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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. Peter S Jalkotzy :

    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. Carrie Nanninga :

    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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