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PODD, Joseph (Joe)

October 20, 1934 – Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan
July 11, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Joe Podd of Calgary, Alberta peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family with love on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Joe was born in Blaine Lake, SK to parents Sam and Dora Podovelnikoff, both of whom have passed away. Joe will be lovingly remembered by his family: his daughters, Carman Podd, Crystal (Marshal) Green, Marge (Lyle) Huntley; along with his grandchildren, Jayden, Diesel Green and Jaxson Podd; his step-children, Cheyenne (Jim) Nazaroff, Charlie (Dave) Hubert, as well as their children Tyler Podd, Lyle Nazaroff and Aarin (Matt) McDonnell. He is also survived by his sister Sue Voykin. Joe has numerous other family members and many friends and neighbors who will miss him. An honorable mention to Delphine Trieber-Anderson and her family.

He was full of kindness, humor and mischief. Joe loved to visit his friends and former co-workers. Always ready with a comeback or gentle teasing. Back in his young years he enjoyed playing softball, bowling, dancing and watching his Calgary Stampeders, even through the bad years. July 11, 2019 was his 33rd birthday of sobriety for our dad, we are so proud of him for that accomplishment. You will be missed Dad

A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held in the “Lake Room” at the Midnapore Lake Residents Association (185 Midlake Boulevard SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Joe Podd, 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. I live next door to Joe for the last 10 years. From the day I moved in, he was always been a good friend and a fabulous neighbor. He would always check on me whenever I went out of town, concerned that I was Okay. Later it was me checking on him. Joe touched my heart and will forever stay there. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.

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  2. Heather McLaughlan

    My sincere condolences in the loss of your Dad, Grandfather and Brother. A special memory of Joe is when my own father was hospitalized and gravely ill. Joe showed up in emergency to help support my mother, Eva McLaughlan. His act of kindness and support was so appreciated during a difficult time and has never been forgotten. Rest In Peace Joe.

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