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May 28, 1918– Acheson, AB
June 19, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Mark Zlatteff of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the age of 96 years.

Mark was raised in Munson, Alberta and moved to Drumheller where he married Geraldine where he worked at Hanley’s Hardware Store. They then moved to Calgary where Mark worked his entire career at Jenkins Groceteria as a finishing carpenter as well as fixing TVs and tinkering in his key making workshop. His interests included photography, scroll saw fretwork, trips to Vegas and making music. Mark was an accomplished musician; playing the accordion, clarinet and keyboard and was involved in several bands throughout his life.

Mark is survived by his sisters in law Ruth Slater, Lorna Jordan, June Johnson, Eleanor Brown (Glenn) and Ruth Sifred (Don); three generations of nieces and nephews; as well as a few close friends.

Mark was predeceased by his parents Nick and Dana Zlatteff; his wife Geraldine Zlatteff (Cook); brothers Stanley Slater and Danny Jordan, sister Letty Sibbald (Ken).

By Mark’s request, no funeral service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Mark Zlatteff, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Marlene Harris :

    To the Family of Mark Zlatteff,
    Both Mark and Gerry were bright lights in the history of my family. My father, Ken Bakkan, a commercial painter, worked for a great many years in collaborative fashion with Mark for Jenkins Grocery. That association expanded outside of work as they traded their skills with each other: Mark did some outstanding finishing carpentry at our house using the designs of my dad who was also very creative. One of our sons, along with his wife and baby, are presently living in the house and still enjoying the fine cabinets made by Mark. At our own house we are still enjoying the lovely teak coffee and end tables that Mark built. I’m sure my dad did some painting at Mark’s house in exchange for his craftsmanship. My mother was a hairdresser in her own little beauty shop at home and Gerry was one of her customers. Once my parents separated, Mark and Gerry were tremendously supportive of my mother, Helen, and myself. As a teenager, I really enjoyed the times we spent having dinner at their house and listening to their cheerful conversations. They generously included my mom in their trips to Las Vegas, which my mom just loved. I was sorry when Gerry passed away many years ago and rather lost touch with Mark as our 4 boys kept us very busy! I received a lovely handwritten reply from Mark from the sympathy card I had sent him on Gerry’s passing, but regretfully missed out on maintaining contact with him. Thank you for Mark’s obituary. I had no idea that he was an accomplished musician, and enjoyed photography. Mark was a talented, creative spirit who left the world a much happier place for the rest of us. We will enjoy his legacy of carpentry but will, above all, appreciate and remember the kindnesses with which he and Gerry supported our family.
    With sympathy and gratitude,
    Marlene Harris

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