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KEOWN, Karry Allan

November 5, 1958 – Calgary, Alberta
May 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness the family of Karry Keown announces his passing on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Dulcina Covenant Hospice at the age of 59 years.

Karry was born in Calgary, Alberta to Garry and Sylvia Keown. He enjoyed travel, hiking, and music. He was a life long supporter of the Calgary Stampeders and made numerous trips to the Grey Cup all across Canada.

Karry is survived by his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Barbara Ambrisko; his son Dylan Keown; his brother, Stuart (Annemarie); nieces, Jillian (Tyrone), Rosalie, and Ashley; a nephew Sean (Olga); cousins, Vonda (Robert), Robyn, Jennifer (Jeff), Knox, and Kai; and his brother-in-law Douglas (Dana).

Karry was predeceased by his parents; Sylvia (2014) and Garry Keown (1976).

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on May 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Private family graveside service at a later time. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

We would also like to thank the nurses and staff at Dulcina Hospice for their care and support.

In living memory of Karry Keown, 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: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Darryl Petz :

    So long my friend. I’ll always remember the great times we had, so much fun at Grey Cups, baseball and so many other events. Thanks for making my like better, thanks for the laughs, thanks for the fantastic memories

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  2. Jo-Anne MacLeod :

    Barb I can’t imagine what you are going through right now. I can say lean on your family and friends for their support during this most sad time. My deepest condolences go out to you, your son, and you extended family. Rest in peace Kerry.

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  3. Linda Jackman :

    I worked with Barb back in the 80’s and have fond memories of playing softball with Karry and Barb for Roboteam. In the past few years, I would occasionally see Karry and Dylan at the Stampeders games. He was a great guy and I will miss knowing he is in the world.

    My heartfelt condolences go to Barb and Dylan.

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  4. Mustufa Kasidwala :

    It was March 2012 when I first met Karry in IBM. I was new in Canada but Karry made it so easy for me to integrate at the work place. He was always easy to talk to and share things with. In my 1+ year working with him, I never saw him upset or angry about anything. He was always trying to cheer up everyone with his funny remarks, backpack stories and sports enthusiasm. I will miss him. My condolences to his wife and son, rest in peach Karry.

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  5. Don & Patricia Borrowman :

    Cousin Barbara, since we are in Niagara Falls, Ontario and cannot be with you and Dylan in person, Our Family Is Certainly By Your Side As Always In Spirit and Prayer and especially during this devastating time.

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  6. Andrea Hoover :

    I had the honor of working with Karry over the past few years. He was always such a kind man and would gladly help anyone. He always kept a smile even under stress and his health issues. He will be missed. His family is in my prayers.

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  7. Daryl Therens :

    Barbara, I also have great memories of playing softball with you and Karry. Go Roboteam!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  8. Eileen Murphy :

    Barb and Dylan
    I still find it hard to believe Karry is gone. I remember meeting him at a party in Inglewood so many years ago.. He and his roommate were planning to go to a folk festival and were listening to old Stan Rogers records – and singing “The Northwest Passage. (There may have been a drink or two consumed at the party!)
    Eileen

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  9. Kim "SANTA" Thomas :

    Barb and Dylan,
    I am so sorry that I won’t be able to be there today to join you, family and friends as you celebrate the life of Karry. I would like to thank you for inviting me to say my final goodbye to Karry at the hospice. It was a visit I dreaded but after making the visit and seeing one last time a brief smile that we all so many times over the years from Karry I thank you for inviting me. My thoughts are with you at this trying time.

    Karry,
    I can’t believe I won’t be seeing those signature red Converse sneakers at Stampeder and Flames games anymore. We had such fun over the years attending many, many Grey Cups and other sporting events. Lots of memories of stories both told and untold flood through my mind today as Barb & Dylan and family and friends will celebrate your life so well lived. Rest well my good friend!!!!

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