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TUEPAH, Ira Bernard

April 23, 1986 – Regina, Saskatchewan
May 27, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ira Tuepah, beloved husband of Kristen Scott and father of Isaiah and Aria, of Calgary passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the age of 32 years. He was a loving, compassionate and devoted husband and father.

He enjoyed his time as a mail carrier with Canada Post and lived each day to the fullest. Ira’s warm smile, strong faith in Christ and sense of adventure will continue to inspire us to embrace each new day and to show unconditional love to everyone. His motto was, “Never Judge, Forgive and Always Send Love.”

Ira had an infectious smile and warm heart. He had a passion for the outdoors and loved to spend time climbing and hiking, where he inevitably met his wife. They both shared an enthusiasm for music and their world revolved around their children. Ira loved his children and was an active presence in their lives and they were his world.

His joy and goodness will be continued in the love he had for his beautiful wife Kristen Scott and his children Isaiah (5) and Aria (3). He will be missed by his parents, Barbara and Terry Tuepah of Canmore, AB; his sister Rebecca and Shilo Neveu of Edmonton, AB; and Kristen’s parents, George and Violet Scott of Timmins, ON; and family members, Terri and Rick Rusenstrom, Micheal and Vanessa Scott, Shelly and Mark Basaraba, Tyler and Candice Scott, all of Timmins, ON.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10:30 am. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Expressions of love and sympathy may be made in honour of Ira to The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division, 320 Ledgeview Business Centre, 9707 – 110 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2L9, Telephone: (780) 482.6576, alberta.cmha.ca

In living memory of Ira Tuepah 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. Wendy Charlebois :

    Dearest Kristen and family: No words can express our deepest sympathies for the loss of Ira. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul and Wendy
    Charlebois

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  2. Conrad McFarlane :

    So sorry for your loss, he was one of the good ones.

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  3. Cindy Schroeder :

    Dearest Kristen, Isaiah and Aria. Our deepest, deepest condolences go out to you at this time of sorrow and grief. You are in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. Please know that we are here, and will do what we can to help with whatever you may need. We offer our heartfelt love and support.Love Steve and Cindy

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  4. Monika and Robert Boyle :

    Kristen, we are so very sorry for this sorrowful time in your life. Our hearts go out to you, your children, and family. We are all broken by this tragic news. Sending you much love.

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  5. Jodi Mantei :

    My thoughts and strength are with you and your babies at this time. Please let me and Skylar know if we can do anything at all for you and your family ❤️

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  6. A gentle man. Ira always made me feel like I was the most important person in his life every time we visited. He will be forever remembered as a laid back and interesting young man who loved nature and the simple enjoyment it gave him.
    May time and vivid memories keep Ira’s spirit alive.

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  7. Amanda Omelchuk :

    I’ve just heard about Ira’s passing, and I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! He was such a wonderfully genuine and happy person, and that showed through his son in class. I taught children’s etiquette through Auburn Bay for two sessions and Ira was always there- being the best Dad. If there is ANYTHING I can do, please let me know. I can’t imagine your pain in this difficult time, and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Amanda Omelchuk.

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  8. Peggy Pickering :

    My condolences for your loss Kristen. Ira was always a joy to be with sharing our passion to climb. I will miss him dearly.

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  9. Lynn & Paul Hunt :

    Dearest Kristen, Isaiah and Aria. Our sincerest condolences to you at this time of deep sorrow and grief. You are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

    Lynn & Paul Hunt

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  10. Sarah Drouin :

    Kristen
    So very sorry for the loss of Ira. Wish I could hug you. You, your children and Ira’s family will be in our prayers.
    Be strong.
    Love you kiddo

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  11. Stacey, Dan & Callista Johnson :

    Our deepest sympathies Kristen, Isaiah & Aria. You are in our hearts and minds during this very difficult time. Ira was a wonderful and gentle soul that will forever remain in our hearts and we feel honored and blessed to have known him. We love you so very much.

