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LASEK, Theodore (Tadeusz) Robert

November 29, 1924 – December 10, 2012

Theodore Lasek of Calgary passed away on December 10, 2012 at the age of 88 years.

Theodore was born in Poland and immigrated to Montreal, QC with his family in 1930. He joined the Navy at the age of 19 and on a one day pass he married the love of his life Pauline. After the war they started their life together. Theodore worked for the C.N.R, retiring as Staff Sergeant in 1985. His hobbies were many, he loved to garden, read books, shop for antiques, renovate, listen to music and he especially loved to dance with Pauline. They moved to Calgary in 1992 to be closer to his family. Theodore will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and love of his family.

Theodore is survived by his sister Jenny Morris; daughter and son-in-law Donna Elaine and Ronald K. Lalonde; extended Lalonde family Kiley and Shannon and their sons Hunter, Cohen, Roman; grandsons, Jason Patrick Roach and Timothy Theodore Francis Roach and his wife Pamela Roach (nee Dacey); two sisters-in-law, Mary Gorchinsky and Helen Forte and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Pauline on April 11, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or directly to Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Theodore Lasek, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. David & Christine (Dacey) Porter :

    Tim, Pam & Family,
    We extend our condolences to you with your Jajis passing. He will be remembered by us as a kind and gentle man, soft spoken and wise. We did not know him well, but enjoyed spending time in his company. He was so filled with pride on your wedding day, and watching as Tim opened his wedding gift, the painting of the train the following afternoon. The Christmas dinner we shared together was a lot of fun and it was an honor to get to know Ted a little better. What a blessing for you all to have had such a gentleman in your lives.
    With Sympathy, The Porter Family

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  2. Dear Donna and Family,
    It was with great sadness that I read about your father’s passing. He was a very kind and special person. Your mother and mine were best friends growing up and our parents were great friends when they lived in Montreal. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
    Sincerely, Fran

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