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June 6, 1921 – November 26, 2016

Laura Duncan passed away on November 26, 2016 at the age of 95 years.

Laura made friends easily and is remembered by many, many dear and good friends who knew her as a gracious, grateful lady. A member of the Scarboro United Church, her strong faith helped her endure many hardships with class, honour and dignity.

Laura is survived by sons Roy Smith and James Smith (Janice) of Calgary; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Laura Duncan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.


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  1. To Roy Smith and Jim and Jan Smith and your family..
    Our sincerest sympathy to you all.. I feel with you..Aunt Laura was a very “Special Aunt” in my life.. I truly looked up to her..I am sad for me that I can no longer talk to her ..but I am happy that she no longer suffers with sight and hearing and just old age..she contributed a lot to our family and anyone that knew her. She was so positive and she held her head up when things were not so good..I admired her so much…Love and Hugs.. Marge and Gilbert Sylvestre

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  2. Heard today of the passing of Great Aunt Laura. She was one of three remaining siblings of my Grandma Ruth. Great Aunt Laura had a tea time when we came to her house complete with little girl tea cups for Amber Lehman Myers and I. She made us feel welcomed into her home and taught us a love of tea. I got to have a tea party with my niece and nephew with little cups and help them experience tea. It’s fun passing on legacies of joy! Sorry for your loss. I will miss her too! Kara (Lehman) Krohg

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  3. Vic & Dixie Lehman

    To Aunt Laura’s family,
    We extend our sympathy and comfort to you all. I fondly remember the summer I worked in Calgary and met Aunt Laura for lunch downtown. We also were able to visit her on several occasions and always appreciated our time with her. Special thanks to you as family, for supporting her in her declining years. May you be blessed by your memories of this great lady, as they live on with you. Sincerely, Vic and Dixie Lehman

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  4. To the family of laura duncan, we wish to express our sympathy, but to rejoice in having the priviledge of knowing this very special aunt and lady. And a lady indeed. Aunt laura was a pillar of strength and dedication to her lord. Gordon and i always thought of her fondly and will always. Truly a woman of faith, which was her strength in defeating all obtacles. An angel has gone to heaven, with love sally and gordon lehman.

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  5. Roy, Jim and families
    Although we only knew Laura for a few brief weeks we were impressed with her kindness and gratefulness. You will miss her. It was obvious to us how much she was loved and how much she loved you.
    Asa and Jane
    Family of Eva Siple

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  6. Kirsten Phillips

    We were very sorry to hear of your loss.

    Dave and Kirsten Phillips

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  7. Garry & Lila Heizelman

    Our sympathy to Roy, Jim and family at this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We had hoped to come up Saturday but it looks like that won’t happen.
    Garry and Lila

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  8. Sometimes, beautiful people are put into our lives and leave a lasting mark. Such is the case with your mom (my favourite relative – Aunt Laura). When I think of her I remember her twinkling eyes, her beautiful warm smile, her rosy cheeks and her soft, gentle voice. I remember hearing only really good words from her. She always praised and loved and was kind and warm to me. I loved her penmanship and often thought her script was as fine and beautiful as her heart. I loved getting letters and cards from her over the years.

    If she ever was down or angry or depressed, I never saw it. Oh, I know she had her share of challenges in her long life. But I only saw the happy loving woman who, it seemed to me, greeted each day with a smile and truly lived her Faith. I never once heard her complain other than to joke a bit about the aches and pains of getting old.

    I have a little white china container that she gave me when I was quite young (pre-school). I remember when she gave it to me. I thought it was the most beautiful and delicate thing I had ever seen. It made such an impact on me that I kept it safe for all these years (60 +). It has a little pink rose on top with pink buds and tiny leaves. I have kept treasures in that little container and every time I’ve pass by it, I’ve touched it and remembered Aunt Laura. It occurs to me today that this ornament is symbolic of her – fine, fragile, beautiful, a vessel for storage of important memories … in short, something – someone – to treasure. And I always will.

    She lived a good long life and is off to better things now. Luckily she left you, Roy and Jim, here to carry on in her place. It is a tall order so I hope you are both up to the task!

    Today, I send my love and big hugs. She’s gone in body but always present in all our hearts. Loved her – love you.
    Your cousin, Joan

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