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HORST, Peter

December 10, 1946 – Westerland, Germany
October 22, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Peter Henry Horst of Calgary, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Peter Lougheed Centre after a long battle with cancer and heart complications at the age of 71 years.

He was born on December 10, 1946 in Westerland, Deutschland on the German North Sea island of Sylt, Germany. Peter attended university and graduated as a chemical engineer and after a short career in that field, he changed careers due to health issues from chemical poisoning. He then attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario and graduated with a degree in hospitality and tourism management. Peter finished his career days as a commercial long haul driver retiring in 2014. Peter married Julia Georgina Zsolnay Giglio on April 19, 1991 and they reaffirmed their vows on July 24, 2010. In Peter’s early days, he was an outdoor sports enthusiast becoming an avid skier, water skier, hunter, and fisherman. He also had a keen interest in cars, particularly muscle and antique cars.

Peter is survived by his wife Julia, son Michael and daughter-in-law Debbie, his three grandchildren Mitchell, Nicola, and Quinton and his favourite nephew Daryl Faulkner of Portland, Oregon.

To celebrate Peter’s colourful life, a private gathering of his close friends and family will be held where we will laugh, cry, and share stories that made Peter who he was. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff in the Day Medicine at the Rockyview General Hospital. They came to know Peter on a first name basis and greeted him with their friendly smiles. There was a constant razzing between him and the nurses on a weekly basis for the past several years. Let’s just say the nurses gave back as good as they got. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or The Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 14 St SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1P9 Telephone: 403-943-3000, www.secure.calgaryhealthtrust.ca.

In living memory of Peter Horst, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Julia, I am so sorry to hear about Peters passing. I remember you being such a strong beautiful couple.
    Thoughts are with you

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  2. Brad & Carol Beemer :

    So so sorry. Our Sympathies.

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  3. Julia, I am so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. I would see him every Tuesday at the Rocky View and we would have lovely conversations. It was through him that I found you again.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. My deepest sympathy Julia and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Peter will be dearly missed. Karen Izumi, Toronto

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  5. Linda wendels :

    My deepest sympathy julia and family. You are in our prayer and thoughts. Luv your cousin Linda and the kids. Curtis, Kyle, and Lindsey. And your auntie gertie.

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  6. Julia and family,

    My deepest sympathy Julia and family. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure to have assisted in caring for Peter these past few years. Peter always brought a smile to my face as we would have discussions about the “state of affairs” in the healthcare system. He always told you what was on his mind and didn’t mince his words! He will be greatly missed.
    Sincerely…Deb Bosley

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