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HOUSKEN – Magne “Mag”

September 28, 1943 – October 2, 2010

Mag Housken, beloved husband of Sandra of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the age of 67 years.

Besides the love of his life Sandra, Mag is also survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Victoria, Amanda and Dustin Hackl; granddaughter Nicole; and Chris; mother Maritt; two brothers, Einar (Ruth) and Andy; mother-in-law Betty; sister-in-law Dianne (Dennis); and numerous nieces and nephews. Mag was predeceased by his sister Lisa and father-in-law Gordon.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mag’s honour may be made directly to the Lions Sight Centre, c/o the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine Fund Development Office, G247, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N1 Telephone: (403) 220-4266 or to the Ogden United Church, 7401 – 23rd Street S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 0X8 Telephone: (403) 279-4824 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Mag Housken, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Christine Beauregard :

    You allowed me to stay in your home for many years and treated me like a part of the family, I am blessed and honoured of having known you and your family. You will be truely missed in my heart, but you will be with me and everyone else in spirit. RIP Mag!!!!

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss, take comfort in knowing that he will always be with you in spirit and in your hearts.

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  3. Dear Amanda, Dustin, Nicole and Family

    My deepest sympathy for the loss. May you endure these days of loss and arrive at a place of peace and understanding.

    Jan-Chirag

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  4. Love you all – my thoughts and prayers are with you always…

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  5. What a fountain of knowledge Mag was. He always had very interesting views on things and was always there to lend a hand. If your children are an extension of you, then Mag has nothing to worry about. I will hold the family in my prayers.

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  6. Lee Richardson, MP :

    Sandy, Victoria, Amanda:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend Mag.

    I am so sorry I will not be able to get back to Calgary for the service but hope to visit with you soon.

    Lee

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  7. Rev. Clint Mooney, St. Matthew's United Church, Calgary :

    I am surprised and sorry to hear of Mag’s passing.
    I have known him for years through his work in Calgary Presbytery of the United Church.
    He was a very likeable guy, honest and straight-forward, you knew where he stood, and he was good-humoured about it while feeling deeply about issues. He was good to talk to about political issues, especially.
    He turned up in odd places. One time I ran into him at the passport office in Midnapore. That day, particularly, it was great to see a friendly face.
    I will remember Mag and be glad that I knew him.
    May God be with you.
    Clint.

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  8. Michael Birnbaum :

    I knew Mag from the Immigration and Refugee Board, Refugee Protection Division office in Calgary where I would occasionally conduct hearings. Mag was a friendly and tolerant man, genuinely concerned to helping the immigrant clientele. I also know him to be Victoria’s father and I know she cared for him very much.

    My condolences over his premature death.

    Michael Birnbaum

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  9. Dear Sandra and family,

    We send our most sincere sympathy. You are in our thoughts,
    Reta, Shonet, Melissa and Jeanette from the MOCA Family Resource Centre

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  10. Shiloh Mullins :

    Sandra, Victoria, Amanda, Dustin, Nicole, Nana and all the many others who loved Mag, I offer you my deepest condolences and know he is smiling from above and loving each and every one of you! Do not be sad for he is in a better place one of no pain and no hurt with Grandpa and his sister!
    Love you,
    Shiloh

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  11. Cindy Jaques (Housken) :

    Our deepest condolences. May you be comforted by warm and happy memories.

    Cindy, Peter, Sophie and Malcolm

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  12. Dear Amanda, Dustin and Nicole;

    We are very sorry for your loss and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~Kahlil Gibran

    Kelly, Helmut and family

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  13. My most sincere condolences.

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  14. Victoria and family, I send my deepest condolences to all of you. Mag was a special person who touched many peoples lives. Mag and Sandy welcomed my son and I into their lives many years ago. Mag would take my son with him on many of his ventures including the setting up of festival of the lights (A memory that has stuck with my son for 10 years). I will miss Mags words of wisdom and I take comfort in all of the great memories that I feel truly blessed to have been a part of. It saddens me that Drake and I won’t be able to make it to his Memorial on Tuesday but you are all in our thoughts and in our hearts.

    Alexis & Drake

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  15. Dear Sandra,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies.

    I met both you and Mag through Lions; I know Mag will be missed for all his hard work & dedication.

    Sandra although we never want to see our spouses leave us, Mag will always be with you, in your thoughts & heart.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless,

    Rachel

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  16. Jack and Shirley Green :

    Sandra:
    It is with deep sadness that Jack and I heard of Mag’s death. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Jack and Shirley

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  17. Scott Housken :

    Our deepest condolences. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

    Scott and Lisa

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  18. Einar Housken :

    Sandra, Victoria and Amanada

    Although we are unable to be with you during this trying time, know that our hearts and love are with you all. Mag, as the older brother, was always the protective one for Lisa, Andy and I as we grew up in a new country. He and I shared some great school basketball games.
    May you find peace and happiness in your memories.
    Love
    Ruth and Einar

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  19. Carrie Rogers :

    Sandra, Victoria, Amanda, Dustin and Nicole

    My thoughts are with you all. Be strong for one another and have faith that he is at peace.

    Carrie and Madison Rogers

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  20. Renee Harriott :

    Sandra and family. I am so sad to hear about Mag’s death. He is a life force that will truly be missed. I really grew to love him and he will always have a special place in my heart. My heart and my prayers go out to you all. God bless.

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  21. heather walker :

    To my dear Nicole, and auntie, and gramma, I am so veery sad to hear of grampa’s passing, I will miss hism and my heart reaches out to you and your family today and always.

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  22. Timothy Kemp :

    For the family of Magne Housken, I offer my condolences, albeit very late. I am unsure if your Magne was the Magne Housken who joined a small group of young men who enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy September 1962, of whom I am one. I have no intention of intruding, but I am curious as we have not heard anything of our class mate since 1963. I leave it up to you if there is a link and if you choose to reply.
    Sincerely,
    Tim Kemp,
    Venture, Class of 63(ll)

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