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CHRISTENSEN, Allan (Al)

January 15, 1932 – March 11, 2013

Al Christensen, beloved husband of Thelma Christensen of Calgary, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the age of 81 years.

Al was born and raised in Calgary. Al’s main occupation was in sales, retiring from Vancouver Fancy Meats in 1992. He was a long time member of Inglewood Golf and Curling Club.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Al is survived by his children, Cathy Christensen (George), Glen and Carol Christensen, Terry and Dwayne Dychkowski and Brad and Lyann Christensen; eight grandchildren, Jamie (Curtis) Butcher, Ben Stoodley (Leah Hepner), Eric Christensen (fiancée Alyshia), Colin Christensen, Dane Dychkowski, Keira Dychkowski, Haley Christensen and Nevada Christensen; three great-grandchildren, Mason Butcher, Pruitt Butcher and William Stoodley. He is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law Betty and Dick Schaeffer and Helen and Svend Nielsen and their families. Al was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Kay Christensen.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Al Christensen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Thelma and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Al will be truly missed down at Inglewood. He was a real character that always had fun. Al would do anything for you and I will miss him. I know he and Peter are already making plans for a game.

    Tom Byers

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  2. Rick (Dolly)Parton :

    So glad he was part of my life, I will miss him

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  3. Doug Brunskill :

    My deepest sympathies, Al was a good friend and a special person and made everyone he met smile. We will miss him.

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  4. Tina and Kevin Alder :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. Sincerest regards, Tina and Kevin Alder

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  5. Ralph Andrews :

    Goodbye my dear friend of 47 years. We had many great times together.
    You will be sorely missed by many.
    You were truly one of a kind at Inglewood Golf & CC.
    My sincere condolences to Thelma and all the rest of his family.
    I love you Al.
    Ralph

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  6. Kent Gillingwater :

    Thelma and family.
    My deepest sympathy in losing a true friend and one of Inglewoods real characters. He had a great love for golf/curling and was always a keen competitor. He will be missed.
    Kent.

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  7. Olga, Brian and Grazyna Rurka :

    Terry, Dwayne, and family,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Auntie Olga, Brian and Grazyna Rurka

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  8. Daryl Pallesen :

    Glen & Carol:
    Our heartfelt condolences to your entire family on the passing of Glen’s father. I will be sure to make a special toast to your dad tonight after our curling game at Inglewood. Take good care.
    Susan & Daryl Pallesen

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  9. Ray VanderLinden :

    Thelma and Family,
    Know that the loss of Al is felt by all who had the good fortune to know him. His passing will leave a big hole in the club house “20”. His love of golf, living life to the fullest and the sharing of good times will be missed by all.

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