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WHITE, Ora Marie (nee MacDonald)

August 16, 1945 – October 1, 2011

Ora Marie White beloved wife of Derry White of Calgary, passed away in her home on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the age of 65 years.

Ora was born in Regina but made her home in Calgary since 1966. Ora was a mother, wife, grandmother, sister, talented artist, and her proudest accomplishment was her fifteen year volunteer stewardship of Wildcat (Wreck) Island, along with her husband Derry. She loved to camp and travel to Baja, Mexico where she fell in love with the Mexican people and their culture.

She will be lovingly remembered by Derry, her husband of thirty-two years; daughter Shauna (Rob) Ferguson (nee Stevenson); son Scott Stevenson; mother Gertrude (Trudy) MacDonald and Robert (Bob) Gilmar of Lethbridge; sisters Karla (Darrell) Wenhardt of San Diego and Joanne (Doug) Bobinec of Wrentham; grandchildren Ella and Joey Ferguson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her father Donald MacDonald of Lethbridge and mothers-in-law Leslie White and Mona White and father-in-law Bev White.

Always loved, never forgotten.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Ora White, 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. Pat Johnston Martin :

    Thinking of you and your family Derry. I still remember meeting Ora so many years ago and I am so sorry that she has left you so early. Deep peace of the running wave, the flowing air and the shining stars. Your friend as always, Pat

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  2. Janice MacLean (Kitchener) :

    It is with a heavy heart that I send this note to everyone. She was a beautiful spirit, Heaven is blessed to have her now. xoxo

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  3. Doreen and Norman Hess :

    We were so sorry to read about Ora’s death. I have been thinking about the times we spent together with Stu, Susan and Paula. Our condolences and all our best

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  4. Wayne and Jean Ulrich :

    Sorry we cannot be with you. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers . Ora is at peace and time will heal your suffering as memories of the good times prevail. She will be missed but not forgotten. God Bless. Sincerely, Wayne & Jean.

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  5. Ed & Donna Fitzgibbon :

    Both Donna & I offer our sincere condolences. We always felt you were both so compatable for each other. We know she will be truly missed by family, friends and her life long partner.

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