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TARNOWSKI – Brian William

January 18, 1959 – August 21, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian William Tarnowski, beloved husband of Terrie Piche-Tarnowski (Therese) of Calgary, on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the age of 51 years.

Brian has called Calgary home since he moved here with his family from Brandon, MB, when he was only four years old. He loved life, and lived it to its fullest by enjoying all of his “Big Boy Toys” both in Calgary and at his home in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He will be lovingly remembered for his quick wit, straight talk, and love of fast, fun motorized vehicles.

Brian found his passion working in the new home industry in show home sales with various builders for the past twenty years, and the past four years with BayWest Homes, most recently in Auburn Bay. He enjoyed helping clients to create their dream home design.

Besides his loving wife and best friend of almost thirty years, Terrie, Brian will also be greatly missed by sons, Brandin and Jayden; parents, Bill and Joyce Tarnowski; sister Barb Gray; and many wonderful family members and friends. Brian was predeceased by his mother Gwen.

A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. A private celebration of Brian’s life will also be held for family, friends and neighbours in Lake Havasu City, AZ at a future date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Brian’s name directly to a trust fund being set-up for his sons at any TD Canada Trust location, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please also consider blood and/or bone marrow donation. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses in the Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic at the Tom Baker and Home Care as well as the 911 operator, paramedics, firefighters and police officer, who all did their best.

In living memory of Brian Tarnowski, 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.

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  1. I love you all and will miss Brian so much. Stay strong.

    Holly

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  2. Larry & Dawn Thomson :

    Terrie, we are so saddened for you and your family. It was with great shock to have gotten this awful news, he is so young. I will always remember Brian as such an outgoing person. My days working with him at Albi will always be remembered, especially his LAUGH (I can still hear it)
    Larry and I want you to know that you are in our hearts and thoughts. We are not going to be able to make it to the celebration, as we are out of town right now. Take care, Dawn & Larry Thomson

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  3. Nancy & Frank Rupp :

    We’re very deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Brian. He will be deeply missed but forever remembered.

    With the deepest sympathy,
    Nancy & Frank Rupp

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  4. We had the pleasure of dealing with Brian when we built our very first home 20 years ago. Brian was easy to talk to and made the “new home building experience” both an exciting and smooth process.

    We are so very sorry to hear of his passing.

    Sincerely,

    Skye and John Flynn

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  5. Belinda & Bernie Wandler :

    May the love you shared surround you with comfort, and may the memories you’ve made wrap you in their warmth.

    With Sympathy

    Bernie & Belinda

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  6. Ms. Cynthia Stratulat :

    Brandin and family please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry Brandin. I am looking forward to seeing you in my class again this year. Please know that all your Bishop Grandin Drama friends are thinking about you.
    Take good care of yourself,
    Ms. Stratulat

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  7. Shannon & LeRoy Parker :

    Terrie,

    We are so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. He was a kind and genuine soul, and we’ll always remember him for his energy, enthusiasm, creativity and contagious smile. We are fortunate to have known him.

    You and your boys are in our thoughts. Take care,
    Shannon & LeRoy Parker

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  8. Greg and Maureen Almquist :

    Terrie

    Maureen and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Brian’s passing. We still remember the fun summers we had at the White Pines Resort in Sicamous with you, Brian, Brandin and Jayden. Our thoughts are with you and boys.

    Greg and Maureen Almquist

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  9. Claude and Mildred Nobert :

    Dear Terrie, Brandin, Jayden and Family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. We hope you can find comfort in remembering how special Brian was and cherish all the memories and laughter.

    Our deepest sympathies and may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

    Sending all our love.

    Claude and Mildred Nobert

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  10. Jack and Mary Sicotte :

    Dear Terry, Brandin and Jayden
    Terry we are so sorry to hear that you have lost such a great guy. Not only were you good neighbors but good friends as well and Brian was a fabulous guy to work with.
    I was fortunate to talk to Brian in May (I think) when he was in Home Depot. We had a good chat between my serving customers and his sense of humor was still going strong even when we spoke of his health.
    We are very sorry that we will not be able to attend his memorial service as we have another commitment which we are unable to change. Brian always said you were the strong, sensible one of the family and we know that you will need to draw on that strength to face the future without him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

    Your friends

    Jack and Mary

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  11. Brian will always be in my heart and memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  12. Donna, Ian and Christian :

    Terrie and family,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Brian’s passing.
    Our blessings and prayers are with all of you at this time.
    We will always remember the times we shared at Little Bow out on Brian’s boat and the many campfires having a good laugh.

    Warmly,

    The Gilberts

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  13. I had the pleasure of working with Brian at Baywest. He was a great guy to be around and I will miss seeing his smile.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Lucy

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  14. Brian was always a funny and upbeat guy. I really enjoyed working with him many years ago at Assured Developments. This news is saddening and very shocking. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He will be sorely missed.

    Ali Khalil

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  15. Randy and Catherine Larkam :

    Terrie, Brandin and Jayden:

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  16. “Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair,
    Perhaps you sent a funeral spray. If so, we saw it there.
    Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friend could say.
    Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.
    Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much, whatever the part.”
    Thank you to every friend and family member for their support of Terrie and the boys in the last few weeks.
    Rest in Peace Brian.

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