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RUZYCKI, Thomas Albert (Tom)

October 24, 1959 – Edmonton, AB
June 19, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Tom Ruzycki on June 19th, 2014.

The family is grateful for the love and support of family members, friends and the staff at the Sarcee Hospice. His last 17 days were calm, comfortable, and peaceful.

Tom was born in Edmonton to his proud parents Daisy Warwa and Albert Ruzycki. After cheering for the Oilers and Eskimos he moved to Calgary and slowly but surely was converted to a fan of the Flames and Stampeders. Yeah baby!

Tom worked for the Calgary Catholic School Board. His teaching career spanned 33 years. During this time, Tom served Catholic students and their families as a kindergarten to grade 12 teacher, administrator, counsellor, mentor and principal at many schools within the school district. In his many roles Tom positively impacted the lives of hundreds of children and their families as well as many teachers, staff and colleagues.

Tom was well known as a leader who could put vision into action, for his love of children, and for his overwhelming support of his teachers. He was also recognized for his wit and dry sense of humor, which included jokes only a few would love.

Tom will be wholeheartedly missed by his children Ryan (Shannon), Keith, Craig, Branton and Melanie. He will also be dearly missed by his big sister Cindy, his ‘little’ brother Dale (Ronda), Aunt Julia, Aunt Rose and his nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition, Tom will be greatly missed by his numerous ‘in-laws’, who all loved him deeply, as well as, his relatives and friends; especially, his mom Daisy and his loving wife Crista.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, Tom has requested donations be directed to any animal rescue site in remembrance of his love for his two ‘fur babies’ Tug and Ally.

In living memory of Thomas Ruzycki, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Alicia Mazza :

    Dear Crista and Family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that Tom is in the loving arms of The Lord and at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Alicia Mazza

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  2. Crista our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. Please know that we are here if you need anything at all.
    Hugs,
    Stacy, Leighton, and Olivia

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  3. Lil Stenhouse :

    Please know that my prayer and thoughts are with all of you.

    Lil Stenhouse

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  4. Jae Carmen Cj Taylor :

    What a great life, too short, but great! We will miss Tom , and love you all! Stay strong, so glad he is at peace! Xo

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  5. Jennifer Wells :

    Dear Crista and Family,

    Our hearts go out to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,

    Jen, Sean, Trevor and Connor

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  6. Gwenodene Romanko Hemming :

    I’ll remember Tom and his “tomfoolary”, his sense of humour, and his sense of seeing the big picture. I remember his sense of joy when he had the pool table picked up from my mom’s, something to share with his boys. My prayers are with you Crista, Branton, Melanie, Keith and Ryan.

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  7. Sending prayers and thoughts to your family. So sorry for your loss.

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  8. Sonya VanGelderen :

    Crista I’m so sorry for your loss!

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  9. Duane and Paulette Tousignant :

    Crista, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, during this difficult time.

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  10. Andrea Leung (Balon) :

    Dear Crista and Family,

    I’m so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. You’re in my thoughts and prayers and I’m sending you all big hugs!

    Love, Andrea

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  11. Crista and family,
    So sorry for your loss.

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  12. Mark Hickie :

    Tom was a wonderful man & friend. So saddened to hear of his passing. Our heartfelt condolences to Crista and the family. You all are in our hearts, thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

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  13. Janice Harte :

    Dear Crista, Melanie, Branton, Ryan, Keith and Craig. Sending you my love and prayers. I wish I could be in Calgary right now, but know that I am there in spirit. Good bye my friend. Rest in peace.

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  14. Colleen & George Bezaire :

    Our hearts are broken for all Tom’s Family. We had the pleasure to know Tom at St Thomas Aquinas Elementary School and later at St Greg School. He was more than wonderful teacher and friend. We will keep you in our prayers.

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  15. Tom was a wonderful person to work for and he will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

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  16. Sam & Diane Granato :

    Dearest Crista and Family,
    We would like to express our sincerest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    With heartfelt condolences,
    Sam & Diane

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  17. Hazel Carvalho :

    Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers for strength at this difficult time.

    Gareth Carvalho (Gr 8 – AOOL), and family

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  18. Michelle (MacNeil) Brown :

    Crista, Craig, Keith, and the rest of Tom’s loved ones,
    I am so deeply saddened to hear about your loss. Tom was truly one of the good guys. I guess Heaven is a little brighter now…..
    Michelle Brown

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  19. Joyce & Joe Boon :

    RUZYCKI Family

    Sincerest condolences Crista, Daisy and your families on Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.

    Joyce & Joe Boon

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  20. Sally, Ryan, Emma and Jax :

    Dear Crista and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Tom was a wonderful and funny man! We are truly honored to have had the opportunity to get to know him and witness how funny and smart he was! He will truly be missed!

    Love,
    Sally, Ryan, Emma, and Jax

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  21. Crista,
    So sorry to hear about Tom. We are thinking of you and the kids. You both were always great to Gracie and Joey and we were blessed to have your family in our lives.
    Tobi, Gerald, Gracie and Joey Boser

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  22. Kelly Newton :

    Crista, Branton & Mel, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Kelly, Darrell & Tanner

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