April 28, 1930 – Cauquenes, Chile
May 30, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Maria Canadelaria Ravanal Lopez of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 89 years.
Maria was born in Cauquenes, Chile on April 28, 1930. She moved to Calgary, AB in 1981. Maria accomplished much through her life and was particularly proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Maria enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. Maria’s most memorable vacations were with her Spanish Senior Group throughout Canada. She will be most remembered for her sense of humor and kind smile.
Maria is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cristina and Victor Sanchez in Calgary, AB; three grandchildren, Giselle (Jeremy Minshull), Karen Stewart and Christian Sanchez; four great-grandchildren, Izabelle, Logan, Valentina, Jaxon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Maria was predeceased by Cristina’s father, Sergio Galaz; parents, Luz Herminia and Alfredo; brother Alfredo and sister Agustina.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Dulcina Hospice.
“In memory of my mother
You were a precious gift from God above,
so much beauty, grace and love.
You touched our hearts in so many ways,
your smile so bright even on the bad days.
You heard God’s whisper calling you home,
you didn’t want to go and leave us alone.
You loved us so much, you held on tight,
till all the strength was gone and you could no longer fight.
He had called your name twice before,
you knew you couldn’t make him wait anymore.
So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,
knowing that with our love we will be together again some day.
I loved you every day, and now I will miss you everyday!”
In living memory of Maria Ravanal a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences