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WITCZAK, Alexander Bernhard

November 13, 1950 – Munich, Germany
August 20, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Alex beloved husband of Beverly Witczak (nee Hall) of Calgary Alberta, passed away on August 20, 2014 at the age of 63 years.

Alex was a Senior System Controller at The Alberta Electrical System Operator (AESO). He worked 45 years in The Alberta Electrical Utilities field for AESO, Transalta, and Calgary Power. Alex had a high regard for physical fitness and loved weight training, downhill and water skiing, squash and yoga. He also enjoyed the stock market and old muscle cars: his own car being a 1967 Barracuda Convertible.

Alex is survived by his wife of 36 years Beverly Witczak; children Nicholas Witczak (Laura), Amanda Witczak (Marc Laferriere); grandchildren Alexander Witczak and Andre Laferriere; mother Helga Bialecki all of Calgary; sister Chris Brooker (Kerry “Snoop”) of Watervalley; brother Norbert Becker (Brigitte) of Waidhofen, Germany; nephews Matthew and Nathan Hall of Grand Prairie; nephew Nicolas Becker and niece Sinja Becker both of Waidholfen, Germany; mother-in-law Virginia Hall of Calgary; brothers-in-law Bob Hall of Grand Prairie, Wayne Hall of Calgary; sister-in-law Ann Hall of Grand Prairie; close friends Greg Rushford, Greg Gibney, and too many more to list. He was predeceased by his father Tadeusz “Ted” Witczak; step-father Andy Bialecki and father-in-law Fin Hall.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY(Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email The family would like to say a special thank you to the Special Services Unit 36 at Foothills Hospital.

In living memory of Alex Witczak, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Kim & Chris Rucki & family :

    Dear Bev and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Alex – our deepest sympathies to you all for your loss. Alex was one of the good guys! We fondly remember all of the good times we had together at the lake. His positive attitude, infectious smile, and zest for life was contagious. We feel so very fortunate to have known him and to have spent many summers getting to know the kind and generous person that he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love the Rucki’s

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  2. Mike, Emily, and Tom Dobbin :

    Our condolences to Bev and the Witczak family. We enjoyed Alex’s quick wit, and eagerness to help everyone, and to simply enjoy the day.

    Best regards to the family from the Dobbins.

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  3. Pauline Klein's Family :

    Our sincere sympathy and condolences to Bev, the rest of the Witczak family and especially to Alex’s mom Helga. Our parents, Peter & Pauline Klein (both deceased) were neighbours and friends of Helga and Andy for many years. Pauline especially enjoyed many trips to the Witczak home north of Cochrane with Helga in prior years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Helga and the rest of family.
    With love from Pauline Klein’s family.

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  4. Al & Linda Tischer :

    Sympathies to Bev and the family on your loss. Alex was always a bright spot and enjoyed life so fully… he will be missed.

    Our prayers are with you.

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  5. Wendell Klassen :

    Nearly all of my time getting to know Alex was on the phone during the early morning hours while working night shifts. We solved the worlds problem from how to conquer mountain moguls to shortening our “freedom 95” retirement plans. Although I never had the opportunity to meet his family, it became blatantly obvious through his comments his deep love and care for them. My deepest condolences and thought filled prayers to the Witczak family.

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  6. Glen, Cheryl, Brody, Shayla :

    Bev, Amanda, Nick and extended family

    It is with great sadness that we received news of Alex’s passing.
    Our family was blessed to have experienced Alex’s positive attitude
    and love and zest for life (and for Glen – the early morning skiis!!!)
    His smile was contagious 🙂
    We are left with sooo many fond memories of our days at Coldstream!!
    May some of these memories also bring comfort to the family.
    With Love. The McMahon’s

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  7. Brad, Kathie, Thomas, Laura :

    Bev, Nick, Amanda

    Alex did more living in his life than a good many people ever do! I (Brad) am lucky to have known Alex and have so many wonderful memories of shared times, playing baseball, mountain biking, water skiing, playing squash, down hill skiing, tennis, strategizing and talking.

    His smile will always be ingrained in our hearts. We loved Alex and will miss him deeply.

    With heartfelt sadness and sympathy – The McMorrans

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  8. Millie & Bill Taylor :

    Our thoughts are with you, Bev, and Nick and Amanda and families. Back in the old days at Coldstream we had so many interesting and fun times. We miss those times with you and your family and the Coldstream people. We’ll remember Alex fondly as the ski boats go by our house this weekend.

    Millie & Bill

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  9. Carol Mackie & Family :

    Dear Bev, Nick, Amanda & families,

    The kids & I are so very sorry for your loss. Alex will always have a special place in our hearts and we have fond memories of the many special times we had over the decades. Our hearts go out to you.

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