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SABO – Otmar

December 15, 1921 – November 19, 2009

After many good years on this earth, it is with a mixture of extreme sadness and joyful hope we announce that Ott’s journey here ended peacefully on Thursday, November 19 at the age of 87 years.

Born in Veszprem, Hungary, he immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1930. They ended up living in Lethbridge, AB where he met the woman of his life, Mary, his wife of over 55 years. Moved to Calgary, and began his long career at the railway. His family meant everything to him, and he was always willing to help out where needed. Each of us were comforted and nourished, having been touched by the gift of his life and provision for his family. Ott’s parting comment spoken so often was “Love your neighbour as yourself. I recommend it.” He indeed lived this out after his retirement.

Otmar is survived by their four children, Ron (Arlene), JoAnn, Darryl (Kathleen), and Kelly (Susan). He leaves seven grandchildren: Albert, Rachel, Courtney, Brett, Jared, Cassady, and Kyler. He is also survived by his first cousins Elizabeth (Edl) Scheibelhoffer and Roman Edl.

Apart from us, he will be deeply missed, but we know he is free from the pain and suffering. He goes on to his new life to be with his beloved Mary, with his precious grandchildren, Adam and Natasha; parents Joseph and Anna Szabo; three brothers, who went before him.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the “Holy Family” section at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, the honour of sending a donation in memory of his granddaughter Natasha to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation ( for details) is desired, as there has been major progress towards a cure for this disorder.

In living memory of Otmar Sabo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Diana and Don Gallivan :

    Please accept our most sincere condolences.

    Otmar and Mary will live on in your hearts and your generosity of spirit.

    You are a beautiful family and we value your friendship.

    Diana, Don, Kay and Mitchell Gallivan

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  2. JoAnn I was saddened to read of the death of your father. The loss of a parent is always a blow. Take care of yourself. Rose

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  3. Matthias and Tracy Lindemann :

    We offer our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grieving.

    Matthias and Tracy Lindemann

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  4. The Gallucci Family :

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father.

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  5. Cheryl sent on the notice.
    Our Deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad.
    In my younger life your Dad was a great friend to
    I know that Mom and Dad, if they were still here,
    would feel the same.
    I hope this finds you all well.
    We attend a Reform Synagogue here, but wish there
    was a Conservative one. We find the Orthodox
    Synagogue a bit too formal for us.
    Drop a note some day when this is all behind you
    and tell us how you are doing.

    Love and Hugs to you and Kathleen and the children
    (now young adults, I’m sure).


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  6. Mary Beth Manarey (Toole) :

    Wow! A life well lived for sure! He and your family were always a wonderful example of great peace and faith. What a gift to have watched you all fill the pews along with all the other great families at St. Anthony’s. I am sure your Dad is enjoying his special room prepared just for him with your dear mom! We will be sure to remember you all in our rosary.

    God bless,
    The Toole family

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  7. Your Father is a very giving man. I admire and respect him. This gift is passed on in his children. To me he will always be “Coach” with efforts greatly appreciated. My prayers are for the family as I know he is in our Fathers ever loving arms.

    Joseph M. Toole

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    I give you this one thought to keep__
    I am with you still__I do not sleep,
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain,
    When you awaken in the mornings hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    of quite birds in circled flight,
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not think of me as gone__
    I am with you still__ in each new dawn.

    May you all find comfort in this difficult time
    With deepest Heartfelt Sympathy
    Love and Prayers


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  9. Bernie & Mairi Sparrow :

    I’M FREE
    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
    I’m following the path God has laid you see,
    I took His hand when I heard His call
    I turned my back and left it all;
    I could not stay another day,
    to laugh, to love to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way,
    I found my peace at the close of day.
    If my parting has left a void
    then fill it with remembered joys;
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
    O yes, these things I too will miss.
    Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life’s been full I savoured much,
    Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee
    God wanted me now, he set me free.

    Love Bernie & Mairi

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  10. We are so sorry to hear abour our loss of Otmar. We are grateful for him in his life and our shared involvement in the CPR and in St Anthony’s. We offer our condolences in his death. (Mary Anne says a special “Hello” to JoAnn).
    Ray Mulvihill, (Mary Anne, Jim, Pat, Tom, & John)

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