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KINAS, Gustav (Gus)

December 23, 1932 – August 3, 2012

With heavy hearts the family of Gustav Kinas announce his passing on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Santuari Hospice where he was tenderly cared for with kindness and compassion.

Gus emigrated from Germany in 1951. He attended SAIT and obtained a journeyman ticket in Finishing Carpentry. Gus worked hard with his hands to provide for his family, building everything from bridges to birdhouses as well as each of the family residences. He was an avid fisherman and a lover of nature. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Gustav is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of fifty-eight years Susanne Kinas; his children, Ed (Denise) Kinas, Eleanor (Rick) Meldrum, Karen (Sean) Murray and Allan Kinas (Melissa)and daughter-in-law Jenny Kinas; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Fred Kinas in 2010.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Santuari Hospice, Peter Lougheed Centre, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615,

In living memory of Gustav Kinas, 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. Doreen Loewen :

    Heartfelt sympathy Susan to you & your family from Doreen & her family.. His departure will be a loss to all of us as Ne represented so much that was good & honourable…. a great loss to all who knew him Sorry…..DL

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  2. To the family of Gustav Kinas. I am deeply sorry for your loss of a great man. Remember the good times you had shared and may that help you get through this difficult time.
    Take care of yourselves.

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  3. David Loewen :

    Sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Gus. I have many fond memories of him. I wish you peace as you mourn losing him as well as spend time celebrating his life. David

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  4. Siegrid Twachtmann, Germany :

    Liebe Tante Susie & Familie,
    von dem Menschen, den wir geliebt haben, wird immer etwas in unseren Herzen zurückbleiben
    – etwas von seinen Träumen
    – etwas von seiner Hoffnung
    – etwas von seinem Leben
    – Alles von seiner Liebe.
    Wir trauern mit Euch

    Siegrid, Lena und Svenja aus Deutschland

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  5. louis and grace couronne :

    He will be busy fishing in Heaven, sorry for your loss.

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