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ZERK, Donald

March 23, 1933 – Calgary, AB
October 21, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Donald, beloved husband of Ruth Zerk (nee Edler) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on October 21, 2013 at the age of 80 years.

Donald is also survived by his children, Joseph of Alabama, USA, Richard (Shelley) of Rosetown, SK, and Melodee (Steven) Harris of Calgary, AB; step daughter Aimee Kerr of Calgary; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Roberta; his son, Robert; his daughter, Jillene; and his parents Margaret and Joseph.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Cambrian Heights Baptist Church (240 Cardiff Drive N.W.) on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. A Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Agape Hospice. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Donald Zerk, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Gwen and Terry James :

    It is with heavy heart we say goodbye to such a wonderful man. It is comforting to know that he now rests in the arms of Jesus. Blessings to Ruth and family. We love you dearly. The James Gang

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  2. Don’s Family

    Rest in peace Don… we enjoyed each other for many years on the golf course.

    HIT THE BALL STRAIGHT ON THE GOLF COURSE IN THE SKY.
    Glen and Johann Vouri

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  3. Ruth and extended family

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Don, he was a wonderful fun loving guy and will be missed.

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  4. Debbie Clark (Jones) :

    To my cousins, the Zerk family. I was sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, he was one of the kindest, friendly and Good men that it has been my honor to know. We all know for sure that he is with the Lord and at peace with no more pain. God bless you all and our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Love your cousin Debbie and family

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  5. Brian Gancheff :

    I knew Don for several years as a member of the Calgary Elks Club and it was a privilege to be in the company of a person who was so caring and concerned about others.

    There was seldom a time when meeting Don at the Club that the first words out of his mouth were, “what a great day today, how are those grand kids of yours?”

    He spoke of his family with the greatest pride and it was such a pleasure to hear.

    I think of Don as one of the most positive people I have ever known and it saddens me greatly that he has passed.

    My sincere condolences, Brian

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  6. Elvera Sheffield :

    I would like to submit a condolence to Mrs. Ruth Zerk, re the passing of her husband Donald.

    Ruth, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Elvera Sheffield

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  7. Elvera Sheffield :

    Ruth, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Elvera Sheffield

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  8. John & Anne Godsman :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Don. We first met him in the early 1970’s, and have many fond memories of things we did together – curling, golfing, traveling, etc.
    He will be greatly missed.

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