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SINGER, Stephen Wayne

Stephen Wayne Singer was born a third generation Albertan on November 26, 1950 (62 years) and passed away on September 12, 2013 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Stephen is survived by his brother Alan, fiancée Gina Dawson, son Adam and daughters Quinn and Carly. He was predeceased by his father Jack and mother Shirley (Cohen).

Stephen attended Beverly Hills High and Chadwick School in Los Angeles and studied at the University of Calgary.

Following university he opened the iconic and original Moose Factory in 1975, a restaurant and lounge with style and taste unique to Calgary at the time and set the standard for many restaurants to follow. Stephen went on to work in the family real estate business, United Management. He also partnered with his brother Alan in Alsten Holdings and Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles.

Stephen along with Alan, made a major donation to the Jack Singer Concert Hall in honour of their father.

Nothing was more important to Stephen than his family and friends. He was a great father. He spent every spare moment interacting in every aspect of his children’s lives. He took great interest in their development and always stressed the importance of furthering their education. He was a great friend. His friendships were based upon loyalty and trust. Once a friend, always a friend.

In his later years, Stephen was wholly committed to a healthy lifestyle of fitness and nutrition. His second family at INLIV Full Circle Health will miss him.

Funeral services will be held at Beth Tzedec Synagogue (1325 Glenmore Trail S.W.) on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a burial at Queen’s Park Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow the burial service. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Chinook Hospice (1261 Glenmore Trail SW Calgary, Alberta T2V 4Y8 Phone: (403) 252-0141. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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  1. “We’re all just walking each other home.”
    ― Ram Dass

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  2. John Vance Snow :

    Stephen was my classmate and good friend in junior high school at Mount Royal Junior High in Calgary in the 1960s. I remember his zest for life even at the age of thirteen. After school, Stephen ran to his Hebrew lesson in preparation for his bar mitzvah. That a classmate was studying a new language (and written backward too!) was an amazing thing to me. His later commitment to the creation of the Jack Singer Concert Hall was a moving tribute to his father Jack. Though I moved from Calgary in 1980 and did not see Stephen in his later years, I remember him with fondness and respect. A bright light has gone out.

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  3. Dale Sutherland :

    Stephen will truly be missed. He was so dedicated to his health and always cared about other people always asking questions, remembering specifics about you and showing a real interest in you personally. I enjoyed our chats at the gym and will miss them dearly! Stephen your memories you created will live on and you will forever be remembered as a very special man!

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  4. On behalf of my family and myself we wish to say how sad we are at the passing of Steven, we knew each other from elementary school on, he and his family were always so kind and gracious to me and he will be remembered in our prayers as well as his family !! God bless you all.

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  5. Jeanie Groberman :

    So sorry, nothing else, just sorry.

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  6. Alan and Family

    I am so sorry for you loss. Lots of great memories growing up and spending time at Franklin House with you all. Stephen will be missed by many.

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  7. Stephen and I were great friends @ Mount Royal Elementary school. Stephen was always so genuinely interested in how everyone was doing. We remained close friends even when I moved to Vancouver. The Hanen Family extends deepest condolences to Alan, Gina and Stephens children. Love Dave

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  8. My deepest condolences to Alan, Gina and Stephens children. Stephen truly was genuinely interested in how everyone was doing. I will truly miss him. Dave

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  9. Sharon Szmolyan :

    Adam, Quinn, Carly, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad, and Alan, your brother, has passed!!! I recognize that this was inevitable nonetheless the man that brought you into the world, who stroked away the tears from your eyes as a child, who made sure that you had a safe world to grown up is gone. Respectfully, he’ll be with you forever but I know that you will be missing him as will all of us whose lives he graced. Stephen had been a really good friend while I lived in Calgary – I am sorry that time, distance and life made his spirit and energy less of my reality. May you all make your way through this remembering of his life, that he seems to have lived well, knowing that you’re all graced by the decisions and choices he made!!! He will be missed very much by all of us who knew him. On behalf of my family we send you our deepest condolences.
    Sharon

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  10. To Susan, Adam, Quinn & family… I would like to express my deepest condolences on the passing of Stephen. Wherever he has gone I’m sure that Lynn will be there to greet and keep him company. In our beautiful water garden dedicated to Lynn sits a Moose Factory wooden beaver sculpture that he gifted us many years ago. Its presence will always remind me of him.

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  11. Debra Ann McCann (Debbie Douglas) :

    “Say not in grief he is no more – but live in thankfulness that he was”
    Hebrew Proverb
    Stephen …I am very thankful to have known you. God Bless and God Speed. A whole new world awaits you.
    Deepest condolences to all the Singer family for the loss of thier father, brother, cousin, & friend.

