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WEISNER – Gary Wayne

August 26, 1938 – December 4, 2010

After a long, brave struggle with ill health, the family is sad to announce the passing of their beloved husband and father.

Gary was born in Calgary in 1938, the son of Lydia and Alex Weisner. He grew up in the Bridgeland area, attending Crescent Heights High School and Luther College in Regina. He leaves behind to celebrate his life his wife of fifty-two years, Janet Weisner; three children, Karen (Colin) Kinley, Steve (Deanna) Weisner, Linda (Dallas) Miller; and three grandchildren, Austin, Mark and Cooper. Gary is also survived by his older brother Gerald (Dorothy) Weisner and his sister Peggy (Robert) Campbell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many long and loyal friends.

Gary was a successful advertising executive, beginning his career with Hook Signs in Calgary, then moving to a radio station in Edmonton, and back to Calgary, where he worked for CKXL, CFCN and finally CBC Television. Gary was Mr. Fit. He ran five miles each day, played squash, worked out at the YMCA, and was a long-time member of the Elks golf club. He was also very active in his church, Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, as Church Council President, Chairman of the Building Committee and Sunday School Teacher. Although left terribly incapacitated due to complications from surgery in 1998, his love for his family, his zest for life, his positive attitude and his refusal to ever complain, will serve as a positive example for all those who knew and loved him. The family wishes to thank the staff at Father Lacombe Care Centre for the exemplary care and love they have provided to Gary over the last three years.

Funeral Services will be held at The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, (8831 Fairmount Drive S.E.) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 8831 Fairmount Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0Z4 Telephone: 403-253-1453, www.oursaviourchurch.ca.

In living memory of Gary Weisner, 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. Wayne and Karen Janz :

    Steve, Deanna, Mark, and family:

    We’re sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of the Weisner family.

    Wayne and Karen Janz

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  2. Steven Havill :

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Some of my fondest memories of Fairmont Hot Springs involve time spent with all of you. Of course, Gary played a large role in those memories. He was a wonderful man with a big heart. My sincere condolences.

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  3. Dear Janet and family my deepest sympathy for your loss. I am so very glad I had a chance to visit Gary a month ago, he was a true friend and will be sadly missed. I remember all the great times we spent working together at the CBC. He and I spent a few times together flipping pancakes at the annual CBC Stampede breakfast. He always spoke lovingly of his family and I am sure you will all miss him.
    Joan and Bill

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  4. My sympathies to your family. Gary left a lasting impression on me growing up in the church through his compassion and passion for life.

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  5. Helen Craigan :

    Dear Janet & Family:
    It was with deep sadness I learned of the passing of your dear husband Gary who was always held in such high regard.
    Please accept my sincere condolences at this time.
    Helen Craigan
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  6. Horace & Aase Bauer :

    Dear Janet & Family. I am sorry to hear of
    Gary’s death. It has been many years since I last saw Gary, but I remembered him and his parents as a great people.

    Horace & Aase Bauer

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  7. Sandy Schwann :

    Dear Steve, Deanna, Mark, and family,
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father and grandfather. We know how you feel since I just lost my father three weeks ago. It’s a difficult time, but trust in God that he is in a better place. Hope you find comfort in memories of him that you keep close to your heart. Let us know if we can help in any way.
    Sincerely,
    Sandy and Keeley Schwann

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  8. Frank and Shelly Mueller :

    Steve, Deanna, and Mark,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolences. Please know that our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Take care,

    Frank and Shelly Mueller

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  9. Huguette Kelly (Ferguson) :

    Janet and Family
    I am sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  10. Gerry and Bev Frederick :

    We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Gary.
    Gary was a dear and true friend, and an unbelievable example of how to live life. When Gary was well he lived life to the fullest, always cheerful, always willing to help, always a faithful father and husband and always a true friend. And when illness cruely struck Gary, he remained an unbelevable example of how to live life. He remained positive, cheerful, smiling, telling jokes, willing to try new and different things even though he had his struggles, never complaining.
    We will miss our wonderful and dear friend Gary.

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