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KÜNG, Gertrude (Trudy) Margareth (nee Fritz)

July 27, 1928 – Salzburg, Austria
November 12, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Trudy Küng, beloved wife of Ted Küng of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the age of 85 years.

She attended Fashion Design School in Vienna and after the war moved to Switzerland where she became a model for Christian Dior. Trudy then became a House Model and travelled the fashion show circuit in Europe. She immigrated to Canada in the early fifties and married Ted Küng in Calgary. Trudy continued her modelling career as a model for various fashion stores. She later taught modelling in Edmonton. She was a proud volunteer at the 88 Winter Olympics. Trudy loved dogs and had a gift in training them.

Besides her loving husband of sixty-three years, Trudy is survived by her adoring son and daughter-in-law Richard and Vicki Küng of Novato, CA.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Trudy’s life will be held in the spring. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Trudy Küng, 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. Trudy touched my life by her kind and thoughtful way of offering friendship . She was a beautiful lady . Words will not ease the grief and pain you are feeling now. May you be comforted to know that Trudy was loved by many and that you are not alone during this sad time.

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  2. Dear Ted – I am so very sorry to hear that Trudy passed. I was in Calgary this past summer and tried at that time to see her, but no success.
    I have such great memories of us working together……our Bay fashion shows, the 8th floor of the Palliser where we both spent so much time in the sample rooms……….we were young, we were busy, we were raising young families! I have a scrap book filled with our photos in the Calgary Herald……..mostly the The Bay. She was such a beauty.
    Trudy was a true professional……as well as being just a wonderful caring person. I shall treasure my memories of her.
    Barbara Flock – Indian Wells, California

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  3. Dear Ted and Rick,
    What a Lady ! Myself and my family have decades of beautiful memories of enjoying one of the finest, classiest ladies in Calgary. The one with absolutely the best accent.
    We will not forget her,
    Doran and the Flock family

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  4. Elizabeth Spoencer :

    Trudy was always in her “spot” in my aqua fit class at the JCC – for 18 years – regardless of the weather.
    She arrived perfectly groomed at 8:30am, with a beautiful smile – ready to work out in the pool.
    What a sense of fashion! She looked sensational when she attended our luncheons
    I have good memories of her warm personality.
    Please accept my condolences.
    Elizabeth Spencer

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