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BROTZELL – Arthur (Art) Duncan

June 30, 1955 – March 16, 2011

Art Brotzell beloved husband of Donalee, passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the age of 55 years.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Donalee. Art’s enduring legacy will be carried on by his children, Karling, Erin (John), and prized son Evan. He is also survived by his loving parents, Arthur and Jean, brother Clark, sisters Jeanie, Wendy, Patty, Debbie and Lisa; as well as his caring in-laws, Keith and Jean, sister-in-law Deanna (Peter), loyal dog Frisco, loving large extended family, treasured friends and associates.

Art will be remembered for his giving nature, innovative mind and passion for the things he loved.

A Celebration of Art’s Zeal for Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca. or to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta www.libin.ucalgary.ca. Art’s family would like to thank Dr. Couillard, Dr. Weeks, Dr. Har, and their amazing team.

In living memory of Art Brotzell, 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. Charlene Wing :

    Donalee,
    We are so shocked and saddened to hear about Art. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and the kids at this very difficult time.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Ken, Char, Brandy, Sam and Brett

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  2. Viola & Frank Schneider Rimbey, AB :

    Donalee & Family
    Jean & Keith
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad time.
    May happy memories help you through the coming days.
    We are unable to attend the service but you will be all in our thoughts.
    From your friends in Rimbey
    Viola & Frank Schneider

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  3. Patty and Kelly Close :

    We will be attending the service on Wednesday. We believe that Art’s spirit continues on in a place where he can be at peace and continue to create…. maybe there is a spot open in research and development that God needed an innovative thinker for! Art would definitely fit that description. Big hugs to everyone from Saskatchewan!

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  4. Hugh & Linda McLarty (nee Hutzul) :

    We are unable to attend the service on Wednesday, but our thoughts and prayers are will you all.

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  5. Leslie Schroeder :

    Donalee – my heart and thoughts are with you. I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy.
    Leslie

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  6. Dal and Norra Mirosevic :

    Sincere condolences, so sorry for your loss.
    Norra and Dal Mirosevic and family.

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  7. Beth Rogers & Tyler Woodburn :

    Karling and family, our hearts and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Big hugs from Vancouver
    Beth & Ty

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  8. Michael Macdonald :

    Donalee and Evan
    We are so shocked and saddened to hear about Art. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the kids at this very difficult time.
    We will see you at the service, let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Your frends and neighbours
    The Macdonalald’s

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  9. Donalee – Just a note to say how sorry I am to learn of Art’s passing. I remember years ago when we worked together at Holts how happy you were in the start of your life together. I hope you can remember that happiness and draw strength from it now in this time of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Les.

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  10. Cindy, Don and Maggie Fyvie :

    Donalee and family – our hearts are heavy with sadness for you all. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Christine Law - Aerosion Ltd. :

    To the Brotzell Family – We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you. The time that we spent with Art was always a very enjoyable learning experience and his knowlege base will surely be missed by all of us who have had the pleasure of doing business with him.

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  12. We are all so shocked to hear the news about Art. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Donna Lee, if there is any thing I can do please don’t hestitate to call, I know how you are feeling, All our love, Nichola, Payton and Paisley Evans, Tom and Patti Evans

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  13. Alva Rioux (nee McColl) :

    Donalee, Evan, Keith and Jean and family, I was shocked to hear of Art’s passing, I am very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    I am sorry, I am unable to attend the service, if you need anything please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Love from Alva and Daniel Rioux

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  14. Both shocked and saddened with your family’s loss. Art found ways to be sincerely interested in the lives and work of those he met every day. I had the pleasure of knowing him through the patch and being subjected to his zeal for trying new ideas, it was infectous! To you and your family our deepest condoloences.

    Matt and Trish Loh

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  15. Ann and Dave Rogers :

    Sending all our love to Karling and her family. Our thoughts are with you today even if we aren’t there. May good memories be with you today and always. Big Hugs.

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  16. Denise Easterday :

    Donalee – I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I never had an opportunity to meet Art, I know he was an amazing & talented man. I always enjoyed the hysterical stories you would share with us during window install about which one of you two could best resolve any creative & fabrication dilemna. I look forward to more stories. Much love, Denise & your Visual Family at Holt Renfrew.

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  17. Dear Karling & Family;

    “Tonight, when you look up, don’t think of them as stars. Think of them as porch lights welcoming Arthur safely home.”

    Sending you thoughts of peace and light.

    Love & Respect,
    – Brad Walker

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  18. Janis Dreger :

    Donalee and family – We were shocked and saddened to hear of Art’s sudden passing. May the memories of his passion for life bring you a measure of comfort at this very difficult time. With our deepest sympathies, Ted, Janis and Jeff Dreger

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  19. Art was a generous, optimistic and genuine guy. He was a gentleman who wore no veneer and shared his great sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

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  20. Doug and Ollie McColl :

    Donalee and family — Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with at this time of your sudden loss. May your memories sustain you through these trying times.
    We regret that we not be able attend the celebration of life. May God Bless you and your family. Our love is with you all.

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  21. Susan (Brotzell) Ballard :

    Jean & Art and Family. Josie & I are so very sorry to hear this news. We will not be able to attend the service but wish you peace & healing at this time. Sue

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  22. To Donalee and all the family
    So hard to hear of the sudden loss of your loved one. It is not easy to have this happen especially so quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God grant you the strength to go forward with great memories and know he us with Jesus.
    Love Joyce

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  23. Jason Munro :

    Very sorry to hear of Art’s passing. He was instrumental in helping to get our company going. I’ll miss his knowledge and sense of humor! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Brotzell family.

    Jay

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  24. Leann Kruger (CHICKWAGON! Foundation for Women) :

    Donalee – never have met you personally, however, have just heard this awful news today! I was involved with Art’s venture with CHICKWAGON at last year’s High River Chuckwagon Races. Just sooooo happy we all won with his gracious & endearing support !!! WHAT an incredible experience & he helped so very much, to bring us all wonderful memories!! His Heart was unique & he showed it so graciously !!! Sending you & your family our MOST SINCERE & very Heartfelt Condolences!! He will NEVER be forgotten!! Bless you allll!
    Leann Kruger

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  25. Stuart Keck :

    Donalee and family,
    I am so sorry and shocked to learn today of Art’s passing. My family and I offer our sincere condolences and heart-filled wishes for you and your family to heal. I will forever have fond memories of shared times that always included many laughs with Art. If there’s one thing Art could easily do…was laugh.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Stuart, Sandi, Craig & Eric Keck

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  26. Alan & Sandy Ronney :

    Donalee and family
    It was with shock and grief that we learned of Art’s passing today. We spent many fun filled times with Art and remember him with great fondness. Our heats go out to the family and our prayers will be with you all.

    Alan & Sandy Ronney
    Calgary

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  27. Jo-Ann Apolzer :

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I had been trying to connect with you after all these years. I was saddened to have an obituary of Art’s passing pop up during the search of your name. I’m so sorry Donalee! I am glad you are blessed with so many friends and family that loved you both. I hope you are doing ok. I remember when you and Art first met through a friend (Bill Rolland’s I think his name was).
    Jo-Ann

    Please accept my condolences

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