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CANTRILL, Sonja Martha Klara (nee Kunz)

May 4, 1928 – Hanover, Germany
April 22, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Sonja Cantrill of Calgary passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Mom was truly a lovely lady, kind and loving to her family and friends. She was a devoted gardener, although she did curse the squirrels for digging up her tulips. Mom was a wonderful baker and homemaker. She and Dad immigrated to Canada in 1956 with Dad having left the British forces to join the Canadian Lord Strathcona’s. What a shock it must have been to arrive in Calgary in wintertime. She embraced her new country with trepidation (when does it stop snowing?) and enthusiasm (the Calgary Stampede and Banff Park). We are all so grateful to have had her in our lives.

Rest in Peace, Mom, sitting there with Dad and Sean, enjoying chicken soup and blueberry pie.

Sonja, a kind, generous and beloved mom, will be remembered by her children, Dennis (Darla), Angelina, and Michael (Geri); dearly loved grandmother to Stuart (Sarah), Stephen (Kirstie), Stefanie (Trapper), Jennifer (Jeff), Kristine (Matt), and Evan; cherished great-grandmother to Aden, Ty, Xander, Saleen, Kacey, Logan, Hudson, Lochlan, and Kasen; dear sister to Trudi Goulden of Farnham, United Kingdom; and auntie to Heidi Goulden (Antonio) of Milan, Italy.

Sonja was predeceased by her husband William Cantrill in May 1991; her grandson Sean Cantrill in March 2003; and her parents Emil and Klara Kunz of Germany.

A Celebration of Sonja’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Sincere thanks to Wentworth Manor Staff for their kind care.

In living memory of Sonja Cantrill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. McInnis Family (John, Shelley, the boys and Yvonne) :

    Mike, Geri, Evan, offering our sincere condolences to you and the entire Cantrill family during this time of sadness and loss of your mother. Cherish the memories you have with her to help get you through this trying time.

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  2. Sharon Maunsell :

    I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Take good care of each other during this time of loss. May you find comfort in your many fond memories of Sonja. She will always be in your thoughts, heart and prayers. Love Sharon Maunsell

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  3. Kimborough Zarowny :

    Dear Angie and your family,
    I have known your mother Angie for a long time and your mother and grandmother had such a loving bond. It was truly heartfelt and it would be easily to be so envious. Sonja was a very gracious mother and Angie in return was a truly loving and devoted daughter. Angie, I know your mom went in peace, thanks to all of your kind care.
    I am thinking of you Angie, your brothers and your daughters. Just wish I was there to give hugs and also to listen.

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  4. Sharon Maunsell :

    I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Take good care of each other during this time of loss. May you find comfort in your many fond memories of Sonja. She will always be in your thoughts, heart and prayers. Sharon Maunsell

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  5. Francis &Janet McInnis :

    Our deepest condolences to Cantrill Family.

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  6. Carol A LeBrun :

    My deepest condolences to all of the family for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Sonja. So many wonderful memories your family have made with her, she truly was loved by all. I have had the precious experience to be involved with many family events and know she will surely be missed. I am positive she is quite at peace and truly proud of her family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time of sadness. Hugs – Carol A LeBrun

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  7. Sylvia and Tony Kasper :

    Our sincerest condolences to Stuart, Sarah and the entire Cantrill family on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother.

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  8. Greg Bauman :

    To the entire Cantrill family we are very sorry to hear the news of “Moms” passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. She was so very proud of her family and was very grateful to have you all in her life. She loved you all immensely.

    Greg & Jacquie Bauman and Family.

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  9. Laurie & Darrell Craig :

    Dear Mike, Geri, Evan and the entire Cantrill family…
    Darrell and I want to send love, prayers and let you know you are in our hearts..
    Your mom was an awesome lady and she will be missed…always loved a nice chat.
    together…God bless you and the entire family, deepest condolences for the loss of your mom….
    Love Laurie & Darrell

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  10. Deepest condolences Mike and all of Family and friends.
    R.I.P Sonja

    Wayne, Sarafina and Jema Mc Innis

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  11. Tony, Kathy, Sarah, Brendan & Megan :

    Our deepest condolences to Mike, Geri, Evan and also to Dennis and Angie and their families on the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a warm and loving person who enjoyed family and tradition. She will go on to live in your hearts and minds.

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  12. Patrick and Cody :

    Dennis, Darla, and family,
    Our sincerest and deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom, Mother-in -law and Grandmother. Our hearts and thoughts are with you our dear and loved friends. May those moments of yesterdays spent together become the cherished special memories of today. May you find some comfort and solace in the warmth of these memories and in the embraces of family and friends.
    Love, Patrick and Cody

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