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ROSTOKER, Alain Patrick

June 27, 1947 – Boulogne-Sur-Seine, France
March 10, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Alain Patrick Rostoker of Calgary, AB, passed away on March 10, 2019 at the age of 71 years.

Alain will be remembered for his love of family, his humorous, witty, and pun filled stories and culinary pursuits. Of all his interests and accomplishments, his ten years with Chere and their twin boys brought him the greatest joy. Alain attended Henry Wise Wood High School in Calgary and attended the University of Calgary studying Commerce and Business. He also obtained a Petroleum Land Management Degree from Norman, Oklahoma. Alain started his oil and gas company High Level Energy, as a result of his studies and spent many years exploring and pursuing new exploration frontiers up north. Alain’s penchant for diversifying his horizons led him to operate one of the first espresso coffee machine businesses (Mr. Cappuccino); co-owned a culinary book store; and operated the Mecca Café, which became a well-known music and southern barbecue hotspot. Alain had a great passion for his yearly salmon fishing trips in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii, started by Georges, Chief Coho. He will be greatly missed by all.

Alain is survived by his beloved wife, Chere ErDong Feng Rostoker; his sons, Louis and Albert; his mother, Micheline; his siblings, Sylvie (Nini)-Rostoker-Shipman (Eric), Gerard (Pam), Jean Francois (Mickey (Cathy); as well as his nieces and nephews, Gabriel, Camilo, Diego, Noah and Talia. He was predeceased by his father, Georges.

Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, (North East Corner of Highway 22X & 37th Street SW) on Friday, March 15 2019 at 11:30 a.m. with interment to follow at 37th Street Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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  1. Beryl (Hanen) Shaffer

    Alain was a terrific friend back in the 80s and early 90s. He had a wonderful personality and there was always laughter among his friends. My heart goes out to his family.

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  2. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband. Know that you, Albert and Louis are we in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Arsheela (Simra mom)

    So sorry to hear about this – May his soul Rest In Peace and May the family get the courage to bear this immense loss. Sending prayers your way

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  4. Dear Chere,

    I can’t imagine how hard it is for you and your two beautiful sons.
    I am so so sad for you and your family.
    Take care.
    All my thoughts are with you .

    My sincere condolences for all your family.

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  5. We were so very sad to hear of Alain’s passing. You have been constantly in our thoughts and we send the whole family lots of love. From Gavin Carscallen and Kim Ah-Sue (parents of Georgia and June)

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  6. Sofiane and Amélie Larmusiaux

    Dear Chere,
    No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.
    We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    From Sofiane, Amélie and Loïc Larmusiaux

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  7. Ma très chère famille ,
    Sachez que de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique mon cœur et mes pensées vont vers vous dans cette terrible épreuve qu’est le départ si soudain d’Alain .
    Je vous prie d’accepter toutes mes condoléances,mes pensées très sincères et attristées pour Chere , sa femme et ses enfants Louis et Albert .
    Que son âme repose en paix
    Je vous aime
    Carol

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  8. DAVID CRAIG ROSKIN

    Wherever a beautiful soul has been,
    There is a trail of beautiful memories.
    Sincere condolences,
    Craig Roskin & Extended Family (son of Lewis, and grandson of Molly Roskin-Rostoker)
    Edmonton

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  9. Dear Chere & all of the Rostoker Family,
    So sad to hear of Alain’s passing. We send our
    deepest sympathy. Whenever we saw Alain he
    talked about how much he enjoyed his twin
    Boys!! Alain had a wonderful personality!
    Love from Arthur & Mary Fishman

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  10. Dearest Rostoker Family, my sincere condolences. I will always remember the bad puns and all the great advice. So long and may you rest in peace.
    West Coast Fishes (Best Wishes)
    Terry and Nikolaas Norys

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  11. Frank and Pearl Bailly

    Alain was always dear to our heart. Our lives intersected in the early 1970’s. We spent many experiences with him and will always remember the diners, ideas and laughter that he was part of. Condolences to his family , he will always be in our thoughts.

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  12. Marcel and Margaret Resin

    Dear Chere and Rostoker family. We are saddened to hear of Alain’s death. He was always a good friend especially to Marcel during difficult times. We will miss his wit and good nature and his many emails on important matters. Love, Margaret and Marcel

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  13. To all the Rostockers. So sad to hear of the passing of Alain. He always put a smile on my face when I saw him coming. Alain was like a big Teddy Bear and I will miss him.

    Larry Fine

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  14. Dear Family of Alain
    We are so sorry for your loss. Ours hearts go out to you all.
    Alain was larger than life in spirit and vitality.
    Thinking of all.
    Love
    Earl and Marge Rostoker

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  15. To The Rostoker Family
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, father and brother. Alain was a kind, gentle man with a big heart who has left this world far too soon.
    May your memories sustain you over time and give you comfort.

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  16. Alain was a very good man, caring and sharing seemed to be a natural trait
    of his. A funny guy with a big heart, always a man with a plan and a twinkle
    in his eyes. Rest in Peace, friend.

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  17. Dear Chere, Albert, Louis and family of Alain,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Alain. He was always a ray of sunshine and the best storyteller. His welcoming and kind nature will always be remembered and we are glad to have known him.
    Our condolences to you all.
    Talia and Lila Dougall

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  18. Alain is a nice, kind and conversational man. I still remembered our first talk after Alexandra class. One year ago , I was a newcomer in lycee community. And Alain is the second parent we known. We will miss him and always be remembered.

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  19. Millie & Gerry Agin

    To the Rostoker Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you all. Sincerely, Millie and Gerry Agin. We are on the Standig Family Tree.

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  20. Diane Blackstone

    Dearest Rostoker family,
    We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Alain…..

    I have so many memories of the family…..your dear parents, Georges and Micheline…..( I can still hear Micheline’s delightful voice and feel their passionate energy about life and people and food…..). They left a great impression on me at an early age….

    Time has passed, and we haven’t seen a lot of one another…..as each person moves along their own path getting caught up in one’s own family (children, grandchildren)…..but I have a special place in my heart and in my ‘memories’ of a family full of love, warmth and fun……and a great joie de vie !!!!

    Thinking of you all….with a warm heart….and sending you the strength to deal with your loss……

    Warmly,
    Diane Blackstone and Stephen Krasnow

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  21. My dearest friend. How I will miss you. You filled my life and heart with great adventures and unyielding vistas. From the time I met you at HWW until the last time we embraced, you gave your self with abandon and unfettered joy. Thank you for your being. You will not be forgotten.

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  22. Toutes mes sincères condoléances à vous la famille d’Alain. Vous êtes dans mes pensées Chere, Albert, Louis et tous leurs proches.
    Pascale Moreau

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  23. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. You are all in our thoughts.

    Aaron, Mikelle, Scarlett & Wyatt Bowler

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  24. Michael Violini

    My sincere condolences for the Rostoker family.

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