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TYNAN – Mary

Music, Dance, Travel, Golf, Community Service, Friends, Family – a lifetime of moments and memories all linked together by a dynamic red-head who shared her passions with all who loved her. She was a force to be reckoned with in Calgary – as a Mother, friend, community organizer and especially wife. After 61 years of marriage, being apart for just four months was too much. Mary knew that Bill needed his “Winger”.

Mary was born in Detroit, Michigan on Christmas Day in 1926 while her dad, an OPP officer, was working with joint forces during the days of Prohibition. The middle child of Mary and Tom Oldfield, she was raised in southern Ontario with her four siblings. Mary came west to join her Dad right after the war, and on a blind date Mary and Bill met and fell in love, marrying in November of 1948. They were an unstoppable team. In addition to Bill, she was predeceased by her sister Regina and brother Gerry. She is survived by two sisters, Kate and Jan of Ontario; and loved dearly by her children, Russ and Jill, Maureen and Neil Sanger, John and Nancy, and Laura and Marcus Burn. She was also a much loved Nanna to her wonderful grandchildren, Wendy, Colleen, Karen, Alicia, Jessica, Shamus Burn and Melissa Burn. She will be missed by cousins, nieces and nephews, friends, and those who shared her love in their service to others.

Mary was the heart behind so many Calgary and Palm Springs memories. With Rotary, the shows and the BBQs were her areas of service, supporting fellowship in the club while raising funds for its worthwhile charitable efforts. She was dynamic; leading the chorus, tap dancing in the many routines, and always an organizer. Mary was an avid Golfer at the Calgary Golf and Country Club and at Desert Island in Rancho Mirage where many long and wonderful friendships developed. At Desert Island, she was active with the review shows put on by the members and organized annual trips to Canada for friends to participate in Desert Island North. She was a proud member of the Samaritan Club and was honoured in many ways by the organizations she served, including two Paul Harris Awards from Rotary. She served as the head of Rotary Anns, and the ladies sections at Desert Island and the Calgary Golf and Country Club. Mary was a doer, an ideas person and the one you went to when you needed to get things done. If it was a community cause, to support a friend, or to make twenty dozen green deviled eggs for a St. Patrick’s Day Party, there was only one person to call. Mary and Bill loved to travel and their trips took them all over the world. Important to both of them, they always traveled with friends, and if there was not an organizer, Mary would set about to be the travel coordinator for the group. It was a role she loved.

She continuously inspired those around her and was even more enthusiastic if song and dance could be part of what was being done. She loved music and it loved her. As a teenager, she even had the opportunities to sing at Stratford. And now, with a glass of white wine on ice in one hand, a conductor’s baton in the other, and Bill by her side, we are thankful that she has a whole new choir to get performance ready.

Please join us to celebrate Mary’s life at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 pm. We wish to acknowledge the staff of Beverly Centre Glenmore for the exceptional care, respect and support shown to our mother. If friends desire, memorial tributes can be made directly to the Rotary Clubs of Calgary Foundation or to the United Way of Calgary and areas. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mary Tynan, 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. Carol and Larry Ryder :

    Dear Russ, Jill, Wendy,Colleen and Karen and Family

    Our deepest condolences and heart goes out to you all on the loss of your dear Mother, Mary.

    May your memories bring you comfort over time as well as the thought that she is in her final peace with your beloved Dad and Grandfather.

    Thinking of you all at this time.

    Carol and Larry Ryder

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  2. Betty Stiven :

    I send my sincere sympathies for your loss. Have so many happy memories of the time spent with Bill and Mary.

    Betty Stiven

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  3. Bev Browne (Dye) :

    Dear John & Nancy, Maureen & Neil, Russ & Jill, Laura & Marcus,

    I just heard about your mom. I want you to know that I am thinking about all of you. Please accept my condolences. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you, especially since it has only been four months since your father died.
    My thoughts are with you and your families at this very sad time.

    With deepest sympathy from,
    Bev Dye (Browne)

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  4. Barb Davidson :

    We are so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. With love and sympathy,
    The Blacks and Davidsons

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  5. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
    My deepest condolences.

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  6. Pat Hoggan and Fred Allen :

    To all of Mother Mary’s Family

    We are sincerely sorry to hear of Mary’s passing away and hope she is at peace and with her beloved Bill. We are sorry we cannot be there and wish her a gentle journey.

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  7. Rob & Pat Biswanger :

    Our sincere wishes to Jill, Russ and family in your recent loss. The loss of the Mother of a Family is a heavy one but will be understood over time. Sincerely, Rob and Pat

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  8. Chris (Penwarn) Borstmayer :

    Russ and Family,
    I would like to offer our condolences on the loss of your Mom. I know that this must be a very difficult time for you, coming so soon after the loss of your Dad.

    Chris (Penwarn) Borstmayer and Family

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  9. Allen & Glenis Currie :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our condolonces on the loss of your Mother so soon after your Father.

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  10. Rhea & Phil Crook :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We wish we could be there to give you a great big hug Moe! May all the memories give you comfort and joy. With our love, Rhea & Phil

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  11. Ross and Gail Halseth :

    Dear Moe and Neil….We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom so soon after your father. Cherish the good memories you have. They will help in the days to come. We are thinking of you. Love and prayers.

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  12. Ann, Dave, Beth & Tina Rogers :

    Jill, Russ, Wendy, Colleen and Karen:
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Mary will certainly be with Bill and organizing all the others. Take comfort in all the good memories. Love to all of you.
    The Rogers

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  13. Gloria Wilkinson :

    Russ, Jill and the rest of the family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of wonderful, vibrant Mary.
    Gloria

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  14. Carl St. Laurent :

    Having been honoured to know and love your Mom for the past 25 years and more, I wish to offer my sincere condolences and hope that the family can remember the great memories of Mary to give you peace.

    Love and blessings to you all

    Carl

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  15. Bill France :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marsha MahPoy and Bill France

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  16. Julie Fitzsimmons :

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Julie & Terry

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  17. Don & Carol Boyce :

    Moe, Neil, Russ, Jill. May it help you in your sorrow to know that “someone” cares. Mom & Dad are together again, it’s great that memories help us get through life & they will help you get through this as well.

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  18. Lynda deForest :

    Russ,

    Was so sorry to read of your Mum’s passing. You have had quite a year so far. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lots of changes in all our Elboya families lives.

    Lynda

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  19. Byron and Pat Hussey :

    To the Tyan Family…our sincerest and heartfelt sympathies.

    Byron and Pat Hussey

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  20. Lynn Cannon and therapy dog Casey :

    John, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Both your mom and dad were a special part of our therapy group at the Beverly. We miss them both. You are an amazing, thoughtful son and brought your mom great comfort over these past few months.

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  21. To the Tynan Families,
    We were saddened to hear about your mom’s passing and that it came so soon after your dad passed away.

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

    Betty Cody, Fred & Harry Wutzke and familes

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  22. Don and Arline Eberhardt :

    Dear Russ and Moe, They are together once again, where they belong, although we know how much you will miss them. We really do miss them at Desert Island; it has never been the same without the Tynan’s and Sailer’s. Mary & Bill are the main reason we joined and became active. Will you please email me (eby3@aol.com) an address; I have some pictures of you and them to send and a memorial for Mary (we already sent one for Bill, but not sure you ever received it). Duffy and Bill Davis (bless them) sent us her obit which was wonderful and have read and reread! It truly described the Mary I knew and loved! Blessings to both of you and our love, Don and Arline

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