Angela Morel-Moesman (1936 - 2016)

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March 9, 1936 - March 21, 2016
Deeply loved and with profound sadness,
Angela Raymondé Morel-Moesman
aged 80, passed away in her sleep at
FMC, Calgary early on March 21st, 2016.
Angela Mason was born in Hornsey,
London, UK and grew up in Bournemouth,
Dorset. Angela became a police constable
there, but moved with husband Frits
Moesman to Brabant, Netherlands where
she had hoped to spend the rest of her
life. The Moesmans came to Calgary in
1970 for their daughter Suzanne who
needed a high, dry climate to survive.
Son Sean came on board in 1972.
Widowed in 1995, Angela married Paul
Morel in September 1996, and moved to
Cochrane in 1997. Angela experienced many damages to her body over the
years which she faced with immeasurable strength of character, humour and
faith. A fractured neck (rear-ended by a delivery truck in 1978) led her to a
clinic in La Crosse Wisconsin for management of severe pain through physical
therapy and biofeedback. As she was an OT Technician at the old Holy
Cross Hospital at the time, she was able to teach patients these biofeedback
techniques. In 1984 she tripped on a broken stone step in an old stairwell in
the Holy Cross Hospital landing on both knees; this injury forced her to give
up the work she loved and she became registered with the WCB. In 1995 the
first knee replacement went bad, for reasons still unknown, and was sent to
the Mayo Clinic with equally inconclusive results. Luckily, the two subsequent
knee replacements held. Angela herself discovered from the Mayo Clinic
x-rays a lesion in her left thigh bone, which indicated she had stage
4 metastatic breast cancer. This required more metal to stabilize the
weakened femur. Somehow, the cancer was controlled, but since 1999
needed to spend the rest of her life in a motorized wheelchair.
Angela had wonderful singing skills, and was an excellent writer and poet,
winning a number of awards from individually published poems. She
completed her own life story and a volume of poetry, as yet unpublished.
Angela was a many talented person in her life, participating in church choirs,
teaching catechism, organizing social events, and touched everyone with her
kindness, friendliness and her joy of and involvement with all aspects of life,
despite her handicapped state.
Angela is survived by husband Paul, daughter Suzanne Nethery (Keith) with
grandchildren Sarah-Anne, Rebekah and Noah of London, ON and son Sean
Moesman (Melissa) with grandchildren Amelia and Bradley, of Cape Cod,
MA USA. In England surviving her are older sister Pamela Stone, of
Chichester, and younger brother David Mason (Vivienne) of Poole,
Dorset and numerous nieces, nephews. A service celebrating her life with
be held at St. Stephens Campus of the Parish of Holy Trinity St. Stephens
Memorial, London, Ontario. May she rest in peace.
Arrangements in care of COCHRANE COUNTRY FUNERAL
HOME, Cochrane, Alberta. Telephone: 403-932-1039
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Mar. 31, 2016
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