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MAASKANT, Garry

March 4, 1946 – Red Deer, Alberta
November 7, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

With profound grief and sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Garry on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Being raised on a family farm outside Red Deer helped develop Garry’s amazing work ethic and mechanical aptitude. He enjoyed making old things useful again, fixing broken things to work like new, and creating anything Shirley or the rest of his family could dream up. He was a man of great integrity, wisdom and strength which he generously and quietly shared with those around him. Countless times he was the person who graciously stepped forward to help out. Above all else, he was a proud Father and Grandfather. The hours spent with his family playing games, talking current events and discussing plans of the future brought him great joy.

Garry’s natural talent and work ethic contributed to a very successful career as a Petroleum Engineer. Even after retiring he maintained his membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) as his way to show his support and pride of being part of the Canadian Oil and Gas industry.

While there is now a void where there once was Garry’s laugh, stories and warmth, there is comfort that we will each hold our own memory close to our hearts today and each day going forward. Garry will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Garry is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley and his children Melinda (Andrew) Pohlod, Ryan (Codie) Ford, Warren (Michelle) Maaskant, and his grandchildren, Nash Pohlod, Luke Ford, Huxley and Griffin Maaskant of Calgary, Alberta; as well as his sister Janet (Terry) Rowledge of Erskine, Alberta and nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Garry’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca.

In living memory of Garry Maaskant, 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. So very sad to hear of Uncle’s passing! I will always remember his laugh, his work ethic… how he always had a pack of gum in his shirt pocket… he wouldn’t eat margarine, only butter… So many family holidays spent together when I was growing up. Rest In Peace

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  2. Deepest condolences to the entire family ~ sending out an abundance of deep loving energy to navigate this path forward. <3 <3 <3

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  3. Shirley
    I am in shock hearing of Gary’s passing. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. John and Amy Hogg

    Dear Shirley – It is with heavy hearts, John and I send you and your family our deepest sympathy, at this most difficult time.
    May you find strength to manage the days ahead and find peace in the joyful memories you created together.

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  5. Words fail me, we are so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tim and Tammy

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  6. Dear Shirley and family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Carrie Nanninga

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  7. Shirley I am so profoundly sorry to learn of Garry’s death. I will remember always his easy laugh and personality. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  8. Shirley

    I am sorry and sad to hear about Garry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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  9. Lyle and Barb Moger

    With deepest sympathy to you Shirley and all the family. We were very saddened to hear of Garry’s passing. We know he will be missed greatly.

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  10. My condolences on your loss of a very fine man.

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  11. Shirley and family; I offer my condolences and am so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Garry’s infectious laugh and engineering capability at everything he tackled, whether it was cars or developing an oil field.

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  12. Shirley, I am so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love and hugs to you. Love You, Deb

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  13. Last April we’ve met Garry and Shirley , Melinda and her husband Andrew for the very first time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    We’ve had lots of fun, our friendship started straight away!
    Garry came to Holland, looking for his roots by meeting Pieter Maaskant, their family branches come together around 1750!
    Garry’s father came to Canada as a young man.

    We still remember Garry’s laughing, bright, funny face!
    Coming year we’ll come to Canada to offer our warm support to Shirley and family.
    Lots of love, Pieter, Frances Maaskant

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  14. Really sorry to hear about this loss in your life Shirley. I hope your strong family support helps to push each of you along through this tough time.

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  15. Hugh and Barbara Klaassen

    Shirley, with saddened hearts we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the sudden loss of Garry. Our thoughts are with you.

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  16. Shirley and Family, such a shock to hear of Garry’s passing. He was a big part of my early career in the oil patch. I am so sorry for your loss. We’ll miss him!

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  17. My dearest Shirley and Kathy, you have been in my prayers and in my heart every minute of these days gone by. I ask for Strength and Peace to help you both through the Sunday service. My soul aches for you all out there, where I wish I could be. Much love, Donna

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  18. Oh Shirley, I am shocked and saddened to learn Garry died.
    Please accept my condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  19. Shirley, Warren, Michelle and family, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Garry’s death and extend our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and we wish you all strength and courage as you move forward after your loss.

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  20. Shirley – We just heard about Garry (we were out of the country) and are deeply saddened by your and the kid’s loss. I recall you and Garry coming to visit after my accident which was very special to me. Also a very fun field party at your house one year. I enjoyed working with Garry for many many years and although we have not stayed in touch, he will be missed.

    Roger & Melanie

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