Stephen Szala passed away peacefully after a brave and courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday July 5, 2006, at the age of 73 years.
Stephen was born on the family homestead in Tway, Saskatchewan. He moved to Calgary in the 1950’s where he lived the remainder of his life. Stephen was a self employed truck driver who drove for various companies, ending his almost fifty year career with Canada Safeway. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindie and Doug Durnie, Judy Szala and Ed MacKay; and two grandsons, Daniel and Peter. He is also survived by four sisters, Emma Moniuk, Maggie (Don) Campbell, Irene Murdock and Margaret Semeniuk; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James’ Catholic Church (5504 – 20th Street S.W.), on Tuesday July 11, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev Jack Hunthausen, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the caring staff at Chinook Hospice. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Intercare Chinook Hospice “Gift In Kind”, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB, T2V-4Y8, Telephone: 403-258-0040, or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Stephen Szala, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences