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GRABOWSKI, Jessie (Nancy)

August 11, 1920 – Daysland, AB
July 7, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Jessie, lovingly referred to as “Baba”, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2013 at the age of 92 years with her family by her side.

Jessie, the daughter of Jessie and Bartholomew Staszko, was born on August 11, 1920 in the Daysland area, just outside of Camrose, AB. Jessie was the youngest of 12 siblings all of whom have predeceased her. She resided in Camrose throughout her younger years and eventually moved to Calgary where she met and married Frank Grabowski in June of 1948.

Jessie leaves behind her son Bob (Gail) their son Andrew; her daughter Judy (Ian) Jarvis and their daughters Charity, Jessica and Katlyn and great-grandson Noah.

A Celebration of Jessie’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses of Unit 23 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital for all their support and care.

In living memory of Jessie Grabowski, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Sheila MacKenzie :

    Judy, Ian, Charity (Noah), Jess & Katie:

    Please be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time of Baba’s passing.

    We always received a warm welcome from her and remember her as a happy, fun-loving person.

    On the rare occasions when she and Diamond had opportunity to be together they were like “two peas in a pod”….you’d think they had known each other all their lives!!

    You will miss her terribly but hopefully, in time, all your wonderful memories of happy times together will make your tears turn to laughter.

    Much love to you all,
    Keith & Sheila

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  2. Elaine Sherbanuk :

    Judy, Ian, Bob, Gail and Families….We have many fond memories of Aunt Nancy.
    Her journey is now done.
    May God give you strength at this sad time and peace knowing that she is also at peace.
    With love and our sympathy,
    Elaine & Dennis .

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  3. Barb Goodwin (Kaminsky) :

    Dear Bob (Sandy), Judy and family:

    I have made an entry and signed the guest book I hope you read it. I just want to add that your mom meant the world to me and I loved her very much. I would appreciate it if you Judy or Bob could contact me. I’ve provided my contact information to the Chapel of the Bells.

    Thank you, Barb

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  4. Joe staszko :

    Nancy I will miss those good times we had in Calgary with you and Aunt Mary . God bless your family and may he guide them through this special time in there life
    Love Joe & Helen staszko

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  5. Bob Robison :

    Condolences from Bob Robison and family.
    Judy, Ian, Bob and Gail and Family.
    Sincere love and sympathy on your Mother’s passing. Aunt Nancy was my closest aunt and I always looked up to her. She always showed her unconditional love for her children and grand children. She was a great Aunt who was always friendly and caring. She will be missed.
    Bob Robison

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  6. Barb Goodwin (Kaminsky) :

    Bob & Judy, Sending you my prayers and love as posted on the guest book in the herald. Just wanted to let you know that I thought the World of your mom and loved!!! her very much. As you know she helped me many times when I was having difficulties at home with my mom and stayed with you and Bob for a few days at your mom’s place. She will be greatly missed and I hope to catch up with you at her services.

    God Bless you and yours

    Barb Goodwin (Kaminsky)

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  7. Reg Gerlitz :

    Nancy was the mother of my “best” friend in childhood.

    I was always welcome in her house no matter how Bob and I left it the time before. I appreciated her sense of humour and friendliness. She smiled often and demanded I call her Nancy not Mrs. Grabowski. Calling an adult by their first name was unusual at that time and it is something I’ve always remembered.

    Bob and Judy, our prayers and thoughts are with you.


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  8. Merlin and Lila Staszko :

    Cherish all the special memories of your beloved mother.

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Merlin and Lila

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