Obituary of Mary-Ann Marie BERRIDGE
July 5, 1952 - Calgary, Alberta
November 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
With great sadness our family announces the passing of Mary – Ann at the age of 67 while at the cardiovascular unit of the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB.
To her end, Mary-Ann kept her distinct sense of humour and her gracious compassion for other people. To all that knew her she was a warrior and trooper in every sense. Mary-Ann never once complained about all her health issues over two decades, did as her doctors told her, and made everyday further proof of her positive attitude.
Mary-Ann, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, and finally grandmother, was a proud lady that never went anywhere without being dressed properly for the day, a quality she certainly learned from her mother. She was a talented cross-stitcher and has many projects hanging in her home, and won a first place ribbon for her entry in the Calgary Stampede. An avid reader, she would latch onto an author, find all their books, and then read them all in series start to finish. Everything she did was in order. Every Costco trip she went by the book counters with her list in hand of what she needed.
She is lovingly remembered and will be greatly missed by her husband Jim of 47 years; son Dave (Nicole) of Chilliwack, BC, daughter Laura Anderson (Ryan) of Swift Current SK; brothers, Sandy Houston of Halifax NS, Bob (Jackie) Houston of Grand Prairie, AB, and Neal Houston of Las Vegas NV. She will be dearly missed by her four grandsons who she loved with all her heart and who loved her back, Malcolm Berridge, Sylvester Berridge, Riley Anderson, and Luke Anderson. Her extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a long list of cherished friends will also remember her with dearest thoughts.
The family is truly thankful for all the staff at unit 81 of the Foothills Medical Centre who displayed courtesy, professionalism, and undaunted compassion for Mary-Ann and her family during her last days.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. At Mary-Ann’s request, no formal services will take place.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
A tree will be planted in living memory of Mary-Ann Berridge.