January 4, 1983 – Calgary, Alberta
August 22, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta
Richard Kapel beloved husband of Iwona Kapel (nee Zmuda)of Calgary, Alberta passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the age of 36 years.
Richard was born in Calgary on January 4, 1983. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and worked as a Power Trader for energy companies, including Atco Power and Enmax. On August 28, 2011 he married Iwona and three years later they welcomed their beautiful son Mark, who was the most important part of his life. Richard had a passion for the outdoors, including: hunting, fishing and hiking. He was relentless in his pursuit of trekking through the forest and climbing mountains. Richard also had a passion for the Polish community in Calgary, often volunteering for Polish Highlander (Goral) events.
Besides his loving wife Iwona and son Mark, Richard is survived by his parents, Carolina and Jozef Kapel, of Calgary; sisters, Barbara (Brent) Holden, and Cathy Kapel all of Calgary; his nephew Matthew Holden and his niece Alicia Holden, both of Calgary. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Grazyna and Marek Zmuda of Krakow, Poland; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Alberta, Ontario and Poland. Richard was predeceased by his grandparents, Aniela and Andrzej Bzdyk, and Maria and Wladyslaw Kapel.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers and Rosary to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Roman Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Roman Catholic Church Hall. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Richard Kapel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences