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RIGGELSON, Trudi (nee Latzel)

August 1, 1953 – September 23, 2012

Trudi Riggelson, beloved wife of Hank Riggelson of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the age of 59 years.

Trudi was born in Montreal, QC and moved to Calgary in 1970. She attended SAIT, where she met Hank, and they were married on August 12, 1972. Trudi and Hank enjoyed travelling around the world, one of her favourite places being Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Trudi was happiest when hosting family functions and her fabulous cooking was eagerly anticipated at every event.

Trudi is survived by her loving husband Hank, daughter Tracy (James) Kowalski and son Ryan (Samantha) Riggelson, three grandchildren, Lucas and Nolan Kowalski and Callie Riggelson, her mother Ilse Latzel, and her sister Carin Latzel. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father Heinz Latzel in 2010.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to Father Lacombe Care Centre
(332-146 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2X 2A3)

In living memory of Trudi Riggelson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Brian & Susan McDonald :

    Our condolences to Hank and family, we were lucky to have been able to share 33 years of memories with you. Trudi will be missed by many people, we are sure.

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  2. Trudi, you were the backbone of this family, and I could never come close to filling your shoes. You will be missed terribly. Rest in peace my beautiful sister.

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  3. Tom and Janice Campbell :

    Dear Hank and Family;
    We were sad to learn of Trudy’s passing and wish to offer our sincere condolences to you all at this time. She was a good neighbor and will be missed.

    Tom and Janice Campbell
    (formerly of 12331 Lake Moraine Rise)

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  4. Karen Gunturkun :

    I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was saddened to hear the loss about such a wonderful woman. May God give her eternal rest & may her soul rest in peace. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared,comfort you now and in the days ahead – Karen G.

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  5. Karen Vanderleest :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Trudi’s family. I am so sorry to hear of her illness and quick passing. Trudi was a pleasure to work for and was the best boss I have ever had. She will be thought of often and forever looked up to. RIP Trudi.

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  6. Rick & Linda Rogers :

    Hank, We are sorry to hear of Trudi’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    (neighbours from Whitehorn)

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  7. Cindy and Rob Friz :

    Dear Hank – Your love for Trudi was so apparent every time you spoke of her. Although no words can really help ease the loss you are feeling, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  8. Marilyn and Wayne Niddrie :

    We are shocked and saddened at the untimely passing of Trudi. Sincere condolences to all the family.
    Marilyn and Wayne Niddrie

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  9. Marjorie Blumhagen :

    Hank, I am so sorry for your loss of Trudi. From our heart broken family to yours, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  10. Christine Robbins :

    Heartfelt condolences to Trudi’s family, on her passing. May she rest in peace, and may you all find strength and courage in the days ahead.
    Christine Robbins (Walter)
    Perth, Western Australia

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  11. John and Doreen Mroch :

    Our sincere condolences to all of the family. Hank nothing we could ever say would lessen the pain for you and your family. John & Doreen Mroch

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  12. My condolences to the family. May she rest now, in peace. Kerrie Nault

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  13. Hank & family – I was very sorry to hear of Trudi’s passing. When I worked at Dome in the Land Dept., I recall you sharing many stories of your happy family life, your trips, and the very apparent joy you shared in your life together. My condolences to the family.

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  14. Bob and Dallas Wheeler :

    We are very saddened by the passing of Trudi. We know this is an extremely difficult time for you and your family. We are thinking of you, and we are here to support you in any way we can. The love of those around you can help you through the days ahead.

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  15. Ron and Daphne Jenkins :

    Hank, we are so sorry to read of the passing of Trudi. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your families.
    Ron and Daphne Jenkins

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  16. Mommy, I miss you so much already and hope I am half the mom to my boys as you were to me. You were my best friend and I will miss you always. I hope you are walking free. I love you.

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  17. My dear mom, I hope you remember what I said to you while you were still here with me. Selfishly I wish you were still here, but I know you will always be with us. You are missed and i’ll think about you every day. You legacy will live on, be proud. I love you.

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