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NICKLESS, Marie “Claire” Victoria (nee Lavigne)

September 7, 1929 – Jackfish Lake, Saskatchewan
September 7, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Claire Nickless of Calgary, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the age of 89 years after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Jackfish Lake, SK to Albina and Arthur Lavigne and was part of a large loving family of thirteen siblings, of who she loved equally and undeniably.

Claire is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Art Garrett, Marilyn and Ray Cote and Fay and David Laing; son Robert Heeb; eight grandchildren, Tammy Garrett, Robert Garrett (Janis), Sheldon Cote (Rhonda), Brennon Cote (Danielle),
Clayton Hickey (Wieske), Jason (Kyle) Heeb (Katherine), Jake Heeb and Michelle Makus; Claire had fourteen great-grandchildren that played a great and loving role in her life.

Claire was predeceased by her son Edward Ludwig Heeb; her first husband William Ludwig Heeb; and second husband Douglas Nickless.

Family was the most important part of her life.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, www.canadiancancersociety.ca. or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Claire Nickless, 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 will forever hold all he wonderful times I had with Aunt Claire. My prayers and thoughts are with her family at this time of deep sorrow.

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  2. My deepest condolences.
    wish I could be there,’
    love rene lavigne

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  3. Shirley A Blyan :

    So sorry for your great loss, please accept our deepest sympathies & healing hugs .Unfortunately still under DRS. orders of “no travel” since Joes’ passing in March . We hope you each take one of the flowers from the bouquet in memory of your loving mother . All our love:
    Shirley Blyan & Family
    Margeret Peters & Family

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  4. Karen-Jean Kozlowski :

    Condolences to all the HEEB family from the Doidge Family. We say goodbye to a generation as Aunt Claire was our last surviving aunt. Our families enjoyed good times together, especially at the lake. Even though time and distance have separated us, our memories will always connect us. Aunt Claire was always welcoming and hospitable. She had a flair for style and fashion. Our family is making a donation to STARS (helicopter ambulance) in honour of your mom, and remembering Ed. If you send us a physical address (perhaps Elaine’s) STARS will send you a letter.

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  5. Sorry to get this news I always loved seeing aunty she was so soft spoken I was very loud she would always chuckle at me for being crazy and loud we did have some great laughs together she will always be in my heart great memories my thoughts are with the family

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  6. My thoughts are with the family have great memories with aunty how she would chuckle when we had visits because she was so soft spoken and I’m a little crazy and loud always had great time had some heart to heart chats at times she is with her siblings and parents now never lived close so visits were far apart but very memorable will miss that

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  7. Karen-Jean Kozlowski :

    CONT’D from previous message:
    We send love & hugs to all of Aunt Claire’s family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers: Bill Doidge, Dianne & Archie Miiller, Cheryl and Ken Ferch, Jean & Mel Kozlowski

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  8. it is with the greatest of sadness that a angel was taken you need to know your mom is at peace now can not make do to work she well always be in my heart love Linda

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  9. Herb & Carol Michitsch :

    Dearest Fay and family , sending hugs your way.. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Claire as a very gentle lady , you were blest with such a great mom. Prayers , and condolences ..

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of auntie Claire.

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  11. Stewart Lavigne :

    My sincere condolences to all of you in the loss of dear Aunt Claire. Although I had not seen her lately, I will always cherish the fond memories I have of her at family gatherings and other events over the years. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time.

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  12. Thinking of all of you at this time.
    Claire came into our family when she married my uncle Doug.
    I will treasure my memories of her.
    My prayers go out to all her family.
    Judy

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  13. Lenie of Providence Care Centre :

    My sincere condolences Elaine, Marilyn & Fay. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Claire. May our prayers help comfort you. Our dear Claire will be missed and we’re blessed and honored to have met her.

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  14. Dear Marilyn & Ray,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you and all your family. Although I really did not know your Mom…She had to be incredible to have a daughter like you! Thinking of you all…with love & hugs
    Nettie & Denny

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  15. Dear Fay and family,
    So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We send our sincerest condolences.
    Michael and Anita Tetrault

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