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September 21, 1913 – October 4, 2009

Minnie Bury-Burzymski of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the age of 96 years.

Minnie was born in Blackpool, England on September 21, 1913. Minnie worked as a WAF in WWII where she was a truck driver and mechanic. She married her husband Joseph after the war and immigrated to Canada in 1950, settling in Calgary. Minnie worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company for over twenty years, until her retirement in 1978. Minnie loved the mountains, hiking, travelling, classical opera, knitting, stitchery, and working on crosswords in pen.

Minnie is survived by her sister Joan Tavares of Cornwall, England, and by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends in England, Scotland, and Canada. Minnie was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph in 1970.

A Memorial Service celebrating Minnie’s life will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 – 14th Avenue S.W.) on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email We would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Friesen and the staff of Unit 73 and 83 for their kind care of Minnie over the past two months.

In living memory of Minnie Bury-Burzymski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Piotr Mittelstaedt :

    Best condolences for the family and close friends of Minnie Bury-Burzymski on behalf of the Polish family – descendants of Stanislaw Bury-Burzymski, brother of Joseph. Minnie was very joyful and full of energy as I remember her letters.

    As historic material is being gathered on Polish Air Force in the UK during WW II, I would like to contact anybody who might have important information on Minnie and Joseph who served in the ground staff.
    Piotr Mittelstaedt, Wroclaw, Poland

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