February 16, 1919 – January 11, 2011
Donald Kwasny passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long, full life dedicated to the service of his country, his city and most especially, his loving family.
Born in Brule, near Hinton, he moved at a young age to nearby Robb, and in 1932 to the family farm near Smokey Lake, AB. As the eldest son in a family of eight children, Donald worked extremely hard to help support the family during the depression. In 1940, he joined the 83rd Company Service Corps attached to the First Armoured Brigade of the Canadian Army. He served in England, Sicily, and Italy, returning home aboard a hospital ship in 1945. He remained in the Army until 1948 when he joined the Calgary Police Force, serving with enthusiasm and loyalty for thirty-one years.
In retirement, Donald and his wife Frances enjoyed travelling, including seventeen trips to Hawaii, gardening, and doting on their grandchildren and shelties.
Donald is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Terence) Goodwin and Carmen (Timothy) Madden; son Ralph (Lorraine); and grandchildren, Charmaine (Tracy) Grills, Nigel (Tjut Furry) Goodwin, Steven and Robert Kwasny, Michelle (Michael) Watson, and Spencer, Nolan, and Robyn Madden; and two great grandchildren. Donald was predeceased by his wife Frances in 2003 and son Frank in 1960.
Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery (4th Street & 31st Avenue N.W.) on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. A Memorial Service will follow at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Donald Kwasny, 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