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STAPPLER – Magdalena (nee Schile)

September 29, 1919 – April 10, 2011

Magdalena Stappler of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the age of 91years.

Born September 29, 1919 in Medicine Hat, AB, Magdalena went to school in the Granlea district of southeast Alberta. She farmed with her husband in the Bow Island area for thirty-six years. She retired to Medicine Hat in 1976 then moved to Calgary in 2000 to be closer to her family. Magdalena was a devout Catholic and a member of the Catholic women’s league for over fifty years. She enjoyed interacting with the people at Anthonian Court especially the Tuesday card playing group.

Magdalena will be dearly missed by her daughters, Mag Stappler and Josephine (John) Stanton; and son Andrew (Lynne) Stappler. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Bradley Assen, Treaver (Frances) Trudel, Craig Stappler, Curtis (Ashley) Stappler, Adrienne (Tony) Gigantelli, and Jocelyn (David) Stanton; and nine great grandchildren, Dylan, Ryan, Tori, Nathan, Tesla, Grace, Charlotte, Sophie, and Giada.

Magdalena was predeceased by her husband Ralph Stappler in 1976; and daughter Marion Trudel in 2009.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat, AB on Saturday April 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Magdalena’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, A special thank you for the care and kindness of the staff at the Strathmore Hospital Long Term Care Facility.

In living memory of Magdalena Stappler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. To the family of Mrs. Stappler
    Please accept our regrets and condolences on her passing.

    Barbara and Martin Vanbostelen

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  2. To the members of Magdelena Stappler’s family, in particular Andrew, Your Mom was a great lady. She is at rest now. We didn’t enjoy her for a long time but she was a joy to look after in the last months of her life. You are all in my prayers. Keep those wonderful memories of Mag in your thoughts.
    Take care of each other,
    :)Carol McNab and the staff at Strathmore Long Care Term

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  3. Don and Ruth Roth :

    To the family of Magdalena Stappler

    Our condolences to all of the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Aunt Mary, Don and Ruth Roth

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  4. Martin Pat Schile :

    Thank you for sharing your parents with us. Pat and I often talk about the many good visits we had, when our children were so young, at your home with your parents. We shared many special meals prepared by your mothers hands, they were special indeed. Our kids looked forward to an invite Sundays after mass, not only for the food, but the toys of your youthful days that had been saved and now they enjoyed. Yes, and when we would invite them they came to share their time and talents at our home. Bob Hope would sing at the end of all his shows ” Thanks For The Memories We Shared A Laugh Or Two A Smile “, truly we are blessed with great memories of your family. May you as a family be blessed with a treasury of memories, and draw strength in your hearts for a wonderful lady. Mother, Grandmother, but to all a friend, as we say farewell to our Aunt, Aunt Magdalena may we hear the words of Roy Rogers and Dale Evens” Happy rails To You, Till We Meet Again.” God Will certainly bless our lady.
    Love always Martin Pat Schile and family

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  5. Lenora Schlachter & Family :

    Aunt Mag was a wonderful person and always had a smile on her face. I was so happy at Christmas when I received a card from her, it meant alot to me. I meant to send a reply back and never did. Like many things, we put it off until it’s too late. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Lenora Schlachter & Family

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  6. Valentine & Marion Stappler :

    Andrew, Josephine, Mag and Families

    Deepest Sympathy at the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Valentine, Marion & Family

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