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POPOWICH – Sam

March 1, 1937 – May 20, 2011

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Popowich on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the age of 74 years.

Sam worked for the TD Bank for thirty-seven years before retiring to pursue his passion of golf. He was very involved with the TD Retirees Association and organized their annual Black Bull Golf Tournament for thirteen years without rain.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Irma Dobson; his daughters, Cheryl Popowich (Dave Pettersen) and Lois (Dirk) Labahn; grandchildren Noah, Kate, Luke, Sarah, and Joel; sister Kathy (Bob) Melnyk; brother Al (Jean); and many relatives and friends. Sam was predeceased by his wife Margaret; parents George and Jenny Popowich; sister Marion Malinowski; and a twin sister who died in infancy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (210 Haddow Close, Edmonton, Alberta)  on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. The family would like to thank the staff at Agape Hospice for their exceptional care, kindness and compassion.

In living memory of Sam Popowich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. DarlenePopowich :

    My deepest condolences to Sam’s family.
    I will remember Sam with a broad smile on his face…he was always such a gentleman..

    Darlene

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  2. Carlene Neeve :

    •I will be forever grateful to you Sam, for coming into Aunt Irma’s life, filling her life with happiness and loving her the way you did. Your love for each other was undeniable.

    “God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.” (author unknown)

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  3. Mitch and Peggy Trost :

    Irma, our sincere condolences to you and Sam’s family. We have lost a gentleman who has been involved with many of our lives. He organized and placed a positive spin on many TD Retirees golf gatherings and Sam will be missed by everyone.
    Mitch and Peggy Trost
    Wetaskiwin, AB

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  4. Sandra Bistritz :

    My thoughts and love go out to Aunt Irma and Sam’s family. Sam was a wonderful kind man. I feel fortunate that he became part of our family too. Sam will be missed by all of us.

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  5. Monica, Barry and Tianna Sawchyn/Burk :

    Dear Irma, Cheryl, Lois and families,
    Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sam was such a wonderful man, with his big smile and happy nature. He will be missed by everyone. God has now ceased his suffering and will keep his spirit alive in our hearts and memories. We are blessed to have known him for such a long time.

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  6. Jean Miller :

    Dear Irma
    We are so very sorry to read of Sam’s passing. It was very nice meeting you and talking about people we know, it helped pass the time at Hospice. Take care of yourself.

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  7. Dear Aunt Irma, I am sorry to hear about Sams passing; however, I am glad that you were able to meet, and spend so much time with someone that made you happy. I will never forget when Sam met Taya, holding a baby seemed to bring him so much joy, and I was grateful to be a part of that moment.

    Our thoughts are with you.

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