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COEN – Frederick Siegfried “Sig”

April 25, 1912 – April 6, 2011

Frederick Siegfried “Sig” Coen beloved husband of Lillian of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the age of 98 years.

Sig was born on April 25, 1912, in Chamberlain, SK. He was the only child of Frederick Carl Coen and Kirstin Tang Jensen Coen. He grew up in a number of small towns in Saskatchewan and Alberta where his father was a butcher and railroad employee. He married Lillian Torgerson in Lanigan, SK on July 23, 1941. He graduated from the College of Pharmacy in Saskatoon, SK in 1936 and worked in Viscount, Shellbrook, and Saskatoon before purchasing the drugstore in Lanigan in 1939. He and Lil worked side by side in Lanigan Drugs until they retired and sold their business in 1979. He continued to do relief pharmacist work until he turned eighty. He was active in the United Church, Masons, Eastern Star, Lanigan Hospital Board and spent many years on the Lanigan School Unit Board. His life work was dedicated to pharmacy and he was constantly learning and upgrading.

Besides his loving wife Lillian, Sig is survived by son Garth (Irene); grandchildren, Kendra (Clint), Amanda and Spencer; great-grandchildren Kayla and Dylan; daughter Gail; grandchildren Andrea (Keith) and Pam (David); great-grandchildren Brian and Erika; sisters-in-law Myrtle Spencer and Joan Hamilton; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, son-in-law Garry Hruska; brothers-in-law, Gilbert, Percy, Sidney Torgerson, Charlie Spencer and Don Leitch; sisters-in-law, Francis Leitch, Francis Torgerson and Myrtle Torgerson; and special cousins, Inga, Ken and June Tvedt.

Services will be held in Lanigan, SK at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Lanigan Hospital Auxillary, P.O. Box 609, Lanigan, SK S0K 2M0.

In living memory of Sig Coen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Brenda and Wayne Dickie :

    Dearest Lil, our thoughts are with you as you go through this time. Our memories of our times playing crib, visiting and sharing coffee and ‘sweets’ with you both will be forever in our hearts. Know that we are here for you if you ever need us. All you need to do is call.

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  2. Gary and Lynda Skelton :

    Dear Lil,
    We were very sad to hear your news of Sig’s passing. Thank you for phoning.
    We always remember your kindness and your friendship. We had some wonderful visits in you home!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May treasured memories bring you peace.
    Our sincere sympathy.
    Love from Lynda and Gary

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  3. Betty (Wachs) and Elmer Sukut :

    Sending our deepest sympathy to you Lil and your family.

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  4. Deanna Harper :

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss Lil. I remember so many times with John & Marg. Sig was a true gentleman and a great person to know. Bless you and your family during this sad time.
    Deanna Harper

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