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ALFRED, Maureen Joyce

July 24, 1933 – Grays Essex, England
March 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Maureen Alfred, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

Maureen was born in Grays Essex, England to Thomas and Edith Baker. She married Norman Alfred on January 3, 1953. She immigrated to Calgary, Canada in 1994 to be with her daughter, brothers and sister. Maureen loved her new home with a passion, and also spending time with her family and walking her beloved dogs.

Maureen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Roger; four grandchildren, Beverley, Ryan, Shelley and Jason; and her brother Keith. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Edith; her sister Edie and her brother Don.

The family requests in lieu of flowers please make donations to Breathe the lung association ( or the Calgary Humane Society (

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Maureen Alfred a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Sheila Le-Surf

    In memory of my darling friend Maureen.
    We were friends for most of my adult life. We lived through tough times and good times too. You have gone ahead without me now. I will miss you.
    I wish you peace and happiness in your eternal life. I will see you one day when my time has come.
    Goodbye for now my friend. xxxxx
    Love from Sheila George and all the family.

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  2. Teena, Dan and Sally

    We only knew Maureen for a few short years, but everyone we spoke it brought a smile to everyone’s faces. We will miss seeing her in the park.

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  3. Marion Douglas

    Dearest Maureen,
    Your beautiful smile
    Your lovely face
    A special lady
    So full of grace
    In angels care now
    Forever to stay
    God bless you always
    And keep you each day. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Dear Sandy, Roger, Beverley, Shelley, Ryan and Jason our thoughts are with you at this very sad time, lots of love Marion, John, Matthew and Daniel xxxxxxxxx

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  4. Tricia and Oscar

    It seems Maureen made friends with everyone she met. Her beautiful smile and infectious laugh made a huge impact on me. She and Holly will be so missed by everyone in the dog park. RIP Maureen.

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  5. JOhn & Eileen Hulme

    Maureen will be sadly missed but very fondly remembered. She was always cheerful and happy. we will certainly miss her smile.

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  6. So sad to hear of the loss of Maureen, such a lovely lady.
    She always took the trouble to write to me every Christmas throughout many years.
    She will be missed by so many.
    My thoughts are with Sandy, Roger and all of her grandchildren xxxx

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  7. Love and prayers are with you Sandy, Roger and Family
    Remembering Maureen, such a lovely lady, knew her only as a small child in the 1960’s, she was kind, loving, and so much fun, her laugh will remain with me forever. Thinking of you Sandy, Roger and family on Monday love Sonia in Bonnie Scotland x

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  8. Love and prayers to the Wicks family. We knew Maureen as the lovely lady who walked her dogs past our home. Always wonderful to talk to , shared her love of her family with us and of course her great love for her dogs. She will be missed by all who knew her. Even as a casually acquaintance I always loved to see her coming my way.
    Thinking of you all, Sandy, Ryan and Shelley.
    Cathy & Graham Fiddler

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  9. Maureen was such a joy to be around, always looked on the bright side and was such a sweet, loving person. She will be so much missed by her card playing friends, every game will be a reminder of what she added to our lives.
    Condolences to her family,
    Lois Nicholls

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  10. Rosemary & Ken Walders

    Dear Sandy & Family of Maureen, We are both so sorry to hear of the passing of Maureen. She was a wonderful vibrant person always filled with joy and that beautiful smile! In past years Maureen and Thomas would stop by for a visit on her way to the dog park. One stormy day, Thomas was scared by the lighting and came to our front door step for cover. Then came beautiful Holly. We have missed Maureen so much on our walks as we had such great visits and she always asked how our family was doing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time of great loss and Thank You Sandy for letting us know. Sincerely, Rosemary & Ken, Jessica, Steve, Dan, Sophie & Jersey

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  11. Davina Andrews

    I first met Maureen in 1975 when I began working at the local Tax Office in Grays. We continued our friendship even after I left to have my first child. When I told one of my children about her passing she said I remember her she always brought us chocolate Father Christmases. Despite her emigrating we continued to keep in touch her neat hand and my scrawl. Maureen gave me much advice over the years and her eldest grandchild shares my birthday. Her picture is exactly as we remember her just a hair colour change. As xmas it was a short note and she said she was unwell and no card came in April and as her birthday approached I wondered.

    So Bob and I send our condolences and sympathy for the lost of a lady who brightened our lives even from afar. I so enjoyed those catch up letters.

    Love Davina, Bob and girls

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  12. Tessa Metcalfe

    Like Davina, I worked with Maureen at Grays Tax Office from 1974 until I left in 1982. I lost touch when she moved to Canada but always remembered her with great fondness and true thanks for having known her. I was very young and at the start of my career and got thrown in at the deep end a lot. Maureen was always there to help, guide and be the voice of humorous wisdom when things got overwhelming for me. I know how devoted she was to Sandy (who I remember from Barclays bank!) and how much she looked forward to her new life in Canada. I am so pleased it worked out so well for her. If anyone deserved a happy, peaceful and grace filled life, Maureen did. My condolences to all the family.
    Every blessing
    Tessa Metcalfe (was Cottis)

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