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KOWALSKI – William (Bill) Siegfried

August 23, 1934 – November 24, 2009

William (Bill) Kowalski beloved husband of Lee of Calgary, went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the age of 75 years.

Bill was an accountant for Shell Oil and for Alberta Energy. When he was younger, he loved playing hockey and baseball, more recently enjoying skiing, and in the last fifteen years, cycling on the many Calgary and Kananaskis paths. Bill was proud of the cabin he spent several summers building in Sylvan Lake. Over the years, he was a volunteer treasurer for various organizations, and was especially fond of his years after retirement spent at Wycliffe Bible Translators. Bill was a loyal and generous man who cared deeply for his family and friends.

Besides his loving wife Lee, Bill is survived by his son David; daughter Angela; mother Erna Kowalski; brother Ted (Marg) Kowalski; sisters, Gaye (Ray) Neubauer, and Christa (Hugo) Sonnenberg; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. William was predeceased by his father Wilhelm in 1971.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W.), on Monday, November 30, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at North West Family Church (10307 Eamon Road N.W.), on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Bill Kowalski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Ken and Madelien Yurkowski :

    Lee and family
    We offer our thoughts and prayers at this time during the loss of your husband and father.
    Lee, if there is anthing we can do to help we are always across the street.

    Ken and Madelien

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  2. Ken & Audrey Belbin :

    Ken & I are saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. We knew Bill to be genuine and generous. I know that you will miss him, Lee and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bill left you peaceful memories, his love is still your guide, And though you cannot see him, he is always at your side. Your family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls you one by one,
    the chain will link again.
    Christian love, Ken & Audrey Belbin

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  3. Scott and Carole Friese :

    Dear Lee, David and Angela,
    Scott and I were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Scott and Carole

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  4. Liz Doberstein :

    Dear Lee & family,
    Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your great loss.
    May God’s comfort and peace be with you.
    Liz Doberstein

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  5. Ian & Margaretanne Tegart :

    Dear Lee and Family:
    Our hearts and arms surround you with Love and Prayer. We have so many fond and thankful memories. We are so thankful for his interest and prayers that he expressed to us as we moved to BC. We always felt his interest whenever we met.
    – Ian, Margaretanne and our whole Tegart Family

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  6. Dick and Ella Bradley :

    Dear Lee and family.. We are so sorry for your loss of Bill. May comfort be yours knowing God is your Strength. love from Dick and Ella

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  7. Len and Bev Kinch :

    Lee, we are sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. We know there was a lot of love in your relationship. Bill was a very good man and very kind to so many people and organizations. He often stood as a role model for us. We know you will miss him lots and we are praying for God’s mercy and grace upon you and your family during this time of bereavement.

    Love, Bev & Len Kinch

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  8. Dear Lee and Family,

    I am so saddened to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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  9. Sharon and Jim Dell and family :

    Dear Lee and Family,

    We are friends of Chris and Hugo Sonnenburg. We have been praying for Bill and you in our “Family Lifegroup” at the Stone Church in Toronto for the last year. We are saddened to hear about his passing. We pray for strength and peace in your lives at this difficult time and in the future.

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  10. sergio laporta :

    on behalf of sergio + staff – our most sincere condolences

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  11. Jack and Doreen Sanderock :

    To: Lee and family – Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Bill’s passing. We know he is well in God’s hands, but that you will still feel the tremendous loss of one so loved and respected.
    Jack and Doreen Sanderecock

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  12. Dear Lee:

    My heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your dear husband, Bill.

    My prayers will be with you in the coming days. God Bless.

    Love Clara Larsen

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  13. Ron & Sheryl Toothe :

    Hello Lee,
    We just heard about Bill and we wanted to extend to you our heartfelt condolence. As neighbours, we remember very well your efforts in building the cottage at Sylvan Lake and we know how much Bill enjoyed his time there. Please know that we, as well as many other people, are thinking of you today.
    Fond regards,
    Ron & Sheryl Toothe

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