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SOWINSKI, Stephen Paul

April 5, 1929 – Fox Valley, Saskatchewan
June 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Stephen Paul Sowinski passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 89 years at Southwood Hospice.

Steve was born on April 5, 1929 in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan to John and Tekla Sowinski. He was the eldest of four children. He grew up on a farm just outside Fox Valley. Steve’s first job was a school teacher in a one room school house. From there he attended Business College in Regina. After college he moved to Calgary and got a job with City of Calgary in accounting. A position he held until retiring in March 1985.

On June 1, 1953 he married Rosemarie Lerner in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Steve and Rosemarie moved into their new home in Acadia in September 1960. Together they worked in their church community and the Knights of Columbus. Steve had many interests and hobbies. He loved his vegetable garden, fishing, reading, coin and stamp collecting and many others. He worked with Scouts Canada for over forty-five years and was a blood donor for thirty-five years. Because of failing eyesight and overall health, he had to give up many of the things he loved.

Steve is survived by his wife Rosemarie, daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Dietrich, a brother Albert, a sister Margaret Jackle and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother John in 1954, mother in 1972, and father in 2000.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow the church. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Stephen Sowinski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Ed Nazaruk and family

    Rest in peace, Steve!

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  2. Rosemarie, and family
    May all the wonderful memories you have of Steve bring you peace and comfort in this most difficult time. I enjoyed Steve on Peg’s tours that we had with him.
    Laura Miller
    (Audrey & Ed’s daughter)

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  3. Heather Orsted

    Pat…. your dad will always be with you! I know this from experience.
    Love Heather

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  4. Victor and Connie Lapointe

    Dear Rosemary, Patricia and Dietrich,

    For almost 45 years we have called Steve our friend. Over the years we shared some good times with you including the wedding of Patricia and Dietrich. Each year we looked forward to Steve’s Christmas wishes. In our eyes we saw a dedicated father and loving husband and one who enjoyed the practical life. There is so much we could say about his goodness. May the memories you have shared over a lifetime sustain you as you grieve his passing.

    Love, Prayers and Hope,

    Victor and Connie Lapointe

    P.S. We are out of the province at this time.

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