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RISLING, Perry Allan

October 27, 1958 – November 13, 2011

Perry Risling of Calgary, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the age of 53 years.

Perry was born on October 27, 1958 in Saskatoon, SK, he attended St. Philip School and Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon. After living in Victoria, B.C. and Portland, Oregan, Perry settled in Calgary in 1986 and began his career as a siding contractor. His biggest passion in life was music. Perry started playing guitar at a young age. HE played with several bands in the Calgary area, the most recent being Identity Crisis and Why Martin. He was known as a hard worker, a magnificent father, and a good friend to all.

Perry is survived by his loving daughter, Kristina Cassidy, grandmother Barbara Risling of Scott, SK, mother Alvina Risling of Saskatoon, SK; sisters, Lynne (Keith) Smith of Santa Maria, CA, Deb McHenry of Saskatoon, SK; brothers; Glen (Linda) and Dale of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Perry was predeceased by his father, Leo Risling, his grandparents Lambert and Elizabeth Duchscher and Rochus Risling, and Dawn Patton, mother of Kristina.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Perry Risling, 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. Love you brother.

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  2. Amanda Risling :

    My deepest sympathies to the family of my cousin Perry. May god give you all the strength to get through this difficult time.

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  3. Bill & Valerie Risling & Family :

    Sending our deepest sympathies & prayers @ this time of sadness…Perry smile lit up everyone’s life he touched…the world has lost a kind & gentle soul…may you be comforted knowing Perry is going to be missed…sending love & hugs to all the Risling family…Alvina..his Mother..who he adored…his brothers & sisters who loved him so much…all his nieces & nephews….his daughter Kristrina..the apple of Perry’s eye…may God in his mercy comfort all of you…words cannot express how much he will be missed by all of us…

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  4. Thank You for being a great friend Perry you will be missed. My condolences to Alvina and family.

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  5. Linda & Roy Crosson and Family :

    Our Sympathy & Condolences to the family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Perry – I miss you brother. Kris – I’m so sorry.

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  7. Artur, Shannon, Riston(Gibson) and Avalina Pyzalski :

    Our hearts are with our family at this sad time. May all our family love embrace everybody together at this very difficult time.

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  8. Shawn Koeckeritz :

    Perry, I think of you with a smile and great memories. My thoughts and condolences to Perry’s family.

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  9. Nancy & Chuck Weisdorff, Saskatoon SK :

    Dear Al,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. Extending my sympathies to the Risling family and my good friend Deb. I hope you will find comfort in sharing the good memories you had with Perry! My condolences to you all.

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  11. Lyndon and Linda Risling :

    Our sympathies to Alvina and all the family,

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  12. Brian, Beth, Jessica, Emmett & Isaac Patton :

    Sending our condolences and sympathy to Kristina and the Risling family. We have great memories of Perry & Kristina’s summer visits to Nova Scotia. We will remember him for his generosity, laughter, music and wonderful sense of humour. We will miss him.

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  13. Perry, I’m sitting in your house right now with Mom and Deb. Beimg here without you is really strange. We’ve all been thinking about you and talking about what a great brother you were and what a great friend to everyone you knew. We love you and miss you.
    Love your sister Lynne

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  14. Melinda Kondrat :

    Perry, your laughter, fun nature and all that amazing musical talent will be terribly missed in our band family. My condolences to Perry’s family – we loved him and were honoured to have him for a short while.

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  15. Well bro, our lives will not be the same without you in it. We will miss your laughter, smiles and the world will miss your music. Don’t worry about Kristina. She is surrounded by love and we will all take good care of her in your absence.
    Missing you… thanks for the great memories you have left us..
    Your sister, Deb

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  16. Keep an eye on us from up above Perry. and we will think of you often, because you are very loved. My condolences to the family, stay strong, he is playing in the biggest band in the world now!!! My love to the family, and especially to his Daughter Kristina. Sincerely John Vargo Jr.

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  17. Rest in Peace Perry. You have a heart of gold. Enjoy playing guitar with Jerry! I so sorry Kristina.

    With great shock and saddness

    Sincerely Cathy

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  18. Michael Bilkoski 'Bilko' :

    Hey Perry, I’ll miss ya like a brother, smiles, always:)

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  19. Jackie Appleby Risling/Jahner :

    So sorry to hear of your loss of Perry. I can’t remember the last time I saw him I was very young. It sounds like he was a wonderful talented man and father, and wished I could of known him better. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  20. I offer my condolences with the sudden death of Perry Risling. Although I only met Perry once, I feel touched by his love and generosity.

    I wish all surviving relatives, and in particular Kristina, strenth in coping with this loss.

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  21. Ellen Anderson and Family :

    Our prayers are with the Risling family. We are sorry for your loss.

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  22. Gil and Lori Risling :

    Perry was a kind soul. HE LOVED HIS TRIPS TO THE EAST COAST AND TALKED ABOUT THE FUN TIMES HE’D HAVE PLAYING MUSIC THERE. He also enjoyed his biking. Will miss you nephew.
    Our condolences and sympathy to all the family.

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  23. Roger Duddridge :

    Perry was a dear friend and companion for a time I will always remember. Many memories of him now frequent my thoughts with this news of his passing, and with great sadness I say goodbye, with love. The joy of his travels through life will always now be with his family and friends to carry. I am glad that it also falls to me to carry his memory, because it is precious.

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  24. yvonne cooper :

    Uncle Perry, I think about you everyday and I miss you so much! I always remember your laugh. Love Yvonne

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  25. Linda Risling :

    I miss the best brother in law a girl could ever ask for. I miss you. you were so good to all of us

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