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DROUIN, Alexandra Victoria

December 19, 1987 – Calgary, AB
August 28, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Alexandra Victoria Drouin passed away August 28th, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Calgary on December 19th, 1987 she leaves behind her 27 years of wonderful memories and a legacy of humor, wit and a widow’s peak like no other. Alexandra had just graduated from Mount Royal University with a degree in communications; the world had just begun to see what those closest to her knew already, that she was exceptional, that she was bright and that she was someone special.

When news of her passing broke her friends and loved ones sent messages of support. In all those messages certain words and descriptions kept coming up; they all spoke of her intelligence, how her booming laugh could make any situation feel better, how they could not envision a more loving or kind friend. Alexandra’s family take with them memories of a beautiful little girl with bangs and colorful turtle necks, who would snort when she would laugh and who loved spending time with her little dog Ruby.

Her life has been one filled with adventure, travels in Europe, music festivals. Alexandra was always the life of the party. And although she has left this party too soon, how lucky have we all been to witness such a loving person grow into a beautiful woman. In memory of her fun spirit instead of flowers please bring a bottle of bubbly. We will be “poppin” bottles in Celebration of a Life well lived.

A Celebration of Alexandra’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South 12281 – 40 Street S.E., Calgary) on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Alexandra Drouin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES. Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. I am shocked and saddened to hear of Alex’s passing, I worked with her at Teatro and loved her smile, her zest and her incredible compassion. The world has truly lost someone very special.

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  2. I love Alex with all of my heart. She is my best friend and everything I wanted to be as a person. She always made me smile and it breaks my heart that she is no longer with us. I am truly sorry for your loss of this wonderful girl. The world will never be the same without her and we will keep her in our memories and our love forever. She was always there for me. She never judged me, she never asked any questions when I needed her help. She simply listened and made me feel like I could always count on her.
    I lost my best friend, my confident, my PR buddy, my soulmate, but above all I lost the sister that was always there when I needed her most and her memory will never be forgotten She taught me that life is too short to get caught up with trivial things, and for that I owe her everything.

    She will Always be part of my life and I will
    Never forget her because she showed me how to raise a glass and truly Live!

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  3. So sorry for your loss. Alexandra has such a beautiful soul and will truly be missed.

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  4. My sympathies to Bernard, Heather and Nicole. Alexandra was an exceptional girl and has left a lot of wonderful memories for all to share. She will always be in my heart.

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  5. Karolina mlynczak

    Alex was the first one to crack a joke or more importantly a mimosa on a hungover Sunday morning, she knew exactly who she was, took not an ounce of bs from anyone and made everyone’s day around her better, far more entertaining and just all around a way better time. She was the kindest soul, took the time for every single one of her friends and made everyone feel welcome. I am so so sorry for your loss and I’m sorry the world lost such a bright and loving person.

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  6. Alexandra was a dear friend to my niece Colina Marshall and although I never met Alexandra I felt as though I knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and all those who loved her.

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  7. I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Alexandra. Alex had a smile that was contagious and big bright eyes that were filled with light and laughter. I have many fond memories of times spent with Alex, she will be so deeply missed. A true beauty inside and out, she will never be forgotten. Sending my deepest condolences,

    Becky

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  8. Carolyn and Shane Matt

    Sending love, comfort and strength to our family and friends. Let’s remember the good times we had with this very special, beautiful woman who was taken from us all to soon. xoxoxoxo

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  9. Hattie, Bernard, Nicole, Carolyn, Boo, Grandma Terri, Mare – and the rest of your beautiful family – my heart goes out to you, sending so much love…

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  10. Alex and I made quick friends. I felt so comfortable in her presence. If we ever caught each other’s eyes in passing it was always a big hug and a big laugh and a big smile. She had a very special spark that I am sad to hear will be missing in all of our lives. Condolences to her family, her partner and her friends. Please let us know if you need anything.

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  11. Melanie WiebachBonar

    I’ve only know Alex since about 2007, when I would serve her and Mark at Kensington Pub, but she was always such an angel that she and I became friends.

