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POWLAN, Ronald O.

July 15, 1934 – Calgary, AB
October 1, 2013 – Okotoks, AB

Ronald Organ Powlan beloved husband of Charlene of Calgary, passed away peacefully after a valiant battle against cancer on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the age of 79 years.

Ron was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and served over the years in several positions. He and his wife were missionaries at the Calgary Bishops Storehouse. He loved theatre and many people from the Church and community were able to participate in Broadway plays with Ron as the director. He also enjoyed acting and had the lead role in The King & I at the Jubilee Auditorium.

Besides his loving wife Charlene, Ronald is survived by daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Bryce Walton; along with his four granddaughters and spouses; and his much beloved six great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and prior to the service from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sundance Chapel (100 Sunpark Drive S.E.) on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service will be held at the Cardston Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon. Forward condolences through

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Lorena and Aaron Engen :

    Dear Sandy

    We received an email today telling us about the passing of your father. Please accept our sincerest sympathies as we always felt that he was an exceptional man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and wish we could attend his memorial but we are currently out of the country.

    May God bring peace to you and your family

    Lorena and Aaron

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  2. Rick & Patti Stewart :

    Sandy and Bryce — Thank you for letting us know. We’ve been waiting to hear, and wondering whether to call or not. You know that we both love you both, and our hearts are with you. All our love for you and your family. Rick & Patti.

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  3. Chad and Patricia Gage :

    Our love for Charlene, Sandra and Bryce and grandaughters and great grandchildren is heartfelt at this time of sorrow. We were honored and blessed to know such a kind and loving man. Please accept our sympathies and know how much we love Ron. We pray that you will feel peace and comfort and that angels will watch over you. Love and hugs, Chad and Patricia Gage




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  4. Jim & LeAnn Walton :

    Sandy & Bryce – I am sorry to hear that your Father has passed away. I pray God will comfort you and especially your Mother. I have many great memories of watching your Father in plays and being with your family at Penticton. We love you so much.

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  5. The world just got a little sadder today for me. I loved your Dad so much Sandy. He was such a great man. I know you and your Mom will miss him so much as well as your girls. My prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. I am so sorry.

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  7. I still can’t hear more than four bars of a Carpenters song without being instantly transported back to the Powlan’s basement on a Friday night – playing parchinko or losing chess to someome to whom I had just taught the game.
    Thank you Ron for reaching out. You gave me my first big break in show biss and while there may not have been much of a payout from your point of view, it was a priceless experience for me.
    I love you Charlene and Sandra. You are such wonderful people – God bless you.

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  8. Orin and Valerie Harker :

    What a grand and elegant man. He had endless talent and splendid ideas and he blessed us all with his brilliant projects. He will be missed – but fondly remembered. Sandy, Bryce and Charlene we send our love and sincere condolences.

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