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ANNEAR, Claire Inez (nee Magnuson)

March 27, 1924 –Vulcan, Alberta
February 7, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Claire Annear, daughter of Tilla and Ingvald Magnuson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the age of 94 years.

Claire is survived by her brothers Melvin and Harold (Norma) Magnuson; children, Mary Jane (Ron) Holberton, Christine (Ron) McKinnon, and Tom Annear as well as her grandchildren, Tanya (Kent) Wigmore, Daniel Holberton, Pam (Denys) Grombacher, Katherine and Sarah McKinnon;  and great-grandchildren, Parker and William Wigmore, and Ida Jane Grombacher.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband Tom Annear, sister and best friend Florence Sokvitne, brother Ingvald, and infant great-granddaughter Annika Wigmore.

A Celebration of Claire’s Life will be held at Mary Jane’s home on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219, www.cnib.ca. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Carewest Royal Park and Hillcrest Extendicare for the exceptional care that Mom received.

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  1. Mary Jane and Ron Holberton and family :

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Claire was a beautiful woman with so much love for her family.

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  2. Dear Mary Jane, Chris, Tom and families,
    Our deepest condolences on Claire,s passing. We are so glad we had a chance to spend some time with her last fall. With love to you all.
    Sincerely,
    Dorothy and Doug and family

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  3. Katherine McKinnon :

    Sending my love and keeping Gramma in my thoughts. <3

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  4. Roy & Marj Knive :

    Dear Chris and families

    So sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. She belonged to a special generation who never gave up but always had time to be a host and to share a kind word. So glad we got to meet her. Our thoughts are with you all
    Roy & Marj

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  5. Our deepest sympathy on your loss, Shirley and Jean Sokvitne

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