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BUZIAK, Janis Marie

March 31, 1939 – St. Paul, Alberta
August 22, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Janis Buziak, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the age of 79 years.

Janis was defined by the love she had for her family. Throughout her life she lived by her own personal values of grace, support for those around her, generosity, patience and a quiet strength. She could be counted on to be there when needed and to take up responsibility for the completion of any task. She possessed creativity and a practical perfectionism and everything she tackled reflected her professionalism and commitment. Whether it was organizing fundraising, completing one of her many art projects, or creating fantastic birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren. Janis’ participation in the community modelled commitment. She helped found the first Brownie pack in Sherwood Park, AB and participated in its leadership. She and her husband Gus supported the fundraising efforts to build Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, also in Sherwood Park. Upon moving to Calgary she became a district Captain for the Heart and Stroke Fund for many years. She was both a secretary and Poll Captain for many elections. She was chair of the Calgary Shaw PC Association for many years and organized several fundraisers on their behalf. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Heritage Chapter Calgary and served two terms as Regent. As always, she was the personal cheerleader for anything and everything her family did and her sense of humour made things alright even in the most trying circumstances.

Janis will be terribly missed by all those who loved her. Besides her loving husband, August (Gus), Janis is survived by her daughter Kelly; son and daughter-in-law Todd and Benet; two grandchildren Isabella and Gabriel; sister and brother-in-law Merle and Greg Ewonus; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Roy and Margaret Dahlstedt, Larry Dahlstedt and Glen and Lynn Dahlstedt; and many nieces and nephews. Janis was predeceased by her parents, Jane and Willard Dahlstedt of Owlseye, AB.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 1 at Willow Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Janis’s memory directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (Women’s Cancers), Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222. The family would like to thank the staff of the gyno-oncology unit at the Foothills Medical Centre and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their care and support.

In living memory of Janis Buziak, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Our heartfelt condolences and love to Gus. Kelly and Todd and to all the family. Janis was a treasure who left a remarkable legacy behind her which will live on especially with her grandchildren whom she adored. So many memories of Janis being there at weddings, birthday celebrations or just getting together with Merle and talking over a cup of coffee. You always felt better after sharing a chat and enjoying a good laugh with Janis. She will be dearly missed but it gives me comfort to know Mom will have her friend with her in heaven. Much love to the family during this difficult time but it is comforting to know that she was so dearly loved and treasured by all who were lucky enough to have known her

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  2. Lynn and Glen Dahlstedt :

    Our Dearest Janis’
    Life is very unfair and took you too soon. We truly will miss your joyous laughter, heartfelt hugs and sharing a cup of coffee at your table. But mostly we will miss your spirit, constant optimism and strength.

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  3. Helen Paterson :

    Gus, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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  4. Dawn Ewonus & Rob Thompson :

    We are all so heartbroken. Our dearest Nanny was one of the most beautiful, loving, caring, kind people we ever knew. It is such a great loss to so many. All our love to dear Uncle Gus, Kelly, Todd, Benet, Bella, and sweet, gentle G – who is very much like his beautiful Grandma. We love you all so much.

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  5. Louis Lovejoy :

    Sincerest Condolences to the Buziak family from the Lovejoy family.
    Sweet Memories of and beautiful times shared with our beloved Janis will forever be in our hearts.
    Katherine, Louis, Marilyn, Nicholas & Willow

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  6. Dearest Merle and Greg,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the family.
    The suffering has ceased but the wonderful memories will last a lifetime.
    Wished we were there to give you guys a big hug!
    Love and kisses,
    Floyd and Janet.

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  7. Jake Ewonus and Linda Finn :

    Dear Aunt Nanny, so many wonderful memories. Forever in our hearts.

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  8. Leslae Dalpiaz :

    We are heartbroken. Our Nanny was such a wonderful, lovely soul. I loved her so very much. From her jam making skills (remember the Mango Jam) to her endless cookies and her infectious giggle, she was something special. Love Leslae and family. Xoxoxox

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  9. Deb Culham & Don Vassos :

    Merle & Greg
    We are so sad to hear of Janis’s passing. Such a lovely and kind lady- feel fortunate to have known her. Hugs and prayers for you all. I know you will miss Janis terribly as you were so very close Merle- my heart breaks for you- a sister is the most special friend. Sending our love to you all. Deb & Don

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  10. Carl & Betty-Ann Andrade :

    We are saddened to hear of Janis’s passing. We have known Gus and Janis through St Patrick’s Parish in Calgary for over 30 years having met Janis first at swimming lessons with our sons Matthew & Stephen and then later her and Gus through the parish. Carl also saw and talked to Gus regularly when they both worked in the Gulf Canada Square complex in downtown Calgary. We will miss her kind smile and her strong commitment to family and friends.

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  11. Ivy-Anne and Tim Mitchell :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

    Ivy-Anne and Tim Mitchell
    Calgary RCMP Veterans Association

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  12. W Brian Davison :

    My heartfelt and sincere condolences go out to you, Gus, & your family.

    Brian

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  13. Ama (Kolenosky) Wynnyk & family :

    Gus, Kelly, Todd & family, My thoughts & prayers are with you. My heart is with you in sadness of having to say goodbye. My heart is with you in memories that give you comfort. My heart is with you in times when you need love & support. My heart is with you in sympathy & friendship today and all the days ahead. May “Janis” rest in peace.

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  14. Norm & Doreen Brisbin :

    Dear Gus & family:
    It is with great sadness to hear of Janis’s passing. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and all extended family in your loss. She will be greatly missed.
    Love, Norm & Doreen Brisbin

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  15. Bill & Renie Saunders :

    Our sincere condolences Gus to you and your family, Bill & Renie Saunders.

