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Gjertsen, Bjorn Kristian (Kris)

Kris Gjertsen, beloved husband of Bertha Gjertsen of DeWinton, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the age of 78 years. Kris immigrated to Calgary from Bergen, Norway in 1952. He met and married Bertha Rodvang in 1955. Kris and Bertha founded their family business, Kristian Electric Ltd. in 1964, which is still operating successfully today. Kris had many accomplishments being a President of the Electrical Contractors of Calgary (1971-72 and 1985-86) and President of the Electrical Contractors of Alberta (1997-98). He was a member of the Masonic Concord Lodge #124, a member of the Alazhar Shrine Clown Unit, the Sons of Norway, and Torske Klubben.  Kris will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Besides his loving wife Bertha, Kris is survived by his children and their spouses, Dean and Jennifer, Kevin and Cindy, Wayne and Marian, Randi and Don, and Karna and Mel; twelve grandchildren, Chad, Jessica, Justin, Jerry, Sonja, Claire, Kaila, Laura, Morgan, Mitchell, Caston, and Jace; and three great-grandchildren, Hayden, Loa and Jackson. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Rigmor and Bjorn Boyum; and numerous extended family. He was predeceased by granddaughter, Hannah; parents Olga and Kristian; and two brothers, Egil and John. Funeral Services will be held at Lutheran Church Of The Cross (10620 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.    If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca.  In living memory of Bjorn Gjertsen, 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.

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