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CHRIASTY – John Anthony

December 17, 1922 – January 10, 2010

John Anthony Chriasty Beloved husband of Margaret Chriasty, passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the age of 87 years.

John was born on December 17, 1922, in Bankhead Alberta. In July of the following year the family moved to the town of Blairmore in the Crowsnest Pass after the Bankhead coal mine closed.

John joined the Air Force in 1943 and was stationed in Tofino, patrolling the west coast. After the war, John moved back to Blairmore where he married Margaret McCullough on June 3, 1945.

John studied to become a journeyman electrician. When the family moved to Calgary in 1957 he joined the City of Calgary’s Electric System where he remained until his retirement in 1986.

Early on, John developed an enjoyment of the outdoors where his interests included hiking, fishing and gardening. Family vacations were often spent camping. Later he and Margaret enjoyed traveling. They visited Hawaii several times, and thoroughly enjoyed visits to Germany and Greece with their long time friends from those beautiful countries.

We will always remember John as a caring person with strong values, who saw the practical side of life but recognized and appreciated the humour in things.

John is survived by his son Warren (Joan) of Calgary, AB; brother Carol of Nanaimo BC; and his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret, and his sisters, Emma, Rose, and Kathleen.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2;00 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Foundation, #1001 – 17th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2E5 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email: or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455,

In living memory of John Chriasty, 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.

The family thanks the caregivers at the Bethany Care Centre, Central Point Unit, for the loving care John received during his stay.

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  1. Peggy and Gene Charuk :

    Dear Warren and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad Warren.

    Although we were not close to him, we know he was a truly loved one in your family and that you will miss him very much.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

    Anything we can do for you – we are just a phone call away.

    Peggy and Gene Charuk.

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