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GRATZER, Olga Johanna (nee Motschiunig)

May 5, 1923 – Köttmannsdorf, Carinthia, Austria
October 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Olga Gratzer, of Calgary, AB, passed away on October 12, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

Olga is survived by her children, Sonja of the Cook Islands, Alex of Montreal and Rudy Rhodes of Calgary.

Olga was predeceased by her mother Eugenie; father Josef Motschiunig; and her siblings, Elli, Peppi and Traudi.

Olga will be deeply missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren in Canada and families in Austria.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Dulcina Hospice, c/o Covenant Foundation, Donor can specify Comfort Care or Equipment, Rm 3C60, 11111 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4 Telephone: 1-866-342-8126, www.covenantfoundation.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Olga Gratzer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Sending heartfelt condolence on the passing into our heavens of this lovely lady. Olga was kind , gentle and open minded . She blessed everyone with her fantastic food and warm welcoming home. It was a pleasure to have known her for 33 years . May the family find peace in knowing they had such a treasure in their lives.

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  2. Sonja Rossbach :

    Liebe Sonja,Lieber Alexander,Lieber Rudy!
    In tiefer Betroffenheit habe ich vom Tod eurer Mutter erfahren.Ich bin sehr traurig,bin im Gedanken bei euch.

    Still und einfach war dein Leben,
    treu und tätig deine Hand,
    immer helfen war dein Streben,
    Ruhe hast du nie gekannt.
    Schlafe gut Tante Olga du wirst mir sehr fehlen

    Deine Nichte Sonja mit Familie aus Österreich

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  3. Sonja Rossbach :

    Liebe Sonja,Lieber Alexander,Lieber Rudy!
    Tief Betroffen habe ich vom Tod eurer Mutter erfahren.
    Ich bin unendlich traurig.

    Still und einfach war dein Leben,
    Treu und tätig deine Hand,
    Immer helfen war dein Streben,
    Ruhe hast du nie gekannt.
    Schlafe gut Tante Olga,du wirst mir fehlen.

    In tiefer Trauer deine Nichte Sonja mit Familie aus Österreich

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  4. My deepest condolences to one of the true great women of this world. She will be missed by all who knew her. I’ve known her all my life and she was always nice to me. Rest in Peace Olga say hi to mom if you see her.

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  5. She was my only living grandparent left ,,my grandmother ,,strong,smart,kind beautiful.She had a voice of an angel anyone who was fortunate enough to hear her knows what I am talking about… I amongst many others will miss her dearly.

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  6. great granddaughter Teshaya Gratzer. :

    Your ring I keep on my hand, your voice in my ears, your kindness in my heart, your last name- I will keep.. same as mine, and the memories fill my mind. ❤️Never forgotten

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  7. I took you as my other mother,You were in my life for 50 years and I enjoyed all the times we shared together.We had more than one good laugh or conversation while we cleaned or played bingo,,or going to the casino ,which was one of our favourite things,,I had a lot of pleasant memories of being your daughter in law Veronica Gratzer for the pass 50 years…May you Rest In Peace

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  8. Dear mom
    I am so sad you had to leave us.Your life was tough but you never showed it.For my whole life you were always there and for that I will forever be eternally grateful. I thank God for giving me a loving and understanding mother like you.”You were the best.I love you and always will.”
    Your loving son Alexander Gratzer

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  9. Jasbinschek Monika :

    Monika aus Kärnten/Österreich
    Oktober 14, 2018
    Meine Tante Olga, eine der großartigsten Frauen, die ich gekannt und geliebt habe ist nicht mehr. Ich und meine gesamte Familie sind sehr traurig! Günther und ich werden die wunderbaren Aufenthalte bei dir niemals vergesse. Auch die unzähligen Telefongespräche mit dir werde ich sehr vermissen. Liebe Tante Olga, ruhe in Frieden und wenn du meine Mutter Adi triffst, sag ihr liebe Grüße von uns.
    In ewiger Erinnerung deine Nichte Monika aus Köttmannsdorf

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  10. Heidi Gratzer Kennedy (Grand Daughter :

    OMI
    God looked around his garden & found an empty space…
    Then he looked down upon this earth & saw your tired face…..
    He put his arms around you & lifted you to rest…..
    God’s garden must be beautiful…..
    He only takes the BEST…..
    You will be missed but never forgotten…
    Love ur Grand daughter & her husband David…

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  11. Gratzer Family

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom was a wonderful person and she will be sadly missed. May god be with you’s during this difficult time.

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  12. Olga, you were an extraordinary lady. I cherish the times we spent together, be it running a few errands, or chatting over a cup of tea and a piece of your wonderful home baked cake. Thank you for the stories you shared, Olga, you will always be remembered!

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  13. Betty Fernandez :

    My deepest condolences Sonja to you and your Family , your mum was special

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  14. Michelle Anderson (Winter) :

    We are sending our prayers for comfort to you Rudy, Sonja and Alex at this difficult time. I will always remember Mrs Gratzer with her cheerful attitude and loving heart and of course her wonderful cooking. Much love from The Anderson’s

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  15. Dear Sonia, Rudy and Alex,

    It was with a heavy heart that I heard of Olga’s passing. Lois and I loved her and treasured her friendship. We enjoyed many meals together and wandered into her garden together to admire flowers and snack on raspberries (if they were in season). I always admired her and the example of strength, humour and fortitude that she exemplified. And so did Lois. Olga was a shining example of how to make the most of what one had and to find joy in life. She’ll be with me in memory forever.

    My sincere condolences to you all.

    Jim and Lois (in absentia)

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  16. Sending my love and prayers to my family. This is sad news. I am still in shock to be honest. Oma you were one of the strongest souls I’ve ever come across, and your strength is inspiring. I will never forget you and the wonderful times we shared. I love you, may you rest in peace.

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