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Daphne Starr

Daphne Elizabeth Starr

Friday, March 13th, 1959 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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Starr, Daphne Elizabeth
Friday, March 13, 1959 ~ Sunday, August 11, 2019

With heartfelt sadness, the family of Daphne Elizabeth Starr shares the news of her passing on Sunday August 11, 2019.

Daphne is survived by her children, David Armstrong (Brittani) and Nicole Armstrong; mother, Ruth Starr; sisters, Lea (Ron), Fran (Dave), Christina (Moe) and Rebecca; nephews, Brock and Connor Edinger and Alex Starr, and niece, Geneva Starr. She is predeceased by her father, The Rev. Murray Starr.

Daphne was the middle child in a family of five daughters, a configuration generally met with wonder and awe wherever we went. As one of five, she was always resourceful, and creative in developing her own independence and interests. She was smart, extremely skilled at crafts like sewing, and extremely good at academics, being one of very few women to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta in the early 1980s.

Following graduation, she worked for Transport Canada. When the Alberta economy took a slide, she was quick to secure other employment and pursue further qualifications, including Travel Agent certification as well as a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering. Her children’s education was very important to her, and she embraced the approach and philosophy of the Waldorf schools. This interest led to a Master’s degree in Education and she spent time assisting in Waldorf schools.

Despite these successes, Daphne’s life was also shaped and affected by a number of challenges, and we celebrate the resilient spirit that kept her motivated. Progressive supra-nuclear palsy, with which she was diagnosed in 2015 and which she stubbornly held off for longer than anyone expected, was something she could not conquer. The family would especially like to thank St Marguerite Manor and Daphne’s attentive, compassionate and caring friends and caregivers.

She will be keenly and lovingly missed. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Calgary (2828 – 19 St NW). Donations in her memory can be made to Parkinson Canada, Covenant Care, the Foothills Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
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    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Cross Anglican Church
    Address
    2828 - 19 Street NW
    Calgary, Alberta
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Posted at 09:18am
David and Nicole... Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 07:28pm
May her love live on in your memories and bring peace. Sending hugs and love your way. Always a short call or flight away. Your foreigner family
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Posted at 08:44am
Today & always, your beautiful mom is in my thoughts. It's a terrible loss, but she brought two amazing people into this family. Sending lots of love,
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Moe Laverty

Posted at 09:50am
With heartfelt condolences to Daphne's loving family, Ruth, Lea, Fran, Christina, Beccy, David and Nicole.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With love and hugs
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