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February 27, 1928 - January 31, 2013
Elizabeth Kontros, beloved wife of Nick of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the age of 84 years. She was born on February 27, 1928 in Bajany, Czechoslovakia. She married her life partner, her loving husband Nick on September 22, 1951 in Coleman, AB at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Together they had two daughters. She enjoyed travelling, camping and being with her family and friends. She treasured her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Besides her loving husband Nick, Elizabeth is survived by her daughters Doreen (Don) Kleisinger and Anne (Frank) Karas; grandchildren, Tracy (Clinton), Kevin (Shannon), Shelby and Bradley; and great- grandchildren, Emma, Kayla, Blake and Jager. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, one sister, and her granddaughter Tracy Work. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) today, February 4, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Prayers and Tributes will follow at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Elizabeth's name may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 1-866-412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial) or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca). In living memory of Elizabeth Kontros, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2013