KOVATCH _ Michael Henry June 20, 1926 - March 19, 2006 Mike passed away peacefully on March 19, 2006, with family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife Gillian on October 23, 1994. Mike was also predeceased by three siblings in infancy, Nickolas, Magdalena and Barbara; and his brother Adam at two years of age; and in adulthood, brothers, Peter, Jack, and Andrew, and Sister Tillie. Mike moved to Calgary from Saskatchewan in 1952. He retired from the City of Calgary where he worked for the Waterworks Department. He will always be remembered for his sense of humour, his love of dancing, daily visits over coffee, and his passion for traveling the world. Mike will be dearly missed by his children, Paul (Iris) Talbot, Julian, Barbara, Jeannette (Gary), Andrew (Paulette), Mark (Joan), David (Donna), Jane (Mark), and Louise; twenty grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; his brothers, Adam (Mildred) of Regina, Joe (Josephine) of Kelowna, and John (Beverly) of Regina; and his sisters, Margaret Keller of Regina, Isabella Schachtel of Regina, and Mary (Ignatius) Sebastian. He will also be missed by many family and friends. Prayers for Mike will be recitation of the Holy Rosary at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7103 - 20A Street S.E. Calgary, AB on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 1:15 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7103 - 20A Street S.E. Calgary, AB on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jamie de los Angeles, Presider. Graveside Service will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the staff of Glenmore Care West. ALBERTA BURIAL & CREMATION SERVICES Telephone: 299-0123.
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Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2006