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ZANKL, Marjorie E. (nee Fowler)

April 22, 1930– Castor, AB
December 3, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Marjorie E. Zankl of Calgary, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 83 years.

Marjorie worked in accounting for several years. She joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was stationed in Cornwallis. After her service, she went to England and worked in an aircraft factory. She travelled far and wide for several years and then came back to Edmonton where she married Fred Zankl of Austria. She started a trucking company with her husband, Zankl Transport Ltd. She sold real estate from 1973 to 1988 and loved the work. She was with the Chinook Rotary Club for over twenty years. She was a huge believer in volunteering and supported the Calgary Police Service for fourteen years and Youth Justice for four years. She loved travelling and spent her life doing what she loved.

Marjorie leaves behind four children, Karen (Anil), Diana, Dale (Tracy) and Kevin; grandchildren Michael, Laura (Nathan), Taylor and Kendra; great-grandchildren, Dominik, Alexa, Owen and Kyla; brothers Jack and Ray (Jill); and sisters Bernice, Alice and Dorothy. She was predeceased by her loving husband Fred Zankl; baby daughter Brenda; four brothers, one sister, three sisters-in-law; and three brothers-in-law.

A Celebration of Marjorie’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Poppy Fund, #1, 4539 – 6th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403) 265-6304. The family wishes to gratefully thank the nurses, caregivers and doctors who supported Marjorie and also the staff at Chateau Renoir and Chinook Hospice for their care and support.

In living memory of Marjorie Zankl, 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. Robert Cuillierrier and Sherry Clausen :

    Robert and I would like to pass onto your family our most sincere condolences at this very sad time. Please know you are in our thoughts.

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  2. Orion and Sherri Taylor. :

    We got to know Marjorie over the last few years through my Rotary club. She was always kind, insightful and caring, and will always have a place in our memories. She will be missed by our family, and many others.

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  3. The South Deerfoot Youth Justice Committee would like to pass along our heartfelt condolences to Marg’s family. Marg was instrumental in the formation of our committee. She held many different roles and was always ready to lend a hand and get involved. She helped create one of the strongest committees in the city. We appreciated all of her hard work and involvement. She was always welcoming to new volunteers and took them “under her wing”. All of our volunteers thank her for her hard work and we are all thinking of her family at this difficult time. Hopefully all of these positive memories is helpful during this time.

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  4. Barbara O'Neill :

    Such a dear and cherished aunt…… such a dear and treasured friend.

    So bright….. so engaged…..so interested in life…..in people…..in what makes us tick.

    Always challenging us to think outside the box.

    Caring so much for our family as a whole, as well as our individual stories.

    Important keeper of our family tree….our past, our present, our future.

    A life well lived indeed.

    We miss you and love you so much Marg…..Godspeed…….

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