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HONIG, Franz Dieter

January 19, 1961 – September 28, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Franz Honig, beloved husband of Huong Le on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the age of 50 years due to complications from a cardiac event.

Franz Honig was born on January 19, 1961 in Opladen, Germany. He moved to Canada with his family in 1976, attended Cochrane High School, and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Calgary. He was employed by Chemtron MFG Ltd. for over 20 years, where he met the love of his life, Huong. He had a green thumb, enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. He will always be remembered for his presence with his camera at family gatherings, taking pictures of all that tickled his fancy and curiosity. His interest in music was broad and extensive. He enjoyed collecting figurines of all sorts, decorating the house and delighting people with his displays at Christmas, Easter, Halloween, in fact any time of year. He was a child at heart, and will be dearly missed by his collection of stuffed toys and all that knew him as well.

Franz is survived by his wife Huong Le; his mother Caecilia; sisters Regina (Dieter), Theresia and Maria (Allen); brothers Richard (Denise) and Stephan; nieces Samantha and Christine; nephew Fabian as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father Dieter.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. All are invited to a luncheon at St. Peters Church Hall afterward. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or the Mustard Seed, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca, both charities were strongly supported by Franz. We would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all the staff of the CICU at the Foothills Hospital for their loving care and support as well as their words of encouragement and guidance.

In living memory of Franz Honig, 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. Karl and Doris Siegmann :

    Dear Cilly and family!
    Doris and myself would like to express our condolences on the sudden death of your son Dieter.
    With heartfelt sympathy.

    Karl Heinz Siegmann

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  2. I was friends with Franz many years ago, and would like to offer my condolences to your family. Franz and I were in the same grade at Cochrane High, we rode the same school bus, and we often sat together. When he first arrived from Germany, I didn’t know what to make of him. He was the only guy I knew in the 10th grade that had a full beard! But I soon sensed that he was a friendly, gentle, cheerful young man and we got along well.

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  3. Franz-Josef Füllenbach :

    Liebe Frau Lee,
    liebe Cilli,

    gestern erhielt ich den Brief von Regina mit der erschüttenden, traurigen Nachricht vom Heimgang Ihres lieben Names, Deines Sohnes.
    Ich möchte Ihnen liebe Frau Lee, und Dir liebe Cilli mit Deinen Kindern, sowie der ganzen Familie mein tief empfindende Mitgefühl und Beileid aussprechen. Aus eigener leidvoller Erfahrung weiß ich, wie schwer es ist von einem geliebten Menschen Abschied nehmen zu müssen.
    Trost kann uns die Gewissheit geben, dass Franz Dieter bei Gott ist, auch dürfen wir die Hoffnung haben, dass es ein Wiedersehen geben wird, an einem helleren Tag.
    Im Gedenken an Franz Dieter werde ich in unserer Pfarrkirche St. Joh. Baptist eine hl. Messe für Franz Dieter lesen lassen.

    Mit stillem Gruß und Gebetsgedenken für Franz Dieter
    Ihr/Dein/Euer Franz Josef Füllenbach

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