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GILHOOLY, Aileen Bernardette

April 23, 1934 – Edinburgh, Scotland
January 8, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Aileen, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Aileen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. After marrying John in 1957 they embarked on a Journey to Calgary and grew their life there. Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren; her life was centered around them. Mom will always be remembered for her sense of humour and endless cups of coffee with friends and neighbors. Many years were spent volunteering at St. Stephen and Bishop Grandin schools. She was very proud to have worked at Meals on Wheels.

Aileen will be remembered by her five children, Maureen (Wayne) Wakeford, Bernadette Gilhooly, Ian Gilhooly, Morag (Steven) Kosten, and Michael (Stephanie) Gilhooly; and her six grandchildren, Jennifer, Alanna, Austin, Devin, Keira, and Grace. She is also survived by her youngest sister Fiona Carew. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty five years, John; her parents Edward and Minnie Nichol; as well as her sisters, Patricia Eckersley and Stroma Nichol.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 MacLeod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403) 290-0110,, or to Diabetes Canada, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 1112,

In living memory of Aileen Gilhooly, 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. To the family please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. The photo is a lovely remembrance of your mother and truly represents her outlook on life and love for her family. May these memories comfort you at this time. Rob M.

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  2. Bob & Debbie Luft :

    Maureen & Wayne, We were so sorry to hear about your mom, Maureen. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Bob & Debbie Luft

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