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STEPHENS, Margaret Elizabeth (nee Catterson)

July 1, 1952 – Montreal, Quebec
August 24, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Margaret passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the age of 62 years after a long illness.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 38 years, Andrew; her children Eric of New York City and Patricia of Ottawa, and her sister Joan Catterson of Ottawa. She was predeceased by her mother Dorothy Annette Catterson in 2009 and her father William Manson Catterson in 1993.

Margaret was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Oakville, Ontario. She attended the University of Toronto, obtaining both her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration degrees. She began her career at the University of Waterloo as a systems analyst. Over the next ten years she worked at BC Hydro, Foothills Hospital and Home Oil in a variety of increasingly responsible positions in the Information Systems field. Subsequently, she chose to end her professional career and devote her time to her family. She loved music, taking piano and French horn lessons and was a proud member of the Foothills Concert Band and Rocky Mountain Concert Band. Margaret received wonderful medical services during her illness. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ghatage, the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the other Alberta Health Services personnel for their compassionate care.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. All friends and associates are invited to come and share memories. A second Celebration of Life will be held in Oakville, Ontario on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 for relatives and friends in Eastern Canada. A private family interment will take place later in Canmore, Alberta. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, tributes may be made in memory of Margaret Stephens to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (www.albertacancer.ca) or to Gift Funds Canada – “Andrew & Margaret Stephens Fund”; c/o Andrew McQuiston, 333-7th Avenue SW; Dome Tower Suite 1400; Calgary AB; T2P 2Z1 in support of educational, medical and cultural institutions.

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

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  1. John & Ryan & Caitlin Farrell :

    To Patricia and family

    Our heartfelt condolences in this your most difficult of times on the recent passing of your mom Margaret. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember, a daughter never forgets her mother….ever

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  2. Elaine Noel-Bentley :

    My deepest sympathies to Andrew and family. I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  3. Andrew, I was so sorry to hear about Margaret. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  4. Bryan and Marg Cordick, London, ON :

    Andrew, Eric and Patricia,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Margaret’s passing.
    Please know that we are thinking of you during this sad time.

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  5. Murray & Rita Freiburger :

    To Andrew and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Kathy & Rick Hynes :

    We were so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing.
    I know that when I am remembering Margaret, in my mind, I will see the two of you, with your hat’s on, walking by our cottage on your way, either, to or from the point.
    Thinking of you.
    Kathy (Kinch) Hynes

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  7. Peter and Martha Markotjohn :

    To the Stephens Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sadness.

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