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JANZEN, Daniel

January 29, 1927 – Rosthern, Saskatchewan
June 4, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Daniel Janzen of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the age of 86 years.

Daniel was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan to German Mennonite parents that immigrated to Canada from Russia in 1924. The family moved to Alberta shortly thereafter and, in 1929, settled in Gem, Alberta. After completing his grade school education in Gem, he spent one year at Rosthern Junior College before joining the Bank of Nova Scotia. The bank sent Daniel to work in the bank branch in Arrowwood, Alberta, where he met his wife-to-be, LaDonna June Culp. The two were married on December 8, 1951 in her parents’ home in Arrowwood. Shortly after, Daniel’s career with the bank took the couple to a series of towns in the British Columbia interior, where their two sons were born. The family moved to Edmonton in 1960 and finally settled in Calgary in 1967. In Calgary, Daniel and LaDonna became active members of Brentview Baptist Church and were involved in a number of ministries there. Daniel remained a well-respected employee of the Bank of Nova Scotia until he retired in 1987.

Daniel is survived by his sons, Brian (Loeke) and Grant (Leslie); and his four grandchildren, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Stuart, and Heather. Daniel was predeceased by his loving wife LaDonna in 2010; his three brothers, John, Jacob, and Henry; and his sister Margareta.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca; or to The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2, Telephone: 1-888-566-LUNG (5864), www.ab.lung.ca; or to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca.

In living memory of Daniel Janzen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Jo-Ann & Nancy Green :

    Our deepest sympathies to Grant, Brian and their families. Dan was a very kind and caring person. Have comfort in knowing he is with is love, LaDonna.

    Sincerely Jo-Ann and Nancy

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  2. Ron and Joanne Nelson :

    It is with great regret that I hear of Dan’s passing. He was not only a fellow Scotiabanker, but my mentor and friend for many years. Our condolences to the family….. Ron and Joanne

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  3. It was with deep sorrow when I heard of Dan’s passing. He was a mentor to me in the credit department of Scotiabank in the early eighties. My sympathies to the family.

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  4. Ron and Mary Kernohan :

    So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He did live a long life, and was appreciated by his family very much. I (Ron) was his pastor for many years, and I enjoyed him and LaDonna and son Grant during that time. Our condolences to the family.
    Ron and Mary

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  5. Larry & Christine McInnis :

    Brian & family: We want to offer our condolences at this time of the passing of your father. It is not easy losing the patriarch of your family but know that he will always be with you in your heart and memories. We will not be able to attend the service as we had already made plans to be away this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings!

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  6. Brian Williamson :

    Please accept my condolences with Dan’s passing. Dan and I worked together in Regional Office in the 80’s and we have kept in touch through the annual Pensioners lunch. I do not know of a more giving individual. He alway had time for me whenever I had legal questions as he was the floor’s resident expert on many matters. I will miss Dan, his sense of humour and his easy-going manner. I am sorry I was not able to attend his service.

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