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We understand that staying connected during challenging times is of utmost importance. That's why we wanted to share that all McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes obituaries are now conveniently posted on Today's Obituaries Calgary page!

🕊️ Losing a loved one is never easy, and our hearts go out to those who are navigating through this difficult journey. By centralizing our obituaries on this page, we aim to provide a space where Calgarians can come together, share memories, and find solace in the stories of those we have lost.

💐 Whether you're looking to pay your respects, offer condolences, or simply reflect on cherished memories, the Today's Obituaries Calgary page is a hub for community support. Stay informed and connected during these emotional times.

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With heartfelt condolences,
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Funerals have definitely evolved over the years, but one thing that hasn't changed is that food still plays an important role in helping us mourn. Gathering with others and sharing a meal after a funeral or memorial service gives us the opportunity to share memories and stories of a loved one and honor their memory. It also helps us understand we are not alone during even our darkest days.

In 1846, funeral biscuits were traditionally made and given to mourners after the service as a remembrance of the deceased, or sent to mourners who were unable to attend. Does your family have a traditional dish that you bring to a potluck meal after a service?

By the way, if you were wondering what pearlash is (we were!), we learned it's a common ingredient in traditional German recipes. It may also be written as potash or pottasche, potassium carbonate, salts of tartar, and carbonate of potash. To modernize the recipe, use 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda for every teaspoon of pearlash called for in a recipe.

Learn more about 19th century funerals - and funeral biscuits - here:

Image description: Background image, two hands kneading dough. Text: Funeral Biscuits: Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book, 1846. 1 cup of molasses; Half a cup of sugar: Half a cup of butter; Half a cup of warm water, the butter melted with it. A small teaspoonful of pearlash, dissolved in the water; Two tablespoonfuls of ginger; Caraway seeds; Sufficient flour to roll out; The dough should be stiff; knead it well, and roll into sheets. Cut into round cakes and bake in a moderate oven.

Thank You Calgary and surrounding Communities!

Thank You Calgary and surrounding Communities!

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home Ltd. is Proud to be the recipient of the 2023 Consumer Choice Award for Business Excellence, having won the prestigious honor...

In honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 96 years, McInnis and Holloway and Flower Chix would like to give out 96 long...

In honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 96 years, McInnis and Holloway and Flower Chix would like to give out 96 long stem roses along with a complementary commemorative bookmark at our South location (Park Memorial) and 96 long stem roses with a complementary commemorative bookmark at our North location (Chapel of the Bells).

After the limited supply of the 96 long stem roses have been received we will continue to make bookmarks available at all 9 McInnis & Holloway locations.

Please visit Chapel of the Bells located at 2720 Centre St N, or Park Memorial located at 5008 Elbow Dr SW to receive the complementary bookmark along with a long stem rose while supplies last starting September 12th, 2022.

“In the heart of your community”
McInnis and Holloway”

In memory of Queen Elizabeth II McInnis & Holloway has designed and printed keepsake memorial bookmarks.We are honoured ...

In memory of Queen Elizabeth II
McInnis & Holloway has designed and printed keepsake memorial bookmarks.

We are honoured to make these available at no cost as soon as Friday September 9, 2022, to receive in person from any of our 9 of our locations.

“In The Heart Of Your Community”.



12281 40 Street S. E
Calgary, AB


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