March 15, 1935 – August 25, 2011
Anne-Marie Sorbie, beloved wife of Thomas H. Sorbie of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the age of 76 years.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother. Anne-Marie was born in Scotland and married her husband Tom in January 1960 in Glasgow. Together they moved their family to Calgary in 1973. Music was her passion and she was a talented vocalist who sang with the Calgary Multicultural Choir, the Savridi’s (women’s choir) and at a number of Calgary folk clubs with her sisters Rose and Theresa and her daughter-in-law Kathy. Anne-Marie loved the mountains and spent many seasons camping in Canmore where she enjoyed time with her family and numerous friends. Anne-Marie and Tom were members of the Toaist Tai Chi Society for twenty years. Practicing helped ground her when Vascular Dementia threatened her well being.
Besides her loving husband of fifty-one years, Anne-Marie is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom Sorbie and Kathy Cook and Peter and Shannon Sorbie; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anne Sorbie and Bob Hallett and Rose Sorbie and Bill McLean all of Calgary; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Budziak (Collin McDougall), Stacey Budziak, Cheice Sorbie, Simon Sorbie, David Hallett, Bradley Hallett (Laura Smart), Brennan Hallett and another granddaughter due this November. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Pat Moran of Falkirk, Scotland; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Tony Page and Theresa and Tony Carolan all of Calgary.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Family wishes to thank the staff of Units 71 and 72 at the Rockyview General Hospital. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
In living memory of Anne-Marie Sorbie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences