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INNES, Agnes “Nan” Struthers

May 11, 1912 – Calgary, Alberta
November 23, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Nan Innes of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the age of 104 years.

Nan was a clerk in dress shops in downtown Calgary and worked at Hollinsworth’s Ladies Wear for over 20 years. She then worked at Birks in the Chinook Shopping Centre. When she was older, she served as a nanny to her niece Mardy’s two boys. She enjoyed amateur theatre and going to plays, as well as music and singing. She also enjoyed visiting, family dinners, and taking tours to new places. Her family spent their summers at a cabin at Sylvan Lake. She was in a young peoples’ theatre group at Knox Church that toured plays through the province. Nan was a member of Knox United Church in downtown Calgary all her life. She volunteered in the nursery and then as a Sunday School teacher and lodge visitor, and later helped with coffee after the services. Nan went to Connaught School and Sunalta Cottage for her early grades, then graduated from high school at St. Hilda’s School for girls. Nan never married, but was a great nurturer, taking care of her aging mother, then her sister Betty in her home in Sunalta.

Nan is survived by her two nieces in Calgary, Mardy and Sandra; Mardy’s sons (her grand-nephews) Paul and David; David’s wife Bridget, and her two great-great nephews Finlay and Riley. She was loved by many, including long-time family friends Chuck and Steven and her friends at Knox Church.

Nan was predeceased by her sister Betty, who died in May 2005 at age 90, and lived with Nan for the last 8 years of her life in the house they both grew up in, as well as by her nephew Roy who lived in Vancouver.

A Private Family Celebration will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Extendicare Cedars Villa, where Nan lived and was cared for the last 10 years of her life.

Nan lived to be 104 — a long, full life.

In living memory of Nan Innes, 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. My heart goes to family members of Nan.
    I wish we will have more harmony in the community and reflect on a quiet long journey of a member like Nan.

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  2. Dear Sandra, Mardy, and family,

    We send our deepest sympathies. No matter how long a life has been lived, it’s passing impacts us.
    I hope that you will both find solace in your memories and the opportunity you had to be with your Auntie as she made this passage. Our thoughts are with you.

    Rosemary and Don

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  3. Dear Sandra, Mardy and family,

    What a wonderful life! Long live Nan in the memory of every one who met her.

    Our love, Mireille and Bill

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  4. Hi
    I wanted to let you know that Bill Cunningham, Nans cousin is still alive at age 90 and learned of her death today. In a strange course of events we had called the Cedar Villas just today to see how she was. We did see her a few years back when visiting the home. Condolences to you all. If you are planning a Memorial my dad may beable to attend.
    Bill Cunningham. ( son of William c Cunningham)

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  5. Dear Mardy and Sandra
    I am glad I read your very special obituary today bringing back so many memories of Nan and your family who were so generous to two immigrant Scots. They helped make a new married life in Calgary so much easier . January 1953 was a very cold winter and the warmth of the Innes and Gibb families has never been forgotten. I am also a short lady and Nan’s fur coat was a godsend to wear with my wedding dress. Robert died 5 years ago but Calgary has remained home for quite a number of Watsons. Many blessings to you all. Maureen Watson

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