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Palfenier, Otto

Otto Albert Joseph (Al) Palfenier (Brother James, Third Order of St. Francis) of Calgary passed away after a short fight with cancer on Monday, January 12, 2009 at the age of 70 years.Otto was born on November 13, 1938 in Medicine Hat, AB. Al devoted some years as Scouter “Al” with 44th Scout Group of Scouts Canada. He was owner of Al’s Flower Delivery, Al’s Courier Division, After Hours Delivery, then after 1993, transfer ownership of Al’s Courier Division, then worked with new owner until 2000, then left after a short time went to work for Monarch Messenger, working on putting incoming calls into their computer until he retired. He served in the Canadian Army with; The Black Watch, Royal Canadian Dragoons, Canadian Guards, 2 PPCLI and RCASC for a total of ten and a half years. Al has been fighting the DND, Canadian Government and DVA since 1980 for a pension. His hobby has been genealogy since age 10, and since the internet got everything he had on the internet under PALFENIER CONNECTIONS. In addition to having over 668, 338 people linked to the family trees and has been assisting people with finding their lineages. Al was predeceased by his first wife Mary Therese (nee Corneau) on May 8, 1985, uncle Leonard Bondy, and his second son Pastor Kenneth John Angus Palfenier on May 25, 2005. Kenneth left behind his wife Debra Palfenier (nee Thomas) and first wife Beth Palfenier (nee Baker). Al is survived by his son and daughter in law Michael Gerard and Michelle (nee Molner) Palfenier; grandchildren, Christopher Palfenier, Robert (Lindsey (nee Randall) Palfenier, Marc, Martin and Mac and Mary Margaret Palfenier and husband Dale Braconnier; great-grandchildren, Tianni, Luke and Kaylee Palfenier; uncle Walter Bondarenko; Leonard Bondy’s children. He also leaves close cousins Doug, Dwight and Lillian (nee Milovanovich), and Dolly Sparks of Winnipeg; All the Davis family in Detroit Lakes, MN and all the Palfenier’s from Chicago, IL through to the west coast, up and down it, and most of all, all the Palfenier relatives still in the Netherlands. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1525 – 45th Street S.E.) on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email In living memory of Otto Palfenier, 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. Gaylynn Young Cooper :

    He took the time to add my Young family information to his own family tree data. I still wonder if we were related somehow! Rest in peace, and thank you, Mr. Palfenier.

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  2. I discovered Otto Palfenier in Feb of 2008 when doing research on my family tree. It so happened he did research on one person whose grandfather was also my g-g-g-grandfather and he had all the family branches documented down the line to even include my grandmother. It helped me expand my tree for which I will always be grateful. I contacted him to thank him and sent him a link to my tree which he visited and commented on how complete it was with so many people and saw the decendants beyond my grandmother. I had him to thank for adding so much to my tree. He had told me then that he had been diagnosed and it was terminal. I just found this page and learned of his passing. I had archived the emails we exchanged and just went back a reread them. So sad to see him go. Rest in peace Otto Palfenier. My condolences to his family.

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  3. Thank you Mr. Pelfanier, for helping out from the other side.
    I found your genealogy page today, and wanted to contact you to say thank you because I discovered some information about family links that I was missing. I will probably find more, once I collect my thoughts on what I have learned. I am connected to your people through the Choquette/Gregoire marriage of 1838. I have been digging into my family history since 2001. I couldn’t imagine doing it without the internet. Many thanks for your efforts, and the branch that it filled out.

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