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Posted By Obits On July 19, 2017 @ 12:04 PM In Obituary | 3 Comments

December 28, 1929 – Hidor, Hungary
July 14, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that the family of Julianne (Julia) Fechter announces her passing at Agape Hospice on Friday July 14, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Julia was born Julianne Wizl in Hidor, Hungary on December 28, 1929. She met and married Valentin (Val) Fechter in Germany on April 30, 1949. She immigrated to Canada in 1953 and made her home in Lethbridge and subsequently Calgary, Alberta where she lived for 62 years. Julia will forever be remembered as Oma or Old Oma by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her love of family, cooking, baking and flower gardening.

Julia was predeceased by her husband Valentin (Val) Fechter in 1994, her parents Paula and Edmund Witzl, her brother Edmund Witzl, her parents-in-law Anna and John Fechter, her sister-in-law Katy Kupis and brother-in-law Steve Kupis. She is survived by son Erich Fechter, daughter–in-law Debbie, daughter Lorraine Marsh, her five grandchildren Nathan (Teri) Fechter, Stacey Fechter, Lisa (Brian) McFadyen, Andrew Frandle, Kristy (Mark) Sze and five great-grandchildren, Skylar, Makenzy, Garrett, Graham and Alayna. She will be forever missed by her extended family, niece Victoria (Barry), nephew John and great-nieces Lindsay (Jaap), Lauren and great-great niece Victoria.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Paul Andersson for his care for many years; Dr. Lawrence Korngut, the Neuromuscular Clinic Staff and the Day Medicine nurses at the Rockyview Hospital for 6 extra years of life. Thanks also to the AHS Palliative Care Team nurses and the caring staff at the AGAPE Hospice for helping as much as possible to make her transition to end of life painless and comfortable. 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.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Julia Fechter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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Condolence from Wendy Orysiuk on July 19th, 2017 10:51 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you Eric, Debbie, Lorraine and families on the loss of your Mother and Oma
Bob & Wendy

Condolence from Harald Witzl on August 2nd, 2017 2:57 PM

Mein herzliches Beileid zu eurem Verlust.
Der größten Teil der Familie kenne ich leider nicht, ich konnte nur Erich und Lorraine kennenlernen und das ist schon sehr lange her.
Harald Witzl, Haag Germany

Condolence from Lorraine Beale on November 26th, 2017 2:55 PM

I’m deeply saddened to hear of my good friends passing. I’ll remember your delicious egg salad sandwiches you always made me. Our talks of gardening, how amazing a grandma you were to Ryan. How you used to go raspberry picking in the deer run house with him and introduced us to mangos. One of the kindest people I have ever met. Rest In Peace my friend xx

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