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GRATTON, Therese (Terry) Georgiana (nee Vallee)

August 3, 1930 – St. Vincent, Alberta
May 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Terry Gratton passed away in Calgary on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

Terry was born and raised on the family farm in St. Vincent, Alberta. She married Ed Gratton in 1947 and they began their seventy-one years of marriage in Mallaig, AB. They began their family in Calgary, then Edmonton, eventually settling in Calgary for past sixty years. Terry was active in the life of the church at St. Michael’s working with many ministries. She was a loving mother and homemaker and will always be remembered for her warm smile, elegance and gracious nature. She loved to dance, entertain, and her laugh was contagious. Everyone was always welcome in her home.

Terry is survived by her loving husband Ed; her daughter Simone (John); her sons Denis, Ron (Simone); Maurice (Helen) and Jerry (Doni); her sisters Lori Hall and Gilberte Guilbault; her grandchildren, Jeff, Shawn, Mark, Curtis, Gillian, Sam, Stacy, Sydney, Camille and Gabrielle; her great-grandchildren Ethan, Cooper, Brogin, Campbell, Davis B, Sophia, Davis G, Coltir, William and Jack and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her grandchildren, Russell and David; her sister Germaine and brothers Rene and Armand.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Inturnment to follow at St. Michael Catholic Community Columbarium. Reception to follow at St. Michael’s Gathering Area. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Society of St Vincent de Paul in her memory.

In living memory of Terry Gratton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Karen Fielder

    My condolences to the Gratton family. The Fielder family have shared many of great memories with your family. When I came to town I always called your mom and dad. She will always be a very special person to me.

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  2. Maryann "Stoeber" Hansen

    Our most sincerely condolences to all of you. Terry and the Gratton family entered the Stoeber family almost 45 years ago. We have shared many happy and some sorrowful occasions. She will be remembered and sadly missed. Maryann and Dwayne Hansen

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  3. Dear “Uncle” Eddie, Simone, Denis, Ron, Maurice and Jerry,
    Mom and I were so sorry to hear of “Auntie” Therese’s passing. Mom was thankful you called her, Uncle Eddie, and really enjoyed conversing with you, despite the reason for the call. Auntie was a beautiful person and I haven’t forgotten you letting me stay with you for a few weeks when I was around 4, I think. That was way back, around 1954! And as well I remember the visits back and forth between Edmonton and Westlock. What fun times we had! I remember feeling so sad when you moved to Calgary which was too far away for very many visits. We are thinking of all of you. With love, Juliette Lozeau Michaud and daughter of Juliette, Louise Wilcox

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  4. Debbie Tait (Ries)

    Sorry for your loss.
    I remember the family because my parents, Sibby and Dorothy Ries were good friends to Ed and Terry.
    May she be greeted by all of her family and friends as she enters heaven.
    May she Rest in Peace

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  5. Elaine and Roy Fitzpatrick

    Our hearts are with Ed and family at this time of enormous grief. We donated to the Society St Vincent de Paul in memory of Terry. Terry provided the roots for the family and Ed will provide the strength for them to continue after her passing. I’m sure that Terry will be designing the house in her new place so that all the family can gather at a later time. Elaine and Roy Fitzpatrick

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  6. Murray and Joan Jacklin

    We will always remember the kindness shown to us by Ed and Terry on the first Christmas of our first grandchild. Rather than allow us to miss out on all the wonder of that, they very graciously invited us into their home for the Christmas season. We were included in all of their family’s traditions and witnessed Camille’s very first Christmas. We know that Terry touched numerous people throughout her life and although she will be greatly missed her memories will be there forever. Our deepest sympathies to the whole family.

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  7. Bryan and Kathy Bucci

    John and Simone

    Our sincere condolences. We send our prayers

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