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  16. Bill & Renie Saunders :

    Our condolences Gus to you and your family

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  17. Remembering Janis…. Ashmont Alberta High School. Spoiled, popular, cheeky and beautiful! Sincere sympathy to her family.

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  18. My sincere condolences to you Gus and to all your family. Janis made a very sincere positive impression on all with whom she came in contact.

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  19. Gus and Family,

    My sincere condolences to you all. Cherish your memories. Her spirit is in the hands of the Lord and will be well taken care of.

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  20. Barry & Barb Lindsay :

    Gus & Family So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences.

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  21. Cousin Pauline Kolenosky & family :

    Gus & families….My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you on the passing of Janis. I will always treasure the visits and chats we had. May she be the angel on your shoulders in comfort. Rest in peace Janis.

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  22. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family Gus.
    I know what it is like to lose your Dear Partner having lost my Dear Wife Bea almost 6 years ago. My prayers will be with You

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  23. Tom and Lyla Sharnowski :

    Dear Gus, Todd, Benet, Kelly, Bella and Gabriel,
    Hold on to the loving memories made over the years; they will bring you comfort during this most difficult time. We are grieving with you and are so sorry for the loss of our beloved Janis . . . she will missed.
    With love and friendship, Tom and Lyla

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  24. My condolences to you Gus and your family.

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  25. Carolynne and Bob Russell :

    Our sincere Condolences to Gus and your family. Janis will be truly missed, such great neighbors You both loved to keep up with our girls

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  26. Marnie & Jack Van Norman :

    Gus and Family
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  27. Chuck & Elaine Tweedy

    Gus and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss Gus. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family at this difficult time.

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  28. Hi Gus,

    So sorry to hear of your Janis’s passing. I did not have the pleasure of meeting her but knowing you with so much respect, I know what a great Wife and Mom Janis must have been. Sincerely Simon and Colleen CHANCE

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  29. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. May fondest memories somehow help you face each tomorrow. With sincerest sympathy, Len, Dianne Weiss.

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  30. The hurt of losing such a Loved One is extreme – you have my sincere sympathy.

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  31. Ted and Yvonne Hesch :

    Gus and family-on behalf of my wife and I please accept our deepest condolences on the recent loss of your wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

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  32. We are so sad to hear of Janis passing, our thoughts and prayers are with GUS and family, sincerely Faye & Kenzie MacLeod

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  33. Bill & Bonnie Larocque :

    Greetings from Sherwood Park Gus. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Janis. She was an outstanding lady in every respect. Prayers enoute.

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  34. We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you Gus on the passing of Janis. Richard and Betty Floyd.

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  35. Richard and Betty. FLOYD :

    It is with deep sadness to hear about Janis passing. Our condolences to you Gus from Sherwood Park as you and Janis were part of our lives. Richard and Betty Floyd

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  36. Bob & Nina Cameron :

    To you Gus and your family, sincerest condolences on your loss of Janis.

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  37. Gus and Family:
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family members. Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

    Tony & Shirley Taylor,

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  38. Rachelle and Steve Lansky :

    Dear Dad #2, Kelly & Todd (Benet, Isabella & Gabriel),
    I am heartbroken. But I wanted to let you know how much Mom #2 meant to me. For most of my life, she had been there for me offering advice, comfort, friendship but most of all her enduring love. I share deeply in your grief and can only pray that God keeps you all in his love as you go through this remarkably difficult time. Lean into each other and know you have the strength to get through – because Mom has planted it in your hearts.
    Steve sends his deepest condolences and prayers. He will miss Mom’s wonderful sense of humor.
    Miss you and love you.

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  39. Doris & Russ Kushniruk :

    We are so sorry to hear of Janis’ passing, Gus. Our sympathy and best wishes to you and all your family.

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  40. Our sincere condolences to you Gus and to your family.

    Mel & Gerry Foster

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  41. John ZUBKOWSKI :

    HI GUS
    I am very sorry to hear of this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care,
    John Zubkowski

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  42. To Gus and family, my deepest condolences,
    Norm Ritchie

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  43. George and Gail Wool :

    To Gus and family
    words are hard to express sadness and sorrow. Good memories survive. Fiat Lux.

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  44. Andrea Cooper-Martin :

    Dear Gus, Kelly, Todd, Benet and family,
    I can’t tell you how shocked we were to hear of Janis’s passing. She was such a fabulous person and I consider myself blessed to have known her. On Saturday morning I was sorting through momento boxes of mine and came across a whole collection of our old Brownie badges and cards. Since she was our leader she signed for all the badges I earned and I was thinking about her all weekend. She seemed like a force of nature, always so calm and positive, she will be missed. I am so sorry I couldn’t be there for her funeral, I would have loved to see you all in person. So glad Dave and Trish could be there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Andrea and Kent Martin

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  45. Paulette Hamel :

    Dear Mr. Buziak, Kelly and Todd (Benet and family)
    My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss. The years have passed too quickly and I was deeply saddened to hear of Mrs. Buziak’s passing. I’ll never forget her radiant smile and wanted you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
    Love Paulette Hamel

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  46. Janis Stephenson :

    Mr. Buziak, Kelly and Todd,

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences for your loss. I am devastated to read about Mrs. Buziak’s passing. It has been a very long time since living on Winslow Crescent, but I remember the times spent at the Buziak house playing with Kelly all those years ago and Mrs. Buziak always greeting me with open arms!! Mrs. Buziak was one of a kind. She will surely be missed by all who knew her and love her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love Janis Stephenson (23 Winslow Cres)

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