Andrew (Andy) Bernard Chovanez, beloved husband of Mariedda Chovanez of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2006, surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 79 years.
He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Mariedda Chovanez; twin daughters Carole Mellor and Michele Chovanez; sons-in-law Gary Mellor and Craig Rutar; and extended family members in Europe.
Andy’s thirty-three year career with Sears Canada brought him great fulfillment and many friends. He was extremely proud of his two daughters – his love endless. He had a great passion for travel, building, reading, chess and finance. He was a generous and loving husband, father and friend. His family, many friends and close acquaintances will sorrowfully miss him.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church (1923 Broadview Road N.W.) on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Gregory Roetker Presiding. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca, the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (12834 – 163rd St. Edmonton, AB T5V 1K6) or to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 – 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6T6 Telephone: (403) 250-7722 ext. 309. The family would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the palliative care nurses from Home Care and Bayshore, and Dr. Scott Forsyth and his staff who graced Andrew and his family with their care and support. Without their wonderful care, the family would not have been able to grant Andy’s wish to remain at home.
In living memory of Andrew Chovanez, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences