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SHOSTAK , Alice Elaine

May 7, 1940 – Lethbridge, AB
June 15, 2013 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Elaine Shostak on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the age of 73 years.

Alice was born on May 7, 1940 in Lethbridge and in 1966 she moved with her husband Bill to Calgary to continue their fifty-one year journey together.

Alice is survived by her loving husband Bill; children Lori (Jerry), Doug and Craig (Krista); sister Betty Grusie (Wayne); and sister-in-law Jenny McIlroy. She was a proud grandmother to nine grandchildren; Lindsay, Justin, Cassidy, Hayley, Katie, Billie, Paige, Ryan and Noah. Alice leaves her footprint on the hearts of so many loved ones; she will be remembered and missed by all her family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BONAVENTURE CATHOLIC CHURCH (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

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

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  1. Alex and Cyndie Baum :

    Bill, Lori, Doug, Craig and families,
    Our hearts go out to you today as you work through the loss of your wife, your mother, your friend! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you through this hard time. We join you in as you remember smiles, touches, hugs, and the love of this strong and beautiful woman. We will always remember the way she lit up the room with her contagious energy and laugh.
    We will miss her dearly!
    Alex and Cyndie

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  2. Duffy and Belva :

    Bill and family:
    Cherish the memories and all the love Alice gave to so many.
    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  3. Jean & Don Sullivan :

    Dear Bill, Lori, Doug & Craig & families,
    Our Prayers are with you, your Alice was a very special person and we enjoyed our times together,we will always have these memories.
    The Sullivan Family

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  4. Al and Goldie Rollingson :

    Our thoughts are with the Shostak family.

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  5. Jerry & Loretta Virginillo :

    Our thoughts & prayers are with all the family at this stressful time. Will always remember that hearty laugh & the times we all had together during our training years @ GSN. Take care. Great memories will live on.
    Loretta & Jerry

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  6. Merelyn and Maurice Lobe :

    Best friends for sixty years and I already miss you Alice. Our Love to Bill and all Shostak Family

    Merelyn and Maurice

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  7. Bernie Blessman :

    Our thoughts are with you Bill and family at this very sad time.
    We had a lot of fun when we lived in Calgary with the entire Shostak and Sturko family and will always remember Alice for the fun loving person that she was.

    Bernie & Vivien Blessman

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  8. Blair, Milica, Gabby & Nelson Legault :

    Bill, Craig, Doug, Lori and family, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  9. Theo Gesink. :

    My thoughts are with you in this great loss.

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  10. Neil & LeAnne Kostyk :

    To Bill, Doug, Lori, Craig , and family

    We were saddened to hear of your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    LeAnne & Neil Kostyk

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  11. barbara warrilow :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Fond memories of fun times on the golf course with Alice.

    Clive and Barbara

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  12. Dear Bill and Family,

    Ingrid and I send our condolences to you all at this very sad and difficult time.

    Alice was a bright light in all the times we were together. Her laugh filled the room and her sense of humour never failed to surprise and delight. Many a dull dealer meeting was made much more bearable with Alice in the audience! She was indeed unique and I appreciated her greatly.

    RIP, Alice.

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  13. Mike and Fran Colliar :

    Our thoughts are with you Bill and family at this time of sadness.
    Good Memories of Calgary we will cherish forever.

    Mike and Fran Colliar

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  14. Dietrich H. Look :

    On this sad occasion our thoughts are with the Shostak family. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    On behalf of the Volkswagen National Dealer Advisory Council

    Dietrich H. Look
    Council Chairman

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  15. Bill, Lori, Doug, Craig and families. Our sincerest condolences to all of you at your time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and sad time. May all the happy memories you have of Alice give you peace and comfort.

    Steve & Colette Suto

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  16. Volkswagen Canada :

    On behalf of Volkswagen Canada, we extend our deepest sympathies to Bill, Craig, Doug, Lori, Jerry and family.

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  17. Dear Bill and family please know our thoughts are with you at such a sad time.
    Fond memories we will always have of your wonderful sweet Alice.
    Much love to you all.

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  18. Everitt&Elvina Shannon :

    Bill & Family
    So sorry about your loss. Alice was a great friend. Will always remember her laugh & wonderful sense of humor.
    Elvina & Everitt Shannon

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  19. We have been very fortunate to have had the pleasure of traveling to many parts of the world with Bill and Alice. Also many years of fun times in Scottsdale where we both spent our winters. We will miss those days but will remember them forever. Our sincere condolences to Bill and his entire family.

    Ben and Judy

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  20. SHARRON AND GEORGE NYHOFF :

    Dear Bill, Lori, Craig, Doug, families, and extended families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this trying period of the loss of such a great person.She was so much to so many and her laughther and sense of humor will always remain a beautiful memory to everyone. Alice was a G.S.N. classmate and we will miss her at our reunions. Cherish your fondest memories,take care and love each other.
    Remembering Alice, with love,
    George and Sharron Nyhoff
    Lethbridge

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  21. Gerald Boiteau :

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. The world is a better place because of a loving person like Alice.

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  22. Charlie & Marie Blum :

    Bill & family —- Our sincere condolences on Allie’s passing. We have many pleasant memories & shared many good times together over the past many years.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Charlie & Marie

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  23. STAMPEDE TOYOTA & LEXUS OF CALGARY :

    To the Shostak and extended family.
    Sincere condolences for the loss.

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  24. Tony & Cristine Andreou :

    Dear Bill, Doug, Graig, Lori, Jerry.
    Out thoughts and prayers are with the entire Shostak and Sturko Family. We Always Remember Alice for the good times and for the fun loving person that she was.
    Our sincere condolences,
    Tony and Cristine Andreou

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  25. Deacon C.Otteson :

    I send my deepest sorry and prayers, especially for you Cassidy and Hayley. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God care for you all.
    Deacon

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  26. Marguerite MacBey :

    Lori, Jerry, Lindsay and Justin
    Thinking of you and your family.
    Love and prayers, M. MacBey

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  27. Bob & Joan Hurst :

    Bill and Family,

    Words somehow seem so inadequate at this most sad and difficult time, but may your memories be a source of comfort and relief.
    Our heartfelt thoughts are with you…

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  28. The world needs more people with a sense of humor like Alice’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bill and the rest of your family.
    Fondly

    Nancy and Bill Hay

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  29. Marty & Bev MacMillan :

    Dear Bill, Lori, Jerry, Doug and Craig,
    Our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Fond memories of child hood holiday’s.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and sad time.
    Marty and Family

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  30. Jack Rondesvedt :

    Sorry for your loss Bill. All the best.

    Jack & Marilyn

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  31. Tom Sindlinger :

    Want you to know we are thinking about you Bill.
    Tom

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  32. Rob Fitzpatrick :

    Dear Bill, Doug, Graig, Lori, Jerry.
    My thoughts are with the entire Shostak and Sturko Family.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Rob.

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  33. Sheerie Fox :

    Dear Bill, Lori, Doug, Craig, Betty, Jen and your families
    Alice exemplified genuine friendship. I feel blessed my life was touched by hers some 57 years ago in high school, then in nursing…and beyond.
    May each one of you be filled with God’s Peace as you journey through your enormous loss.
    Love Sheerie

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  34. Denise Norrie :

    Dear Krista, Craig and family. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful mother. I know how close you were and what an inspiration she always was to you. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Denise and Don Norrie

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  35. Dear Bill, Lori, Doug, Craig and families;

    I was shocked and sad when I heard about Alice. The Alice I knew was a unique breath of fresh air. She was always so taken with everything I was about while growing up, and especially when my son Jacob was born. Her friendship meant more to my mom Merelyn than words can say.

    I share your sadness at her loss and remember a woman who was passionate about her family and those she loved, her energy will live on in my heart thats for certain.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers
    Love Susan and Jacob

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  36. Tom & Allison Blum :

    Bill,Craig, Doug, Lori, Jerry and family —- We wish to express our sincere condolences on Allie’s passing. May each one of you gain strength from the memories you cherish.

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  37. Tod Mosser & Barbara Padley :

    Bill, Doug, Lori, and Craig, and Family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Alice. Please accept our heart felt condolences!
    Tod & Barbara

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  38. Gus and Pat Tzotzos :

    The Shostak Family,

    We heard Alice’s name during prayers for the sick at St Bonaventure June 9, and have just heard of your very sad loss.

    We send our condolences, and have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gus and Pat Tzotzos

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  39. Trish Othmer :

    As always, I am thinking of the whole Shostak/Sturko crew…my mind often drifts to the loving times I spent living with Al and Billy and being welcomed into your family. Losing your matriarch must be unbelieveably tough – BUT I am positive that the memories you have of Alice and her wonder will get you through. With LOVE, Trish

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