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OMELUSIK – Fred Richard Philip

April 2, 1930 – June 25, 2011

Fred Omelusik beloved husband of Bertha Omelusik, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the age of 81 years.

He will be greatly missed for his hugs, cheeky smile and encouragement. Besides his loving wife, he’s survived by his son Keith, his daughters Karen and Amy, his grandchildren Elise, Clinton, Natasha, Theresa (Braydon and Josh) and Ken. He is also survived by his sister Rose and many nieces and nephews as well as adopted family and friends.

A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flower’s, memorial tributes may be made to the Alpha House Society Sandwich Program c/o David Burke, 203 15 Avenue S.W. T2G 1G4, telephone: 403-234-7388 ext 4 then ext 6. Fred worked with this program for some time and was a great believer in helping those less fortunate fill their stomachs.

In living memory of Fred Omelusik, 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.

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  1. Eric and Eileen Schmidt :

    Bertha and family. We will miss him even though we have not seen you for a couple of years.

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  2. Donna Yousph :

    On behalf of my parents and sister Lynda we send our condolence to the Omelusik family. God be with you.

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  3. Elizabeth Pitura - Star walker :

    Dear Bertha, Amy and Karen: Although you may feel overwhelmed with grief just now with your husband/father’s passing I hope you’re soon able to think more of the happy times you had together!

    Sincerely, Elizabeth Pitura Starwalker
    from your drum and harp group

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  4. I will always remember Fred’s smile, warm and gentle. My thoughts are with your family at this time.

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  5. Donald & Anne Hildebrand :

    We are sorry for your loss and offer our condolences in this time of sorrow.

    Fred was always a gentle friendly man with never a harsh word for anyone. He will be greatly missed.

    We have been wanting to get together; sorry we missed that opportunity.

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  6. Willem and Marianna van Gogh :

    Dear Bertha
    Our deepest condolences with Fred’s passing.

    I am glad we still gave him a hug in the parking lot. We have very many fond memories of him. We will be there on Wednesday.
    Hug Willem Marianna

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  7. Andrew, Emily, Elliot, Tara, Natalie, Eden-Raye Lukacik and Matt Reeson :

    Bertha, Keith, Karen, Amy and family – Our loving memories of Fred, uncle by marriage, span many decades and it is hard to realize he has finished this phase of his life and has moved on to a place of peace and reward. He will be sadly missed but also celebrated for the wonderful example of selflessness, strength and true Christianity he constantly portrayed. He set the bar high for all of us. Our prayers are with you now.

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  8. Hi Bertha & Amy,
    I’m so sorry your lost of a great man. Fred was such a great guy. Always kind to me.
    Big hugs, I’m sending out to you both. Now cross your arm and squeeze your shoulder to receive my hugs over the internet.

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  9. SSgt. Samuel E. DeCosta :

    My deepest heartfelt love and aloha, goes out to you and yours.

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  10. Anita Swanson :

    Dear Bertha and family
    I won’t be able to be there the memorial day but my prayers and thoughts will be with you all. We’ve had many loving times together and always felt your loving care. Thank you so much and we’ll see you again

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  11. Susan Parr-Tomes :

    Fred’s smile and hugs will be missed by everyone. Thank you for keeping in touch over the years with the positive spiritual emails.

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  12. Marg Haddon& Family :

    Fred will always be remembered by my family and Pa or Grampa Omilusik! Fred and Bertha became our second Mom and Dad when we moved from NB years ago. We will miss him too! Bertha and Family, our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Bertha you will always be my other Mom, I love you greatly.
    Marg

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  13. Cathy & Denis Kennedy :

    Bertha & Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts are with you and we are both sending you all a huge hug. We will all miss Fred but have wonderful memories of him to cherish. Unfortunately we will be out of town on July 6th but please know we will be thinking of you.
    We love you all
    Cathy & Denis

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  14. Eric and Linda Breidfjord :

    Bertha and Family our condolences and prayers go out to all of you. Fred was a wonderful man always smiling. He will be missed. May happy memories of him get you through this sorrowful time.

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  15. phyllis and donald hart :

    Dearest friends,
    We will not be there with you, but our spirits are with you and your family. May the Love of God guide you and console you in time of your need.
    Miss you and hope we meet again.

    Love,
    Donald and Phyllis
    Nelson House, Manitoba

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  16. Joanne Melville :

    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joanne, Billy and Jessica

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  17. David Burke :

    Fred was a friend and a inspiration and he loved you all very much…he will be missed
    Peace David

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  18. Susan Poffenroth :

    Dearest Bertha,

    It is with great sadness to hear of Fred passing. I will always remember Fred for his great smile and big hug.

    I am sorry to have put off my plan of seeing both of you this past months and sad to know that I will never see him again.

    My thoughts and prayer to you and family.

    Sincerest condolence,

    Susan and Mark

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  19. Karen Kulchisky :

    Dear Bertha and family,

    With loving memories, we send our condolences on the death of such a loving man. He always had a good word and a heartfelt hug for everyone. Fred will be fondly missed by everyone he knew.
    Karen/Jim Kulchisky

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  20. Heather and Curtis Pollard :

    Dearest Bertha and family:
    Thinking of you all with love and healing. Feeling so blessed that I was able to spend some time with both of you. Fred had such a beautiful spirit and a light for others to shine by.
    Love
    Heather & Curtis

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  21. John & Diane Emery :

    Dear Bertha,

    More than 35 years ago Fred greeted John, who was a newcomer to WWCG services – as a matter-of-fact, it was his first service at WWCG. He then invited him to his and your home to share a meal and fellowship. There would be many occasions that Fred along with you, Bertha, would open up their home to folks.

    We were blessed to have Fred in our lives. He always had a kind word to say and welcomed everyone with open arms, without judgment. He will be truly missed.

    Bertha, we wish you and all of your family, our sincerest condolences. May God provide you with the strength that you need in the coming days, months and years.

    God bless,

    John & Diane, Sean, Philippe, Paul and Desiree.

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  22. Teresa Trimble :

    Dear Bertha, Keith, Karen & Amy,

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    I remember going to the Alpha program at church and Bertha and Fred came to support me in my journey to becoming a Christian. Every single week we met Fred would offer me encouragement to keep seeking God and he freely shared his faith with all of us.

    May God comfort and strengthen all of you at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With love,
    Teresa Trimble

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  23. Gwendolyn Herbert :

    Hello Mrs. Omelusik, Keith, Karen & Amy,

    Sorry to learn of the passing of a very wonderful person. I remember his gentleness, patience and pleasant smile from all those years ago.

    May God bless and keep you in His care always.

    Love,

    Gwen, Keith and Vincia.

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  24. Bill & Louise Chappell :

    Hi Bertha and family sorry to hear you’ve lost Fred but we know he’s in good hands now and we will all see him in a new and better world. All our love and condolences even though we can’t make it to the memorial. Bill & Louise

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  25. Craig & Debbie Minke :

    Sorry to hear the sad news. Fred will be truly missed. We do know we will see him again in the not too distant future. Bertha our prayers and thoughts are with you and family at this time.

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  26. Marco and Jane Kozic :

    Dearest Bertha and family,

    We send our deepest condolences on Fred’s passing.

    We will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and his truly welcoming smile. Along with those bear hugs that made us feel like cherished friends. Fred was always kind and gentle in his nature and it was real pleasure to spend time with him. Fred wrote some very grand poems in his time. Very glad that we were able to hear some of them.

    Had been thinking of getting together for a visit, so sorry we missed doing that.

    We deeply regret that we will not be able to attend the Memorial for Fred, as we will be in New Brunswick.

    You will be in our prayers.

    With Love
    Marco and Jane Kozic

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  27. Danny McDougall :

    I let others know of your loss and all responded about as you would have. I see Danny already sent his name. Will see you Wednesday for sure.

    Your other Calgary Dad.

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  28. Neil and Susan Earle :

    It was touching to read the condolences–Emerys saying how Fred made them feel welcome in the 1970s and the lady who met him at Alpha class–that’s the thing about pillars, they are always productive and Fred was one of those. He will be greatly missed in Calgary and our thoughts are with Bertha and the family–Neil and Susan

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  29. henk & diane wilms :

    Dear Bertha
    so sorry to hear Fred has gone home.
    I was a brash young graduate coming to Calgary in 1980, and you and Fred made me feel so welcome. You had me over for dinner a number of times, and always were friendly and encouraging and interested. We will remember Fred with affection, and we look forward to seeing him again
    Henk & Diane
    Aberdeen, Scotland

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  30. Glen & Linda Clarke :

    Dear Bertha and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Fred. The both of you have touched the lives of many people, always so warm and caring. Fred gave the best hugs, and so freely to all. Fred will be greatly missed by many. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you have to go forward without Fred. Much Love from Glen & Linda
    Vancouver Island B.C.

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  31. Grandma Lea :

    Dear Amy, Keith & Karen

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, my sincere condolences to you all… big hugs.

    Your old Mayhem pal, Grandma Lea

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  32. Don/Neila Russell :

    It is a long time since the IBM days. We really enjoyed knowing Fred in those days and had run into him too few times since.
    We send our deepest sympathies to the family, but time is catching up to us all.
    Regards,
    Don & Neila

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  33. Steinemann (family fruitvale BC) :

    our condolences to your family

    form all the STEINEMANN”s

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  34. Sandra Gaal :

    Dear Bertha and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Fred passing. His kindness, hearty smile and welcoming persona will be greatly missed. He always took great photos and alway made sure we got a copy. He was a very endearing man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Regards
    Sandra Gaal

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  35. David & Colombe Robinson :

    Dear Bertha, as we mentioned by phone the other day; we had only just learned of the passing of Fred … But how the memories flooded back to when, as a young family, moving in from Montreal we stayed at the “Hotel Omelusik” – that was back in 1973! Bertha, your’s and Fred’s hospitality is legendary – So blessed to have known you both … Thinking of Fred
    Dave, Colombe, Eric, Tamara & Collin

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