Wilhelm Kreis of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. The Lord brought him home after a lengthy battle with cancer with his family by his side. Wilhelm, born in the Ukraine, immigrated with his family to Canada eventually settling in Calgary, where he met and married Christel Lengsfeld.
Wilhelm is survived by his wife Christel; daughters, Helga (Earl) Slobodian and Karen Kreis; sons, Alexander (Bernice) Kreis and Daniel (Vanessa) Kreis; six brothers and one sister; and grandchildren, Jason, Nicole, Kilian, Caressa, and Nathan. Wilhelm had a love for life and people. If he was not at a social gathering, out fishing, playing in the brass band, playing his harmonica to friends or strangers, he would find someone’s project to complete. He was known to all as a man with a great heart and a never ending smile.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Wilhelm Kreis, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences