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TERNES, Elvira Veronica

September 24, 1927– Rockyford, AB
October 25, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Elvira Veronica Ternes, beloved wife of William of Calgary, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the age of 86 years.

Elvira and William were married in 1947, one month short of celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. They owned and operated the Red and White grocery store in Beiseker, AB before moving to Calgary in 1956. Elvira and William have been members of Holy Name Parish since moving to Calgary and Elvira was a proud, long time member of the CWL.

Besides her loving husband William, Elvira is survived by son and daughter-in-law Gary and Jacqueline Ternes, daughter and son-in-law Janet and Gordon Loewen. She is also survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Elsie, Harold and Irene and David and Mary Heinzlmeir; a sister and brother-in-law, DonnaMae and John Timmermans; and sister-in-law Mary Plante. She will be fondly remembered by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Elvira was predeceased by daughter Caroline Shepherd (nee Ternes), and granddaughter Jodi Shepherd.

Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W) on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Stewart, Dr. Loehr, and all the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

In living memory of Elvira Ternes, 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. We would like to express our sincere condolences.

    Ilse and Martha

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  2. We will miss you Grandma, we are sorry you will not get to meet your Great Granddaughter, much like you she has a strong character, and is fierce in defending what she loves. Thank you so much for showing us what it is to be strong, and how to face adversity with determination and resolve, always with an outlook on a positive future.

    We love you,

    Trevor, Nancy, and Autumn Ternes

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  3. Dear Ternes family, I was so sorry to learn of this sad news. I know this is a difficult time and know the efforts and love Gary and Janet and your families showered on your Mom these past few years as her health weakened was a great great gift. Wishing you and your family great comfort and support at this time. My very best always, Andy Hirsch-Tampa, FL.

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  4. Margie Graydon :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Janet, Gord & family, knowing that God has called her to glory. Take care and God bless you all richly.

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  5. George and Joyce Huber :

    Dear Bill and Family:

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear wife and mother and grand mother, may her soul rest in peace.

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  6. Chyrel Cannady :

    Sorry to hear of Auntie’s passing. May you find comfort and strength from all the good memories shared with Aunt Elvira.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Chyrel, Gary, Ryan, Amanda and Sarah

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  7. Dear Bill and family: So sorry to hear of Elvira’s passing. Many fond memories of our pot luck suppers, dances we attended, and friendship over the years. She was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma and will be dearly missed. Thinking of you at this sad time and wish you all the best

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  8. jane L mackinnon :

    Our mothers departed this world only two days days apart. I know in my heart that they are at peace and are in the arms of all the family that went before them. Thinking of you are your family .

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  9. Dear Bill and family:
    So sorry to hear of Elvira’s passing. Many fond memories of our pot luck suppers, dances we attended, and friendship we shared over the years. She was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma and will be dearly missed. Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you all the best.

    Fay.

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  10. Marion Spohn (Dr. Mayers office) :

    Dear Ternes family
    Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time. May you find comfort in cherishing all the wonderful years together.

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