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NEIL, Theresa (Tracy)

October 21, 1963 – Calgary, Alberta
May 31, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Theresa (Tracy) Neil of Calgary, AB, passed away in her home on May 31, 2019 at the age of 55 years.

Tracy was born in Calgary, AB, on October 21, 1963 to her parents James and Isabella. After spending her early child in Calgary, Tracy and her family moved to James River Bridge near Sundre, AB, which gave her plenty of great stories about the ups and downs of country life. After seven years in James River her family returned to Calgary where Tracy graduated from St. Francis High School and then proudly received her degree in Education from the University of Calgary in 1985. Theresa spent many years teaching elementary school students before retiring to raise her three children and become an at home tutor.

Tracy was an excellent pianist and had many other passions including reading, photography, and helping those in need. In 2009 Tracy’s love of travel and helping others led her on her most memorable vacation to Kenya where she volunteered with the organization A Better World. She also had strong connections to Jamaica and Hawaii, visiting both countries multiple times throughout her life. Tracy loved watching the wild humpback whales in Hawaii and always enjoyed relaxing by the ocean.

Tracy will be most remembered for her love of children, teaching, and her passion for running. Throughout her lifetime she accomplished over sixty road races in Calgary and surrounding areas.

Theresa is survived by her two daughters, Abby Rogers and Meg Rogers; son, Jonathan Rogers; mother, Isabella Neil; brother, Robert Neil; sister, Catherine Neil; her beloved dog, Bella Bob; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Tracy Neil, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. To Jonathan Abby and my little Meggiemoo. There are no words that can express the sadness you all feel. We all have treasured memories of your beautiful mom. and we will hold them close to our hearts forever. It saddens me that we will no longer have our text battles and phone conversations about our kids but grateful she is no longer suffers. Rest In Peace my dear friend. We were all blessed to have you in our lives. Love you all❤️

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  2. Dear Abby, Meg and Jonathan,
    We heard with sadness and shock of your dear mother‘s death today .
    We would like to express our deepest condolences to you. You are all so young to have lost your mother so soon .
    We truly feel for you .
    We too have cherished memories of your beloved mother as a truly caring , loving and proud mother of yours ,as a helpful and welcoming neighbour ,always willing to lend an ear and a helping hand.
    She was welcoming to all the kids on the block on Cheltenham Rd and was especially kind to my daughter Maia.
    She threw fantastic backyard parties with the kids always being the focus. Tracy , what a wonderful individual you were !
    You will be missed greatly!
    Our sympathies also go out to Tracy’s mother and siblings and to all those who have loved her .
    Graham Jardine and Angela Herbst and kids

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