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COCHRANE, Blanche Lorraine (nee Bakewell)

January 1, 1933 – Edmonton, Alberta
April 13, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, our mom Blanche Cochrane passed away peacefully at the age of 86.

Blanche was born and lived in Edmonton, Alberta until meeting her husband Rae, and marrying on December 1, 1956. In the years that followed, they had six beautiful children; Sharon (Lory) Whiteley of Calgary, Susan (Terry) Robertson of Cochrane, Tim of Red Deer, Ron (Ann) of Lund, Joanne (John) Tettensor of Calgary, and Gerald of Calgary. She will always be in our hearts.

Blanche will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Kristin (Ryan), Conor (Harpreet), Sean, Kirk, Taylor and Mitchell.

Blanche loved to laugh and loved to share her laughter with friends, family and anyone she met. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and knitting (including kids cancer camp quilts, knitted Barbie doll clothes to Cowichan sweaters). She had great times traveling, hiking, golfing and swimming. Blanche’s love of life and laughter will be greatly missed.

Blanche is survived by her sister Betty-Lou (Bud) Purkiss, her brothers Ken, Ray (Verona) and David, as well as many nieces and nephews. Blanche was predeceased by her husband Rae in 1992, great-granddaughter Adelaide in 2018, her parents Gertrude and Albert and brother Sidney.
Memorial donations in memory of Blanche may be made to the charity of your choice.

Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m in the Reception Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Blanche Cochrane, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Silvana Corradetti

    Condolences to the Whiteley, Robertson, Cochrane and Tettensor families.
    Heaven has gained another angel ….
    Silvana Corradetti

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  2. Phil and I send our heartfelt condolences to Gerry and the rest of Blanche’s family. Blanche lived down the street from us and we often saw Gerry’s truck go by going to see his mom. She was a fun and special lady. Rest in peace, Blanche.

    Phil Robertson & Barbara Castle

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  3. Billie & David

    A classy lady with a ready laugh and warm heart. She will be missed.

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  4. Marilyn Brennan

    It’s a sad day. I didn’t get together with Blanche often, but she was always kind and friendly to me, with a ready smile and a huge laugh. I wish I could be at the Service with Rob, but we couldn’t make that work. I’m with you all in spirit – love to all, Marilyn

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  5. Heather Fraser

    I worked with Blanche for many years at the Sloane Square Motor Vehicle office. She was a wonderful lady with a ready laugh and kept many of us giggling at one thing or another. My condolences to her large family and friends.

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  6. So sorry for your loss Betty Lou.
    Sister’s are precious!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all…

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