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OSIOWY, James Ernest

July 22, 1931 – January 25, 2013

Jim, beloved husband of Mary Osiowy (nee Haughian) of Calgary, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the age of 81 years.

Jim was born in Lemberg, SK. He worked in Regina until 1960 when he was transferred to Calgary by his employer British American Oil, later to become known as Gulf Canada. After he left Gulf Oil in 1972 he worked for several other companies including Union Oil/Husky Oil. Jim loved gardening, family get-togethers, crossword puzzles, dressing up as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, experimenting with homemade sausage and having lengthy conversations with a long time friend trying to solve all the worldly problems that exist today. He also enjoyed following the ups and downs of his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Mary, daughter Linda (David), son Michael (Cindy), son Ronald (Teresa), grandchildren Shayla, Carly, Taylor, Erin, Peter and Alberto. Jim is also survived by his brother George (Olive), sister Frances Derkitt, sister-in-law Dickie Osiowy along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents Karl and Annie Osiowy, brothers Joseph, John, Edward and Thomas, and sisters Pauline and Anne.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. The Osiowy family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Santauri Hospice at the Peter Lougheed Hospital as well as the homecare caregivers for their continued care and kindness provided to Jim.

In living memory of James Osiowy, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Michelle Grace :

    Linda sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He is now at peace and suffering no longer, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Michelle Grace

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  2. Valynne O'Donovan & Family :

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I can honestly say that every memory I have of Jim makes me smile. How he put up with our shenanigans, I’ll never know. Fare thee well “Jimmy Speed Bump”. You were one of the best hockey dates I ever had!

    Love and sympathies to the Osiowy Family,


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  3. Cheryl and Greg Kantor and family :

    Dear Mike, Cindy, Taylor & Erin:
    We were so sorry to hear about your Dad’s/Grandpa’s passing. We pray for God to help you all through this really difficult time. We ask that He give you peace and strength. Mike, we talked about your Dad being ill about a year ago; it’s a hard thing to watch our loved ones suffer. Take care and God bless.

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  4. Terry & Marty Hornstein :

    Hi Mary,
    Away on holidays and just checking in to see the happenings in Calgary. We were so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. We hope that his memories will bring you and your children strength. I know that he will be missed.
    Terry (Grushko) and Marty

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  5. Colleen, Tim, Amanda and Brian Hyciek :

    Mary, Ron, Mike and Linda,
    Our hearts are with you during this time. It is a blessing Jim had such a wonderful loving family to share his life with. God bless you all.
    Colleen, Tim, Brian and Amanda

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  6. Emilio & Bernarda Rubio :

    Hi Ron, Teresa, Alberto, Peter, Michael and Family, Mary & Linda we are very sorry for the passing of Jim but we all know he is in a very place. He knows he’ll be missed, he was a wonderful person and we were very lucky to have known him.
    Emilio & Bernarda

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  7. Stephanie Hatch :

    Hi Ron, Mary, Mike, Teresa, Cindy and families,
    I was so sorry to hear the sad news. Words are never enough to help ease your pain. I will come to the funeral today bearing hugs.

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  8. Dallas Matheson (Bourassa) :

    Mary, Linda, Michael and Ron,
    I am so sad to hear of Jims passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. I wish I had known sooner as I would have made the trip to Calgary to attend the service today. May all your wonderful memories keep him close now and always. I think of all the times I spent at your home when we were growning up so many wonderful memories. The first one that comes to mind is Santa.
    Sending you hugs, Dallas

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  9. George Findlay :

    I was saddened to read of Jim’s passing. Our families go back to the early days in Lemberg Sk. Sister Helen tells me that she was at two of the elder childres funerals. Brother John(Jack) says there is a kid in his class picture that looks like Jim. It would be him if he went to the public school. I regret that I found out too late to attend the funeral God be with you all. George Findlay

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  10. Darren Zastawny :

    Just heard of Jim’s passing yesterday. My memories are of a kind, gentle, funny man. Many more memories of when we were young kids and our families would visit often. Spent a lot of time with Mike and Ron in their basement playing sizzlers. Very, very nice family and I hope for the best for all of you as time goes on.

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