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POWLIK, Roger John

POWLIK, Roger John

July 10, 1938 – Thorsby, Alberta

July 2, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Roger Powlik of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 74 years.

Roger was born in Thorsby, Alberta in 1938. From humble beginnings in small-town Alberta and despite losing his mother at an early age, he was able to accomplish much through hard work and determination. He graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta in 1960.  He practised pharmacy for 40 years in southern Alberta. For a time he was the owner of Dalbrent Pharmacy in Calgary NW. He was very proud of his son, Dr. James Powlik, who worked for the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC., and pre-deceased him in 2008.

He is  survived by his sister Lorraine Stapleton (Dennis) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON;  brother Gerald Powlik (Lynne) of Langley, BC; step-brother Harvey Woitas (Linda) of Calgary; sister-in-law Helen Neil of Calgary; ex-wife Louise Pepper of Richmond, BC; nieces Vanessa, Laura, Karen, and Sandra; nephews Cody, Josh, and Carson; daughter-in-law Julie Ehrhart-Powlik of Maryland, USA; and granddaughter Lindsay.

Roger’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Rockyview General Hospital ICU for their comprehensive care and attention.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, donations  in memory of Roger may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, Condolences may be forwarded through


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  1. Helen MacBean & Jim Speirs :

    Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Roger’s good humour and his kindness and thoughtfulness.

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  2. Stefan PACZULLA :

    On behalf of my wife, Tracy and our 4 kids I would like to express my dearest condolences to Rogers’ family and friends. I grew up with Roger’s son Jim and was lifelong friends with both of them wild & crazy Powlik men. I’m so happy to have known them both and am glad that now they are again together. Roger – you will be missed by the Paczulla Clan.

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  3. Dear Lorraine, Gerald and families,
    Sorry to hear that my GREAT friend passed away so suddenly,and unexpectantly.
    I regret we were unable to visit Roger on our last visit to Calgary as his residence was under quarantine.

    When I moved to Thorsby in 1972, Roger, was my Edmonton Journal deliverer and since that time we remained very great friends.
    I will miss Roger a lot.
    Roger never forgot my birthday, there was always a humerous card every year in the mail!

    Our sincere condolences to both of you and the rest of the family.
    Fred and Marie

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  4. Florence Konduc :

    So very sorry for your loss Gerald.

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  5. Marilyn Jones :

    I will be with you in spirit for the memorial service. I have missed seeing Roger for the past few years, and I will continue to miss him in the years ahead. I hope that you will all find strength in his memory and in each other.


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  6. frances,audrey, don chimera :

    Dear Lorraine and Gerald ; We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your families for your loss. We hope that time and your faith will help heal the sorrow you are feeling . May God bless you all. Frances, Audrey, Don Chimera

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  7. Nick and Hazel Parker-Jervis :

    To Gerry, Lynne and the rest of Roger’s family. We are both very sorry for your loss. We hope your memories of Roger’s strength of character, sense of humour and sharp intellect will help sustain you in this difficult time. We are sorry we are unable to be with you for the memorial service. We will be thinking of you and will raise a glass in Roger’s memory

    Nick and Hazel

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  8. Harold McClelland :

    We are so sorry of Roger,s passing. I have known Roger for many years. 2 partners and myself sold Galaxy Dalbrent Pharmacy to Roger which he operated successfully for many years. He and I also worked together at Bragg Creek Pharmacy until he suffered a stroke. My wife Thelma and I will miss him so much. He was a dear friend for so many years. Thelma & Harold McClelland

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  9. Pat L Paris :

    I worked for Roger at Dalbrent for a number of years and will always remember him as a wonderful person and the kindest, fairest, employer of my career. He never forgot a birthday card so I knew something had gone wrong. He will be missed. My condolences to all his family. Pat Paris. West Vancouver

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