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FORBES, Marilyn McNeil

Saturday, November 1, 1941 – Moncton, New Brunswick
Friday, July 14, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Lynn passed away quietly at Rockyview General Hospital of respiratory failure in the presence of her son Michael and his wife Katheryn, and her brother Bob.

Born to Marion Parker Story and William McNeil White, Lynn started life in the Maritimes, descending from a line of master mariners. She grew up in Calgary where she developed a love for horses. Although she longed for the sea, she made Calgary her home, becoming a pillar of Christ Church Elbow Park, the Roxboro community, and was appointed as Regimental Lady in the 78th Fraser Highlanders. After working in public relations, she established her career in real-estate, helping many new home-owners. Lynn loved gardening, animals, and visiting the Calgary Golf and Country Club.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son Michael (Katheryn); brother Robert (Jane) White; nephew Jarrod; niece Jill (Jamie); grand-nephew Mac; cousins Stewart (Liz) White, Douglas (Margaret) White, Janet (Jim) Costea, Diane (Michael) Bullis; and family and friends.

A service remembering Lynn will be held on Friday May 4th, 2018. All wanting to remember Lynn and celebrate her life are welcome. 

Christ Church Anglican Calgary
3602 8 St SW,
Calgary, AB T2T 3A7

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Memorial service at 11:00 am, followed by Interment in the Christ Church memorial garden, followed by Reception in Crump Room next to the church.

If you plan to attend, please send a brief note to Michael with the number of people who plan to attend so we can plan the reception: RSVP: Michael McNeil Forbes

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In living memory of Lynn Forbes, 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. Roberta Wallace Lanthier

    We were neighbours in Roxboro for many years before we moved, and so we crossed paths on many occasions at that time and a few times after. Lynn was always a lovely and gracious person to chat with whether it was seeing each other on the street, me canvassing for the heart and stroke fund, or when, in fact, we’d bump into each other in the alley while putting out the garbage. Our conversation would often jump to real estate and local house prices! When our cars would pass on the street, she always had a friendly smile. My definition of a wonderful and caring neighbour. My condolences to the family. I know she will be missed!

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  2. Dear Michael and Bob:
    Mike, Diane, Katie and Claire offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and sister.
    As her youngest cousin I remember many happy family dinners with the White/ Falconer families at Christmas, easters and Thanksgiving.
    More recently our last few visits at her home and Trinity lodge were positive and heartfelt for us both.
    Keep her close to your heart with all the many memories you have of your time together.
    Peace be with you Lynn and our thoughts and prayers are with Michael, Bob and family.

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  3. Sheryl Faulkner

    To Lynn’s family, especially Michael and Katheryn sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of dear Lynn. Such a wonderful sense of fun, friendship and faith. She will be missed by many. A wonderful co-worker in Real Estate for many years together. Rest in Peace dear friend.Sheryl Faulkner

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  4. Lucile Edwards

    I knew Lynn briefly at Christ Church but I enjoyed her feisty love of life despite the challenges she faced in her later years.

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