ABERG, Carol Nann McGuire
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February 11, 1923 - March 24, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Carol on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta. Mom passed peacefully and surrounded by love. Carol was born in Clare, Michigan on February 11, 1923, the only child of Fred and Nina McGuire. Her early years were spent in St. Paul, Minnesota and she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BSc. in Nursing in 1946. During the war, with her future husband serving in Europe, she was often in charge of thirty to sixty patients day and night due to the nursing shortage. She continued her career after beginning her family, as a nurse in Texas and Ontario. Besides her professional career, Carol travelled the world with her husband Dick during their sixty-five years of marriage. Carol was an active community volunteer, having served as President of Rockyview General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary and as organist at Lakeview United Church. Carol was also a very active and enthusiastic bridge player throughout her life. Carol was the cherished mother of Susan, Ken (Kathy), Steve (Marybeth), Karen and Scott (Leanne). She was the proud grandmother of Megan, Chris, Tim, Graham, Laura, Erika, Bryce, Madison, Raeleigh and Kira. She also loved her seven great-grandchildren, Abby, Alida, Kellan, Max, Leo, Brio and Avianna to pieces. She was predeceased by her oldest daughter, Susan in 1996 and her husband, Richard in 2011. Carol will be particularly missed by her family and friends as she was a gracious, caring and exceptionally well-mannered individual who had a ready smile and brought much joy and happiness to all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) today, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Carol Aberg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Apr. 9 to Apr. 12, 2013