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TUTTY, Marjorie Alwena (nee Price)

May 27, 1922 – October 3, 2011

Marjorie Alwena Tutty passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on Monday, October 3, 2011 at the age of 89 years.

Marjorie was born on May 27, 1922 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, studied nursing at the Montreal General Hospital, and married Patrick Leslie Tutty in Prince Albert in 1946. They had three children. Pat was ill with cancer and passed away in 1954. Marge carried on with her nursing to support her young family, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta in 1960, continuing to work at the Colonel Belcher Hospital teaching orderlies. In 1965, the family moved to Prince Albert, where Marge commenced her position of Director of Nursing at Victoria Union Hospital. She obtained a Certificate in Hospital Administration from the University of Saskatchewan in 1976. Marge retired in 1987 and relocated to Calgary to be closer to her family. Marge had a passion for life and everything that she took on. She was a great tennis player, enjoyed golfing, and loved hiking and being out in nature. In her retirement years, she took up watercolour painting and photography, and was active in Calgary’s Kerby Centre, including their hiking group. Marge took the Master Gardener program and created a beautiful garden at her Calgary home. In 2006, a boardroom at the Victoria Union Hospital was dedicated to Marge for her exemplary service as Director of Nursing.

She is survived by her daughter Leslie Tutty (Michael Rothery) and their children Jason Rothery and Evan Rothery (Heather Kolesar) of Calgary, Alberta; her son Robert Tutty (Debbie Tutty) and children Sean and Christopher of Calgary; and her daughter Patricia Tutty (Billy Walker) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her parents Robert Evan Price and Lily Violet Price; her husband Patrick Leslie Tutty; and her great-grandson Cedric Kole Rothery.

A Private Family Service was held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, The family wishes to thank Val Theoret for being a great caregiver for the past year, and the staff in Unit 73 at Rockyview Hospital.

In living memory of Marjorie Tutty, 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. Hazel Schultz :

    Mrs. Tutty’s family:

    Please accept my sympathy. I very much enjoyed working as Marj’s secretary for ten years until her retirement. I always appreciated her visits when she was back in P.A. She never forgot my birthday and always asked about my children.

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  2. Maxine Ward RN :

    I was in the class of 1969 at Victoria Union Hosp. I will always remember tall, slender Mrs. Tutty, dressed in a white uniform, cap, and shoes. She is the standard I measure all other nurses against. Impeccably professional, yet humane and compassionate. I really liked and admired her. In late 1990’s, I was reacquainted with her at Masters Gallery on 17 ave in Calgary. I visited her at her home + garden a couple of times, and I treasure that time. My sympathy to all the family.

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  3. Frances Chapman :

    Mrs Tutty’s family
    I am a member of Centennial Gallery, and on their behalf I wish to say sorry for your loss.
    Marge was a volunteer for five years at the Centennial gallery, helping us in the daily operations.
    We thoroughly enjoyed her company,her help, and her paintings. She was a pleasure to know, and the members of Centennial Gallery send our condolenses.
    Frances Chapman

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