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WILLISON, Barbara Gayle

1954 – Calgary, AB
2013 – Calgary, AB

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy but there is comfort in knowing that the pain and suffering is over. It is with deep sadness that Shauna Lloyd and Jenn Kinsman announce the passing of their mother Barbara (McKinnon) Willison on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the age of 58 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Barbara passed away peacefully with family at her side and in the gentle care of health workers at the Southwood Intercare Hospice. Shauna and Jenn would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to all of those who cared for their mother and ensured that her final days were as comfortable as possible.

Barbara was born and raised in Calgary and graduated from James Fowler High School. She spent most of her life living in Calgary and took pleasure in spending time with her daughters and five grandchildren. In addition to Shauna and Jenn and their families, Barbara is survived by her sisters Sandy and Donna and her brother Murray along with many nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her parents Don McKinnon and Kay McKinnon.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will take place at the McKenzie Lake Beach Club (16199 McKenzie Lake Way S.E.) on Friday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, donations may be made in Barbara’s name directly to the Southwood Intercare Hospice, 211 Heritage Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1M9.

In living memory of Barbara Willison, 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. Don & Colleen :

    Jenn and Shauna, my heart is so heavy with sadness. The last time your Mom and I spoke, she told me how proud she was of both of you. I know you will miss her but take comfort in your special memories and she will remain in your heart forever as you will hers. Love you both so much! xoxo
    Gramma Colleen

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  2. Becky Banks :

    Shauna, Jenn and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here for you if you need anything.
    Becky, Greg, Owen, Olivia and Grace

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  3. Nancy & Lucie Lloyd :

    Shauna, Jenn and family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.
    Nancy and Lucie

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  4. Sylvia Bates nee Michaud :

    Sandy and Family,

    I was very sorry to read of the passing of your sister Barb. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Warm thoughts,
    Sylvia and Brian

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  5. The Sawatzky's :

    Thoughts and prayers to Shauna and family during this time of heartache and sorrow. Keep your memories close, she’ll live on forever in your hearts.

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