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  12. TO Alan and family
    My deepest sympathy for your tragic loss.
    You shall be in my thoughts
    lolly

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  13. Howard Yarrow and Pamela Hanen :

    To The Whole Singer Family,

    It is difficult to find the appropriate words when everything that arises in us screams ‘Unfathomable Tragedy.’ That a young, vibrant fellow should suddenly be faced with the spectre of the Grim Reaper seems incomprehensible. And then for him to lose his battle with Death is inconceivable.

    When Stephen’s daughter spoke to the crowd at the Unveiling for Jack Singer and wished for a miracle for her father, I think she gave voice to what the whole community was praying for.

    This cataclysm pulls us out of our safe harbours to face the fact that this world can, by chance, by the randomness of a Roulette wheel, invoke such immeasurable hardship.

    We are so very sorry that the Singer Family has had to suffer from such an unthinkable tragedy. We understand that that there is little anyone can say or do to ease the pain of your loss but we hope you find some comfort knowing that there are many out there who care.

    Our Sincerest Condolences,

    Howard Yarrow and Pamela Hanen

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  14. I first met Stephen in 1975 at the Moose Factory. Over the years we continually bumped into each other at various airports throughout North America. Stephen always had a smile and good humor as we reminisced on family and friends.

    I will miss those impromptu visits, which I always left in a better humor thinking “Wow, it doesn’t seem like 2 years since we last met.”

    My condolences to Adam, Gina, Adam, Quinn and Carly.

    David Jubb

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  15. Stephen Singer was supposed to be my “boss” during my tenure as pianist at the Moose Factory from 1976 till he sold it in 1978…..instead he turned out to be,not only a wonderful person but ,as I’ve told many people,also the classiest club owner I have ever worked for in my entire career.
    My condolences go out to Alan,Adam,Gina,Carly and Quinn and the family…..May he rest in peace.

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Although I only worked for Stephen for 2 1/2 years at Alsten Holdings, I came to know and respect him very much. He was the best boss I ever had. He was always so kind and understanding. He was a great man and a wonderful human being. Alan I didn’t get a chance to talk to you much today at the Glencoe Club nor to Adam and Quinn at all, but you all have my deepest sympathies. God bless you all.

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  17. Condolences to Alan and the Singer family. It is such a tragic loss and hard to even believe that it has happened so quickly. I am glad I got to spend time with Stephen and all this past Stampede and will miss his dry sense of humor and his annual visits to HI. aloha dale

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  18. Pam and David Haight :

    To Alan and Family. Although we were aware of Stephen’s illness, we certainly weren’t prepared for his passing and only became aware last night from a friend. Our hearts ache and we are so sorry not to have been at Stephen’s farewell and to express our support to you. We will miss his visits to the store and will always remember him fondly. Pam & David

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  19. I met Stephen 51 years ago at Mount Royal Junior High. He was a great friend as were his parents. We got into some experiences which always stick in my mind. Lots of fun. And no one ever was hurt, that was Stephen. A true friend. My condolences go out to Alan, Adam, Quinn, Carly and Gina.
    My thoughts are with you all.
    John Sims

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  20. Jacqueline Perry (nee Schimpf) :

    My sincere sympathy to Stephens’ family. I will always remember my friend Stephen and the many years we shared when we were kids. I will always miss him and he will live in my memories until we meet again.

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  21. The van Sprang family :

    So sorry for your loss Alan, and all of the Singer family. May Stephen rest in peace……

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  22. Michelle Stirling-Anosh :

    Dear Alan
    Very sorry to hear this sad and shocking news. We were not aware of Stephen’s illness.
    We extend our condolences to you and to Stephen’s family and friends. Such a difficult year; we are sorry we missed you at your father’s passing earlier. May you be comforted with memories of better times with Stephen. – Michelle, Zvika and Daniel Anosh

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  23. Michael Palmer & Palmer Family :

    Dear Alan & Singer Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Stephen’s passing. He will be very missed. Our thoughts are with you..

    Michael, Lydia Alexis & Chanel Palmer

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  24. There are NO words to describe how much I will miss my DEAR friend Stephen. He was a gentleman & a GREAT friend! I send my love & condolences to you Alan,his dear brother & to you QUINN,his adored daughter.

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  25. Stephen’s passing is a shock!! He was way too young with so much to live for!! A friend from years ago, I send my love and condolences to Alan and all the Singer family. I last saw Stephen, bumping into him in Hawaii at the airport.

    I will remember Stephen forever as a family man, a sophisticated gentleman and a friend who was kind with a good sense of humour. Stephen’s love and commitment to arts and culture enriched everyone. I hope I will see him again on the other side

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