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TCHIR – Wilhelmina Sigberta (nee deBruyn)

April 22, 1946 – September 29, 2009

Willy Tchir of Calgary passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the age of 63 years.

Willy is survived by her children Tara Tchir of London, ON and Chris Tchir of Calgary; her partner Ron Hellard; four brothers, Charlie (Shirley), Martin (Leslie), Joseph (Donna), and Herman; four sisters, Marie (Chuck) Napier, Nellie Hodgkinson, Joan (Mark), and Sylvia and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Metro Tchir in 1988 and her parents, John and Katie deBruyn.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Willy Tchir, 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. Annette and Henry:
    Words may not express the deep sadness I know you’re feeling during these past several days. While Willy came into your lives as a sister in-law, your relationship grew over time to much more. She was a dear friend to laugh with, confide in, and learn from.

    We are challenged in many ways through life’s journey but somehow, someday, your grief will lighten and cherished memories of Willy will cause you to smile once again.

    Love to you,

  2. Uncle Peter Tchir & Alice Duma :

    Tara & Chris,
    We wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy and our hearts are truly saddened on the passing of your mother. She will always remain within our hearts and we have included your mother and you in our daily prayers.
    May God give you strength.

    With our deepest sympathy and love,
    Uncle Peter Tchir & Alice Duma

  3. Uncle Peter Tchir & Alice Duma :

    Annette & Henry,
    It was with a great sense of saddness that I heard about Willy’s sudden death.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    My deepest sympathy,
    Alice Duma

  4. Jennifer Howley :

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers since learning of your moms passing. I wish I could be with you to show my support to you and your brother.
    You were an inspiration to me and I hope that I can be the same to you.
    Take care my friend

  5. Bob & Joan Hurst :

    It was with great sadness and regret that we learned of Willie’s recent death. Our sincere condolences to Ron and the family. We were neighbours last winter in Casa Grande and will miss her.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Joan & Bob Hurst

  6. With great sadness and regret we learned of Willie’s sudden death. Our condolences to the whole family. With deepest sympathy and wishing you all the strength you need.
    Piet & Mien Tijssen.

  7. I worked with Willie for about 3 years before she retired, and recently we all had lunch together. I was so shocked & sad to learn of her death. Willie was an amazing woman and so much fun to be around. My sincere condolences to Ron and all of her family. She will be missed. In sympathy, Kari Eggli

  8. Patrick & Eleni Shaver :

    Dear Tara and Chris,
    We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear of auntie Willy’s sudden passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and hope that you find the strength and courage you will need. Although we can’t be with you this weekend, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,
    your cousins,
    Patrick and Eleni

  9. I worked with Willy on nights. She always made our nights together interesting, and fun there was never a dull moment. It is with great saddness to lose her and she will be missed by all. Willy I hope when I’m finished my nursing that I’m a great as you. Thank you willy for showing me the ways to be a excellent nurse.

  10. Rosemary Wedlake :

    Tara – my thoughts and prayers are with you during this diffult time. Rosemary

  11. Dear Tara and Chris,
    Words cannot express how Stephanie, Ashley and I felt about your Mom’s passing. She was such a beautiful lady, whom I remember as being very talented and generous. Your Auntie Annette will also miss her dearly as they were more than sisters-in-law, but true friends. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. God Bless, Pat

  12. Dear Tara and Chris,
    Words cannot express how we felt when we heard of your mother’s death. Stephanie, Ashley and I have very fond memories of her as we visited with Auntie Annette very often over our years in Alberta. We remember her as a very beautiful lady who was very talented and generous. Auntie Annette will miss her dearly as she was more than a sister-in-law to her but a very close friend. God bless you all. We will continue to pray for her and for you. Pat

  13. Tara,
    Truly sorry to hear the news of your mother’s passing last week. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time for you and your family.
    All the best, Jeff S. – UTRCA

  14. Sheila Keyman :

    To Willy’s children,
    I was saddened to hear of your Mother’s sudden death. She lived across the street from us in Gasa Grande, and we played golf together with a bunch of gals last winter. Though I didn’t know her well, I liked her alot and will miss seeing her smiling face in the neighborhood and on the golf course–she was a great golfer!
    Sheila Keyman
    Brandon, South Dakota

  15. To Willy’s Children
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. I worked with her for many years at the Rockyview Hospital and spent many night shifts talking and laughing… especially laughing. Willy had such a wonderful sense of humour and made the most of everything she encountered. Her passion as a nurse was insurmountable and her compassion towards her patients was never-ending. I always remember her saying that she never wanted to be paired with a nursing student…. She hated teaching…. but Willy being Willy would eventually accept and the student would learn so much and get so much out of the experience. She was an extremely knowledgable nurse and everyone she met benefited. I always teased your mother about her red sports car and personalized license plate, I use to call her the hot rod momma…. I left the Rockyview many years back but have many fond memories of your mother which I hold dear to my heart, she was one of a kind.

    God bless
    Paul Stewart

  16. Ann-Marie Nesvadba :

    Dear Tara and Chris,

    It is with great sadness that I just learned of your mothers passing. The kindness and gentle ways that she showed me (during band events in high school), has and will continue to be remembered with a warm smile. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both-
    With deepest sadness,

    Ann-Marie Nesvadba
    (Burlington/Toronto ON)

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