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Remembering Denise DeNeve

Funeral Mass - December 21, 2021 at 11 am MT

Announcement about the sudden passing of Director Denise DeNeve

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We, the FCJ Sisters, are saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of our Director Denise DeNeve on December 14. May she rest in peace.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to her family, friends and all whom she loved.

Denise will be greatly missed as a mentor, a friend and for outstanding contribution to the FCJ Centre.

Rest in Peace.



Denise DeNeve 
March 27, 1955 - December 14, 2021

Denise DeNeve, age 66, passed away suddenly on Tuesday December 14, 2021.


Denise was born March 27, 1955 in Calgary, Alberta and was predeceased by her parents Maurice and Anna De Neve.


Denise is survived by her brother Clarence De Neve, sister Rita Poluck (Randy Poluck), sister Anita Cockerill and brother Cyriel (Colleen) De Neve. Denise is also survived by her nieces Diana Schaber (Che De Tremaudan), Amanda Poluck (Mickey Hays), Kathy Yourth (Kurt Schappert) and by nephews Phillip (Fatima) Schaber, Ayden De Neve and Nikolas De Neve as well as several great nieces and nephews and relatives in Belgium. 


Denise was the youngest of 4 siblings until the age of 15 when her younger brother arrived. Denise grew up in Calgary and worked at the family Motel.  Denise earned her degree in teaching and taught several years in Toronto before returning to Calgary to earn her Masters Degree in Theology. Denise went on to become the Director of Religious Education for the Calgary Catholic School Board. When she retired she began a new career as the Director of the FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre.  


Denise will be lovingly remembered not only by her family but by numerous friends, colleagues and associates. 


Denise, your loving kindness will forever live in our hearts. 


Please join us to celebrate Denise’s life on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 7pm for prayers and tributes at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219 18 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C2. 


Denise’s Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219 18 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C2. Due to current COVID restrictions, the event will also be live streamed. Please consider joining us virtually to pay your last respects. The live stream will be available either below or at 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honour to the FCJ Christrian Life Centre.

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December 21, 2021

11:00 am Mountain Time

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