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KALETA, Elspeth (Beth) Cowan

March 2, 1934 – Glasgow, Scotland
May 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Beth of Calgary, passed away on May 12, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

Beth is survived by her daughter Debbie; her granddaughters, Leah (Sean) and Samantha; her great-grandchildren, Brooke and Sawyer; her brothers, Alastair (Maureen) and Stanley (Muriel) and her special niece Linda (Ron) for the great care they gave. Beth was predeceased by her husband Art.

A gathering to celebrate Beth’s life will be held at 72 Mike Ralph Way SW on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Beth Kaleta, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Joanne knutson :

    I will miss my Great aunt Beth. She was a very special lady in my life . So sorry for your loss Debbie and family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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  2. Ronald Scott :

    It is unfortunate I will not be able to attend the memorial service for Beth as I will be in Scotland, however I did tell her that I will be dropping by the house where she spent her childhood. I know I will feel her presence there.
    I was quite surprised she still remembered the exact address and was able to recognize the house when I brought it up on google maps. “I used to sit in that window right there and look out”.
    I enjoyed my visits with Beth giving her back rubs and foot massages. She would tell my how when she was a little girl they would spend many nights hurrying up the hill to the bomb shelter when the German planes came to drop their bombs.
    I think the happiest I have ever seen Beth was in the hospice when Linda came home from Palm Springs and we were there with her and Debbie. She was in such a good mood and acting so humorously funny.
    I miss our visits Beth. You are such a sweetheart.
    Thank you for being you and being in our lives.

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  3. Sid and Ilse pedersen :

    Debbie and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Archie and Elspeth were good neighbours for many years.

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