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SULTAN, Pearl Marion (nee Ritz)

November 12, 1926 – August 1, 2012

Pearl Marion Sultan beloved wife of Walter of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

Pearl was born in Trochu, Alberta and grew up on a farm near Torrington, Alberta. At eighteen, she left the farm, moved to Calgary and later graduated from the secretarial arts program at Mount Royal College. Pearl married Walter in 1951 and they raised two lovely daughters. She worked as a secretary for the Alberta Provincial Government for several years. Pearl enjoyed ballroom dancing earlier in life. She later enjoyed bridge games with friends and fellow seniors. She always had a love for traveling and spending time with her family.

Besides her loving husband Walter, Pearl is survived by her daughters Marilyn (Jack) Klassen and Sharon (Frank) Vandeven; grandchildren, Shannon (Roger), Colleen (Scott), Jeffrey, Tamara (Nathan) and Christine; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Kaden and Ryland; as well as her brothers Elmer and Marvin Ritz. She was predeceased by her parents Matilda and Alfred Ritz.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (703 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Pearl Sultan, 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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  1. Elly and Otto de Nooij :

    Dear Walter,
    We want to offer our condolences with the loss of your beloved Pearl. We will miss her lovely smile and kind words every time we saw you at church. Our thoughts will be with you on Wednesday . We are sorry we are not able to attend because we are in Alaska. Wishing you and your loved ones strength and peace.
    Elly and Otto de Nooij.

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  2. Warren and Deb Linley :

    I just heard (read) about your mom. We’re so sorry and want you to know that we’re thinking of you and know how difficult this is for all your family. I’m so glad I had the chance to have a nice visit with your mom at Colleen’s baby shower (reminiscing about our bowling days). Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

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  3. Robert Vandeven :

    I can’t say I knew my brother Franks Mother-in-law exceptionally well but I do remember upon my meeting with her from time to time always a very kind and warm hearted person. My condolences to Walter and all the family I’m very sorry for your loss.


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