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TANSOWNY, Mona Lynn

October 30, 1949 – February 17, 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of Mona Tansowny/Guenette announces her passing on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at The Peter Lougheed Hospital at the age of 63 years.

Mona was born to the late Willa and Orest Melynk in Cadomin, AB on October 30, 1949 and grew up in Edmonton where Mona’s children were born. She later moved to Red Deer and then Calgary. Mona was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She loved to travel and would work tirelessly to research and organize trips for family and friends. The yearly family vacation with her children and grandchildren in Fairmont was always a highlight for her. Mona enjoyed entertaining, playing cards, board games and of course charades.

Mona is survived by her loving husband of thirty-three years, Gordon Guenette; children, Todd Tansowny (Randi) of Edmonton, Kari Tansowny of Calgary, Dan Guenette (Sarah) of Calgary and Christopher Guenette (Breanne) of Sherwood Park; six grandchildren; and brother Dave Melynk (Laurel) of Nanaimo, BC.

A Celebration of Mona’s Life will be held at Acadia Recreation Complex in the Rose Hall (240 – 90 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Due to catering availability, the family requests an RSVP to the following e-mail shm9676@hotmail.com. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers and if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Transplant Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2. www.ab.lung.ca. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the transplant team and nursing staff at the University of Alberta Hospital as well as the doctors and staff of Unit 39 at Peter Lougheed Centre. Their continuous care, concern and affection was greatly appreciated.

In living memory of Mona Tansowny, 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. I met Mona last semester as a student nurse. She was patient with me and was very nice to me. I will always remember her and will pray for her.

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  2. Judy and Fred Falkinson :

    We only knew Mona for a short time when you moved and because of her illness, were not able to get to know her better. You have carried a heavy burden over the last few years. Mona was very brave through it all and now she can rest from the fight.

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  3. Brad & Gay Schell :

    Mona was such a very special lady and will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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  4. Donna Wandzilak :

    Gordon & Family,
    Peter and I offer our sincere sympathy you to all. I especially remember Mona from my Premay days. She was a great person and her memories will live on in your lives.
    Hugs and Prayers, Peter & Donna Wandzilak

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  5. Dennis & Terry Hockett :

    Our sincere sympathies are with all the family of Mona’s. She was a very courageous person and the last few years of her life and Gordies have not been very easy for either of them. Please accept our condolences.

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  6. I did not have the opportunity to meet your mother, Kari, but I know how much she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to you, Gordie and the rest of the family as you remember your mom.

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  7. Shirley & Dennis Rau :

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you at this difficult time. Mona was a very nice lady. Very sad and unfair that she had to go through everything that she has had to. She is at peace now.

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  8. Tim, Denise Saunderson & family :

    Our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Wishing you peace knowing that Mona is now at peace. The journey has been a hard one!

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  9. Sid and Joan Nelson :

    Heartfelt condolences to all your family. May happy memories bring you peace during this difficult time.

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