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PUHALJ, Ivan (Ivo)

June 1, 1936 – Lanišće, Croatia
October 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ivan (Ivo) Puhalj, beloved husband of Lina Puhalj (nee Zrinšćak) of Calgary, passed away on October 26, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Ivan arrived in Canada in 1957 and started his first few working years with the Canadian Pacific Railway on the Extra Gang. He later settled in Calgary where he met and married his wife Lina in 1964 and pursued a career in the construction industry as a self-employed carpenter which lasted forty-two years until his retirement in 2001. He was passionate about the outdoors especially camping, fishing and hunting with his family and friends.

Ivan is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Lina; son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Marsha; granddaughter and grandson, Maya Maria and Marcus Ivan; daughter, Linda; sisters, Katica Grubiša and Maria Greenwood of Calgary; as well as extended family in Canada, Croatia, Australia, and the USA. Ivan was predeceased by his infant daughter Susan; parents, Ivan and Antonija Puhalj; brother, Anton (Tony)Puhalj.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ivan Puhalj, 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. Dear Lina
    Wishing you and your whole family, our deepest condolences on the passing of Ivan. Our prayers are with you all.
    Susie and Bernard Varem and family.

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  2. Marta Darwent :

    Dear Lina, Rod and Linda,
    Our sincerest condolences for the loss of Ivo. Thinking of all of you and your families, wishing hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. Molimo za vas.
    Marta, Leslie and Celina Darwent

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  3. Ines Nacinovic Willis :

    Deepest condolences to Lina and family. Rest in peace Ivan.

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  4. Clara Di Palma :

    Dear Lina and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your husband, Ivan. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May the Lord God, through His Mercy, grant his soul Eternal Peace.
    Clara Di Palma and Family

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  5. Mary, Wendy & Anita Rich :

    Dear Puhalj Family and relatives,
    Blessings to each of you. Deeply sorry for your grief and pain at this precious time.
    Rest in Christ’s peace knowing that Ivo, your beloved one, is truly home sweet home.
    Free forever from all pain and suffering.
    In Christ’s love & light,
    Rich Family

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  6. Clara Di Palma :

    Dear Lina and Family,
    My heartfelt deepest condolences for your Family’s loss.
    May your treasured memories console you in this time of grief, and your faith in God’s Grace assist you.
    May Ivan’s soul rest in peace in God’s Glory.
    Clara Di Palma and Family

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  7. Katherine Balser :

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. Ivo will be deeply missed. Sending you love and hugs.
    Ratko, Chris and Katherine Persic

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  8. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dezi and Carlos Pereira and Family

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  9. We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our condolences. You remain in our prayers.
    Kondraciuk Family.

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  10. Deepest condolences to you and your family Rod. May his soul RIP. GOD BLESS

    Bernadette & family (Jovita’s sister in Malaysia)

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  11. Gertrude Martin(Sean’s mum/Jovita’s sis) :

    Dear Rod,
    Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the bereavement of you dad.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Please convey our wishes to mum and family. God bless all

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  12. Richard Austin :

    Linda and Rod,

    I’m so sorry to read about the passing of your Dad.
    Wishing you strength and light as you navigate this trying time.
    Rich Austin

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  13. Tanja Dobric-Genova :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Puhalj Family during this difficult time.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Gianni & Tanya Genova

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  14. Josip Dobrich :

    Our deepest condolences to the Puhalj family.
    Josip and Biserka Dobrich

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  15. Ashley Curkovic :

    Our condolences Rod, Marsha and family.
    Ashley and Iko Curkovic

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  16. My condolences to the family for your loss.

    I miss you, good buddy.

    Pepić

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  17. Natasha and Bianca :

    Rod/Marsha and family
    Our condolences on the loss of your father.
    Sending you prayers and strength during this difficult time.
    Bianca and Natasha Mariotti

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  18. Our deepest condolences to you Linda, Rod and Marsha. May God grant you strength during this most sorrowful time.
    Love and hugs – Ron and Jan Lalonde

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  19. Gerard Martin :

    Hi Rod, very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Henrik & Gerry ( London)

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  20. Andrea and Sandra Cosentino :

    Dear Marsha, Rod and Family
    Sending prayers and our condolences during this difficult time.
    Andrea and Sandra Cosentino

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  21. Zeljko Kosmina :

    Iskrena sućut od obitelji Kosmina

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