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O’REILLY, Brigita (Sandy)

November 1, 1932 – Wilkie, Saskatchewan
August 27, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Brigita (Sandy) beloved wife of Mel O’Reilly of Calgary, AB, passed away on August 27, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

In the final hours of her life, Sandy was held in love and comfort by her children and husband. Quick of wit and intellect, Sandy would be the first to tell you that she lived a full and blessed life. During her struggle with dementia, Mel held her hand with unfathomable and infinite patience, love and devotion. Dad, thank you for being the incredible human being you are.

Sandy’s memory is celebrated by her husband Mel, son Mike and wife Gail, daughter Kim, daughter Eryn and husband Doug, and her six grandchildren Bryce, Maya, Sadie, Alex, Reese and Syan.

Breathe easy and fly in peace with the angels and those who have gone before you surrounded by love and light.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Inn from the Cold Society, Suite 104, 110 – 11th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5, Telephone: (403) 263-8384, www.innfromthecold.org. Our family would like to extend a special thank you to Sandy’s caregivers Marie Quebral and Rizza De Leon for their compassionate love and care.

In living memory of Sandy O’Reilly, 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. To Mel, Mike, Gail and family – our deepest sympathies and condolences. Best wishes to you all in this difficult time.
    Bill & Roberta

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  2. Mel, on behalf of Claire and I – our condolences on your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Dan & Claire

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  3. Martin Busquets :

    To the O’Reilly Family: I am honored and blessed to have known Sandy. She was truly a blessing in everyone’s life and we will miss her . You and your family are in my heart and mind. We will pray for all of you on the passing of your Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
    The Busquets Family

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  4. stephen a burak :

    Mel prayers for Sandy and your family.
    God bless all.

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  5. MariaJose Abarca :

    Dear Mel & Mike:

    We are all very sad to hear the news about the passing of your beloved wife and mother.
    We know what a great lady she must have been, teaching you and your sisters to be an outstanding and strong people, beside her wonderful husband.
    We are praying for your wife and mom, for her, to rest in peace on the arms of God, and for you and your family in this difficult time, that God will help you to accept the pain of her absence. She is now in a much better place.
    Please accept our most sincere condolences, from all Eagle Copters South America Team.
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely,
    THE EAGLE COPTERS SOUTH AMERICA FAMILY
    Our thoughts are with you

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  6. Mel & Family,
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Len & Barb

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  7. DEBORAH FREEMAN :

    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joe Hawke, Mike Topa
    Uniflight Global, Hawke Aerospace Group

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  8. Dear Mel and Family,
    We are sending warm wishes to you all. Our prayers are with you.
    We unfortunately will not be able to attend the services as we will be away September 7th.

    Sharon nd Joseph Ferraro

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  9. Our condolences to the O’Reilly family on your loss. All of us at Aero are thinking of you and your loved ones on this day.

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  10. The Fletchers :

    To Mel and family:
    We are so sad to hear our wonderful Sandy has passed.
    We wrap our arms around all of you from afar.
    Sandy was a class act and always dressed elegantly and had a marvellous style right up to her last days. She is loved by so many.
    We shall miss her sense of humour especially her poem that she always recited so well on st paddy’s day.
    Knowing you all have each other to get through this sad time is a blessing.
    We shall celebrate Sandy when you return to Arizona.
    Love to all.
    Cliff and Linda

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  11. All of us at Yellowhead Helicopters are saddened by the news of Sandy’s passing. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the O’Reilly family.

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  12. Mike & Karen Walsh :

    Our condolences to the O’Reilly family on your loss .

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  13. Dear Mel and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of Sandy. Mel, you were the most remarkable husband with your dear wife!
    Our thoughts are with you all,
    Team Maison Senior Living

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  14. To the entire O’reilly family our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  15. Bill & Carole Anderson :

    Our sincere condolence to Mel and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  16. Mel and family
    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Don And Mila

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  17. dominique Blandin :

    Sandy nous a quittes mais elle a laisse un bon souvenir. Elle fait partie des bons souvenirs pour moi a Calgary.
    C’etait une femme elegante, distinguee et surtout gentille. Autrement dit une Dame.
    Elle a eu beaucoup de chance d’avoir un homme comme toi dans sa vie et tu as demontre le vrai sens du mot aimer par tes actions en etant si devoue, plein d’amour pour elle. J’aurai toujours un bon sentiment pour toi Mel, de voir agir un homme de cette facon envers sa femme touche le coeur des femmes et ca a touché mon coeur.
    Elle sera toujours avec toi mais d’une maniere differente.
    Tendresse et un gros bisou. Dominique
    Mike tu as ete chanceux d’avoir eu Sandy comme maman dans ta vie, C’etait une Dame et elle restera toujours dans mon coeur.
    Gail, Kim et Erin je vous adresse mes condoleances les plus chaleureuses en cette periode difficile, mais rappelez-vous Sandy est un rayon de soleil et le restera pour toujours et pour les personnes qui l’ont connue.
    Hugs and Kisses. Dominique.

