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BITZ, Sebastian Nicholas “Sid”

February 5, 1923 – December 7, 2011

Sebastian (Sid) beloved husband of Florence (Nellie) of Calgary, was called to his Creator on December 7, 2011 at the age of 88 years.

Born in Burstall, Saskatchewan, Sid and Nellie moved to Calgary in 1962. He became very active in St. Joseph’s parish and was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus. Dad was very active into his retirement years and may he now rest in peace.

Besides his loving wife of sixty years, Sid is survived by his son, James (Bonnye), daughter Gail Diesveld (Frank) and son Michael (Helga); grandchildren Virgil (Ariel), Danielle, Kristopher (their mother Fritz),  Lucas and Rachel as well as two great-grandchildren Taylor and Naomi. Also mourning is his extended family and many nieces and nephews.

Sid was predeceased by his parents Michael and Margaret Bitz, his sister Rose Gutfriend and brother Peter Bitz.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Sebastian Bitz, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Brian and Carolyn Kaiser :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and especially your mom(Nellie) Sid was an interesting guy to talk to he had a lot of life experiences. We will never forget him riding our train and hitting one of the trees head on. His health has been a huge concern for all of you for quite sometime especially for your mom. Maybe now she can focus on her own health concerns. Love Carolyn & Brian Kaiser

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  2. Dear relatives, my heart and prayers go out to your Mom right now as I wish for her a speedy recovery. Uncle Sid and Aunt Nellie were very good to me over many years after the loss of my Dad, Peter, and my Mom, Vi. I shall always remember them and be forever grateful for their love and support. Thinking of you all, your cousin Caroline Bitz

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  3. Sympathy to Aunt Nellie and cousins James, Gail & Micheal. Your faith will carry you through this time of grief and I pray that there is recovery for Aunt Nellie. In my thoughts & prayers, I remain – Your cousin Pauline

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  4. Glen and Nicole Deringer :

    Dear Aunt Nellie and family;
    We are offering you our condolences and regret we won’t be able to attend the funeral. Nellie, you are going through such big challenges now and we are keeping you in our prayers. Rosalie told us you are facing some big health issues. We love you and pray for your quick recovery. Gail, James and Micheal, we are thinking of you also; may you have the assurance that we care.
    Love, Glen and Nikki

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  5. Aggie and Detlef Bollhorn :

    We send you our condolences at the loss of a father and husband. It is a hard time but you have family and friends that will support you. Warm hugs to all.

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  6. Jim and Dianne Beck :

    So sorry to hear of Sid’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nellie and the family.

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  7. phil & della selinger :

    Our condolences in the untimely passing of Sid. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  8. Gloria & Paul Chu :

    We are so sorry to hear about Sid’s passing. Our prayers are with you all and Nellie, we hope you recover soon from your stroke. Always know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. To Nellie and famiy
    We wish to extend condolences on behalf of the Rotary Park Lawn Bowls Club on the passing of Sid.

    Mary and Peter Gubitz

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  10. My sincere condolences on the passing of your dear husband and father. He will be missed and we miss you also, Nellie. You were such great neighbours. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Verna Seale.

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