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Nicholls, Mary Anne (nee Elias)

May 26, 1952 – Calgary, AB
January 14, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Mary Anne beloved mother of Chris, Patrick and Katie of Calgary, passed away on Jan 14, 2016 at the age of 63 years, after a brave and stoic battle with cancer.

Mary Anne loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed helping others, particularly during her years as a family support social worker. Mary Anne was compassionate and empathetic, and could always see the good in other people. She was a single parent for many years, and took great pride and joy in the activities and successes of her children; her greatest legacy.

Mary Anne is survived by her three children, Chris (Shelly), Patrick ( Michelle) and Katie (Mike); four grandchildren Samuel, Nolan, Nyah, and Archie; her parents Mary and William Elias; three siblings Sharon Dunfield, John Elias, and Karl Elias (Marilyn); as well as numerous extended family.

Mary Anne was predeceased by her grandparents Baba and Gido; granddaughter Abbey; and aunt Lily.

A Celebration of Mary Anne’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mary Anne Nicholls a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Allan & Laura Pomeroy

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person.

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  2. Bill and Carol Batycky

    Chris
    Our thoughts are with you at this time. However, how fortunate you are to have wonderful memories of such a loving Mom and as parents we can assure you that she was so proud of you and your family. A loss is never easy but continue to make her proud as she watches you from above.

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  3. Chris – please accept our condolences on the passing of your mom. May her soul rest in peace.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  5. Shawna, Kyle, Travis & Avery Litchfield

    Katie and family,
    Our family is very sad to hear of your loss. We hope all the wonderful memories you have of your mother will help you through this trying time. We know your mother is smiling down on you from heaven and will be watching over you for the rest of your life. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother.

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  6. Keith, Jeff, Cam and I are sorry for the loss of your mom.

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  7. Ted and Joyce Horne

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your daughter Mary Anne. May the presence of family comfort you and each other in this time of grief

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  8. mike and ruth reitsma

    Dear, Chris, Patrick , and Katie….You have our love , sympathy, and prayers, during this very difficult time…We remember your mom as a courageous mom and your biggest cheerleader, especially at baseball games…We would have loved to have been at the service today, but could not make it…Please know we treasure the memories of you and your mom and always think of you when we remember the baseball days of the past. We are praying that you will know God’s comfort and peace as you treasure your memories….Love, Mike and Ruth Reitsma

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  9. Sorry to hear of your loss.

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