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LUFT, Patricia (Patty) Anne

November 15, 1938 – Frontier, Saskatchewan
August 17, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Patricia (Patty) Anne Luft beloved wife of Barry Luft of Calgary, AB, on August 17, 2018 at the age of 79 years.

How do you sum up a life in a few short sentences? How do you cope with the gaping hole in memories not yet made? Who wipes your tears when it is for your mother that you weep? Who holds you up when your source of strength is gone?

Patricia was truly one of God’s best creations. She loved with abandon; her heart was huge and her door was always open. She took the time to know the people around her and to care about them. She was everybody’s rock: always there for others, always putting their needs first.

Family was everything to Patty, and she to them. No holiday went by without a valiant effort to get everyone together for dinner, despite chaotic and uncooperative schedules. Birthdays were always a good excuse to eat an ice cream cake and play some cards. Of all the holidays, Christmas Eve was her favourite. Patty defied every suggestion to downscale, insisting on a full Norwegian feast; complete with the divisive lutefisk.

Goodbye, sweet lady. You made our lives better and made us better people. There are no words to express how much we love you and how horribly we already miss you.

Patty leaves behind her adoring husband of fifty-seven years, Barry Luft. She was his world. She will also be mourned by her three children, Corinne King (Kelly), Brad Luft, and Jason Luft; five grandchildren, Dallis, Tyler, Quentin, Kaeden and Brady; and her brother Rick Barsness (Jocelyn). It’s not possible to account for all the lives she touched and all the tears that will be shed on her behalf, but she will be particularly missed by her dearest friends, Noel, Jean, Pat, Merrill and Alta. She was predeceased by her beloved mother Pearl Barness, her father Reuben Barsness, sister Susan Moe and son David Luft.

A Celebration of Patty’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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

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  1. Sincere sympathy to Barry and family. Spent many hours golfing with Patty. She was such a breath of fresh air with her upbeat personality Cherish the good memories

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  2. Merrill Nelson :

    Deepest sympathy to Barry and family.
    I have wonderful memories of golf games and card games and things.
    Patty was a beautiful sunbeam in all our lives.
    May your wonderful memories sustain you at this time.

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  3. I am so very saddened to hear of Patty’s passing, please know my thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

    A school friend,
    Jean York (nee Stenson)

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  4. No words can even begin to say how sorry we are for your loss Barry & family. Sweet lady indeed – Rock of your family, without question. Many memories have entered my thoughts over these past few days – golf, cards, knitted baby gifts for MJ, dishcloths, scarves, phone conversations when she called you at work and I answered, get togethers and me sneaking a dart or two off her, many TCPL social club events, her patience when a few of us maybe stayed a little longer than expected at the Pint for Father (Point) – her kindness and warmth when meeting our grandson – her kindness and warmth for your grandkids and as a daughter so close to my mom, my heart breaks for Corrine, Brad and Jay and all. Always here for you. Warmest hugs KJ, Don & Mary Jessica

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  5. My sincere sympathy to Barry and family .
    It is a long time ago since Patty and I went to school together and had fun being friends.
    My condolences to the cousins and dear friends who feel the sadness of this difficult time alongside the family.
    God’s peace.
    Lois Jensen

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  6. Barry and Family-I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  7. Cher & Rod Pickett :

    Barry & Family
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you and everyone who remembers Patty’s love of life. May she watch over you all & be you guide through your memories.

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  8. Aggie, Johnny, JN :

    Barry and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish I have words that can make you feel bettter.

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  9. Cathie Scatterty :

    My heart breaks for all of you, we are never prepared for this kind of news. I enjoyed every visit with Patty and she truly did have a BIG heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  10. Barry,
    So saddened by the passing of your life partner and rock. I hope you find comfort and strength in her memory and all of the great moments of your many years together.

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  11. Don and Judy Skappak :

    Dear Barry and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you Barry and your family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Cherish your many wonderful memories.

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  12. To Barry and family
    May the fond memories of Patty comfort you.
    Patty was the kind of friend everyone wished they had. “Whether golfing, playing cards, or having coffee or lunch; she was a caring, trusting and giving person. The Best.

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  13. Heather Paul-Scott :

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Heather and Ken Scott

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  14. Joan and Lorne Doane :

    Barry and Family,
    We are so sorry to read of Patty’s passing. We will always remember her as a special person, and of the good memories we have of her. We offer our deepest sympathy to you Barry and to all of your family.

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  15. Barry, I am truly sorry. My condolences to you and your family.

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  16. Ambrosia- Kathy, Lynda, Holly-Jean, Nancy :

    Barry our condolences, you are in our thoughts.

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  17. Hi Barry,
    So sorry to hear the news.
    We have not been in touch for so long but I still remember you all.
    Kishore

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  18. My sincerest condolences to my old rabble rousing buddy Barry on his gracious wife Pat’s passing.I played golf with Pat and her pal Noel Goss at Inglewood many times and the order of the the day was fun as these two ladies kibitzed their way around the course while I tried keeping up the pace of their banter and golf.I especially remember her laughter as Noel would hit a great drive and pronouncing it a “two bunner” while they marched off the tee box.

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  19. Joan Jefferies :

    No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.
    Barry, our warmest condolences go out to you and your family. Pat was so good to my son Mike Parry when he was at your house all the time when he and Jason played together. Thank you Pat for being such a special lady.
    Joan and Kent

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  20. Dearest Barry, we are beyond saddened by the news of losing Patty. We have fond memories of her, her laughter and her caring personality. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Love Barb and Kit Davies and family

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  21. Barry,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. KJ always told me just how close you and Patty were. I feel the hole in your heart and shed tears for your loss. But remember, just how lucky you were to have such a wonderful soulmate all those years. And she will be looking down upon you and watching out for you, so she is not too far away.
    Thinking of you.
    Lisa

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  22. So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing
    We offer our condolences
    Cherish the memories
    Sincerely Roy and Sharlene

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  23. Dear Barry – I am very sorry for your loss and extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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  24. Barry, we want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Very sorry for your loss.

    Pat and Colleen

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  25. Luft Family,
    Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Wife and Mom. Thank you Mrs Luft, for taking care of me when I was guest in your home during my teen years with Jay.
    My deepest sympathies
    Mike Parry

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  26. Barry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We look back with fond memories of the TCPL/WGM parties and other social events where we shared a libation or two. Patty was one in a million.

    Bruce & Pat Ingram

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  27. Barry, sorry to hear about Patty, she was a vary kind friend. My condolences to you and our family.

    Ken Marshall

    to you and our

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  28. Martin&Sharon Miina :

    Sharon and I are both deeply saddened ny the announcement of Patty’s passing. We will forever remember her infectious personality and attitude. She wiil be greatly missed snd our thoughts are with you amd your family.

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  29. Lorraine Latter :

    Barry
    May family and friends come together to comfort you and share memories of your dear Patty.
    Sincerely
    Lorraine Latter

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  30. Marleen Tretiak :

    Barry, so very sorry for your loss. You have many people that are holding you in their thoughts.

    Sincerely,
    Marleen Tretiak

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  31. Barry, so sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

    Alice and Henry Roest

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  32. Barry, so sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

    Alice and Henry Roest

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  33. Werthy Nelson :

    Barry and family,
    I offer my condolences and my prayers.

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