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TROY – Dr. Marian Tuszewski

M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S. (C), F.A.C.S.
September 24, 1926 – September 8, 2010

Dr Marian Tuszewski Troy, born September 24, 1926 died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 after a long battle with prostrate cancer.

He was a third generation physician who dedicated his life to alleviating the pain and suffering of his fellow man.
Marian was born in Poznan, Poland. During World War II following the German invasion, Marian left his home and family in Poland. He made his way through war-torn Europe to England where he finished grade-school. With the assistance of the Polish Army, he was admitted to the Medical School at the University of Durham, England. There he met Margaret Kelly, a student nurse. He graduated from Medical School in 1952. He and Margaret were married on July 18, 1953. In 1954, they accepted positions at St. Johns Hospital and emigrated to St. Johns, NFLD, Canada. Marian completed his surgical residency in Cleveland, OH and became a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and the Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). In 1961, Marian and his family moved to Calgary. He established a private practice and performed surgery at the Calgary General Hospital. In 1973, Marian and his eldest son Paul, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Cardiff, Wales to the Caribbean in a thirty-three foot sail boat. Marian was an accomplished sculptor in many different mediums, practiced photography, and played piano. He was a serving officer of St. John’s Ambulance. He was the editor for the Calgary Rose Society newsletter. He was an avid student of history and loved to write.

He is sadly missed by Margaret, his wife of fifty seven years and children Paul (Maxine), Katherine (Rick), Chris (Marjorie) and Caroline (Doug) and his grandchildren, Rachel, Luke, Michelle, Madeleine, Aaron, Sean and Jasper. Marian was predeceased by his brother Franek Tuszewski (2008).

Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer vigil at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

In living memory of Dr. Marian Troy, 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. Wanda Field :

    I was a patient of Dr. Troy’s for many years. He was an excellent physician and surgeon. When he had to retire due to his eye sight it took 5 specialists to replace him. Whenever I have surgery now, I often recall the many things Dr. Troy taught me to watch for and that have helped me with my crohns over the last 33 years. I am sorry for your loss, and I am sure you miss him everyday.

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