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  18. Marilys Blandin :

    Our most deepest and sincere condolences to your family in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts.
    Much love to you all.

    Marilys Blandin and Chris Oschipok

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  19. Our condolences to the remarkable, loving Mel and the O’Reilly family on your loss.
    Bill and Nancy Wolf

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  20. Colleen & John :

    Sending our condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. We hope that your happy memories will keep her close in your heart.

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  21. Mel & Family,

    Our prayers are with you and your family,

    Bill & Sandy

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  22. Mel and family,
    We are so truly sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. We are left with wonderful memories of her. Our deepest condolences to you and the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to all of you.
    Collin, Princess, Tanya and Family

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  23. My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom and wife. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but heard wonderful things about her. I know that she raised a wonderful son, Mike, who must emulate her beautiful traits. Wishing you all peace.

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  24. Marilyn Steers and Geoff and Rob Stecyk :

    Geoff and Rob and I have spent the last few days sharing their many memories of being little boys and visiting Auntie Sandy in the yellow house on the hill. They remember playing with Michael’s computer games–one of the originals and playing with Mike, Kim and Eryn. I remember Sandy’s unfailing generosity and support of me as a young mother. She holds a special place in all of our hearts and we send our warmest thoughts to all of you.

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  25. Dear Mel & Mike: One of the luckiest days in mine and Barbara’s life was when we met up with Mel & Sandy at the Atlanta Olympics. We suddenly had a friendship and an affection for you guys that cannot end. We marveled at the love you lavished on Sandy right to the end. It is kind of like the love we feel for you all. Donny & Barbara

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  26. Dear Mel and family, Betty and I send our condolences to you. The memories of our trips together like Falurrias, South Africa, airshows, Calgary Rodeos, and others flood our heads. We wish you peace and time to reflect on all your wonderful memories of the good times you and Sandy had together with friends and family. God bless you and your family and know that we are praying for you and send our love. LLoyd and Betty

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  27. To All the O’Reilly Family

    The passing of a Mother is one of the hardest milestones in life. Michael-Anne and I pray for your comfort and peace at this time.

    Ron & Michael-Anne Ellard

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  28. To Mike and all the O’Reilly family,

    My sincere condolences and sympathies to you. I hope the wonderful memories you have of Sandy will carry you through this difficult time.

    Don Parkin

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  29. Thinking of the whole family and sending our love! I have so many great memories of Aunt Brigetta and will miss her dearly and cherish those special times I spent her while growing up.

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  30. McMorran Family :

    Mike, Gail, Bryce and Sadie – We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Although we didn’t know Sandy well – we know the family she helped nurture is one of integrity and kindness. It must have brought her great peace to know and leave a legacy of love and family. May all the wonderful memories help in those darker moments bringing back all the sunshine she created in life. Love and hugs to you all – The McMorran’s.

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  31. Les Johannesen :

    Dear Mel ,Mike and Family
    Very sorry to hear of Sandy passing . Our sincere condolences to all of the O’Reilly family.our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Les and Shirley

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  32. Neil and Donna Crane :

    Mel, Mike and Family; Sandy will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. She definitely made the world a better place. Our thoughts are with you all.

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  33. Frank & Annette Bonafede & Family :

    Dear Mel, Mike and family, it has been our great fortune and pleasure through the years to have the friendship and love of your amazing family,and especially Sandy the heart of it all. Always an elegant, kind caring , gentle lady who treated everyone with love and respect. We will miss her greatly but will always remember her with joy and love. Her spirit and legacy live on through the loving family she has left behind. Our prayers and sincerest condolences to you all. Rest with the Angels Sandy.

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  34. Sorry for your loss. Deepest of sympathies as you mourn. Also best wishes on celebrating a great person and life.

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  35. Kelly, Tracey and Kayleigh Mattoon :

    Dear Mel, Mike, Kim and Erin. We are deeply sorry for your loss and offer our sincere condolences. The caring family Sandy left behind is testament to the loving, nurturing life she lead. Please accept our family’s deepest sympathies.

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  36. Very sad to hear of Sandy’s passing but so upliftng to hear of her love for family and the family’s love in return. Would that all families could be so strong.

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  37. Tony & Wynette Finocchio :

    Dear Mel and family. Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of Sandy. Your wonderful memories of your long life together will help you through the sad times.

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  38. Mike & Sue Mallon :

    Mel & Mike, So sad to hear of Sandy’s passing but also good to hear your appreciation of her love for your family. She will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike & Sue Mallon

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