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SPEERS, Esther (nee Roth)

October 3, 1926 – February 15, 2012

Esther Speers beloved wife of J. Alvin Speers of Calgary, passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

Esther was born on October 3, 1926 in Maidstone, SK to Samuel and Magdalena Roth. Esther had a successful career with Alberta Government Telephones and Bell Telephone Company in Toronto and Galt, ON, before marrying J. Alvin on May 5, 1962 to become a dedicated homemaker and help mate in her husband’s varied businesses during their years together.

Besides her loving husband J. Alvin Speers of forty-nine years and nine months, Esther is survived by sons Kelly and Craig (Irene); five grandsons; as well as by brother Herb of Yellow Knife, NWT. She was predeceased by her parents, and siblings, Edna, Ella, Ida and Herman.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (703 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Esther Speers, 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. Irwin Henderson and Family.... :

    Alvin and Family…..
    My condolences on the passing of your wife, Esther. She was a great lady and you will have many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Irwin ….

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  2. Alvin, Kelly, Craig, Irene and grand-Children…
    My sincere sympathy on the passing of Esther. She is now at rest! I have been thinking of her in recent months..such a long and difficult time for all of you. May she rest in Peace! I’m sure you will feel her Presence as you carry on with your lives!
    God bless you all! Betty

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  3. Linda Cruikshank :

    Uncle Alvin,
    Sorry to hear about Aunt Esther. You, Kelly, Craig and Irene are all in our prayers. May the cherished memories of your many years together give you some comfort at this difficult time.
    Love Linda, Joe and Family

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  4. Mark and Carol Anderson :

    Alvin, Carol and I remember fondly our time as your neighbours in Millrise. Esther was a real treasure. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mark

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  5. Alvin & Family:
    I was sorry to read about Esther`s passing. You and the family will certainly miss her. I hope the period of grief will be short and each of you will remember her and carry on with your lives.
    Sincerely, Glenn Bilton

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  6. Laurel ,Charles, Pauline and J.C. :

    Uncle Al, Kelly, Craig and Irene,
    We were so sorry to hear that Aunt Ester had passed on. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be. All our love.

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  7. Shirley and Bob Engelman :

    Dear Al, Bob and I were saddened to learn of Esther’s passing.
    Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May the Lord give you comfort at this time.

    Sincerely, Shirley and Bob Engelman

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  8. Wayne & Joyce Becker :

    Dear Al,
    We were saddened to hear of Esther’s passing.You have shared an incredible journey together along your Pathway Of Life, and she will be with you always as you continue your journey.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Sincerely,

    Wayne & Joyce Becker

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  9. Dear Alvin:
    My condolences to you and your family on the death of Esther and thanks for your phone call telling me about it. Unfortunately I can’t be at the funeral service as I am committed to doing a bluebird trail presentation at the museum in Didsbury Wed. afternoon. I will call you in about two weeks and maybe we can get together for coffee.

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  10. I was very sorry to hear about Esther, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She was a lovely person.

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  11. Dear Alvin,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear wife Esther.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Larry Metz and the Staff at Meerkat Roofing & Exteriors

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  12. Rest in peace Grandma

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