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KRASMAN, Douglas

December 15, 1928- August 5, 2012

August 5th, 2012 we lost our Dad and Grandad, Douglas Krasman. Doug passed away peacefully at the Agape Hospice in the presence of his family.

Doug led a blessed life, he married his soul mate Heidi (nee Warkentin) in 1957 and they enjoyed forty-three years of marriage. Doug and Heidi had five wonderful children Sharon (Gary), Dave (Shannon), Sandy, Mike (Elsie), and Sue (Steve). Doug lived for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Amy (Craig), Corey, Erica, Jarred, Brett, Jordan, Carlie, Spencer, Brynne, and Mason. He was a strong supporter of animal welfare and had two great animal loves, Peggy and Brittany.

Doug was born in Calgary and grew up in Bowness with his brother Ken helping their dad operate their mink farm. He was a true Calgarian, loving the Rocky Mountains and Alberta’s blue skies – he never wanted to live anywhere else. Loving sports from a young age, Doug supported the Calgary Flames and dutifully held Stampeders season’s tickets for over twenty-five years. He spent thirty-three years working for Nova Corporation and was an active member in the Nova Retiree Club. Doug enjoyed giving back to his community in his retirement and became a board member with the Kerby Centre.

He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Margaret Krasman and his loving wife Heidi, who passed away in September 1999. Despite losing Heidi, Doug continued to embrace life and cherished every moment, always living for his family. He is survived by his brother Ken, his wife Lois, their family and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Please join Doug’s family in the celebration of his life at St. Andrews United Church (924 Heritage Drive SW) on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly 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. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

Doug’s family would like to thank the staff at the Agape hospice for their dedication and support. Your efforts made Doug’s last months’ comfortable and helped ease his passing. We can never repay you for all that you’ve done.

In living memory of Doug Krasman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Shirley & Bob Ward :

    We were saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Doug was one of the truly great guys, always ready with a smile and warm greeting. A very sincere man, he showed much empathy for others’ concerns and problems. He was often the life of the party, along with your Mom, Heidi. She was a great lady in her own right. We find we think of them both in the same frame of life, as they seemed to share a special love. Remember them together now, for they have left your family a great legacy to follow.

    We are in Ontario with Michelle, Paul and girls for the month of August and regret we are not home to attend Doug’s memorial. We offer our prayers and sympathy to all your family for your loss.

    Shirley and Bob Ward

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  2. Habib & Afifi Sawaya :

    We lost a great and noble friend. He will always be in our prayers. May God bless him and Heidi as now they are joined together in heaven. We are very sad to lose him but his memory will live with all our family as long as we live.

    Our very sincere condolences to all the family.
    Afifi and Habib Sawaya

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  3. Forever in my thoughts. My friend, my dad and my guide. I learned so much about life, love and how to be all you can be. I lost more then just a father. We traveled, had fun, great talks and confidence. I will miss him (Doug) forever and hope peace finds him.

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  4. My condolences to the entire Krasman family. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Jimmy

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  5. Janet and Dave hogan :

    Our condolences to the Krasman family. We met Doug and Heidi in 1990 when we moved to Calgary. They were great neighbors and wonderful people. Doug always spoke so highly of all of his family. We always enjoyed visiting Doug these past years, and will always hold fondly our memories of Doug , Heidi and of course their doggie Peggy.

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