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SOWIAK, Tod Benjamin

February 1935 – Edmonton, Alberta
January 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing our loving husband, father, and grandfather Tod Sowiak, at the age of 83 years.

Tod grew up in the farming community of Calmar, AB; then started his career working at Perforating Guns Canada & CIL in Edmonton. He then moved his family to Calgary in the 70’s, having a great career with Delta Projects Ltd. He began as an Instrumentation Technician and finished his career as the Manager of Business Development.

Through the years he was able to travel to many exotic parts of the world, and lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE for a number of years.

Tod was an avid Calgary Flames and Stampeders fan, but had a special love of playing golf. Canyon Meadows Golf, CC, and Dobson Ranch in Mesa, Arizona were the places that gave him the most enjoyment. Tod & Ann, and the family enjoyed endless camping and hiking adventures. Tod also came into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in 1994. Tod was a man of generosity, faith and family.

Tod is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Elizabeth Ann Sowiak; his children, Bryan(Susan), Jeff(Mareka), Karen(Patrick), Kim(Jim), Christina(Steve) and Les(Teresa); and his grandchildren, Elise, Ryan, Austin, Derek, Mark, Lindsay, Dalton, Taylor, Gabriela and Amanda. Tod will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Adolph, Orest(Marilyn) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by siblings, Nellie, Jenny, Alvina, Walter, Margie and Methady; and grandson Lucas.

Funeral Services will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to The University of Alberta, September 60 Nurses Fund, 11405 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1C9 or the Bethany Chapel Care Fund, 3333 Richardson Way SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7B6. www.bethanychapel.com

The family would like to thank Bethany Chapel, Dr. Ruether and Susan at the TBCC, Dr. K. Wilmot, Dr. Aspe Ayer, the caring staff at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre and Chinook Hospice in Calgary.

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  1. Jacki Morrison :

    Love and condolences to you all. Mr. Sowiak was such a wonderful man, I will always have fond memories of how kind he was to me growing up… I am so sorry for your loss

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  2. Judith Paquet :

    Dear Ann and family: We have lost another member of our Sept ’60 family. My prayers go out to you and your family. I have lost a good friend. Many good memories will not disappear. I just know there is an excellent golf course in heaven! Love and hugs to you all. JUDY

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  3. Donna Stefaniw :

    Chris Steve and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your memories of all the great times will
    hopefully get you through this difficult time.
    Hugs to you all
    Donna

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  4. Murray Planidin :

    The Planidin children Judy, Murray and Craig offer our love and condolences to Aunty Ann and family for the loss of our dear Uncle Tod. He is remembered very fondly as our mother Jenny’s younger brother who we had great fun with as children and who was always very kind and generous to us. There is always a gap left when a loved one passes but Uncle Tod will remain in our hearts and spirit together with all those who have gone before.

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  5. R and D MacDonald :

    So sorry for your loss Ann and family
    We are honored to have shared time with the two of you as neighbors and friends.
    Todd was such a loving and caring man

    Darlene and Ray

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  6. Garth Brennan :

    Our condolences to the whole Sowiak family. It would be difficult to lose such a loved man. Our prayers to all of you.

    Garth, Carolyn, Cristiana and Jordi Brennan

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  7. Ann and Family – It is with sadness that I read the news of Tod’s passing. The memories you have made over 57 years will help to sustain your loss. Thinking of you .

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  8. Jeff and the whole Sowiak family. We are so very sorry for the loss of Tod. We will always fondly remember our wonderful time we had with Tod, Ann and Jeff and the generosity they showed us in Tempe Arizona…nobody could “not ask for directions” like Tod!
    May he Rest In Peace and your family find comfort in the love surrounding you and the many wonderful memories you will always have…lots of love. Cindy and James

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  9. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Tod Ann. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. May you all be comforted by wonderful memories of the years you shared, by the love and support of friends, and by the prayers of those who love you.
    Diane

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  10. Didn’t know Tod very well, but I knew him as a kind man. He helped me feel comfortable during my first sober Christmas years ago.
    Sending prayers to all Family and Friends during this difficult time.
    Grieve well.

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  11. Ann and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Tod was such a wonderful, kind gentleman, who will be missed by all who knew him.
    Dennis and Carol Hayduk and family

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