Marla Moshansky-Hamilton passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008 at the age of 50 years in Calgary.
Marla was born in Vegreville where she attended school, before moving to Calgary with her family in 1976. She pursued studies at Mount Royal College in Calgary, the University of Alberta, the University of Ottawa and at George Brown College in Toronto. She had a lifelong interest in politics and served in Ottawa as Communications Advisor to the Minister of Finance, and later as Special Assistant to the Minister of Transport/Deputy Prime Minister. She held management positions with high-end ladies wear retail stores in Toronto and Calgary. She was a member of the Canadian Association of Fundraising Professionals and pursued a career as a Professional Fundraiser in Calgary, serving as Manager of Fund Development for the Alberta Literacy Foundation; The Calgary Children’s Cottage Society, and on the Steering Committee for the Foothills Hospital fundraising activities. A very caring and compassionate person, she was an active volunteer for several community and charitable organizations including the Calgary Science Centre, where she was a founding member of the Odyssey Circle; the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter; and the Junior League of Calgary.
Marla is survived by her daughter, Lauren; and by Lauren’s father, Tim Hamilton; her parents, Virgil and June Moshansky; her sisters, Karen (Richard) Dudelzak, and Lynn Moshansky; sister-in-law, Marian Moshansky; nieces, Danielle, Joelle and Madison; and nephew, Alexandre; her aunts, Lillian (Phil) Joy and Lorraine (Dr. Stanley) Kucey; and uncle Robert (Gloria) Moshansky, all of Edmonton; as well as several cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Blair in 1998.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W.) on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Children’s Cottage Society of Calgary, 845 McDougall Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 5A5, Tel: (403) 283-4274, www.childrenscottage.ab.ca . The family expresses their sincere thanks to the staff at the Foothills Medical Centre, Unit# 36 and the Sarcee Hospice.
In living memory of Marla Moshansky-Hamilton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences