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MACHOWSKI, Anne Violet (nee Kuchtyn)

June 27, 1931 – Coleman, Alberta
January 12, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

With great sadness we announce the passing of Anne Machowski, our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother at the Chinook Care Center on January 12, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Anne was born and raised in Coleman, AB where she met her husband Joseph in 1948. Anne and Joseph were married on February 6, 1949 and resided in Coleman for four years. In May 1953, the family moved to Calgary. As soon as all their children were in school, Anne enrolled in a dressmaking course at SAIT and became a wonderful seamstress. In the early 1970’s, she purchased Club Crest Jackets. One of her greatest satisfactions at Club Crest was sewing eight hundred and fifty jackets for the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Anne was very active in the S.P.K and the Polish Church. If she wasn’t in the hall kitchen cooking, she and Joseph were enjoying themselves on the dance floor. Anne will be remembered for her warmth and hospitality. She was a fabulous cook, loved gardening, and excelled at a variety of crafts.

Anne is survived by her three children Terry (Donna) Machowski, Donna-Marie Machowski, Rita (Grant) Charlebois; four grandchildren Paul (Jennifer) Charlebois, Stephen Machowski, Laura (Derek) Armstrong, Robert Charlebois; three great-grandchildren, Owen Charlebois, Emma and Abigail Armstrong. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph in1998; sister Mary Tomala; and brother Bruno Kuchtyn.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W.) on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00a.m. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph’s Section at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to Dr. Shankel and all the caring staff at Chinook Intercare – Richards Way.

In living memory of Anne Machowski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Billy and Raylene :

    Terry,Donna ,Rita and families,
    It’s with profound sadness we heard of your Mother’s passing.-Please accept our sincere condolences and may God bless you during this difficult time . She is now at peace and is united with your Dad.

    Billy,Raylene and family

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  2. Terry, Donna, Rita,

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. I have many plesent memories of Mrs. Machowski and her home. She was always a kind person with a very positive manner about her. We know there is little that we can do to ease the burden of her passing or fill the void left in your lives, but please know you are in our thoughts at this time. Please accept our condolences.

    -Gerry and Nick Nissen

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  3. Ted, Wanda, Barbara and Anne and Families :

    Dear Rita, Terry, Donna and families,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our family will always cherish the close friendship we shared from the early days in Calgary. Many happy memories were made over the years and they will never be forgotten. Much love and strength to you and your families.

    Our sincere condolences,
    The Konicki Family

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  4. Donna, Rita and Terry and families :

    We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Your Mom Anne. Our condolences to You and families, Bozena Machowska Gibek, Gdynia – Poland

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