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ISTVANFFY, Jacqueline Anne (nee MacKay)

January 13, 1926 – Stettler, Alberta
October 2, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Jacqueline Istvanffy died peacefully early in the morning of Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Jacqueline was well loved by all who knew her, including and with thanks to the caring staff of the Colonel Belcher.

Jacqueline was born to John and Lillian MacKay on January 13, 1926, and grew up in Botha, AB. Jacqueline was the youngest of four, arriving after sisters Jean, Marion and Elizabeth. Jacqueline attended the University of Alberta in nursing where she met her future husband, Stephen MacMillan Istvanffy. They married on May 24, 1950, in Edmonton. Jacqueline and Stephen were fortunate enough to spend sixty-six happy years of marriage together until May 2016, when Jacqueline was predeceased by Stephen.

Jacqueline was proud to be the mother of five sons. She and Stephen spent years living in Kingston, ON and Montreal, PQ, before moving to Calgary in 1980. She was thrilled to travel the world with her adoring husband in their retirement years.

Jacqueline is survived by her sons, Ian (Dallas), Stewart, Robert (Claudia), Allen (Marie Jill), and James (Toni); her eight grandchildren, Stephanie (Matthew), Dylan (Kiersten), John, Anna, Benjamin, Mary, Jeanne and Jack; and her three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Clara and Rose. Jacqueline will be missed by her many loving nieces and nephews and friends she made locally and world wide.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Jacqueline Istvanffy, 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 all the “boys”: I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Jacqueline was a wonderful friend to my mom and to me. I am reminded of fond memories every time I see a “garage sale” sign. Her kindness and generosity were the stuff of legends, at least they should be!

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  2. Rev Grant Gunnink

    Hello the to Istvanffy family, I just came across this obituary as I was searching for information on your mother with respect to her status on our church membership list. I’d like to offer our condolences from Valleyview Community Church where your mother had been involved for many years. We certainly appreciated her commitment and dedication and faith in Jesus and trust that her life was a good witness for all of her family. Blessings in Jesus Christ.

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