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BAKGAARD, Else Jensine

April 4, 1929 – Fasterholt, Denmark
September 2, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Else Bakgaard beloved wife of Bent Bakgaard of Calgary, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the age of 84 years.

Else was born in Fasterholt, Denmark. She married Bent in Denmark in 1954 and soon after immigrated to Calgary.

Else is survived by her loving husband Bent, two daughters and sons-in-law Joan and Michael Zingeler, Linda and Garth Thompson, four grandchildren Kristine (Steve) McIntyre, Jeremy Zingeler, Solveig Thompson and Cole Thompson, two sisters Lissie (Rasmus) Jensen of Denmark and Birgit (Anton) Bakgaard of Calgary, two brothers Ejvind Eriksen and Preben (Hanne) Eriksen of Denmark, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at The Danish Lutheran Church (210 – 10th Avenue NE) on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. 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 or to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433. www.arthritis.ca.

In living memory of Else Bakgaard, 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. Margaret and Ernie Kitzul :

    Bent and Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Marg and Ernie Kitzul

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  2. Mia and Russ Maluchi-Elliott :

    With our condolences, we wish the family the best and celebrate the life of Else. I know she will be missed as such a lovely person in this world.
    I, Mia am lucky to know the Bakgaard family and I send my love to you all.

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  3. Oluf & Birgit Steinmuller :

    Our condolences to Bent & the family.
    What a great lady Else was, we enjoyed many nice conversations with Else on the beach at Sylvan Lake.
    We will remember her for all the good she has done.

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  4. Louise and Rod Harrison :

    Our condolences for the loss of your Mother Else.
    Our thoughts are with all of you.

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  5. Helen & Roland Foulger :

    Joan and Mike, we are so sad to hear about your mom. We have you all in our thoughts.

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  6. Joan and Mike,
    Condolences from your old soccer playing friend. Having just lost my mother, I feel your pain deeply. Love goes on.

    April Armstrong

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  7. While I will not be with you in person today, I am there with each of you in spirit. Else’s passing leaves a hole in your lives and, at the same time, ends her suffering. She was such a calm, caring person and I always admired her. I am sad for your loss and grateful for her peace.

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  8. Frank & Rita van der Meulen :

    Dear Bent and Family,

    Both Frank and I would like to express our sincere condolences with the sudden loss of your dear wife and mother.
    She shall remain in our memory as a very kind person.
    We wish you and your family strength for the future.

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