Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a long and valiant battle with a chronic illness. He now rests in peace with the Lord. Left to mourn him are his wife of fifty-nine years Maria Rose; along with three daughters, Milena, Jienine (Howard) and Maria Konceta; and seven grandchildren.
Joseph (Joe) was born in a small fishing village of Valun, Croatia. He served bravely in the Second World War. He immigrated to Regina, SK in 1960 with his family to fulfill his dreams for a better life for them. His passion was woodworking from a very young age. He was a shipbuilder and then became a master craftsman in his finishing carpentry trade. Joe retired to Calgary in 1982 to be near his daughters and grandchildren whom he loved and they adored their “Baba”. He was a gentle, brave, courageous and supportive man who continued to give from his heart and provide for his family in all aspects of life until the very end. His humour and wit, his gentle yet spirited soul will be missed by all of those who knew and loved him.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14675 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Friday, August 11, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Joseph Kamalich, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences