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DIPPEL, Marguerite Lenora

October 27, 1928 – Calgary, Alberta
December 1, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Marguerite Dippel (nee Kilroe), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

A lifelong Calgarian, Marguerite worked for many years at Dominion Bridge and the Calgary Board of Education. Marguerite’s greatest love was her husband Mel and her family. They enjoyed life together. Horse racing was one of their greatest passions and at one time owned “Took a Chance”, aptly named. She loved all sports and was an avid Flames fan. Marguerite and Mel spent their retirement years enjoying fun in the sun in Arizona with many friends.

Marguerite is survived by her brother Bob (Rock) Kilroe; sisters, Vivian Prior, Eileen Mather, Erma (John) Burrell; and sister-in-law Cleo Kilroe. “Auntie” Marguerite is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews who she always considered “her children”.

She was predeceased by her love Mel; her mother, Myrtle and her father, Stephen; her sister June; her brother Jack; her brothers-in-law Bob Mather and Jim Prior; her sister-in-law, Ida Kilroe, and her nephew Brett.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

A special thank you to Dr. Fung and the dedicated staff at Southwood Care Centre, Parkland Unit for their compassion and care given to Marguerite.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marguerite’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Marguerite Dippel, 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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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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  2. Garry and Sue Bachmeier

    Marguerite will always be remembered by us as being a great friend and a member of a wonderful Kilroy Family. She sold us her “cute” little park model 10 yrs ago on the pretence that she would come down to Arizona every winter, but she told us right out that”she wasn’t going to pay a lot of rent to us”. You just had to love her for her honesty and humour!
    May God rest her in peace and give her family joyous memories to hold in their hearts.

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  3. Catherine McGrath

    God bless you Margo. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend. Kay

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