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Friday February 9, 2018


(nee Groeneman) October 16, 1930 - February 8, 2017
Wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Clanell was born in Colorado Springs, and grew up in Kansas City, MO. After losing her mother, Clanell relocated to Colombia to teach at the American School in Barranquilla where, in 1953, she met her future husband, Jack. Thereafter, she gave birth to her only son, Christopher. The family eventually relocated to Libya, before finally settling in Calgary, AB. Clanell and Jack retired happily in Victoria, B. C.
She loved family, friends, dogs, gardening, reading, and cooking. She was compassionate, elegant, creative, and outspoken. She was the moral and intellectual compass for her family, and fiercely loyal to her friends. She was passionate about public education, and gave generously to those less fortunate. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jack; her son, Christopher; her three grandchildren, Mary, Ellen and Paul; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends.
Her passing one year ago left a huge hole in our hearts and she is forever missed.
Memorial donations may be made to the Calgary Public Library, or the Salvation Army.

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