DEGRAY, Agnes


DEGRAY, Agnes (nee Dolen)
1924 – 2011

Agnes, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother peacefully entered into rest at the Rocky View General Hospital, on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the age of 86, surrounded by family and friends.

Predeceased by her husband Stuart; son-in-law Ralph Helfrich; brothers Ed, Francis, Bob, Lloyd and Jim; sisters Mary and Dorothy. Survived and missed by siblings Teresa, Gene and Sheila.

Loved by her children: Gail (Ron); Ron (Elaine); Ken; and Terry. Grandchildren: Dean (Kristy), Darren (Carla), Chris (Lisa); Allison (Randy), Stuart (Kelly), Jared (Alyssa), Blake (Darlene); Tanya (Phil), Braden; Leiah (Trevor), Skylar (Stacey), Nick, and Garrett. Great grandchildren: Isabella; Annika, Cale, Logan; Hannah, Sophie; Grant, Julia; Colton, Angeline, Annalise; Cora, Keira, Melody; and Cadence. Many special nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Agnes was born on October 7, 1924 in Okotoks, Alberta. She was the fifth child born to John and Albina Dolen. She lived and grew up in the Bottrel area. She married Stuart DeGray in 1944. They spent years travelling with Imperial Oil before settling in Devon, AB. Agnes spent the last two and a half years at the Big Hill Lodge where she met and enjoyed many friends.

One of Agnes’s biggest enjoyments was sewing, her family enjoyed many wild and creative designs. She spent many years involved with Girl Guides, the Devon Ski Club, the Devon Swim Club, and Hockey teams to support her children. Agnes was enjoyed for her quick wit, her devotion to the Calgary Flames, her love of curling… sparkling blue eyes and her sense of humor. She deeply loved and was extremely devoted to her family. How lucky we are.

Prayers will be held on Thursday September 1, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Church

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 10 River Heights Drive, Cochrane on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 11:00 A.M.. In Lieu of Flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes in Agnes’ memory may be made to Big Hill Lodge, 29 Carolina Drive, Cochrane AB. T4C 1X5.

  1. On 31/08/2011 at 7:51 am Corrine Owre Said:

    To the Family of Mrs. Degray

    My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom, Gramma, and Great-Gramma.
    My time spent with her in Devon was a good memory and I’m sure that right
    now she is getting reacquainted with Mr. Degray and my parents Ben & Elsie.
    It’s hard to loose a parent, you feel alone, but with time it gets easier
    and memories always come, some that make you laugh and some that make you cry.
    Sincerely
    Corrine Owre-Bucholz
    Edmonton, Ab.

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