Milan Anthony Vysohlid passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Thursday January 4, 2007, at the age of 81 years.
Milan was born in Frank, Alberta, on October 26, 1925. In 1943 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the Frigate HMCS Wentworth until the end of WWII. Upon returning to Canada he attended both the U of A and UBC campuses in Electrical Engineering. As an electrician, his career was varied and he worked in Bellevue and Blairmore coal mines, for the CPR and his own business. In addition to his career as an electrician, in the early 1960’s he owned and trained race horses as well as being a frequent guest on CFCN radio Outdoorsman Show. He married Dorothy in 1951 and they raised their sons in Calgary. Since his youth Milan was an avid outdoorsman who took great pleasure in hunting and fly fishing with his many friends in the hills and mountains south and west of Calgary. Milan was a great story teller and eager to share both his adventures and knowledge of the back country with others. His greatest source of joy and pride were his two sons, his grandchildren and the time that he and Dorothy were able to spend with them.
Milan will be deeply missed by his loving wife Dorothy (Garshman); his sons Mendel (Carla) and Joel (Ann); his grandchildren Chanel, Lauren, Sophie, Derek and Justin. He will also be dearly missed by his sister Geraldine (Lou) Harpur; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Milan was predeceased by his parents Annie and Jerry; his brother and sister-in-law Walter and Margaret; his sister Annie (Hughes); and his nephew Bob.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday January 10, 2007, at 12:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly 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 Milan Vysohlid, 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