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TARNOWSKI, John

September 24, 1925 – Bludniki, Poland
May 28, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

John Tarnowski of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

John was born in Bludniki, Poland on September 24, 1925 and immigrated to Canada with his parents and sister at an early age. The family resided in Hanna, AB for a few years prior to moving to Calgary. He met Viola in Calgary where she worked at Picardy’s Bakery. They were married June 27, 1952. John thoroughly enjoyed his career as a journeyman electrician in Calgary for many years where he worked on many notable buildings, the Calgary Tower and Stampede Corral being among them. John was a loyal member of the IBEW, recently receiving his 65 year pin. John enjoyed fishing, camping, riding Rocky his horse and walking his dogs. John loved the time spent with his family and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

John is survived by six children, Joanne Babott, Fred Tarnowski, Greg and Maureen Tarnowski, Beverly and Rick Barwise, twin daughters Shelly and Sherry Tarnowski; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

John was predeceased by Viola, his beloved wife for 65 years, son-in-law Fred Babott, sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Irvin Croston; his parents Fred and Ksenia Tarnowski, Viola’s parents Carl and Rovena Johnson

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held in the Hospitality Centre at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Foothills Medical Centre and Rockyview General Hospital for the care they provided to John.

In living memory of John Tarnowski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Leanne Poffenroth

    Hello Joanne and Families. Thinking of you all today. I was very sad to read that your Dad has left to join your Mom and Fred. Early days are so tough cause it seems surreal. Thankfully you have your memories to get you through your sad times….Sending many hugs…Leanne…

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  2. Our family is sending condolences to all of your family.
    Uncle Johnny was a very good man and will be missed by many. He is now in a better place with many of his loved ones including auntie Vi . Hugs and kisses

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  3. Irene Rosenau Harty

    I remember all the years in Spruce Cliff going to your house your parents were so welcoming. I have been thinking of your family and how you have taken care of your father. Your father was a special man. My family sends their thought and prayers to all of you.
    Irene

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  4. You lived a full procductive life with a loving family and friends. Your now moving on to be with your family and friends in heaven, with our maker. God bless, a IBEW brother.

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  5. The Chomiak Family

    Vi was waiting for you Johnny! Rest in Peace.
    Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. He was a good man and we are sure you have lovely memories of him over the years, keep them close to your heart.

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  6. Kathleen O'Neill

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

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