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CIEZKI, Richard Stanley

December 13, 1939 – Webster, Alberta
June 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Richard (Dick) Ciezki at the age of 78 years.

Richard was born on a farm near Webster, Alberta, the oldest son of Mike and Alice Ciezki. He grew up in the Sexsmith area and joined the Royal Bank at the age of 17. He moved throughout Alberta, Hay River, NWT and Toronto, but spent most of his time in Calgary, where he raised his two sons, Rick and Mike. Retiring from the bank after thirty-seven years in 1994, he spent the next few years working for small oil companies, telecommunications companies and he started his own small business selling and servicing vending machines.

Richard’s greatest love was his family and he loved hosting family dinners. He enjoyed spending time with his sons and siblings and was immensely proud of his grandchildren. Sleepovers, camping and volunteering at their schools were only a few of the favourite things he did with them. Richard enjoyed curling in the winter and golfing in the summer. He liked reading, country music, dancing at the Legion and making his own wine. He was an active member of the Church, including the Knights of Columbus where he was a 3rd degree knight and was also an integral member of his condo association.

Richard will be dearly missed by his two sons and their spouses, Rick and Tracy Ciezki and Mike and Shauna Ciezki; his five grandchildren, Jason, Tara, Cailyn, Stephen, and Kylie; and his special friend Marguerite Harvey. Left also to grieve are Richard’s siblings and their spouses, Emily and Ken Small, Betty Unger, Adele Unger, John Ciezki, Ted and Carrie Ciezki and Tom and Daryl Ciezki as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Alice; sisters, Mary Ciezki and Helen Gobin; and brothers-in-law Jim Unger and Maurice Gobin.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow at “Holy Family Cemetery” in Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 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 donorservices@cancer.ab.ca, www.cancer.ca. The family would like to thank the staff at the Rockyview Hospital and the Sarcee Hospice for their care and support.

In living memory of Richard Ciezki, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Rick and Tracey, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with and your family. From Ruzycki Family

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  2. Rick and family, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and condolences with your family.

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  3. Wayne and Marnie Ralph :

    Sending sincere sympathy to Dick’s family during this difficult time. Dick was dedicated to his family and very proud of you. We enjoyed our time with him at Inglewood. May you find comfort in knowing you were kind and caring during his earthly days. Wayne and Marnie Ralph

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  4. Lorenz and Donna Carlson :

    We will miss Dick as a neighbor and friend. We would always look out our kitchen window to make sure he was out and about. He was a great asset to our community at Horizon Village . He will be missed. Prayers for Marguerite and Dick’s family.

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  5. Karen Atwell :

    My sincere condolences to the Ciezki family,
    Karen Atwell

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  6. Walter Czerwonka :

    May the faith in Jesus Christ be of comfort to you and your family at this difficult time
    Condolences Teresa & Walter Czerwonka, Jasia Ciezki..

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  7. Sincere condolences to the Ciezki, Don Ogg and RBC NCGSM Team.

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  8. Gord and Bev Tallman :

    Rick, Mike & family members
    We were sorry to learn your Dad had passed away. I enjoyed the time we worked together at Royal Bank. He was always a hard worker, great contributor and good team player. Our very best thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Our sincere condolences,
    Gord & Bev Tallman

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  9. To all the family members
    So sorry to hear of your father’s demise.
    Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to you all in this time of sorrow. Our association too goes back many years having grown up in the RBC ranks. Many times we enjoyed great fun and laughter. Take care, good Buddy. Ann and Jim Bain

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  10. KEN AND DOROTHY BRAYFORD
    OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE CIEZKI FAMILY

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  11. Dave and Sylvia Gourlay :

    Our sincere condolences to the Ciezki family on Dick’s passing.

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  12. Rick and Mike and Families,
    We are so sorry that you have lost your Dad and Grandpa!! He sounds like he was a great supporter of all of you!
    We have lots of very fun memories of when you were growing up! We spent many evenings playing cards, singing songs, dancing to country music and having loads of laughs!!!
    He had a great grin — always a guy who was willing to help when he could!!
    We know you will cherish all of your special memories. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Linda, Dave and Mike Legg

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  13. My condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Ciezki family at Dick’s passing. I hold fond memories of working with him in our RBC days.

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  14. John E Henry :

    Dick and I worked together at the Royal Bank 8th ave. & centre st. in the early 60s. He visited with us during his brief time in Toronto. When I returned to Calgary in 1982 I saw him from time to time although we didn’t work together again. Dick had a fairly serious look about him, but I remember how he thoroughly liked a good laugh. I’m sorry that I will be unable to attend his funeral but I have a conflict with an appointment(medical).Rick, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  15. Barbara and John Falkenberg :

    Our thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time. Our paths crossed many times over the years starting first in Sexsmith through Edmonton and finally Calgary. Dick’s pride and joy was his family and he will live in your memories.

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  16. Doug/ Marj Wells :

    Doug and Marj WELLS
    Our deepest sympathy to the CIEZKI family on Dick’s passing.

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  17. Jane & Erhard Hinko West Van BC :

    My old boss and dear friend will be sadly missed. We send our love and prayers to Dick’s most beloved family.

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  18. Jack Kabatoff :

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. My heartfelt condolences to all of the Ciezki families.

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  19. Randy McClelland :

    OMGoodness, I am utter shock.
    I worked with Dick in Calgary Royal Bank of Canada, Cambrian Drive Branch in 1960.
    We lost touch with each other and in December past (2017), I tracked him down in Calgary and we got together for a glass of wine with Marguerite.
    We reminisced about the good old days and had a great visit.
    I am mortified to hear of Dick’s passing.
    My heart felt condolences go out to all the Ciezki family and to Marguerite.

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  20. Sam and Renee Salloum, Comox, B.C. :

    Our sincere sympathy and condolences to Dick’s family. To a wonderful human being and a great neighbor. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.

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