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HASSLER – Vincent Joseph

September 10, 1921 – June 22, 2011

Vincent Joseph Hassler beloved husband of Bernice of Calgary, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the age of 89 years, doing what he enjoyed most, tending to his garden.

Vincent was born on September 10, 1921 in Bancroft, Nebraska and farmed there until 1974 when he relocated to Calgary. Vincent was proud to be an Albertan and a Canadian. His lifelong love of learning translated into many hours exploring Southern Alberta through historical readings and back-road excursions. He was a private man, devoted to his faith and family.

Besides his loving wife Bernice (nee Stalp) of sixty-one years, Vincent is survived by his ten children and their spouses, Mary (Larry) Hoops, Janell (Martin) Collins, Peggy (Wayne) Cassidy, Barbara (Glenn) Smyth, Marla (Rick) Van Gelder, Laura (Todd) Massie, all of Calgary, George (Heather) Hassler of Okotoks, Bob (Janet) Hassler of Houston, TX, Jim (Violet) Hassler of Statesville, NC and Bonnie (Al) Franzluebbers of West Point, NE. He is also survived by thirty grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; his sisters Lois Baumert of Omaha, NE and Rose Ann (Tom) Jones of Ventura, CA and the extended Hassler and Stalp families. He was predeceased by his parents Michael and Gertrude Hassler; his brother Paul Hassler; his brother-in-law Ed Baumert; and his grandson Justin Van Gelder.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90 Avenue S.E.) on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with graveside service to follow at “Holy Family Cemetery” Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, 321 – 90 Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T2J 0A1.

In living memory of Vincent Hassler, 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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  1. Bernice and family:

    While I am saddened to hear of Vincent’s sudden death, I am consoled he died in his earthly paradise (his backyard) and he is in now in heavenly paradise.

    We are really glad our whole family had a good visit for your 60th anniversary and the many, many great memories of visiting your family in Calgary since the mid 70’s.

    Our family is praying for your family and look forward to our next visit to Calgary…

    Dan Stalp & family

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  2. Mike & Linda Walton :

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father – may fond memories be cherished forever. Love Mike & Linda

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  3. Ken, Barb Martin & Family :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

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  4. Michelle Carroll (Boyle) :

    My deepest sympathy to all of you, he left an amazing legacy. Love Michelle, Jim , and family

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  5. Bob Lalonde, Kerry Mitchell :

    Marla, Rick and the Hassler Family,

    Kerry and I would like to extend our deepest felt condolensces for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish we could physically be there with you, but if there is anything we can do to help you in your time of grief we are only a call away. We both have expereince the loss of a parent so we know what you must be going through.

    All our Love

    Robert and Kerry

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  6. Vern and Denise Siemens :

    To George, Heather and sons:
    We are sad to hear you have lost a loving father and grandfather- though we did not have the privilege of knowing him, it sounds like he was a wonderful man. Cherish the many happy memories of your loved one, and know he is in a wonderful heavenly place. You will meet him once again!
    With love,
    Your neighbors, Vern and Denise

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  7. Alice Kindschuh :

    Thoughts and prayers; peace and comfort to all of you.

    Alice Kindschuh & family

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  8. Jan and Mike Freeman :

    Jan, Marty, Steve and Sarah,

    May you take comfort in all the wonderful memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

    Love,
    Jan, Mike, Doug and Danny

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  9. Christine Martineau :

    My deepest sympathies go out to all of you for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I hope you can take comfort in the fact that he went quickly and doing what he loved to do.

    Love to Marla, Rick, Jenna and Jordan.

    Christine

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  10. Cathy Liptak (Feldhaus) :

    Marla, Laura, Barb and the Hassler family,

    May the memories of your father, husband and grandfather; and the love of family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Love,
    Cathy and Jesse

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