    I’ll always remember how big her smile could get and how expressive she could be. I truly am sorry for your loss, she has been missed, and will always be.

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  12. Johanne et Marc leclerc

    Nous vous offrons nos sincères sympathies et nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous et en pensées
    Avec sa joie de vivre elle a gravée dans la mémoire des gens de très beaux moments

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  13. We have been honored in being a part of Alexandra’s life, from a little girl to a lovely young woman. She was like a daughter to us . Celebrating birthdays and family get togethers , with our favorite bubbly of course ! Alexandra your bright light here will be missed, but another luminous light has been added to the heavens . Loving thoughts are with Bernard, Haddie , Nicole and to all her family members, Cynthia, Werner , Paul Roth

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  14. Linda Wickett and Bruce MacDonald

    Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of Alexandra. We feel lucky that we had the pleasure of knowing her and she will be very missed. May the memories and love you shared help you find peace.

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  15. Dear Hatti, Bernard , Nicole and family-
    We were devastated to hear of Alex’s passing – a beautiful life cut short. May your memories and the love that surrounds you all help you through this unimagiable loss. We send our love and prayers your way.
    The Edwardson family

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  16. My heart to goes out to all the family and friends of Alexandra. She had a warm and engaging nature, a smile that lit up a room, and a laugh that was unmistakable. Alex, you will never know how often you made a day brighter for faculty when we heard you laugh in the hallways of Mount Royal. You must have been a joy to your family, partner and friends – because you were to us.

    Deepest Condolences,

    Jane McNichol
    Chair, Public Relations Program
    Mount Royal University

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  17. Love to all, blessing and prayers!

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  18. Alexandra was an amazing lady. Her smile warmed the souls of all she met. I was blessed to know her for many years, experiencing all the gifts she so openly shared. She lived life fully…loved good food, good wine, and most of all good friends and family.

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  19. I am so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. My heartfelt condolensces to Bernard, Nicole and family.
    I knew Alex as my neighbour who always had the time to stop and chat. I will miss her infectious smile.

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  20. I am deeply saddened to hear of Alex’s passing – she was a delightful, compassionate young women with a joyful spirit – irrepressible and irreplaceable.

    Janet Hamnett
    Associate Professor, Public Relations Program
    Faculty of Communication Studies
    Mount Royal University

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  21. Alex always knew how to make me laugh. I will always remember our laughs together while trying to perfect our dreaded thesis papers together. Alex, thank you for all the joy you brought to my life. My deepest condolences also go out to all of Alex’s family and friends. Alex, you will be forever loved and missed.

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  22. My deepest condolences to you and your family Heather.
    May Alexandra Rest in peace, and begin her journey.
    You are all in my thoughts as I light a candle in her memory.
    Im so sorry for your precious loss xoxo

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  23. Alexandra was a beautiful spirit and a joy to be around. Its unfathomable that she be taken at such a young age. She was an angel among us, and shall be forever loved and remembered.

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  24. Ben, Haddie, Nicole and Family,

    I’ m so sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter and sister Alexandra, all my thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I wish I could be there for you in this time of need but rest assured Iam sending all positive thoughts from many miles away, Ben if there is anything we can do please let us know.

    Bob

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  25. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. I never got the chance to meet Alex but have heard such wonderful things from Grace and Natasha about her.

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  26. Nicole, Ian and family,
    Our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Love Mario & Sharon

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  27. Tania Sommerville

    Although we have never met, my heart and prayers go out, as well as my condolences, to all the family and friends.
    RIP *Alexandra*

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  28. Although I had neither the pleasure of knowing Alexandra’s parents, nor Alexandra, the news of the passing of the child of an alumnus of Katimavik was shocking, to say the least. Life typically begins at that age, university degree in hand, and I cannot begin to imagine the deep, deep sadness accompanying the loss of one’s child. My thoughts and prayers go to those she has left behind, as they continue to move forward and build a life without the apple of their eye… Deepest condolences…

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  29. So sad and shocked to find we could lose such a young, bright light. Alex used to date my boyfriend’s best friend for years; when we were roommates in Sunnyside, she practically lived there with us. She was always friendly and funny, and her smile and sparkling eyes lit up the room. It will seem so strange never to run into her again at a show or festival. My heart breaks for everyone who has lost her.

