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November 4, 1932 – Thorhild, Alberta
January 29, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Victor Kolewaski, beloved husband of Myrna Kolewaski (nee Pearce) of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the age of 82 years.

Victor owned barber shops in Vegreville, Banff and Calgary. It was during his time in Banff when he met the love of his life Myrna and they married in 1958. Victor successfully invested in real estate and land development in and around the Calgary area. He loved working in his yard and garden, where he grew his prized tomatoes. Neighbors and strangers would stop to admire his yard. He always enjoyed watching his favorite two teams the Calgary Stampeders and the Flames.

Victor is survived by his wife Myrna; his children, Scott (Kim) of Lyalta and Linda (Brent) of Calgary; his grandchildren, Tony and Angela Kolewaski and Jenae, Rachel and Collette White; his sisters, Anne and Rose; and his sisters-in-law, Irene and Rose.

Victor was predeceased by his parents John and Julia Kolewaski; brothers, Joe, Mike, Dan, Pete, Steve, and Roy; and sisters, Mary, Sophie, and Helen.

A Private Family Service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Santuari Hospice, c/o Calgary Health Trust, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403) 943-0615, Special thanks to the Nurses at the Foothills Unit 47 and the loving hands of those at Santuari Hospice.

In living memory of Victor Kolewaski, 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. Ray Chipeniuk :

    Aunt Myrna, cousins Scott and Linda, and my grandnephews and grandnieces, my mother (Anne) and brother (Ken) were very sorry to learn Vic had passed away. Even though Ken and I were able to visit with Vic only at very long intervals, he was always one of our favorite uncles, and we still have clear memories of him. For example, I remember his accounts of how the flocks of wild ducks around Vegreville were so big and thick with birds they looked like clouds drifting along the horizon.

    At the moment Ken and his wife are on a very remote island in Indonesia, and as you know, my mother is 93 and quite frail. My wife and I live in a place in the B.C. Coast Range, Smithers, from which it is very hard to reach Calgary by either road or air at this time of year. So none of us will be able to attend Vic’s funeral. I’m sending this condolence message on behalf of the three of us.


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  2. The Hamiltons :

    Myrna and Family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Often we would see him walking along the street and keeping up his lovely yard and we will miss conversing with him. Sometimes I would honk the horn and wave as I went by and it gives me such nice memories. He was a good neighbour.
    Donna, Karen and Tom

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