COONEY, Elizabeth “Lily” (nee Hesmer)

Posted: April 11th, 2016

December 17, 1914 – Medicine Hat, AB

April 6, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Elizabeth Cooney of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the age of 101 years.

She is survived and remembered with love and joy by many friends and family including her nieces Margaret-Anne Hewes, Marjorie (Peter) Sauder and Mary-Louise Hesmer. Kay Cooney and Helen Wheeler nieces of Frank Cooney. Great-nieces and nephews Elizabeth and Kathryn Hewes; Alastair, Graham and Peter Sauder plus members of the Flanagan and Mahony families.

We want to thank the wonderful dedicated and caring staff at Garrison Green Senior Community (United Active Living Community) for their above and beyond attendance on Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s stay at Garrison Green was short however it allowed her to enjoy the comforts of her home environment.

We thank the loving friends and staff at Garrison Wood Manor where Elizabeth spent the past fourteen years enjoying her senior years with yoga, sit and fit, entertaining and bridge twice a week. She enjoyed the theatre, opera and extensive travels around the world. She was a wonderful artist who painted landscapes and was beginning to work on abstracts. Special thanks to Florence Ross, Jean Major and Eva Ann Grace for their love and support. We consider you family.

Elizabeth was married to Frank Cooney who passed away after only four short years of marriage.

Aunty refocused on her career teaching in a one room school house on the prairie to Home Economics Consultant for the Calgary Separate School Board. After retiring Elizabeth joined Meals on Wheels rising to President.

She was very proud of obtaining her Masters degree from Hunter College, New York University. She was a great advocate of higher learning and being the best that you can be.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street SW) on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street SW) on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow on a later date at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, A.B. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Elizabeth Cooney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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