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CHOLLAK – Joseph

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Joseph Chollak  at the age of 84. He was surrounded by the love of the family that he was so proud of and dedicated to.

Joe will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of sixty-two years, Norma; his four children, Brenda (Ron), Grant (Deb), Karen (Brian), and Scott (Sherry); ten grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Joe is also survived by his three younger siblings, Mary, Matthew, and Donald, all of the United States.

Joe enjoyed his long career of railroading with the CPR. He was always in awe of the scenic countryside on his many rail trips. His true love was his wife, family, and church. Joe received exemplary care for many years from the various healthcare providers, enriching his life. A special thank you to the Foothills Hospital and the Foothills Country Hospice for his care in his final days.

To respect Joe’s wishes, a Family Service will be held.   Family Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Joe’s honour may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Joe Chollak, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Brad and Carol Cowan and family :

    Our deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love,
    Brad and Carol Cowan and Family

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  2. Dorothy Block & family :

    Dear Norma & family
    Our heartfelt sympathy on your loss. He will be missed. May your memories comfort you, Joe led a full, long and active life, and was so very proud and committed to you and his family.
    Sincere condolences;
    Dorothy

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  3. During the 70’s I sat across from Joe many, many times and enjoyed the fantastic scenery on the Laggan Sub with him. Leaving Lake Louise eastbound at 0530 on an early summer morning, down through Eldon (maybe going a little bit too fast) into Castle Mountian, unbelievable beautiful scenery. It must have been Joe’s ritual, he always brought out the Stanley thermos starting up the hill to Stephen and he always offered me some tea. I enjoyed my times with him.

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  4. Norma – Al and I are saddened and so sorry to hear about Joe. Sorry no funeral but we hope to see you soon at the Carriage House. Trust your great family is looking after you. Sincerely Joan and Alex Fraser

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  5. Dorothy Block & family :

    Dear Norma
    So very sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. A quiet, strong man who treasured you and his family, he will be missed.
    Sincere condolences
    Dorothy

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  6. Scott, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love Cindy and John

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  7. Mark & Camille Schuck :

    Scott, Sherry & family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father & grandfather.

    Sincerely
    Mark & Camille

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  8. Lloyd and Laurangel :

    Dear Brenda, Ron and The Chollak family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    Love from Lloyd and Laurangel

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  9. Eddie Bauer Southcentre :

    Norma,
    All of us are sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. His big smiles everytime we saw you both will be missed. Know that we are thinking of you,
    Eddie Bauer Southcentre

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