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WRIGHT, Kathleen Mary

February 7, 1918 – January 7, 2013

Kathleen Mary Wright of Calgary passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013 in her 95th year.

Born in Calgary, Kathleen attended school at St. Mary’s Girls School and in Red Deer. Kathleen earned her A.R.C.T. and taught piano lessons from her home for many years. After earning her teaching degree at the University of Calgary, she taught music in many schools throughout Southern Alberta and in Calgary. A devout Catholic, “Kay” served as organist in several Calgary parishes, including St. Joseph’s, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Paul’s and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Until the age of 92, Kathleen proudly lived in the family home built by her father and uncles in 1912.

Kathleen is survived by her nephew, Michael and ever-faithful friends, Val and John Wood and Anne Moline. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Mary Wright, her brother Fred, and her sister-in-law Marjorie.

Kathleen’s kindness, generosity and determination will be remembered by all who knew her.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church (2519 Edmonton Trail N.E.) on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Kathleen’s honour may be made directly to Calgary Meals on Wheels, 3610 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 2P9 Telephone: (403) 243-2834,, or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, Heartfelt thanks to her devoted caregivers including her Home Care workers, and the staffs at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre and the Brentwood Care Centre.

In living memory of Kathleen Wright, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Dear Michael,
    I am so sorry about your Aunt Kathleen…my heart goes out to you. You were such a constant support and gave her the best of care and most importantly of yourself. She was lucky to have you in her life.
    Know that I am thinking of you…

    All my love,
    Jude x

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  2. Nicole Chaplain-Pearman :

    I’m the person who adopted Kathleen’s cat Kitty. Since adopting her, I’d been taking her to visit Kathleen once a month and was planning to go this weekend until I finally got around to reading Friday’s paper. I’m very sorry to hear the news and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Dear Michael,
    I don’t believe we have met , but I am the daughter-in-law of Anne Moline, your aunt Kathleen’s friend.
    I met Kathleen about 31 years ago, after my marriage to Keith Moline. Kathleen was also my friend since then, and I appreciated her sense of humour and concern for everyone she came into contact with. As a cat lover too, we shared that common bond. I am happy that Kitty has such a good home now.
    Unfortunately we are unable to bring Anne to the funeral mass today, as Keith is very ill with the flu & coughing, for 2 weeks now !
    As I am still recovering from shoulder surgery, and unable to drive that means Anne has no way of getting there. You may know that she is legally blind and confused, having just lost her last remaining sister on Jan. 3, and now her best friend Kathleen on the 7th of Jan.
    I am also sending wishes from Kay’s friend Elsie Greengrove, who is 91, also legally blind and unable to attend the funeral today. Their friendship goes back probably 30 years as well. She offers her sincere
    condolences to you.
    Please rest assured that we have been in prayer, and will be in prayer for you, today, and in future.
    Angie /Keith/ Anne Moline & Elsie G.

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  4. Leah & Bill Truch :

    A voice from the past. Sorry to read about the passing of Kathleen. I also noticed that your Mom & Dad had died. When? We lost touch after Anna & Harold died. My brother Donald died December 10, 2012. Claire lives on a non-working ranch. We still live in Calgary but have a Farmette west of Nanton. Would like to chat.
    Sincerely, Leah (Jones) Truch

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