Grove. I will miss you, hugs Shannon

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  2. Sending a gentle hug your way, to comfort you, and to let you know that you’re on my mind and in my heart today and always. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family as you struggle through the grief and sadness.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Amy Chiang

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  3. Barbara & Jim Burton :

    We are thinking of you at this very sad time. It is a blessing that Veronica has left the pain and suffering behind but unfortunately, also those who loved her most.

    Veronica was always warm, charming and very adept and talented, on both the business and artistic side of the Shadow Box Gallery. She always welcomed customers as friends not clients and never failed to choose just the perfect frame, painting or gift for all she served.

    God Bless you Veronica. I know you will be watching over all of us.

    Barbara & Jim Burton

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  4. I had the great honor of knowing Veronica for many years. I will miss her laugh and that beautiful smile. I will miss our talks about Coranation Street and my thoughts go out to her sons and husband. She was close with my nana and I know that they are together in Heaven watching over us.

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  5. Janet & John MacLeod :

    Our deepest condolences to you Don and your family.

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  6. Janice & Tony Davis :

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Veronica’s passing. Each photo and art piece in our home was framed at Shadowbox; our choices made with the aid of Veronica’s keen eye for detail. Her smile, laugh and cherry disposition always made our visits a treat. Our sympathies and prayers are with Don and family at this very sad time.

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  7. Karen & Brian McConnell :

    To Don & family – Our hearts go out to you all at this very sad time. Veronica was such a lovely woman & so very talented – she had a knack for choosing just the perfect mat & frame for any piece. It was always such a treat to chat with her at Shadowbox. She’ll be dearly missed.

    Karen & Brian McConnell

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  8. Colin Gaffney :

    Just a few words to Uncle Don and cousins Steven and Kevan from Colin, Aileen, Emma and Olivia back in Scotland.
    We were shocked to hear about the passing of Aunt Veronica and i would just like to send our love and heart felt sympathy at this time..

    Love from
    Colin, Aileen, Emma and Olivia

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  9. Phoebe Edmond :

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Death is our great enemy. However, we find hope and comfort in the words found in Revelation 21:4 when “death will be no more, nor mourning, nor pain be anymore…”

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  10. Leigh Romanuik :

    Don and family:
    When special people touch our lives, then suddenly we see how beautiful and wonderful our world can really be.
    They show that our special hopes and dreams can take us far, by helping us look inward and believe in who we are.
    They bless us with their love and joy
    through everything they give – When special people touch our lives,
    they teach us how to live. (by Amanda Bradley).
    We will miss Veronica’s beautiful smile and sense of humour at Mystic Moments. Are thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Leigh and staff at Mystic Moments Day Spa.

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  11. Connie & Bill MacKinnon :

    Dear Don: I am still in shock after hearing about Veronica today when visiting the shop. She was a beautiful and wonderful woman. My home is adorned in the beautiful frames and art she chose for me over the past 20 years and will serve as my memory of her. Her first pick was always my ultimate choice! Thinking of you and your family fondly at this very sad time.

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