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FRANCIS, Jackie Lee (nee Field)

June 21, 1971 – Winnipeg, Manitoba May 9, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta Jackie Francis, beloved wife of Brad of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 47 years, with her family all around her. Jackie was born in Winnipeg, MB on June 21, 1971. She moved […]

SWIFT, Felicia

October 5, 1944 – Guilsfield, Powys, Wales May 4, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta Felicia Swift, beloved wife of Ian Swift of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the age of 74 years. Condolences may be forwarded through Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES. In living memory of Felicia Swift, […]

MERRYFIELD, William Gordon

July 27, 1923 – Toronto, Ontario May 1, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta William Gordon Merryfield was born on July 27th, 1923 in Toronto, Ontario. Gordon was the fourth child of George Edward and Mary Ida Merryfield. Gordon’s father was a travelling salesman. Over the years the family lived in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and eventually Calgary. […]

SHIPP, Carol Doretta (nee Johnson)

August 30, 1937 – Hull, Quebec April 10, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta Carol Shipp of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Carol grew up in Toronto throughout World War II and remained there into her 20’s. After briefly moving to Golden, BC she […]

What is the Importance of the short immediate Death Announcement?

 The short death announcement lets friends and family know they have had a death and that the death is now public. It gives people a source to go to other than calling the family for details. The death announcement aims to avoids awkward phone calls to inquire about a sick family member.  Many people […]

How many days should we run the obituary for?

 Typically, the average is to run an obituary for three days, remember that weekend and weekday papers have different readership groups and it is always advised to post an obituary on both a weekend and weekday. McInnis & Holloway has negotiated a 40% reduction on day two and a 50% reduction after two days […]

How important is the heading of the obituary?

The funeral home staff will create the obituary heading and start the Obituary and Death Notice prior to the arrangement. It is very important to proof the entire obituary including this heading. If any spelling of names, place of birth, are added or dates change from the first call, be sure to let the funeral […]

What does (nee) refer to in an obituary?

   Nee refers to a Woman’s maiden name. In an obituary a ladies first name and married last name is followed by nee in brackets then the maiden name. nee would not capitalized. This maiden name is included in obituaries so older friends that don’t know a woman’s married name will recognize the maiden […]

What is included in the first Paragraph on an obituary?

   In the first paragraph of an obituary generally, you will see included the first and last name of the deceased and the name of the surviving spouse (include nee after her name followed by her maiden name) To assist readers associate with the deceased the city that the deceased lived in is then […]

Is the place of passing listed in the obituary?

   Generally, the place of death is not listed in an obituary because hospices and care facilities have asked not to list their name every time a time a death has occurred, as they can have many deaths in a day or week. As with all elements and rules regarding an obituary they are […]