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PAULSON, Marta Abigail (Abby)

March 14, 1950 – Washington, DC, USA
October 24, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Abby, beloved wife of Gene Paulson, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

Abby worked as an administrative assistant in the speech pathology department for Calgary Health Region for seventeen years, retiring in 2004.

Besides her loving husband, Gene, Abby is survived by her daughter Vanessa (Steve) Bedell; step-daughter, Samantha (Lyle) Paulson; grand-children, Sarah, James, and Bodhi; sister, Anina Gundersen; brother, Chris (Verna) Gundersen.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Dulcina Hospice, c/o Covenant Foundation, Rm 3C60, 11111 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4 Telephone: 1-866-342-8126, www.covenantfoundation.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wish to thank Dulcina Hospice for the care and attention that was provided to Abby during her stay.

In living memory of Marta Paulson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Carmen Hengeveld :

    Gene, Vanessa, Steve, Samantha, and the grandchildren: My heart goes out to you all as you mourn the loss of dear Abby. All who knew her always appreciated her wonderful sense of humor and her adventurous and determined spirit. I have very fond memories of Abby when we worked and played together at the East Health Centre. Please accept my deepest sympathy and my acknowledgement of the tremendous positive influence she had in the world. She has earned her wings. (Carmen Read) Hengeveld

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  2. Cathy Hedquist :

    Samantha and Gene,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

    Cathy and Donna Hedquist

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  3. Calgary Fire Department Pensioners Association :

    Our sincere condolences to “Brother” Gene and Family on your loss, the last few years have been very trying for you and we want you to know we are thinking of you.

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  4. Carol Anne Foster :

    Dear Vanessa, Steve & family. So deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carol Ann

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  5. Lindsey Ricioppo :

    Dear Sam and Gene,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lindsey

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  6. Pamela Boddington :

    Very Sorry, deepest condolences Vanessa and Family, thoughts and prayers..

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  7. Joanne Leaman :

    Vanessa, Steve & family: My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom, Vanessa. Remembering you and the family in my prayers.
    Joanne

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  8. Lori Coleman & family :

    Vanessa, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you all.

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  9. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Gene and family. Paul/Carol Gough (CFD ret’d)

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  10. Neil and Julia Bradbury :

    Vanessa,Sorry to hear of your mothers passing .Thoughts and prayers with you and family. Neil and Julia Bradbury

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  11. Gord & Peggy Buckler :

    Dear Gene and Family:
    Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
    Gord & Peggy

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  12. John and Kathy Urquhart :

    Dear Vanessa Steve and Family, John and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless ❤

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  13. John and Kathy Urquhart :

    Dear Vanessa, Steve and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

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  14. David & Ruth Jackson :

    Vanessa,

    We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. The thoughts and prayers of your church family at St. Mary and St. Bartholomew’s surround you and Steve, James and Sara, and all your family at this most difficult time.

    David and Ruth Jackson

    David and Ruth Jackson

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  15. Michelle Streifel :

    Gene and Samantha,
    Keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time.
    The Burzynski Family

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  16. Karen Vandenbroeck :

    Vanessa ,Steve and family
    Our deepest condolences on your loss , uplifting you in our thoughts and prayers
    Blessings
    Karen and Paul

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  17. Sylvia Clifford :

    Vanessa, Steve and family
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  18. Vanessa, Steve, Sarah, & James. Our deepest sympathies are with you during this time of loss. We hope you can find reassurance in the care of your friends and allow the loving memories you have of your Mom to help you through this time.

    God Bless,

    Jane, Peter, Joe & Sam

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  19. Abby was a very special soul whose grace and kindness drew a group of musicians to her from The Tom Baker clinic to Dulcina Hospice. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Abby. We will never forget her and will remember her with every song.

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  20. Sorry for your loss Uncle Gene and Sam. I will pray for your strength during this most difficult time. At least you know she is going to a better place to be with God.

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  21. Catherine Riopelle :

    My deepest sympathies to family and friends of Abby. I have fond memories of working with Abby at the East Health Centre.

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  22. Elizabeth Haynes :

    Gene, Vanessa and family: I am so sorry to hear of Abby’s passing. We had a lot of fun at the East Health Centre with Abby as our “den mother.” She was ao kind and empathetic and will be missed.

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  23. Well-there was no one like Abby! She typed 1000s of speech-language reports for me because no one else could decipher them! What an angel-she was always laughing and quick witted! Sending strength to Gene and Vanessa and families. May your good memories sustain you!

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  24. Beverly Collisson :

    Dear Gene, Vanessa, Samantha, and families,
    Abby was my role model for kindness and compassion and is a lasting inspiration. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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  25. Ken & Eileen Hammond :

    Gene – Our sincere condolences to you & family on learning
    of Abby’s passing. We will continue to cherish our time spent
    with both of you.

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  26. Vanessa, my heart goes out to you, Gene, Samantha and all the kids. Abby’s infectious smile and giggle still ring in my ears whenever I call someone “sweetie”, and in that way she can never be gone. Hold tight to the good memories sweetie, they will help you all through this time. Prayers for strength and comfort for all of you.

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  27. Jacqueline Roy :

    So sorry to hear of Abby’s passing. She was always so kind and wonderful to work with. My deepest sympathies Vanessa and family.

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