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May 16, 1930 - February 13, 2013
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother,
passed away Wednesday surrounded by family. Born in Lacombe, Alberta to Isaac and Frances Marie Irving, Alice-Marie was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. There she met and married the love of her life, John (Jack) Bohan Maughan, who predeceased her in 2011. Alice-Marie and Jack settled in Calgary where they lived happily for the rest of their lives. Married for fifty-nine years, they raised six children: JOHN (Elizabeth), Vincent and Jordan; BRETT, Seth; JULIA (Tim), Ben and Sam; PAULA (Lee), Max, Grace, Tilly and Nick; JOE (Janet); and MIKE (Maria), Sara-Ellyse. The family spent many happy times together at their vacation home at Lake Windermere, BC. In addition to her amazing devotion to her family, Alice-Marie's priority was her Roman Catholic faith. A long time member of Sacred Heart and St. Anthony's Parishes, she served in the Catholic Women's League. Alice-Marie was an ardent supporter in the founding of St. Mary's University College. She also spent many happy hours volunteering with the Rotary Partners of the Rotary Club of South Calgary, including a term as President. She also served a term as President of the Samaritan Club and was a member of the Calgary Fine Arts Guild. Alice- Marie had a playful nature and a delightful sense of humor. She leaves behind numerous friends who will sorely miss her on the badminton court, the golf course and at the bridge table. Alice-Marie was predeceased by her brothers Rodney and Gordon, and by her sister Rosamund. She is survived by her brothers Tom, Bonar and Bruce, and by her sisters Juanita, Colleen and Paula. There are no words to express how much we will miss our wonderful mother and grandmother. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.) today, February 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/ memorial. The family would like to give special thanks to Alice-Marie's caregivers Bernadette and Rose-Marie Acosta, Dr. Tien Phan and Dr. Pamela Chu at The Tom Baker Cancer Centre and nurse Breanne and the rest of the palliative care team on Unit 42 at Foothills Hospital.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Feb. 16 to Feb. 20, 2013