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KOZAK, Leo Philip

June 28, 1940 – R.M. Brokenhead, Manitoba
June 22, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Leo passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 of complications of prostate cancer at the age of 78 years.

Growing up in rural Manitoba, Leo had many fond memories of summers around Lake Winnipeg. After attending teachers college he pivoted into construction of hydro electric projects finding his way to a Ghana west Africa in the early 60’s where he met the love of his life, Carolyn Matheson Kozak. Together they would have two son’s Wayne and Lance. They would move from Gillam in northern Manitoba to Peace River in northern Alberta, eventually ending up in Calgary where they retired during the 90’s.

Leo is survived by his sons, Wayne and Lance (Rosanne); his two grandchildren, Joshua and Kathleen; and great-grandson Noah. He is also survived by his brother Peter and sisters-in-law, Lynn and Gay (Ian) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Leo Kozak, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Wayne and Lance,

    We were very saddened to hear of Leo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of sorrow. We have great memories of his visits to NB and of the visits we had with him in Calgary. One of the kids favorite memories is Uncle Leo taking them for a trip in the RV to the mountains for a picnic. We will also miss the fun bbq’s and stories at the house. He was a great man and will be sorely missed.

    Dave, Jen, Ben, Ethan and Evan Kozak

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  2. Lance and Wayne,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have many fond memories of your Dad and Mom……… Zucchini chocolate cake
    You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Take care
    Rob and Heather Adair

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  3. Wayne and Lance,
    We’re thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Wally & I had so many enjoyable visits with your Mom & Dad over the decades. They were terrific hosts and we all remember the amazing BBQ’s – good fun and lots of laughter. Leo’s wit and sense of humour always made for a good time. He was certainly a favourite uncle to all my grandchildren.
    We will all miss him dearly. Cherish your memories.

    Lynn and Ryan Kozak

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  4. Wayne and Lance
    We are sending our condolences to you and your families on the passing of Leo. As his oldest brother I watched him grow up in Matlock and shared may good times at the beach and farm. Our lives took very widely diverging paths later and we did not see much of each other. We will miss him.
    Peter and Joan Kozak

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  5. Laurel Piragoff

    Sincere sympathy to Wayne & Lance on the loss of your father. He and I trace back to our sandbox days in Garson, Mb.
    May he rest in Peace.

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  6. Jim & Lynne, Gina & Ryan

    Wayne & Lance,
    You know what your dad meant to our family. Please accept our
    sympathy and love. Know also that we are here for you, if you
    need anything. We will miss your dad so much!
    Jim, Lynne, Gina, Ryan

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