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THORNE, Kathleen

December 28, 1924 – Enfield, Middlesex, England
November 4, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Thorne, Kaye (nee Jones) passed away peacefully in the hospital on November 4th, 2017 in Calgary Alberta, at the age of 92.

Originally from Enfield Middlesex England, Kaye immigrated as a child to western Canada. As a young adult she moved with her family to Ottawa where she met her husband the late Alfred Henry Thorne. Alfred worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Kaye and their young family enjoyed being posted abroad to Rome and New York, they eventually returned and settled in Ottawa. Kaye remained in Ottawa for many years as a widow and worked as a nursing assistant. She had a brief second marriage to John Miner until his death in 1983. Ultimately she returned to her beloved western roots in Calgary.

Kaye is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law Christopher and Susy, William and Lynnette; and Judy; her grandchildren, Stefanie, Alfred (Sonia), Alex, Kathryn (Jamie); and great-grandchildren Othello, Mathias, Bryn, Rowan; her brother and sisters-in-law Colin(Joyce) and Pat Jones.

Kaye is predeceased by her son Eric and her brother Ted.

Kaye’s family invites you to join them for a Celebration of Life reception to be held at Canyon Meadows, 12 Deerview Terrace S.E., in the Activity Room, on Tuesday, November 14th between 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. If friends so desire donations in memory are welcome to the Kerby Centre of Calgary 1133 – 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1B2, website: www.kerbycentre.com. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Kaye Thorne, 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. Will, Lynnette, Kate & Alex,

    Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. May you find comfort in your memories of the wonderful times you shared together.

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  2. Will, Lynnette, Kate & Alex,
    Sympathies to you on the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. May God help you through the rough days ahead, and may you find comfort in each other as you go on with out her.

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  3. Patrick and Caila OKeefe :

    William, Lynnette & Alex, You have been in our prayers as we feel deeply for your loss. You two are such wonderful people … There is no sentiment we can suggest that would come close to helping your healing process, except to let you know how much we care.

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