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SPIELMAN – Allen Bruce

November 24, 1934 – July 5, 2010

 Allen Spielman beloved husband of Beverley Spielman for fifty-three years, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010 at the age of 75 years.

Allen was a native born Calgarian. He was employed as a Correctional Officer for thirty years at CCI. He was actively involved with the Air Cadets, Air Force Association Of Canada; Lions Club; For The Love Of Children Society; White Hatters He received life memberships of the AUPE, Air Force Association and the Air Cadet League of Alberta. Allen received three International President’s Awards for the Lions International Youth Exchange and has also received the Canada 125 Medal and the Alberta Jubilee Medallion.

Allen is survived by his wife Beverley, two daughters Kendall Spielman and Karen Spielman, son Keith and daughter-in-law Nadine, three grandchildren Toni, Keith Jr. and Andrew Spielman. Allen is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron (Shirley) and Bain (Marlene), as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Allen was predeceased by his twin brother Alvin, and his parents Leila and Henry.Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the HOPE Program, 1403 – 29th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 2D9   403-944-8700., or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 In living memory of Allen Spielman, 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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Condolence Messages

  1. Arthur (Bud) Elliott :

    His Journey’s Just Begun

    Don’t think of him as gone away –
    His journey’s just begun,
    Life holds so many facets –
    This earth is only one.

    Just think of him as resting
    From the sorrows and comfort
    Where there are no days and years.

    Think how he must be wishing
    That we could know today
    How nothing but our sadness
    Can really pass away.

    And think of him as living
    In the hearts of those he touched…
    For nothing loved is ever lost –
    And he was loved so much.

    Al and I worked together throughout most of his career. I found him to always be very pleasent to work with.. My condolences go out to his total family – God Bless You All

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  2. Debbie Tait :

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Allen was a great man. He did a lot for the Air cadets. He will be greatly missed

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  3. Sue and Bob :

    Bev and Family,
    Your loss is felt by so many of your friends. Allen was a lovely man. Bob and I are so glad that we had the chance to know him. The fun we have shared will live in our hearts forever, Saturday breakfast will always be missing something. He will be sadly missed. Thank God for Memories, we have many. Love Sue and Bob

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  4. Captain Ann Herman and Captain Jamie Brown :

    To the Spielman Family
    Our condolences on the passing of Al. He was a great guy and gave us much support over the years. Our thoughts are with you during this time.
    Capt Herman and Capt Brown from 239 RCACS in Brooks, AB

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  5. Joanne Metz :

    Bev – It is with a very heavy heart that I offer my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts, heart, and prayers.
    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  6. Kevin Martin :

    Bev and Kendall and the rest of the family…words can’t say enough about this man…he will be truly missed by all. I only met Allen the one time but through you Bev, I feel like I’ve known him for some time now. He gave so much of himself…and to so many…none of whom will miss him more than you, his family. God bless him…and all of you. My heart-felt condolences go out to all of you.

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  7. Bev and Family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Al was a great guy and a wonderful neighbor; he will be missed.
    Thinking of you at this saddest of times.
    Ann and Warren

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  8. Arlene and Gary Dickson :

    Bain, Marlene and family

    We were very sorry to learn of Allen’s passing. We wish you every strength in dealing with your loss.
    Best regards,
    Gary and Arlene Dickson

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  9. Jo Vandenbrink :

    Bev, Kathy Kardelis informed me of your loss. No words can express my sadness for the hurt and ache you and your children must be feeling. You, my friend, are in my thoughts. Remember each thought is a silent prayer for you and the family. Sending a big bear hug to you (well as big as it can be for a five footer!!). Did you smile or laugh. Great. Thinking of you. Jo

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  10. Dennis Witcher :

    Bev and Family, We are sorry to hear of Al’s passing. On behalf of Irene and the entire family we offer you our prayers. Al’s friendship meant a lot to Mum and Dad over the years and he was a great role model for so many in Air Cadets.

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  11. Doug & Denise Cole :

    To Bev and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all…Treasure the memories of Al’s life… We are honored to have known him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow…
    Denise & Doug Cole
    702 Wing, Lethbridge

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  12. Bernice Collette (Willow Park and RGH Lab) :

    Mr. Spielman, I will miss our visits and our laughs. You have been part of my life since moving here in the 80ies. I’m sure you won’t miss the blood tests. RIP! My condolences to your family. You will be missed!

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  13. Colonel (Retired) Don Matthews :

    To Bev and Family
    Rita and I are with you in prayer at this time of loss. Al will be missed but we can take comfort in the fact that he had the good fortune to bring love and support to the many people he met in his lifetime.
    Our sympathies
    God Bless
    Don and Rita Matthews

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  14. Dr. Al Wilke :

    Dear Bev, Karen, Kieth, and Kendall;
    It was with great sadness that I read of Allen’s passing. I always enjoyed his visits and our conversations. Peace be with you all.
    Dr. Al Wilke.

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  15. Jeanette Chernow :

    Bev and Family – Alfred and I are deeply saddened to hear of your loss – we remember Alan fondly – and see you every time we look at out wedding pictures. May GOD be with you and comfort you all. Memories are love’s last gift – enjoy the memories.
    Hugs, Alfred and Jeanette Chernow

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  16. Joanne Hope :

    To the Family of Mr Spielman. I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, best friend. I have known him for many, many year as he comes to the Lab at Sloane Square. I was very sadden to see this news in the paper. I am sure he will be very much missed by all. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. I will be thinking of you. My deepest condolences. Joanne Hope

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  17. Sherrie Todd-Beshore :

    Most of my memories of Allen were from my very early childhood years in Calgary as a new ‘member’ of the family.

    I remember a generous, funny, welcoming new cousin and will always treasure that memory.

    Bev – I know you and the kids will miss him so very much, but to have had the years you did with someone so special will hopefully be of some comfort.

    Prayers and best wishes…Sherrie Todd, Fort Collins, Colorado

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  18. Sharon Robson (nee Gerlitz) :

    To all Allen’s family/sibblings my deepest sympathy. As I return to Calgary after 40 years, it is sad to have seen Allen’s obituary in the paper. Auntie Liela was my Godmother & of course I have many fond memories of our families together, way back when. Ron & Baine may remember Uncle Pete & Auntie Dot Gerlitz’ visits but that’s stretching it. But at this time of mourning for a loved one, it is sometimes nice to just slip back a few years, that seem to have gone so very, very fast!!
    With love & deepest sympathy
    Sharon Robson (nee Gerlitz)

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  19. Trish Carter :

    On behalf on Hospice Calgary/Rosedale Hospice, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of someone so dear. I enjoyed very much our association with Allen; he was a true gentleman with a kind and giving heart. I so enjoyed our conversations, whether on the telephone or over a pancake at the Stampede breakfasts held at the Spielman’s home. He will be missed.

    Kind regards,
    Trish Carter

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  20. Rita & Yano Dovichak :

    Bev & family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad and lonely time. We enjoyed Al’s wit and good company.

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