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January 10, 1921 – April 4, 2011

Gus beloved husband of Gena Kwaczek of Calgary, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at the age of 90 years.

Gus was born in Mosty, Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada in 1926. He grew up in Rosedale, AB. He was a member of the Al Azhar Shrine for more than fifty years and was also a member of St. Marks Lodge #118.

Besides his loving wife Gena, Gus is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law Adrienne Kwaczek and Brian Vanderzwet. He is also survived by sister Helen Berlando and her husband Dorin Berlando.

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If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Al Azhar Patient Transportation Fund, 5225 – 101 Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta T3L 1S4 Telephone: (403) 239-0030,

In living memory of Gus Kwaczek, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Gina and your family. It is difficult to find the words to console and offer sympathy. Both you and Gus have done so much for the square dance community. We have wonderful memories. In recent years I have tried to contact those with a square dancing past. I deeply regret not having contacted you and Gus. Take care.
    Al Moody

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  2. Morgan MacRae :

    Adrienne and Brian

    I was searching for your email address on Google and came across a posting that Gus had passed.

    I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Best regards always. Morgan
    ph 780 752 3300

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  3. Tammy Schultz :

    Adrienne and Brian!!! I just googled you guys because I lost your email and came across this website. I am sooooooo sorry I didn’t know of Gus’s passing! How truly sorry I missed his funeral and you know how I have such fond memories of Gus, he was a remarkable man, husband and father, even to me! I hope you can contact me as soon as you read this, my number is 403.542.3310

    I’m no longer with Brian and things are again changing with my life. I love you both so much and I am hoping you’ll get a notice of this note I have left and you’ll be able to touch base and please know that I’m praying and thinking of you, Brian and your dear, sweet mother Gena!

    Love always, now and forever,
    Tam xxoo

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