With profound sadness we announce the passing of Kurt Egon Theander on Friday, February 8, 2008 at Foothills Medical Centre.
Kurt leaves behind his wife of twenty-three years, My; his daughter Majlis; My’s parents; her four brothers; three sisters and their family; cousins, nephews, nieces and a small host of faithful friends all of Calgary. Kurt was also the beloved patriarch of his large extended family in Sweden who so much loved and looked up to him; his six nephews, three nieces and their families, a sister-in-law; as well as special friends Allan and Mariann and their family.
Kurt was born in Goteborg, West Coast of Sweden, the youngest, and mama’s favourite, in a family of five children. A member of Swedish Royal Navy, before adventure took Kurt to Canada in the late 50’s, settling in Calgary and British Columbia. He worked in the building industry, with Engineered Homes, Cedar Log Building in Calgary and Chateau Homes in Kelowna, where his special project was his best work memory, the set up of the first pre-fabricated home factory and completion of such first housing complex in Tijuana, Mexico in 1976. Kurt had a passion for reading, nature, especially the ocean, horses and western history and culture. Having coffee with his wife (or a brother-in-law occasionally) twice a day, and now and then, baking with his daughter, a few puffs of a Players Plain cigarette and a piece of chocolate would be enough to complete his day. An afternoon ride out in the country would be enough to be added to the family’s good times. Words can not describe what a unique person Kurt was. Besides years of loving memories, Kurt leaves his family his tremendous life lessons of absolute unconditional love, dignity, devotion, generosity and a youthful and romantic heart and mind, which will be the strengths for them to go on without him in person.
It is painful not being able to touch you, hear your words, see the loving look in your eyes and embrace your warm smiles but we will forever be three. Ska vi ha kaffet nu, Egon?
A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church (1311 – 4th Street S.W.) on Friday February 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gracefully declined. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Unit 37, Foothills Hospital, especially all his caring nurses and nursing aides, Dr. Hons, Dr. Scott-Douglas, Dr. Naheed, Dr. Schorr, Dr. Simon for their excellent care and compassion.
In living memory of Kurt Theander, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences