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HAAS, Guido Roman, B.Sc

December 24, 1948 – March 8, 2012

Guido Haas beloved husband of Sandra (nee Bates) of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the age of 63 years after courageously battling numerous medical issues. Guido optimistically dealt with each health setback smiling and never complaining.

Guido was born in Kabul Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 1948 and moved many times early in his life settling with his family in Canada in the early 1950s. He became a proud Canadian citizen in 1967. Guido taught computer maintenance at Control Data Institute (Scarb.) after graduating with 98%. Guido got his B.Sc. at U of W by correspondence while advancing his career in Calgary and Toronto, working up to Cdn. Technical Support Manager. While he was a man of few words, Guido had a dry sense of humour. He enjoyed sports, especially football. Guido had numerous health issues, a result of a double lung transplant in 2005 that prolonged his life. Despite his many obstacles Guido enjoyed travelling and his yearly fishing trips. Even though Guido was legally blind he had a great love of reading and listening to his talking books.

Guido is survived by his loving wife Sandra of almost 38 years; two sons Matt (Shannan) of Edson, AB and Doug of Calgary; his mother Ursula; sisters Bea Semenuk (Roy) and Barb Hrenchuk (Russ) all of Thunder Bay, ON; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

 Guido was predeceased by his father, Roman in 1998.

 Special thanks to the ICU nurses and Dr.’s  @ P.L.C. Ever grateful to  Dr. Helmersen, & Dr. Sepandj.  In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to CNIB or charity of your choice.

 Funeral Services will be held at St. Thomas United Church (100 Hawkwood Blvd. N.W.), on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

 In living memory of Guido Haas, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Deb & Ricard Cushing :

    Dear Sandra & Family:
    Guido was a very special person and one of the bravest people that we have ever had the privilege of knowing.

    He will live on in all of our hearts. May God bless all of you at this most difficult time.

    Love always
    Deb & Richard Cushing
    Oakville, ON

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  2. Sandra, Although no words can really help to ease your loss, just know that you are very close in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love to you, Matt, Shannan and Doug.

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  3. Kathy Davis-Verzyden :

    My dear Sandra;
    I’m so very sorry about Guido leaving so early in his life.
    Try to remember, he’s just in the next room.

    Much love to you and your boys
    Kathy

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  4. Ailleen Runstedler :

    Sandra,
    hold on to your memories; may they be the comfort that guide you through this passage in time.
    My condolences to you and your family.
    Ailleen

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  5. Gordon Speer :

    Sorry to hear about Guido’s passing. I will always remember when Sandy and Guido came to visit me at my house in Calgary and Guido brought biscuits for my dog. He was always so thoughtful and I’m sure he’ll be missed!

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  6. Dear Sandra and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your happy memories of Guido see you through this time. My prayers go out to you and yours.

    Aldona

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  8. Bonnie and Dan Forgrave :

    Please accept our sincere condolences…. He was one of the good guys.
    Thinking of you
    Love
    Bonnie and Dan Forgrave

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  9. Dearest Sandra Matt and Doug

    I can’t express my sorrow at this difficult time. I wish there was something that I could do to try to help you to feel better.

    Sandra, my comfort is knowing how much you loved and supported each other. For me, it seems like only yesterday that we were at your wedding! I felt like you had been swept away by the love of your life!

    But now, you have your 2 wonderful boys to help each other through this difficult time and Guido will live always among you.

    I wish I was there with you more than you know. But even though I can’t be with you, you are in my every thought and prayer.

    I love you.
    Chris

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  10. Sandy, Matt, Doug.
    Our sincere condolenses, we share in your grief.
    We loved Guido so much. Enjoyed fishing with him, even if he did catch more than us!
    Loved his sense of humor! He will be missed so much.
    Will not be the same without him! We have memories that will keep him near always.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Love always
    Maggie, Doug

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  11. Rhonda and Brett Auger :

    Sandra, We are so sorry to hear about Guido’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love

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  12. Darlene & Randy Cunningham :

    Sandra,there are no words at this time of loss.Guido always knew he was loved and cared for by you and the boys and that is something to cherish always.You have many great memories of him,so pull out all your pictures and remember all the great and funny times because you know he is watching over all of you and he always will.

    Love Always
    Darlene & Randy

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  13. Marjorie Aucoin, Pastoral Care, St. Thomas United Church :

    Though his physical being has been quieted, Guido’s spirit will echo always. We hold you in our hands and hearts.

    St. Thomas

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  14. Marianne de Bretan (Butterworth) :

    Doug: Just saw the notice of your Dad’s passing. So sorry to hear of it. I know he struggled with his health for so many years. I hope you are comforted by the thought that his struggles are finally over.

    Wish I was there to give you a hug, Doug. I’m sending one by email. I’ve let Jeremy and Edwin know so I’m sure you’ll hear from them soon.

    Thinking of you all, Love,
    Marianne

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  15. Kevin Mountenay :

    My sincere sympathy, Kevin

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  16. Joanne and Cindy Miller :

    Our heartfelt love and sincere condolences go out to Sandra and all of Guido’s family and friends. Guido’s footprint on this earth will forever be present.

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  17. Ed and Donna :

    Sandra, Matt and Doug

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We send our love and special hugs from Florida.

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  18. Jamie Schmidt :

    Sandy, thinking and praying for you today at the service.

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  19. Terry & Trudy Biccum :

    Sandy..

    Our thoughts & prayers were with you.. We were very sorry not to be able to see you as we were out of country.

    Stand strong, be proud and hang on to those precious memories.

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