Pamela May

Pamela May (Gordon)

Wednesday, April 29th, 1942 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Pamela May

It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Pamela May (nee Gordon), announce her peaceful passing on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the age of 77 years.

Pam was born, the only daughter of John and Wilhelmina Gordon on April 29, 1942. She was the baby sister and joined brothers, Freddie, Jackie and Ronnie. She went to school and grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland where she remained until she met the man who would become her husband, Ed May. They married and had two daughters, Karen and Linda, before deciding to come to Canada for a better life. Upon arriving in Winnipeg, Manitoba, they had their final child, daughter Michelle.

Pam and Ed raised their family and built their lives in Winnipeg. When the opportunity came to transfer to Calgary, they couldn't resist. They settled in Calgary, making that Pam's final home for many years. She worked in retail at the TransCanada K-Mart until she could take early retirement to spend her time with Ed.

She will forever be known for her infamous campfire sausages at Otter Falls park, her mini meatballs and the best Cool Whip filled birthday cake in the world!! She loved to knit, read, camp, do jigsaw puzzles, play cards and dance. Much to dad's dismay, she also loved to shop. She especially loved going with Michelle to get her sparkly, fancy nails done. We will all miss her dreadfully.

She will be missed and forever remembered by the love of her life and partner for the past 57 years, her husband, Ed; son, Steve (Krys); daughters, Karen (Bill), Linda (Mike) and Michelle (Kevin); grandchildren, Carly, Lucie, Phil (Nichole), Dara (Tyler), Tova (Josh), Kien (Shantelle), Stephen, Cat, Brekkyn and Kingstyn; and great grandchildren, Isabelle, Carson, Mila, Grayson, Ryah, Alysha, Kiara, Trevan, Teagan, Harlow and Kaysen as well as extended family both here and abroad.

In keeping with Pam's wishes, no Formal Service will be held. The family graciously ask that you please do not send flowers, however, stop in at your favorite pub or watering hole and raise a glass in Pam's memory.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Pam please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Serge Lacroix

Posted at 10:57am
My fond memory of meeting Pam & Ed (mom & dad is what I later called them) was back in Dec 1980 when I dating one of their daughter’s and was invited to the family Christmas dinner. That day mom cooked a large dinner with her traditional meatballs and trifle for desert. A great dinner, however I think mom used every pot and pan in the house. The meal was delicious and I think I was the first to finish and to my surprise dad was taking a long time to eat. I realized why, soon after mom notified me that at their house the men do the dishes at Christmas. Dad was nowhere near finishing his plate. As the only other male in the house it left me with the chore. I did do all the dishes and it did take me awhile and dad did finally finish his plate right around when I was draining the sink. That day was the start of many Christmas to come. For a great Christmas meal and family gathering, I would do the dishes any day. (Mom) Pam was a kind lady who made a great Christmas diner and will forever be in my memories. I will forever keep her in my memories and prayers. God bless you mom....Sergy

Karen May McNair Posted at 03:23pm

Serge thank you so much for your kind words. At times like these, to think back to these funny stories really helps.

Christine Gordon Paterson

Posted at 10:05pm
My Beautiful Aunt and Godmother Pam, will be Forever in our Hearts ♥️
Our Love and Condolences to Uncle Ed, Cousins’ Karen, Linda & Michelle
....Christine Gordon Paterson, Joe Paterson, Paul Gordon and Mairi Gordon. Xxx

Karen May McNair Posted at 03:23pm

My beautiful cousin, thank you for sharing these great photos of my beautiful mama!!

Rhonda Vinje-Anderson

Posted at 08:46pm
Truly wishing for the most amazing moments of memories that flood your hearts and minds with the incredible times of days gone by -- the laughter, the tears, the sighs, the reflective waves of joy, the connections and the family -- may grief be eased with these

Karen May McNair Posted at 03:24pm

Thank you my friend for your kind words. We really appreciate you keeping us in your thoughts.

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