June 3, 1946 – March 15, 2012
My wonderful husband, Spence, (self-appointed “2003 Husband of the Year”) passed away on Thursday morning, March 15th, after a long battle with kidney failure and a short battle with cancer. He was a big guy, who did everything in a BIG way, with a big smile and a big appetite for everything life had to offer. A true optimist! Spence wanted to be moving and doing something every hour of the day. Patience was not his forte. He loved his good buddies, business, politics, technology, movies, hunting (gophers or elk), fishing (only the catching), good music, driving boats, motorcycles, scuba diving, skiing, hiking, golfing, good food (& bad), watching hockey (if Tyler was playing), & football (watching with Mike). But most of all he cherished the times with his grandsons: Linus, Holden, Wylie, Brandon, who he shared his love of shooting and fishing, & Logan who he loved to tickle. Spence was born in Moose Jaw but also lived in Lebret, and Regina before moving to Calgary to market the lapel pins for the ‘88 Olympics. Over the years he was an entrepreneur, businessman, consultant, Conservative, a Mason, a Shriner, radio and television personality, producer, developer….but never boring. He touched many lives but none more than his two beautiful daughters Kim and Stacey Bozak, along with their mother Elaine.
He will be missed by his bro Mitch (Karon) Bozak, nephews Justin Bozak (Regina), Tyler Bozak (Toronto), sister-in-law Penney (Don) Vance, nieces Mary Salmonsen, Kathy Barnum, Kelly Shaddon and their families (Ventura, CA); Uncles Joe Bozak (Calgary), Denny & Jackie Bryant (Mississauga); & lots of extended family. Left to feel his loss the most are daughters Kim and husband Phil; Linus, Wylie, Holden Deck (Toronto); Stacey and husband Michael McAllister (Bergen Springs); step-sons Rob Hetherington; Mike Hetherington and Lea Dempsey; Brandon Dempsey and Logan Hetherington (Calgary).
But, no one can share the broken heart I feel since I’ve lost my husband, my true love, my ship, my sail, my wind. I will be forever grateful for all the years we’ve shared, in sickness and in health. I will always love Spence Bozak.
A Celebration of Spence’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. I would like to pass along our gratitude to the thousands of medical professionals who have cared for Spence over the past 15 years. Spence’s last three months were spent in the Santuari Hospice at the Peter Lougheed Centre. If friends or family wish to make a donation in Spence’s name, we ask you direct it to: Calgary Health Trust, Peter Lougheed Hospital, (Santuari Hospice), 800, 11012 McLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 6A5 or on line at: www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca; or (403) 943 0615.
In living memory of Spence Bozak, 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)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences