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ALLES, Jos Johannes “George”

July 29, 1948 – Amsterdam, Holland
October 28, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Jos Johannes “George” Alles beloved husband of Ria of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 66 years.

George married the love of his life Ria on December 20, 1974. He worked as a finishing carpenter and was self-employed as a general contractor. He spent numerous years working for the Calgary Stampede Board. He was affiliated with St. Mary’s Church and sang with their choir for eight years. He was a ballroom, Latin and country-western dance instructor for seventeen years. He took immense pride in his work and was a passionate perfectionist in everything he did. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading, music, dancing, and learning about history. When he could, he loved to visit Penticton and Windermere, BC.

Besides his loving wife Ria, George is survived by his son Eric Alles; as well as numerous relatives in Holland, Canada and many other countries around the world.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. Thank you to the staff of Tom Baker Cancer Centre and South Health Campus emergency and Unit 58.

In living memory of George Alles, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. David Walczak :

    So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. Diny de Jonge :

    Ria en Eric, wat een triest bericht krijg ik vandaag binnen. Vreselijk voor jullie. Toen ik zijn foto zag haalde ik hem er weer direct uit van vroeger. Wat leuk dat hij zoveel jaren dansleraar is geweest. Nooit geweten. Jammer dat we zo weinig contact gehad hebben.
    Ik wens jullie, uit de grond van mijn hart, heel veel sterkte met dit verlies. Wat een verdriet zullen jullie hebben.
    Voor Jos is het lijden nu voorbij, voor jullie zal het nog lang duren..
    Heel veel liefs van jullie nicht. Diny de Jonge, Raamsdonksveer, Nederland

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  3. heel veel sterkte ..

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  4. Het bericht ontvangen dat Jos is overleden. Veel te vroeg. Heeft veel hobby’s gehad en vast houvast aan vrouw en zoon gehad. Ik weet dat mijn vader hem graag mocht en wens hierbij zijn vrouw Ria en zoon Eric heel veel sterkte en liefde toe. Zal in gedachten op 3-11 bij hun zijn.
    Jos, rust zacht. Groeten, Annie

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  5. Dear Ria and Eric,

    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

    Love, Sue, Joel and Lois

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  6. Astrid van der Kallen :

    Dear Ria and Eric,
    My condolences with the passing of Jos. He looks still the same as I remember him. I wish you lots of strength to carry his loss. By remembering him you keep his spirit alive.
    With love from your cousin Astrid

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  7. Melanie Schmitke :

    So sorry to hear this news. It is such a cherished gift getting to know George the last couple of months. Our conversations will always be remembered, and very heart felt. With love Melanie

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  8. Ook 77b6 Lieve Rie en Eric
    Van harte geconduleerd met het verlies van je man en je vader Het is vreselijk maar voor
    Jos was het beter zo er is hem een hoop pijn bespaart gebleven en voor jullie spelen nu alle
    Herinneringen aan hem we zijn blij dat Jos een aan tal keren de af gelopen tijd telefooncontakt met ons heeft gehad om herinneringen van vroeger op te halen
    Lieve Rie en Eric we leven van hier uit met jullie mee veel lief en sterkte gewenst van
    Henk en Hennle Alles Assendelft Holland .

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  9. Rick & Marianne McIntosh :

    Dear Ria and Eric
    Our hearts go out to you both on George’s passing. He was a brave man with a continual sense of humor who had a very loving wife and son to help him greatly through his illness. Stay strong and keep your wonderful memories close.

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  10. Susan and John Stilling :

    So sorry to hear about George. He worked for us doing renos on our house, the best guy ever. He did everything with pride and his craftsmanship showed in his work. We had many parenting conversations and gave me some great fatherly advice on my boys. His grin was priceless, his sense of humour was wonderful, I will always look at the tile work with great thoughts of the man who surprised me with these different patterns that look so beautiful.
    Susan, John, Mike and Brian. I’m sure Curtis was there greeting you at heaven’s gates!

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  11. Ursula & Joop Fouwels :

    Beste Ria en Eric,
    Geschrokken door het overlijden van Jos,jullie man en vader en onze neef willen wij jullie onze medeleven betuigen met het verlies van Jos.
    Hoewel weinig contact bewaren wij wel warme herinneringen aan Jos.
    Wij wensen jullie veel sterkte in deze dagen en hopen het gemis met sterkte te dragen.
    In gedachten zijn wij bij jullie, sterkte en groeten van Ursula en Joop.

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  12. Bruce Wiggers :

    George will always be remembered by me as being such a positive and cheerful friend. He was passionate about his work, but also continually surprised me with his diverse interests in other fields as well. George was always a perfectionist and could not be talked into trying to do a job quickly and avoid some details. I truly enjoyed his sense of humor, as well as someone so happy that he often loudly sang when he worked. George will always be remembered as being one of a kind caring person that will be missed dearly.

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  13. Phyllis Thordarson :

    I am thankful to have known George. He was truly a gift to us all. He spread enthusiasm and joy to the lives of others. Ria and Eric you are in my thoughts and prayers. George was a man of faith and he now lives on
    with enthusiasm and joy in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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  14. Patti McBride :

    So sorry for your loss
    May your memories keep you
    From Ruth Jim Patti & Patrick

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  15. Vicky Klassen :

    The commercial sales staff from RONA 285 on MacLeod Trail South wish to extend our deepest regrets. We will always remember George as a humourous, compassionate, hardworking and joyful contractor.
    I will remember dancing (in my steel toed boots) in the middle of our lumber yard.

    Deepest sympathy,
    Rona Commercial Sales 285

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  16. Ineke en Fred Fouwels :

    We are very sorry when we heard of the passing of Jos.
    We know him as a very kind and cheerful person, so also Ria.
    We wish Ria and his son and family all the best and strength in the coming time.
    It will not be easy, but, think we are with you with our thoughts, even we live far away.
    Much love from us Ineke en Fred Fouwels

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