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SINCLAIR, Kevyn Joy

August 19, 1954 – Calgary, Alberta
January 8, 2019 – Okotoks, Alberta

Kevyn Joy Sinclair, beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Foothills Country Hospice.

A true Calgarian, she was born, raised, worked, and lived her entire life in the city she called home.

Kevyn attended Henry Wise Wood High School and graduated from the U of C in 1977 with a BComm Accounting. During her working career she held a variety of accounting positions that covered a number of different industries from Oil & Gas, property management, legal, and most recently in the livestock identification services industry.

However, it was in her real job where she truly shone, as a wonderful wife and mother. There were no shortages of challenges associated with managing a husband and four active children, all within five years of age of each other. But she not only succeeded at it, she also seemed to enjoy it.

Between raising her brood and returning to work Kevyn also managed to find the time to take up scrapbooking with Creative Memories, became an accomplished quilter with Along Came Quilting, attend a gym, got interested in knitting, played bridge regularly, and prepared meals on a daily basis.

Once her illness was diagnosed, full-time retirement became a full-time quilting career. Kevyn completely immersed herself into her quilting and this creative activity gave her a focus and purpose to get her up and out of the house. The family is convinced she became Along Came Quilting’s newest best friend. In all seriousness “the girls” as she fondly referred to everyone in those workshops became her support group that helped her face this latest life challenge. Our family will be forever grateful to this group of individuals for the affection they had for Kevyn and their support and help in finishing a number of projects that Kevyn was unable to complete.

We also want to say a special thanks to all the nurses, aides, volunteers and support staff at the Foothills Country Hospice who were so instrumental in making Kevyn’s end of life experience something so special and memorable. You truly live up to your motto of “Care and Compassion”, and our family will be forever grateful.

Kevyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband Duncan; and their four children and son in law, Heather, Courtney, Sara (Greyer Behts) and Ryan. She is also survived by her only sibling, Adrienne Waller (Alf Skrastins) and was predeceased by her parents, Joyce and Richard (Dick) Waller.

Memorial Service to Celebrate Kevyn’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Hospitality Center at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Kevyn’s name may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1S1, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org.

In living memory of Kevyn Sinclair, 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. Judy Armstrong :

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear wife and Mom. She was a dear dear person and friend and I will miss her greatly. May you find comfort in knowing she is now at peace in the arms of Jesus. Much love to you all.

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  2. Alan & Paulette Smith :

    Duncan, Heather, Courtney, Sara and Ryan –
    Those we love remain with us
    For love itself lives on,
    And cherished memories never fade
    Because a loved one’s gone.
    Those we love can never be
    More than a thought apart,
    Far as long as there is memory,
    They’ll live on in the heart.

    All our LOVE – Al and Paulette

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  3. Tanja Brownlee :

    My sincere condolences with the passing of your mom/wife. May fond memories help through this difficult time. I had the pleasure of knowing Kevyn from our Tuesday Nite knitting group and Wednesday ‘Time Out’ sessions. She was kind, always positive and will be sadly missed.

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  4. Duncan and family – we were deeply saddened by the news of Kevyn’s passing. Kevyn was such an inspiration with her positive attitude and will be missed as a true friend in our quilting community. May time heal you as she will always remain in our hearts.

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  5. Bob and Sandy Trumper :

    Duncan, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  6. Sending my love to you all, during this incredibly hard time.

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  7. Yezmina Abbany :

    So very sorry for your loss. I got to know Kevyn through Along Came Quilting and spent many weekends enjoying and admiring her joy of everything, especially her family and quilting! She was a very special lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  8. Dave & Karen Sandeman :

    Duncan, our condolences to you and your family in this sad and difficult time.

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  9. Cheryl McGrath-Hill :

    I had the joy of quilting with Kevyn at Along Cane Quilting. She was always positive and upbeat with praise for everyone’s work. Her own quilts were stunning – meticulously created and beautifully finished. She was an incredible women and I will never forget her. Heartful condolences to her family.

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  10. Lynda Paananen :

    Duncan, Heather, Courtney, Sara and Ryan,
    I extend my deepest sympathies. I had the pleasure of spending time with Kevyn and Duncan at many MEG functions where Kevyn’s laugh was contagious and outlook always upbeat. Hug each other a little tighter each day, and find comfort in the fact that Mom is with you always. She is now at peace.

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  11. I met Kevyn in a class at Along Came Quilting, and have so enjoyed the time spent with her at many classes and quilt retreats. Her joy in everything she did and talked about was contagious. You couldn’t help but feel that joy rub off on you. Kevyn, I am honoured to have known you.

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  12. Dear Sara and Sinclair family,

    So sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time and sending love.

    Kate and Yas

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  13. Ellen Huang and Frank Cui :

    Duncan, please accept our warmest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  14. Don and Bonnie Hier :

    Duncan and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  15. Doug & Cindy Henwood :

    Dunc and family,
    Cindy and I are lost for words to hear this news. We can remember right back to your wedding day and the great time we had. We will remember Kevyn and the smile that seemed to always be on her face. Hugs and Prayers to you and your wonderful family!

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