Noelia HERRERA (nee Mendoza)

Obituary of Noelia Luisa HERRERA (nee Mendoza)

Puerto Varas, Chile

May 31, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta


Noelia Herrera of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020.


Noelia was born in Puerto Varas, Chile. She graduated with a degree in teaching in Valdivia. After the Coup d’état in Chile, she saw herself forced to start a new life with her family in Calgary in 1976. She worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Calgary Catholic School Board and proudly taught Spanish at Mount Royal University. Noelia enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, AnaSofia, as well as Harving Reynaldo, her family and friends. She held her family in Chile close to her heart and looked forward to the family reunions she would attend on her visits. She will be most remembered for her bigger-than-life smile, uplifting energy, her loving heart and relentless volunteer work and community activism.


Noelia is survived by her husband, Emilio Herrera, son Mauricio San Martin (Caralene), and her daughters Paula Herrera (Harving Mendoza) and Valeria Herrera.


The viewing will be held at McINNIS & Holloway (Chapel of the bells, 2720 Center Street North, Calgary, AB) for anyone that would like to pay their respects on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. With the restrictions in place associated with Covid-19, we ask that you are considerate and follow social distancing measures.


A Private Funeral Service will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Noelia’s obituary at  If friends so desire, 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.


We would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Tom Baker Center for taking care of Noelia and to those that took the time to check in on and visit her.


In living memory of Noelia Herrera, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6,   Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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Public Viewing

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
McInnis & Holloway, Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296
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