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January 7, 1948 - August 1, 2014
Born in Birmingham England, Fiona lived in Scotland for 20 years up until the age of 32 when she immigrated to Canada in 1980 with her husband, Alan Couperwhite. With a friendly and open heart, Fiona began to make deep and lasting friendships and contribute meaningfully to the community in Calgary. Fiona met her husband, Mike Novinger, through the Single Volunteers Association of Calgary in 2000. They lived in Calgary until 2013 when they retired to Radium Hot Springs, B.C. Fiona had beaten breast cancer in 2003; however, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 2014. Her valiant struggle ended with an untimely passing on August 1 at the age of 66 years. We would like to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of the staff at both the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and the Invermere Hospital during her final days. Fiona is survived by her husband Mike, his son Rowan and daughter Lindsay (Bryce), Mike's four sisters who adopted her as family and all Fiona's friends who came to know a woman with an indomitable spirit! A Celebration of Fiona's Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes at 5008 Elbow Drive SW at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2014
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