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KAUSTINEN, Osmo Markku “Mark”

September 7, 1933 – August 30, 2013

Osmo Markku “Mark” Kaustinen, P.Eng. of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the South Health Campus on Friday, August 30, 2013, one week short of his 80th birthday and is now reunited with his beloved wife Helen.

Mark was born in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), ON and grew up in Nipigon with his predeceased parents (who emigrated from Finland) and older brothers, Oskar (also predeceased) and Olavi (Ollie). He is survived by son Mark, wife Shannon of Burnaby, and their children Oliver, Spencer and Hanna; daughter Nancy and husband Cory Seaman of Millarville; brother Ollie and wife Donna of Calgary and their families, as well as many relatives in both Canada and Finland.

During his career as a professional engineer (Mech. Eng), Mark was involved in designing, building and constructing pipelines, compressor stations and related facilities. He worked with TransCanada Pipelines, Pipeline Technologists Ltd., Northern Engineering, The National Energy Board, Northern Pipeline Agency, and SNC Lavalin. He also worked as a professional engineering consultant on various pipeline projects in Canada and abroad.

Besides being a devoted husband and father, he lead an active life that included cycling, skiing, travelling, cooking, building garages, was a founding and an active member of the Stampede City Radio Control Model Club.

A Celebration of Mark’s Life will be held at Peace Lutheran Church (14640 – 6th Street S.W.) on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of O.M. Kaustinen, 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.

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  1. Lillian Wolter :

    Very fond memories of Osmo and the Kaustinen family in Nipigon, Ontario. Deep condolences to his family.

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  2. This world is a poorer place without Mark. He was one of the good guys and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Bill Wray

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  3. Condolences from Kaarlo Jarvela and Jarvela Family, Pentti and Sonja

    Sorry to read of Osmo’s passing. Condolences to Oliver and family and Osmo’s family

    Kaarlo Jarvela, Nipigon

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  4. Walter Nemanishen :

    My CONDOLENCES, Nancy &Mark, spouses & grandchildren on the sudden passing of your Father. The news just floored me, because I had dropped in to chat about model airplane propellers with your Dad only a few days before he was rushed by ambulance to Hospital. Your Father as a Professional Engineer was truly an honourable, innovative, and productive man! Adios!

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  5. Jennifer Martin :

    Nancy, so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time. My condolences.

    Jenn

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  6. Nancy,
    Sorry to hear about your dad, you were and are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care

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  7. Mark and Sheri Langen :

    To the entire family morning the loss of Mark, allow us to convey our deepest sympathies for your loss. Please know the grace and mercy of God will sustain you through the coming days! During this day of saying goodbye, remember to laugh at all the good times. Mark’s probably laughing right along with you.

    We wish we could be there to honour your loved-one, however tragedy has fallen on us as well, having to say good-bye to a young life this day.

    Mark and Sheri Langen (friends of Nancy and Cory Seaman)

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  8. Dear Mark,Nancy,and family ! So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May you all treasure your memories of him. We remember him as a kind & thoughtful man with a smile on his face ! God Bless You All ….. Sincere regards in thought and prayer …Alfred & Lory

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  9. Gary and Mary Mueller :

    Mark and Nancy,
    Our sincere condolences to you, the grandchildren, and family on the passing of your dad. Mary and I remember him with great fondness. He was such a gentleman, well spoken and always interesting. As an observer with a special vantage point, I remember him so very well for the great team he and your mom made in raising you two, in a way which was for then progressive, wise and way ahead of the times.
    Keep well and may the legacy Ozzie and Helen created bring you strength and peace.

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  10. Robert and Jane Libbus :

    Nancy, Cory and family: We were so very saddened to learn about your Dad’s passing Nancy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

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  11. ED, CHERYL HOWELL :

    Mark was the best friend anyone could have. Mark helped me and our church tremendously with his engineering skill and desire for us to succeed. To Mark Jr. and family we will miss our church family friend dearly. [Oh and who is going to bring the fly fisherman back to their cars.] Mark was terrific.
    We love you Mark, Please keep smiling from Heaven. One day we will meet again, Thank you Jesus.

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