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  30. Hello, my name is Sandy Mayberry and I was a co-worker of Alex both at The Ranche and The Lake House. I am truly sorry about Alex’s passing. She was a great pleasure to work with. She always had a big smile on her face whenever I saw her. All the best to Alex’s Celebration of life service today.

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  31. Allison MacKenzie, Assoc. Professor, MRU

    Alex was such a bright, effervescent presence in the Public Relations program and in our classrooms. It was a privilege to have watched her grow, learn and branch out as a student and a young professional. My deepest condolences to her parents, family and friends – she’ll be deeply missed.

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  32. Alex was always happy and full of life. She could make anyone’s day so much brighter. I loved her sense of humor, her stories, and energy.
    She will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege of meeting her.
    I Miss you Alex xoxo

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  33. I am deeply saddened by the news of Alex’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to have her about the house, adding so much laughter and sharp intelligence to situations good and difficult.
    She will be missed. I am truly sorry for your loss.

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  34. Rhonda Spence Frizzell

    Bernard, Haddie, Nicole, Momma Terry, Mare Mare, Xena, Shane and Boo….. Our deepest sympathies sent during this extremely sad time.
    No words can express the emotion we are feeling for the loss of your beautiful Daughter, Sister, Granddaughter, Niece, and Cousin…….but please know you are close to our hearts and in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love and Hugs to all………….Frannie, Tim & Gerda

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  35. Mark Sadlier-Brown

    I am the parent of Alexandra’s friends (Dylan and Ellen). That kind of puts me on the periphery of her large circle of friends.

    On one occasion my son and I were going to the South Country Fair. We were bringing a young woman with us who was keen to hear the music. This young woman had some mental problems and was very socially awkward. We arrived at the place where the younger crowd (including Alex) were camping. I was concerned that this young lady would not fit in. I think Alexandra was the first to notice her discomfort. Alexandra’s response was to pull up a chair and say to her, “Come here and sit by me!”. From there Alex offered her a drink and made her most welcome. This action touched my heart.

    At the memorial I listened to the stories from the ones close to Alex. They all said that she was a good friend with a special spirit. To her parents and loved ones, I want you to know that her spirit also reached people that she barely knew. That day at the campsite I learned a lesson about love from her. It is true that I am a generation older than her but I realize that she always made me feel like her friend too. I am deeply grateful for having had the chance to know such a beautiful soul. I want to thank her family and friends for nurturing and loving her.

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  36. Brian and I are so deeply saddened by the loss of your beautiful daughter “Alexandra”. Our hearts and home will always be open for you. Much love to you Haddie, and to all of your family. Her wonderful and vibrant spirit will always be with you.

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  37. My condolences for the loss of the beautiful and delightful Alex. She will never be forgotten and when I think of the times I had the pleasure of being in her company, I will always smile with joy.
    Rest easy, sweet lady

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  38. I am saddened by your loss, it is so hard to loose DAUGHTER, BROTHER, SON,SISTER AT ANY AGE, BUT A YOUNG LOSS IS SO TRAGIC. GOD BLESS YOU ALL…GEORGE.

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  39. Ben, Haddie and Nicole,

    We are so deeply sadden from the passing of Alexandra, are hearts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

    Roto, Sophie, Raphael and Michael Ritondo

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  40. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends. So deeply sorry for your loss.

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  41. Alex was an amazing, strong, hilarious friend. I am learning from two years after I’ve seen her last. She gave me confidence, stood up for me and believed in my potential and showed me that there was a spot for everyone in the universe. She really did know exactly who she was and I loved her for that and her fiery, warm self. I will love you forever. My deepest feelings go out to your beautiful, strong family who will come through this. LOVE U YOU ALEX.

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  42. Tom Lynch and Janice trylinski

    Dear Hattie, Bernard and Nicole,

    We were saddened to hear of Alexandra’s passing. She was a bundle of great energy and a lovely child. Our best wishes to you at this time.

    Tom Lynch and Janice Trylinski

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