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AU, Simon

AU, Simon

November 10, 1934 – Hong Kong, China

October 27, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Simon Au, was born in Hong Kong on November 10, 1934. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the age of 78.

Simon was a kind, generous, punctual, loyal and loving father with a zest for life. He shared 52 wonderful years with his wife Anna, and will be dearly missed by family and friends. His early years were spent in Hong Kong where he was an avid swimmer, tennis and soccer player. He had a passion for sports, fishing, watercolour painting, daily ritual of swimming at the Crowfoot Y and enjoyed coffee with friends; as well as being the biggest fan attending countless activities of his grandchildren’s such as hockey, football, and Irish dance competitions. In the past few years their puppy Sasha brought light and joy to their lives.

Simon leaves precious memories to be cherished. Simon is survived by his loving and life partner Anna; and was extremely proud of his children: James (Nova), grandson Brandon (Melissa), step-grandson Trenton Broens; Helen (Don Fraser); and Eleana (Mike Palumbo), granddaughters Santyna and Alexia, and grandson Michael. He is also survived by sisters Susan & Christine, and brother David.

A Celebration of Life for Simon will be held on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 10:00 AM at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North). Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery (3219 – 4 Street N.W.). Friends and relatives are invited for a reception at Chapel of the Bells following the graveside service.

Heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Foothills Medical Centre, Unit 91; and Unit 46 at the Tom Baker Centre for the care and attention they provided. Special thanks to Dr. Van Dyke, Dr. Murray and Dr. Ko. Condolences may be forwarded 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.

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH.  TELEPHONE:  (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Richard and Sandra Jone :

    Au Family

    We are very sorry for you loss. Prayers and thoughts to you all at this sad time. Just know you all have wonderful memories that can never be taken away but cherished over time.

    Richard and Sandra Jone

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  2. Anna and family, It has been a few years since I saw all of you last. I remember having a wonderful afternoon with Simon, James and Danny at the American Hotel in Angelica many years ago. I want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Sincerely, Bob Dorsey, Wellsville NY

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  3. Kari and Shannon Evens :

    Dear Eleana, Michael, Santyna, Alexia and Michael Jr. We are so, so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words that will ease your pain at this time, but please know we are thinking of you and sending our love and support.

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  4. Anna and family

    Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you with the loss of Simon. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    Sincerely,
    Robin

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  5. Kathie & Vaughn Peoples :

    Dear James and Nova and Au Family
    We are thinking of you at this very sad time.

    Sincerely,
    Vaughn & Kathie Peoples

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  6. Rona & Kirsten Smith :

    Eleana & Family : We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories fill your heart in these times of sorrow.

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  7. Sam & Marie Templeton :

    Dear Anna & family,

    We will miss Simon. We enjoy our times together with you and Simon having “senior coffee” as well as other visits. He really enjoyed his family and we loved hearing how the grandchildren were doing whether it was hockey, dance or school. He was very proud of them.

    Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Sam & Marie Templeton

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  8. Brenda, Rob, Laura, Kristen & John Sevick :

    Dearest Eleana, Mike, Santyna, Alexia, and Michael
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you, your Mom/Grandma and your extended family. Please know we’re thinking of you and send you our love during this sad and difficult time in your lives.
    Love and blessings always,
    The Sevick Family

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  9. The Sevick Family :

    Dearest Eleana, Mike, Santyna, Alexia and Michael
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom/Grandma, and your extended family during this very sad and difficult time.
    Sending you our love and blessings always,
    Brenda, Rob, John, Laura and Kristen

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  10. Steve, Nadia, Alexandra & Kaidan Kunz :

    Eleana we are very sorry for your loss! Our deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to you and your whole family. May God Bless you all! Xoxo ❤️

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  11. Rosanna Ricciardi & Family :

    I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Families of Simon Au may you all find strength in Simons zest for life and may his spirit be the healing that brings you forward to a rich life of great memories and health.
    Rosanna & Ben Ricciardi

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  12. Ted, Elaine, Jordan & Brett :

    Dear James , Nova, Anna and Family,

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

    Simon was a gentle, quiet and great man. Let the memories of Simon’s life comfort you in his passing.

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

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