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HRUSKA – Stefanija “Stephanie”

December 18, 1937 – June 12, 2011

Stephanie Hruska of Calgary passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the age of 73 years.

Stephanie was born on December 18, 1937 in Desinic, Zagorje, Croatia and immigrated to Canada in 1963. Stephanie was a proud member of Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church, the Croatian Heritage Society, the Croatian Cultural Centre, the Glencoe Club and the Rehabilitation Society of Calgary for the Handicapped. Stephanie loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her legacy is the lasting friendships she made and the lives she touched wherever she went.

Stephanie is survived by her loving husband Frano Herceg, son and daughter-in-law Steve and Erin and their children Torey and Kaden, daughter and son-in-law Joanne and John, brother and sister-in-law Vlado and Ruzica Antolic, sister Slavica Antolic and their families, and nephews John and Boris Antolic. Stephanie was predeceased by her first husband Josip Hruska and her brother Joe Antolic.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in memory of Stephanie directly to the S & J Hruska Foundation Fund, c/o The Calgary Foundation, Suite 700, 999 – 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 www.thecalgaryfoundation.org

In living memory of Stephanie Hruska, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Betty Ann McCulloch :

    My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Stefanija was indeed a wonderful person. She will be missed.

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  2. josephine spring :

    Dear Frank, Steven, Joanne and families;
    I am truly so sorry to hear dear Stephanie passed away.
    I feel terrible I didn’t get to see her before she left us all.
    Just remember she is in a better place and free of pain in heaven.

    Love and God Bless you all,
    Jo Spring and family

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  3. Hi Steve, Joanne, Frank & Families,
    I believe that Stephanie is enjoying her life now with the Lord, Someday she will meet us there.
    I pray that comfort, courage, love & strength of our dear God will be with you always.

    God’s love,
    Gerry

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  4. Colleen O'Hara :

    Stephanie,

    I will miss you,

    The Glencoe bowling was not always my favourite activity to spare (I suck), some nights I didn’t want to attend, but somehow you always made it worthwhile, Your loving humour, great smile and the neverending hugs you gave us all, meant the world to me.

    I will never forget you.

    Love,
    Colleen

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  5. Stacy Wasson :

    Joanne, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I always remember her as a presence around the skating rink, she was such a supportive, involved mom during your years on the ice.
    Thinking of you….

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  6. Jayme W. Buchanan :

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Stephanie was the light of the whole bowling league, at the glencoe. I loved playing on her team, and loved seeing her smile everytime I entered the bowling centre. My condolences are with you. God Bless.

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  7. Ivan & Ruzica Kulas :

    Dragi Franjo, Joanne,Steve and familija !
    Svima Vama od srca duboko saucesce.
    Stefica je bila svima nama draga osoba. Uvijek orna za veselje i pjesmu.
    Svima ce nedostojati, ali ju ne cemo zaboraviti.
    Nase molitve su sa svima Vama.
    Ivan i Ruzica Kulas

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  8. Janis Kelman :

    Joanne; Please accept my sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    Your Mom always had a hug for me and made me feel so good. Always laughing and enjoying life. I remember fondly her and Ed Duke singing at the bowling Christmas Parties.
    I know she is resting now and watching over you.

    Kindest regards

    Janis

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  9. Anne Pointen :

    Joanne,
    To you and your family, I send my very deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom.

    Sincerely,
    Anne

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  10. Heather Davies :

    Dear Steve , Erin and family . So sorry to hear that your dear and precious mother had passed… I think of you often and pray for your comfort at this time. xxxooo take care

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