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BLACK, Alison

January 24, 1920 – Balzac, Alberta
December 5, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Alison of Calgary, AB, passed away on December 5, 2018 at the age of 98 years.

Alison was born on a farm in Balzac, Alberta on January 24, 1920 and passed away at Chinook Care Centre on December 5, 2018. She rode a horse that was very special to her to Airdrie High School and completed grade 12. Mom worked at Eaton’s in the Men’s department until her marriage in 1948. Mom and dad (Douglas) met after WWII and had four children. Alison was a stay-at-home mom.
Mom loved to embroider, at which she was exceptionally skilled. She loved reading and discussing books she had read with friends. She lived in her own home until an advanced age. She then lived in a retirement residence for 12 years, until her decline. Alison was predeceased by her husband, Douglas; her sisters, Elspeth and Katherine; and son-in-law, Carl.

She is survived by her four children, Margaret, Gerald (Florence), Ann, Aileen (Jim); and by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Upper Level at the Funeral Home. Graveside Service to follow at Union Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Diabetes Canada, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 1112, or to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, .

In living memory of Alison Black, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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