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MCINNES, Elaine Anson

January 14, 1954 – Dumfries, Scotland
January 29, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Surrounded by many family members and close friends, Elaine passed away on the morning of January 29, 2019 at the Foothills Country Hospice after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Elaine was born in Dumfries, Scotland on January 14, 1954, and immigrated with her family to Canada on the Empress of Britain in July 1956. She grew up in (Fort Garry), Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Education. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher for thirty-eight years in both Winnipeg and Calgary.

She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Falyn, Jenna, and Alanna; grandchildren, Joshua and Isabella; parents, John and Sheila Devine; twin sister Frances; brother Ken; and younger sisters, Beth and Mairi. She was predeceased by her brother Iain, her maternal grandmother, “Dobie”, and her paternal grandmother, Hilda.

The number of people that love and will miss Elaine is a testament to how many people she impacted during her lifetime. She was selfless, strong, kind-hearted, and fiercely independent. Elaine’s true passion was spending time with her loved ones, creating many fond memories that will be cherished forever. She will be sadly missed. Many thanks to all those who helped Elaine during her last few months.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1S1, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org. or to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca.

In living memory of Elaine McInnes, 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. I am so sorry for your loss . Elaine was a wonderful teacher and person. I worked with Elaine at Acadia School, the children loved her . She was always so happy. Elaine will certainly be missed. Good Bless

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  2. I knew Elaine for 37 years. We met as neighbours and as we were both teachers, we had a lot in common. Four of our five children were born while we both lived a few houses apart.
    Elaine was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have been privileged to know and I will miss her dearly.

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  3. Our thoughts are with you all! Dobie, Iain and Elaine will be a enjoying happy hour with Mum & Dad!
    All our love the Anderson-Ross families.

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  4. Corinne Sandhurst :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Elaine was thoughtful and kind. She had a sweet way of making everyone around her kinder and stronger. I was fortunate to work with Elaine at Acadia School for many years and see first hand the gentle and caring way she helped young people start off their school years. She loved her family deeply. That was very clear. She is an angel watching over you always.

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  5. Don and Renee Fietz :

    Although we were not around Elaine a lot, we both agree that we never saw her without a sweet smile on her face, always ready to laugh. They say joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God. What a wonderful legacy. Our prayers are with all those who will miss that smile and the valiant lady who wore it. Peace and love,
    Don and Renee Fietz

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  6. Elaine, my heart hurts. I’m so sorry you have gone, I know you are always watching from the heavens; pain free and at peace.

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. Fran, Jenna & Josh, Alanna, and my dear friend Falyn & Bella boo, may you all find strength together in your memories, manurisms, teachings and warm hearts.

    We will meet again. Simms family ( Omar, Kris, Jayden, Trey and Winston).

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  7. May God bless you and keep you close. We will cherish your memory in our thoughts and in our deeds. Farewell for now but we will all be together again someday.

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  8. Hilda Anne Parkinson :

    Sending love and prayers to all our Devine family in Canada. Elaine, her husband and her girls made my mum and dad and sister Claire so very welcome when they visited them in Calgary with Auntie Sheila, Uncle John, Auntie Jenny And Uncle Tom. I have been getting my wee Primary One pupils in school to say special prayers for all the family and we will continue to do so.
    Love and condolences from your Scottish cousins xxx

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  9. Barbara Osmond :

    I enjoyed getting to know Elaine while working at Acadia School. She was always friendly, kind and welcoming. She had a truly a generous soul and will be greatly missed.

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  10. The Wilson family :

    Elaine, you will be forever missed, cherished and loved. Our heart is with all your family during this time ❤️ Love Ralph Wilson jr, jessica, Mariah and Reagan

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  11. Karen and Harald Thimm :

    I had the privilege of knowing Elaine since grade school. Elaine had a sense of fun and always had time for her friends, and family. Her life revolved around her family, her friends and the children she taught. She cared deeply for her daughters and her grand children, and always had pictures of them to share. She was a beautiful soul that the world will miss her.

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