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KONTROS, Elizabeth

February 27, 1928 – January 31, 2013

Elizabeth Kontros beloved wife of Nick of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the age of 84 years.

She was born on February 27, 1928 in Bajany, Czechoslovakia. She married her life partner, her loving husband Nick on September 22, 1951 in Coleman, AB at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Together they had two daughters.

She enjoyed travelling, camping and being with her family and friends. She treasured her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Besides her loving husband Nick, Elizabeth is survived by her daughters Doreen (Don) Kleisinger and Anne (Frank) Karas; grandchildren, Tracy (Clinton), Kevin (Shannon), Shelby and Bradley; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Kayla, Blake and Jager. She was predeceased her parents, two brothers, one sister, and her granddaughter Tracy Work.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Prayers and Tributes will follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Elizabeth’s name may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978,

In living memory of Elizabeth Kontros, 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. Dear Nick and family,

    Please accept my most sincere sympathies in the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother.

    I met Elizabeth at the Care Center in McKenzie Towne when I would help her to chapel to attend mass on Tuesday mornings. Elizabeth was a kind and lovely lady. Regardless of health issues, she always had a nice smile and a good word.

    She will be greatly missed.

    May God Bless you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Rachel Hill

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  2. Leslie Chrysanthou RN :

    Dear Nick and Anne,
    I would like to offer my condolences at the passing of your lovely Elizabeth. It was my pleasure to work with such a kind patient and family at the heart failure clinic. I pray that her passing will provide you with a sense of love and relief. She was a very gentle lady.
    I know that this is a difficult time and hope that you make it through remembering the love Elizabeth held for each of you.
    Kind regards,

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  3. Larry Burdiga :

    Dear Nick, Doreen, Anne and Family
    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.
    Elizabeth will truly be missed, she brought so much love and kindness to this world. I often think back to all the wonderful times our families had every year growing up together, camping in BC and visiting at our family cabin at Chestermere Lake. You all came into our lives as friends and became family.
    Elizabeth will always be remembered and never be forgotten.
    Please except our deapest, heartfelt condolences
    Larry, Jill, Matthew, Christopher Burdiga

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  4. Lidija Nesgaard :

    Dear Nick, Doreen, Anne & Family

    I don’t know how to express how saddened I am by your (everyone’s) loss.

    Elizabeth came into my life in 1978 as the most amazing neighbour I have ever met. She was so kind, so full of sunshine. Within just a few months of meeting her, she filled a void in my life – she became the grandmother I was missing from Croatia. We spent many happy times on our patio sharing stories, learning new things, and just enjoying life over many cups of coffee. She was just the most beautiful person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

    I will never forget when I gave birth, and my mom snuck her into the hospital to meet my baby. I have never been so touched by anyone.

    May you find comfort in knowing how many lives she touched in such thoughtful ways – and always with a smile.

    Love you forever teta Ibica! Rest in Peace beautiful lady.

    All my love,
    Lidija Nesgaard

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  5. Larry & Sandy Stowards :

    We would like to express our deepest and sincere condolences at this time to Nick,Doreen,Don,Anne,Frank and family as you gather together. Over the years we have enjoyed many visits to the Kontros home to visit with Elizabeth and Nick. The love and hospitality they expressed was very warm. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this time of the loss of a dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother and a friend.
    Larry and Sandy Stowards

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