1923 – 2013
Anthony Peltzner passed away in Calgary on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Besides his loving wife Sonya, he is survived by two daughters; Christine Mennis, her husband Dale and their three children Taylor, Logan and Sierra; Elena Walter and her three children Katrina, Matthew and Justin; a daughter-in-law Marie Dyer and her two children Kristin and husband Ian Fulton and Michael and wife Celia and a great-grandson Oliver. Anthony was predeceased by his first wife Mary in 1983 and his son Anthony Jr. in 1979.
Anthony was born on June 3, 1923 at Sastin, the spiritual centre of Slovakia. His studies were rooted in the Classics (Latin and Greek languages, history, and philosophy). One year after obtaining his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the University of Bratislava, he came to Montreal in 1948 as a post-graduate student in Economics. Anthony then continued his studies at the Concordia University (B.A.) and at l’Universite de Montreal (M.A.) His business career was centered on Canadian Industries LTD. (CIL) in Montreal (1954-1964) and Home Oil Company Ltd. in Calgary (1965-1985). In retirement he continued to read extensively on matters of political history and economics. He also loved to travel to places of classical significance (Rome, Athens, Carthage, Delphi and Pompeii) or scenic beauty (his beloved isle of Capri, magic sunsets of Maui). After the fall of communism, Anthony made nostalgic trips to “the old country” to walk along the Danube at Bratislava, to smell again the sweet scent of blooming Acacia tree, to attend sentimental class reunions. All this beauty is now his to enjoy for eternity and ours are the precious memories of him. At Calgary, his residence was always open to many friends in the Slovak and Czech communities, especially those he could help in some way. In everyone he had sought the good and the diverse, and by doing so enriched his own life.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Anthony Peltzner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences