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Williamson, Audrey Patricia (nee Reese)

November 7, 1939 – November 9, 2012

Audrey Williamson of Calgary Alberta passed away peacefully at home on Friday November 9th at the age of 73.

Audrey was born to Bertha Lydia (nee Baun) and Nelson Hector Reese in Humboldt Saskatchewan, the first of six children. She grew up a farm girl in the Lake Lenore and Ridgedale areas. Audrey attended teachers college in Saskatoon prior to her marriage to Art Williamson of Eston Sask. in May of 1962. Audrey worked in the University of Saskatchewan Hospital records, was a grade school teacher, a home maker, did administration for Shepard King Lutheran Church and the Calgary Interfaith organization, ran her own business and finished her career at General Mills Canada Inc.
Audrey was a champion five pin bowler in the recreational leagues of Calgary in the 1970’s, she also liked to paint, sew, crochet, cross stitch, garden and play the accordion. She also authored a family history book and was working on an extensive second edition. Audrey touched everyone she met with her amazing kind unassuming and non judgmental nature.

Audrey is lovingly remembered by her children Kelvin (Tracy Ash), Karen (Paul Harrison) and Kendall and grandson Nicholas, brothers Theodore (Heather Coulter) and Earl (Janis Ford), sisters Beverly (Wes Dagg) and Myrna (Levern Thomas).She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Hubert (Bud) Reese and his wife Laureen (nee Groat).

Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 43015 George Fox Trail Cochrane, AB, on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If desired donations may be made to The Alberta Lung Association, PO Box 4500, Station South Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2. The family would like to give great thanks to the staff and friends at the lodge where she lived for the excellent care and attention she received there. Facebook friends are welcome to write a tribute on her wall.

In living memory of Audrey Williamson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. bob &Judie Riddell.Our thoughts :

    Judie and I were saddened to read of your mothers passing in the Nov. 14th edition of the Calgary Herald. Our thoughts are with you and the members of your family during this time of your Loss.
    We hope that your fond memories of Audrey will give all of you comfort at this time.

    With warm regards,
    Bob & Judie Riddell

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  2. Penny and Allan Stuckel :

    To Audrey’s family I wish to send our deepest sympathy. I did not expect this to happen. I was just planning my Christmas letter to her. Although it is a long time since I’ve seen her I will miss her very much. I also want to send our sympathy to Ted, Earl, Beverly and Myrna and families.
    Very sincerely Penny and Allan

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  3. Karen Pfeiffer :

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Sincerely, Karen Pfeiffer

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  4. Karen Pfeiffer :

    I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

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  5. Dear cousins, In case my email doesn’t reach Karen, please know that my thoughts and best wishes are with all of you at this time. I didn’t get to know Audrey until recently and was so pleased to connect with my g-uncle Herb Williamson’s descendants. Will miss her so much as I know you will too. If anyone is interested in the family history please contact me. With fondness, Sandra

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