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MRAKAWA – Rupert John

August 14, 1921 – January 23, 2011

Rupert Mrakawa of Calgary passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the age of 89 years.

Rupert was born and raised in Huetten, Austria. He immigrated to Canada in 1953, and opened the territory for Canadian school studios in western Canada. Getting children to say “peaches” was his way of bringing out smiles for school photos. Calgary has been Rupert’s home since 1957. He was a founding president of the Austrian/Canadian Society, and had a passion for travelling.

Rupert will be remembered by his son and daughter-in-law Peter and Lucy Mrakawa of Priddis, and daughter and son-in-law Helga and John Dobbins of Calgary; as well as three grandchildren, Nick Dobbins, Alex Dobbins and Mark Kazakoff; and a great-grandchild Joshua. He is also survived by his sister Margarete Waller and nephew Wayne Waller. Rupert was predeceased by his wife Margareta and brother Otto.

A Celebration of Rupert’s Life will be held at the Austrian Canadian Club (3112 – 11th Street N.E.), on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:00 am. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Rupert Mrakawa, 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. Dean and Nancy Seiz :

    Peter and Lucy,

    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do.

    Take Care,

    Dean and Nancy Seiz

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  2. Helga: I was sad to hear about the passing of your father. Please accept my sympathies.

    Your old friend from university days:

    Terry Dickin

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  3. Jacquie and Frank Harks :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I really enjoyed the time I knew your Dad!
    Jacquie and Frank Harks

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