Hildegard Kowalczyk of Calgary passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2006 at the age of 80 years.
Hildegard was born November 1, 1925 in Kaunas, Lithuania and immigrated to Canada in 1941. She studied to become a nurse and later worked at the Holy Cross Hospital. Hildegard married Antoni in Calgary and their son Gordon was born in 1952. She loved her garden and gardening, sewing and crocheting.
Hildegard will be sadly missed by her best friends and adopted family, Susan and Joe Sartore and their family; Evonna (Jason) Bercier and their children, Austin and Ellesia; Michael (Stacey) Sartore and their daughter Gabrielle and Christopher Sartore. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Carley Kowalczyk, Blaine Kowalczyk and Kerri Schell and three great-grandchildren; a sister Irene Helfrich in B.C. and two sisters and a brother in Germany. Hildegard was predeceased by her husband Antoni in 1988 and her son Gordon in 1987.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E.) on Wednesday June 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph’s Section at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Hildegard Kowalczyk, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences