HOLBROOK, Marie (Mary) Elizabeth
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May 16, 1926 - November 19, 2012
Beloved wife of Allan Charles Holbrook, passed away at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 86 years. Marie is predeceased by her beloved daughter Mary Ellen (Jay), and missed by her daughter Katherine (Eric), her son Richard (Melanie), her grandchildren; Christie, Michael, Emily, Amy, Sarah, Rachel, Robert, Grace, and her faithful dog Dolly. Having spent her entire life in Calgary, she cherished her childhood on her parents' ranch. She went on to graduate with honors from St. Hilda's school for girls. Marie was a proud stay at home mother with a strong sense of family. Among her many talents, she was accomplished seamstress who made much of her family's clothing, including both her daughters' wedding dresses. She enjoyed needle crafts as well, taking on many different projects over the years. Marie loved music and theatre and was a member of a variety of groups, including the Calgary opera chorus for 17 years. Her family fondly remembers many summers spent in Osoyoos, BC, and her love for any family gathering. Marie meant so much to so many, she will be forever loved and forever missed. A Celebration of Marie's life will be held at Christ Church, Elbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W.) on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Marie's family through www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary (201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2H 2S3, www.alzheimercalgary.com). Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 403-265-1199.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2012