January 29, 1951 – January 22, 2013
Hans, beloved husband of Christina Spiess (nee Shapka) of Calgary, passed away unexpectedly on January 22, 2013 at the age of 61 years.
He is lovingly remembered by Christina, his wife of 41 years, daughter Shannon Hughes, son Greg (Rudy) Spiess and grandchildren Ethan and Cecilia Hughes. Hans is also survived by his mother Ruth Spiess; brothers Rudy (Marlene) and Andy (Lee); sisters Susi, Anne Marie and Barbie; father-in-law Steve Shapka; brothers-in-law John and Doug (Cheryl) Shapka; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is best remembered for his unwavering commitment to his family, his kind and gentle spirit, and his insatiable curiosity for the world around him. Not a single day or experience was taken for granted by Hans, and he has left a rich legacy for those who knew and loved him.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Hans at Centre Street Church (3900 2nd Street N.E.) on Thursday, January 31 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to Centre Street Church.
In living memory of Hans Spiess, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences