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WITT – Vera Beatrice (nee Irving)

June 5, 1917 – January 3, 2011

Vera Beatrice Witt of Calgary passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the age of 93 years.

Born in Calgary on June 5, 1917 during the First World War, Vera moved in 1928 with her parents and four siblings to Inglewood, the neighbourhood she called home for the next 80 years. Vera was also an avid reader, collector and card-player, and she always did love a good sale. She also loved her high-heeled shoes and visiting Banff with her friends and family. She will be remembered for her baking, sewing, knitting, and above all, her sense of humour.

Vera was the loving mother/mother-in-law of Lynne and Dave Kinniburgh, Ron and Ruth Witt and Terry and April Witt; the proud grandma (Nana) of nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Vera was also blessed with the deep friendships of her beloved brother Billy Irving; Maureen Williams-Witt; Ron (Bradley) Madge; and her friends and neighbours on 15th Street. Vera was predeceased by her husband George Witt in 1987; her sisters Isabel and Agnes; and her brother David.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through Special thanks to Dr. Lam and the Willow unit staff at Extendicare Cedars Villa for the exceptional care given to Vera and the support for Lynne and family over the past three years. In memoriam donations may be made directly to Extendicare Cedars Villa (3330-8 Avenue SW, T3C 0E7, phone 403 249 8915).

In living memory of Vera Witt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Penny and Jim Winnick :

    Dear Lynne, Dave, Carmen and David,
    We extend our deepest sympathies to you all on Vera’s passing. May the memories you share of her life give you some comfort at this difficult time. We are sorry we can’t be there with you at the service but we are currently in New Zealand visiting family.
    Take Care,
    Love Penny and Jim

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  2. Alan & Shelley Yost :

    Lynne, Dave & Family. Sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. She left us with great memories of her life for all of us to cherish. We are thinking of all of you, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With our love,
    Alan & Shelley & Family

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  3. Dear Lynne, Dave and family,
    I have lovely memories of Vera sitting out on your front porch at Wycliffe and having little conversations with her as she drank her coffee. She was a sweet lady to all of your neighbors. I hope you are doing OK and know she is at peace. We are thinking of you. Luv Faye and Gerry and family

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  4. Lorine , Mal landry :

    We were thinking of you as you remember and cherish her life today. Moms are very special people.

    Take care
    Lorine, Mal

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