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MACENKO, Kathyleen Iola

October 30, 1925 – Dunwich Township, Ontario
June 24, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Kathyleen Iola Macenko (nee Campbell) of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Kathyleen was born in the Dunwich Township (Dutton), Ontario. While working at General Motors in London, Ontario, Kathyleen met her loving husband of over sixty-five years, Frederick Macenko. After retirement, Kathyleen and Frederick moved out west to be with their daughter Sandra. Kathyleen loved to travel, attend the theatre, antique shows and garden. Her favorite destination was Paris, France. Kathyleen and Frederick also enjoyed their trips to the United States, the Caribbean and back to Ontario, to visit family and friends. Kathyleen was a beautiful person whose kindness, gift for friendship and surprising strength inspired many people she met over the years.

Kathyleen is survived by her daughter Sandra Macenko Merkley and son-in-law Bob Merkley of Calgary, AB; Bob’s children, Cameron (Lindsey) Merkley and Kim (Jay) Carter; and Bob’s grandchildren, Cooper, Wallace, Ewan and Sophie. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Ina Campbell. Kathyleen was predeceased by her husband Frederick Macenko, her two brothers, Gordon Campbell and Clarence Campbell; and her sister-in-law Margaret Campbell.

A Celebration of Kathyleen’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com

The family would like to say thank you to the caring staff at United Active Living Fish Creek and Foothills Country Hospice. Special thanks to Jenny Arroz, Mamo Menbere and Shirley San Juan – all three incredible caregivers, for the love and laughter they brought to Kathyleen.

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  1. May the Sweet memories of your mother give you relief from the tough time you are going through. We are very sorry to hear your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  2. Our sincere condolences go out to you and family.
    John and Sandra Jack

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  3. Christopher (Hap) Freeman

    My heart goes out to you old friend. May you take comfort in knowing your mum and dad are together again without the pains of age.
    Christopher (Hap) Freeman

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  4. Dear Sandra,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You are a wonderful and dedicated daughter. Now they will be reunited forever.

    Take care my friend,
    Audrey

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  5. Dear Sandra and family:
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. She had a wonderful life and you were a caring daughter and a great support to her.
    Janice Bruni

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  6. Iris & Monty Meikle

    Dear Sandra, so sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely Mom! May the happy memories of a life well lived help you through this difficult time!

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  7. Sue-Anne Wearmouth

    Dear Sandra,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. My sincere condolences to you and Bob and Family. My thoughts are with you.
    Sue-Anne

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