Posted: November 18th, 2015

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The family of Marj Cannon [Corraini] is sad to announce the passing of our mom on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 98. Her death left a big hole in the hearts of her 5 children: Lila [Cecil] Briggs of Moncton, NB; Kenneth [Lorna] Corraini of Victoria, BC; Colleen [Keith] Ferrel of Calgary; Fern Corraini of LaPaz, Mexico; and Norma [Bill Watson] Corraini of Calgary. She is also lovingly remembered by 9 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren.

Mom was a prairie girl at heart. She was born in Carstairs and spent most of her years in the Bow Island area. In her long life she was well respected as a teacher, having started her career in a one room school during the Depression. She was an active, enthusiastic leader in her church and community.

Mom considered herself blessed with two long, happy marriages. The first was to our dad, Tullio Corraini, and 7 years after his death, the second to Bill Cannon.

Friends were an important part of her life and she had many. Every Tuesday for 37 years she met with her “Coffee Group” friends in Lethbridge. She had an inquisitive nature, an optimistic outlook and a genuine love of life. And one thing we know for sure – Mom loved her family and we loved her back. We were lucky to have had her for so many years. We will miss her terribly.

A Memorial Service will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM AND FUNERAL SERVICES, 3219 – 4th Street N.W., within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

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2 Condolences for “CANNON Marj”

  1. Debra Smith (MacDonald) says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Corraini was my grade school teacher. She was a fantastic teacher. Very good memories from those years.

  2. Betty Egan Green says:

    Dear Lila, Ken, Colleen, Fern and Norma,

    I was sad to hear your Mom passed. I have very fond memories of your Mom over our years of growing up together.


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