    Stacey, Dan & Callista

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  12. Tanya Green :

    Kristen,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful children. All our love.
    Mark and Tanya

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  13. Angie Jones :

    Prayers and Love being sent to the Tuepah Family, Kristen and there beautiful kids. Words can not explain how heavy our hearts are for you all. Ira was one of a kind. Such an amazing spirit. May he Rest in Peace. Lots of Love, Darren, Angie & Mila Jones.

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  14. Geoffrey Dufour :

    Terry and Barb and Kristen,
    We love you. Knowing your devastation crushes us.
    Geoff & Dianne

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  15. Kristen, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and daddy to Isaiah and Aria. Sending you big hugs and prayers.
    Lots of love,
    Dawn, John, Sam and Lexi Peart

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  16. Elyse & Dunc Fisher :

    Dear Barb, Terry, Rebecca and families, Please accept our deepest condolences on this loss. We remember Ira as a lovely boy and can only imagine your grief.

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  17. Margaret C Dufour :

    To Terry and Barb, Ira’s parents, and Rebecca, Ira’s sister, as well as his family. My deepest sympathy on hearing this sad news from Jan. My deceased husband, Joe, was both Terry’s and Ira’s godfather. He was proud of that. May Ira rest in peace.

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  18. Corinne and Geoff, Caelin and KierrA :

    Ira touched our lives with gentleness and kindness and a beautiful grin. We are grateful to have known him. We are so sorry for your loss and our hearts are with Kristen, Isaiah and Aria and all the family.

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  19. Norm Dawson :

    Please know that you are in our hearts and that we are saddened by your loss. We will be there when you need us.

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  20. Jeff and Jessica Laurin :

    Kristen and Family: My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May the love of friends and family bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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  21. Katherine Heffernan :

    My sincerest sympathies to you Kristen and your family. I worked with Ira as a Letter Carrier at Chinook Depot for over 5 years. He also was our areas’ Postman for a couple years. Ira was always so quick and efficient at his job and always had time for me when I was home recovering from a surgery at home. My dog looked forward to seeing him always too! I hope hearing these and more good memories from all of us at Canada Post helps you in this difficult time. Kathy Heffernan

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  22. Stacey, Dan & Callista Johnson :

    Kristen, Isaiah and Aria we are thinking of you during this time of loss. Losing someone we love is not easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of Ira’s life we are truly blessed. It was an honor to have known such a great person and we will truly miss him. May God embrace and comfort you and the children during this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Ira!!

    Love Stacey, Dan & Callista xxxooo

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  23. My Love and Prayers

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  24. Marilyn Gill :

    Barb, Terry, Rebecca and families…our hearts ache for you. We cannot imagine your immense grief. May you find comfort in the many treasured memories you have of Ira. Sincere sympathy.

    Marilyn and Alan Gill

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  25. Bill and Lezlie Real and Family :

    To the Tuepah family, please know that our thoughts are with you. We wish you much love and peace at this sad time.

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  26. Sue & Denis Laurin :

    Our hearts are broken for you Kristen and family. We pray for your strength during this difficult time. Ira was such a nice young man and we know how deeply all of you loved him. RIP Ira.

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  27. Irene Dreger :

    Terry and Barb, my heart goes out to you. May it help to know others care. I remember Ira from when he worked at the RAH. Love to you all.

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  28. Lois & Mike Stefaniuk :

    Terry, Barb, and Rebecca.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the wonderful memories you have of Ira bring you strength and comfort.

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  29. JOHN FERRARI :

    Sincere sympathies go out to you Kristin and family! You are in our thoughts and
    prayers.

    Donna John and John Ferrari and family

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  30. Tracy Maybaum :

    To Kristen, Isaiah and Aria. We are very shocked and saddened by your tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Ira was a wonderful man and his love for his family was always evident.
    Sympathies from Lloyd, Tracy , Victoria, Katherine and Maxwell Maybaum

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  31. Rodger and Karen McEachern :

    We offer our deepest condolences to all of your family with the passing of Ira. We considered it a blessing and priviledge to meet and have known this very warm and caring young man. We have very fond memories of him. We know he is at peace in the loving arms of the Lord and we pray the Lord would give you comfort and peace through this most difficult time and in the days ahead. Rev. Rodger and Karen McEachern (Edmonton).

