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RABY, Helen Vera

January 26, 1930 – Calgary, Alberta
April 25, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Helen Raby of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Helen was proud to have been a born and raised Calgarian. After obtaining a BA from the University of Alberta, she embarked upon a career as a librarian, working at the Calgary Public Library, libraries within the University of Calgary, and the library at the United Church Presbytery Office. She enjoyed gardening, reading, travelling, and was fiercely independent.

Helen is survived by her brother, Colin Catley; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Raby (Imelda), Jeffrey Raby (Jane); three grandchildren, Vanessa Beaudette (Trevor), Travis Raby, and Kevin Raby; great-grandchildren, Elise and Oliver Beaudette; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was the daughter of the late Elaine and Sidney Catley, and was predeceased by her loving husband, Murray, in 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Thomas United Church (100 Hawkwood Boulevard N.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Helen Raby, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Gayle Wilderman :

    Murray and Helen were such a warm and friendly couple. At church, Helen was a welcome sight, smiling and so easy to talk to. She was a lovely lady, and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  2. Dear Steve, Imelda, Jeff and Jane and families:
    Our hearts and prayers are with you as you grieve the passing of an astonishing lady. St. Thomas loved Helen to pieces and we will miss her happy smiles, visits and chats, especially at Christmas carol time. She will be joined with Murray, the love of her life, the only reason we are not in total tears. We hold you in our open hands, open hearts, open minds.
    Deep condolences, Marjorie & Leo Aucoin

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  3. Charlotte Cormier :

    I spent many visits with Helen and always enjoyed her company. A wonderful woman.

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  4. Susan Billington :

    Dear Stephen, Imelda and family
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. We are thinking of you and your family and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Susan and Rick Billington

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  5. Charlotte Cormier :

    I was a visitor from our church for many years and we enjoyed our visits. I recently moved to BC and kept in touch with Helen as much as possible. I am sorry to hear of Helens passing.

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  6. Charlotte Cormier :

    I am sorry to lose a good friend.27

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  7. Charlotte Cormier :

    I visited with Helen until I moved to Campbell River and we still stayed in touch. I very much miss her.

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