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ASH, Fay Carol

December 26, 1944 – Calgary, Alberta
May 12, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Fay Ash of Calgary, AB, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the age of 74 years after a brief illness.

Fay was a talented artist, teacher, and activist. She loved camping, nature, and music and was passionate about sustainable living. She dedicated her life to family, friends, and her community, and wanted to make this world a better place for everyone.

Fay will be lovingly remembered by her son, Victor (Tasha) Katay; daughter, Fiona (Rob Skrypnyk) Katay; grandchildren, David and Rayne; brother, Lloyd (Nyla) Ash; extended family; dear friend, Roger Simington; and many close colleagues and friends.

Fay was predeceased by her loving parents, Alfred and Monica Ash.

“Our descendants walk in the riverbed of our creation” ~ Author Unknown

If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Fay’s name can be made to The Verge Permaculture Scholarship Fund, (227 Fonda Way SE, Calgary, AB T2A 4Z7) Telephone: (403) 770-9789 https://vergepermaculture.ca/. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Fay Ash, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Ramona Collins

    Dear Family of Fay Ash,

    Fay will be remembered fondly as our friendly neighbour, who welcomed us to the neighbourhood with a delicious pie and lovely stories about her life.

    Our deepest condolences,
    Ramona, Michael, and Joshua Collins

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  2. Dear Lloyd, Nyla, Fiona and Victor,
    I am saddened to see that Fay has left us. (The photo of her you chose is lovely). Please accept Bob’s and my sincere condolences and sympathy. It was partly because of Fay that the City stopped spraying dandelions. I was impressed that she spent years riding her bike to destinations, rather than put car exhaust into the air. In many ways she was a model for the environment and her passion never abated. She stood up for a perspective that she thought was right – she was one of a kind!

    Please know that you are in our thoughts.

    IN sympathy,

    Sally Hodges

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  3. Laura Middleton

    I have so many fond memories of Faye and family visiting my folks farm over the years of my childhood. I am grateful that I got to visit with her last August when she was camping at the farm for my folks 50th anniversary. Sending my love to Fiona, Victor and family.

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  4. Gertjan Zwiggelaar

    Fay was my friend and fellow truth warrior. She and I spoke on the phone and in emails to each other regarding anti fluoride campaigning. Fay contributed greatly to several anti fluoride videos I produced on BitChute. I never met Fay in person and will regret that always. Since I heard of Fay’s passing a few days ago I have been very sad. Calgary lost one of her best. Condolences to her family and many friends.

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  5. Really saddened to learn about the passing of my Auntie Fay. I have many fond memories including her teaching me the song “tiptoe through the tulips” as we walked to school. Her laugh was infectious. A wonderful lady and Aunt. <3

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  6. Our deepest condolences to Fay’s family. Peace and comfort to you all as you cherish the fond memories of her forever.
    Love Mara & Craig

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  7. Monika Schaefer

    I am so sad that dear Fay is no longer with us here in the physical realm. She has truly been an inspiration for me. I learned so much from her. Fay’s enthusiasm for life, her untiring dedication to actively making the world a better place, her infectious laugh – such a bright light! She giggled with delight the day we busked together, banjo and fiddle, at a street fair in Calgary. What a special moment – I’ll never forget it!

    Her spirit will stay with us, and the ripples of her good works will continue to spread.

    with condolences to family and friends,
    Monika

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  8. I send my deepest sympathy to Fay’s loved ones.
    She and I taught together at Crescent Heights High School and I have lovely memories of our friendship there. I hope that you will find comfort in your wonderful memories of fun times with her.
    Blessings to all, Fran Cormack

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  9. Fay will be sadly missed. I only knew her through our decades long battle on the Water Fluoridation issue in Calgary. She was a true activist. Always trying to educate people. Colleen Cran.

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  10. DR. ROBERT C DICKSON

    Fay was a very big part of the grassroots advocacy movement in Calgary, particularly for pesticides, herbicides and artificial water fluoridation. She played a key role in our success at having the fluoride taps turned off in 2011.
    RIP, Fay!
    Dr Bob

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  11. I’m sad to learn of Fay’s passing. She was a good-hearted person, always fighting the ‘good fight’ for many meaningful causes. Heartfelt thoughts for her family, friends and everyone who will miss her.
    Joy Brockhoff

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