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  32. Elizabeth Knox :

    Dear Kristen,
    My Deepest Condolences go out to You, Isaiah, Aria and your families. My thoughts are with all of you.
    Love, Liz (Alison’s Mom)

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  33. Ginette Rowe :

    Dear Kristen and Family Our deepest of Sympathies to you and the kids
    our prayer and thoughts are with you!
    from your friends at Britannia post office!

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  34. Maryann Ayim :

    Dear Barbara and Terry,

    I am deeply saddened to learn of your son Ira’s death. I can only imagine the grief you must feel. Please let me know if there is anything I can do that might be even a tiny help. Do you have lots of family around you now? If you are pressed for room, Jim and I would love to offer a bed and a warm welcome to any of your family or friends who are in Canmore with you now.

    With affection and sympathy,

    Maryann and Jim

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  35. Nola Wuttunee :

    To dear Terry, Barb, Kristen and your darling babies,
    I just saw Ira and you all at Christmas and it feels like only yesterday I felt the warmth and love from Ira, and his gentle kindness at that time. My deepest sympathies for you and prayers for love and comfort at this sad time. May Ira rest in peace now. My late Mom Bernice would mention Ira and Rebecca often seeing them as they grew up. I know she is with him now.
    Love cousin Nola

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  36. Keith Wylie :

    Hi Barb and Terry,
    So sorry for the lose of your son. I know how difficult the lose of a loved one is as Lorraine died in Sept. 2017 and I am still facing the challenges of that lose. Time seems to be the only element that diminishes the sometimes over whelming sadness. My condolences to Ira’s young family.

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  37. Natasha & Mark Byberg :

    Dear Kristin and Family,
    Our prayers are with you and your children at this time. Sending you love and hugs.

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  38. Jenny Wilson :

    Hi Barb and Terry and Rebecca,
    I am thinking about you every minute. The service and burial were very hard to take, and I honestly cannot imagine what you must be going through. I hope everyday gets better and you can begin to heal.
    My parents, Danny, and I all loved Ira very much, and we will cherish the memories of all the time we spent together. I feel very lucky to have known him and spend time with him both at my house and my parents, as well as in the mountains.
    I hope you can stay strong through this time.
    With love,
    Jenny

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  39. Jenny Wilson :

    Dear Kristen,
    I feel so much sadness for you and your family. I cannot imagine what you are feeling right now. This is very hard to take, and I can only wish that you feel better and stronger each day.
    I feel extremely lucky to have spent so much time with Ira in past years, as he was a big part of our family, having spent many days and nights at my parents house, my house, and spending time in the mountains together.
    He had a beautiful smile and was the sunshine of every get together.
    Lots of love to you and the children
    Jenny

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  40. David Dufour :

    Such sad news. Terry, Barb, Rebecca and extended family, Irene & I send our condolences, thoughts & prayers. Keep the warm & happy thoughts at the forefront as you move forward. With love, David & Irene Dufour

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  41. Jack Slatnik :

    Terry and Barb,
    It is so sad ….I can’t even imagine what you are going through.
    It’s been always my worst nightmare as a parent.
    Our hearts are with you .
    Jack and Irena

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  42. Spencer hodsman :

    I just typed Iras name into google this morning. First time I had thought of him in over a decade.
    To find out he has passed away.
    My love and deepest sympathies to your family.
    Ira was truly a light in this world anyone who knew him knew this about him.
    My Thoughts and prayer are with you.

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  43. Nicolette Hunter :

    Rebecca and the Tuepah family,

    I came across Becca’s post on Facebook today and am terribly sorry to hear the news of Ira’s passing. It has been many years since I have seen you all, but I have fond memories of you all as a family and the many years Becca and I were friends in high school. You are all in my thoughts. Condolences to you all and to his wife, Kristen and their children.

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