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January 3, 1922 – December 24, 2009

Paul Astalos, beloved father and grandfather passed away with his family at his side, on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the age of 87 years.

He was born in Felsőnyárád, Hungary and immigrated to Canada as a young boy. Paul, with his brother-in-law and best friend Joe Vidra, owned and operated Western Upholstering for many years. He worked hard and enjoyed family vacations, fishing, golfing, watching sports and spending time with family and friends.

He will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters and sons-in-law Irene and Bob Bresnahan, Mary and Gerry Preston; grandsons Kevin Bresnahan and Scott Preston; his loving sister Ethel and very special brother-in-law Joe Vidra. Paul was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary on Novemebr 17, 2009, grandson Darren in 1991 and sisters Julia and Annie.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, January 04, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church (4718 Worcester Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at “Holy Family Cemetery” at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Paul Astalos, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Sandra Kugyelka Rochon :

    Our condolences to your family.
    John & Elizabeth Kugyelka from Breton are my parents. We would come to Calgary and visit with Auntie Kay and Uncle Louie Kugyelka and as their friends were part of the many social and celebratory gatherings–their friends were part of our family. As children, we are all around the same age. Your parents spoke of you all with great pride and shared your accomplishments and yet, we never met.
    As youngsters, we listened to many stories of the antics and adventrues of Mr. Astalos, Mr. Vidra and Uncle Louie. Three great friends sharing fishing and hunting tales and when each shared their perspective of the same adventure….well, we were never sure if it was just another “fish tale”! But, oh my, the laughter!

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  2. Brian Koteles :

    On behalf of my family and myself we would like to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of Paul and Mary. Brian and Joyce Koteles, Wimborne, Alberta

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  3. Zolti Bede and Family :

    On behalf of Gilbert, Sharon, Murray, Breanne and myself I would like to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of Paul and your mother Mary.

    It was a sad day for me today, when I learned of the loss of my very good friend Paul. I will forever cherish the many good times that I shared with Paul.

    Paul and your mother Mary will also have a very special place in my heart.

    Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Zolti Bede and family.
    Sicamous and Kelowna BC

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  4. Sue Bussoli (Van Dyck) :

    Dear Mary,
    With great sadness I saw the notice of your father’s passing, only to note that your Mother had also passed recently. My heart goes out to you and your family. What a loss for you all.I will keep you in my prayers.
    Thinking of you with love,

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  5. Fogadják öszinte részvétünk szeretett Paul és Mary elhunyta végett. Nagyon szerattük Őket. Odor Jenő és családja.

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