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SWANN – Margaret

January 9, 1923 – August 19, 2010

Margaret Swann, beloved wife of the late Richard Swann, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the age of 87 years.

Marg was born in Edmonton Alberta. She married Richard in 1945 and they began their married life together in Taber, Alberta. Marg and Rich then moved and settled in Calgary until 1974, where they raised their five children Linda (Michael Folk), David (Laureen), Peter (Paula), Susan (Paul Saracini), and Robin (Tom Sparkes). Marg was also blessed with fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Rich and Marg later spent twenty eight idyllic years living at the farm near Priddis where Marg greatly enjoyed gardening, walking, baking, bird watching, reading, traveling, playing bridge and hosting many happy gatherings with family and friends. Marg had a wonderful sense of humor and was known for being a loving and gracious woman. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Marg Swann was predeceased by her loving husband Richard Swann in 2004.

A Celebration of Marg’s life will be held at Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue S.W. on Monday, August 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family extends their thanks to the staff at Trinity Lodge and Calgary Palliative Care Team for their kindness and competent care.

In living memory of Margaret Swann, 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) 243-8200.

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  1. mary valentich :

    Hi David, Laureen and family. A Mom is Mom all her life and she sounded very special. Blessings to you all in your loss. Mary Valentich

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  2. David,

    My heart goes out to you. I will hold you in my prayers.

    Ruben

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  3. As a boy of about 13 years old I was in the same secondary class of Susan and Robin. I recall being in the Swann home and the welcoming presents of the twins mother Margret Swann. She was a striking woman and very warm to me.
    I wish the family my condolence.

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  4. Joyce (Mercer) Manchulenko :

    David and family. What a wonderful neighbourand friend. She was there for us when we needed someone and our memories of her love and generosity will always be remembered.
    Joyce

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  5. Jim "Blue" Clark :

    Although many years have passed, I remember being made so welcome by a wonderful woman the times I visited. I send you my heartfelt thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Claudia Griebel :

    David and Laureen,
    I recall you walking down the aisle at Scarboro United, proudly holding your mother’s hands. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Claudia and Max

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  7. To the Swann “kids” — My memories are of the unusually happy home across Roxboro Road, of five accomplished, can-do kids coming and going, and of Nerdie, part dog, all object of love and laughter. Both your parents were gentle and welcoming. Your gracious, wry mother seemed to be the anchor of the home. It takes a lifetime to realize that loving homes make safer neighbourhoods make a more caring world. Thanks for your mom’s good life. My condolences. — Bob Mercer

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  8. I live at Trinity Lodge and it was a privilege to meet Margaret and have visits with her. A lovely lady, she will be missed.

    My sincere condolences to her family.

    Anne Gregg

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  9. thomas owen jr. :

    Sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I will miss her and I am sorry that she is no longer with us. Sincerely Tommy and Doris Owen.

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  10. I have always enjoyed the many previous visits by Mrs Swann. I do not recall a time when Mrs Swann would pass our Co-op Travel office without a wave or quick hello.

    Mrs Swann was a wonderful lady.

    My condolences to the family.

    Jack from Calgary Co-op Travel, Oakridge Center.

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  11. Dear David,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Laureen and family as you mourn the loss of your mother. Your warmth, kindness and thoughtfulness I’m sure, is in part, a reflection of your Mom. What a special legacy she has imparted to you.

    My friend, Fausta, also sends her condolences.

    Rick

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  12. Calgary Mountain View ALP Board :

    David,
    We are thinking of you and want to extend our thoughts and prayers to you at this time. Those of us who met your mother will remember her strength of character, graciousness and gentle humour.

    Victoria, Renee, Marcel, Bayot, Jean, Alistair, Tara, Krista, Barry, Sandy, Myrna, Pat, Ellen, Sara, Al, Matt, Bob, Alex, Carolyn

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  13. David, Laureen and family,

    I never met Margaret but from what I’ve read she must have been a tremendous blessing to all she met. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you reflect and celebrate her life.

    Bob

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  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Take care.
    Love, Bev and Mark

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  15. To the Swann family,
    Our family is very sorry to hear of the passing of Margaret. She was a very good neighbor, a kind and loving mom and grandma. May you all find comfort knowing that she lived her life to the fullest. Condolences from the Harapnuk family formerly of Roxboro

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  16. Victoria Coffin :

    Hello David, Laureen and family,

    My thoughts are with you and I am sorry for your loss. It seems that Margaret Swann lived a wonderful life!

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  17. Jeffrey, Judy and entire Bone family :

    Our thoughts are with you and of your mother Ms. Swann. She raised wonderful children who like her, make the world a better place. Bless you

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  18. The Swann Family

    My name is Sheila Jones. I am the step-daughter of Bruce Clarke and Vera Clarke’s daughter. I did not read Sunday’s paper until Monday and was greatly saddened to see that your mother had passed away. She was such a lady and I so enjoyed talking with her when mum and she were both at Trinity. My mum, Vera, was very fond of your mum. She welcomed Mum into that close-knit group of friends when Mum and Bruce got married. Mum is still alive and living at Cedars Villa. Her situation is heart-wrenchingly sad. She doesn’t know any of us and doesn’t talk at all. Physically, she seems fairly healthy although she is confined to a wheelchair. Had I read the paper on Sunday, I would have attended your mother’s funeral out of respect for both she and my mum and Bruce. I am sorry. I couldn’t find any addresses in the phone book or in mum’s address book so had to send this impersonal e-mail via McInnis and Holloway. May your happy memories sustain all of you during this sad time. God bless. Sheila Jones

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  19. Honourable Nick Taylor :

    Deepest sympathy from Peg and I on your family’s loss and may her memory and God’s Blessings continue to support you in your work.

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  20. marina skulsky :

    Dear David, Laureen and family
    You and Laureen were a real gift in Blythe and my lives. Your Mom must have been a great role model to follow! May you have many joyful memories to sustain you.
    Marina Skulsky

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