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KARY, Donald “Don” Gordon

March 21, 1937 - Carbon, AB
May 15, 2015 - Calgary, AB

Don Kary beloved husband of Sandra Kary of Calgary, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the age of 78 years. Don and Sandra were married November 1, 1969 in Calgary and his love for Sandi was never ending. Don was employed with the City of Calgary for several years until his retirement. Don will be remembered for his smile and love of sports. He had volunteered for numerous charity organizations and was always there to give a helping hand. Don is survived by his loving wife Sandra, three sons Michael, Darren (Joey) and Jason (Karen), three grandchildren Emily, Caitlin and Devin, one great granddaughter Aislynn, two step granddaughters Brooke and Brittany, two brothers Roy (Justina) and Gerry (Ellie), sister-in-law Denise Millar, also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Matt and Fern Kary, a sister Bella Mae, father-in-law William Millar, brother-in-law Jim Millar and sister-in-law Jennette Kary. Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.  Graveside Service followed at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811.  In living memory of Don Kary, 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:  1-800-661-1599.



BUND, Josephine Marie

March 5, 1928 - Hartberg, Austria
May 23, 2015 - Calgary, AB

With sadness and celebration we announce that our dearest Mother and loving Oma and Auntie went to be with her Lord on a bright spring Saturday. She passed away peacefully on May 23, 2015 with her family present. Her fierce independence motivated her to overcome the many physical and medical challenges she faced in her later years, but it was time to let go of her earthly struggles. Marie, as she was known to her many friends and neighbours, came to Canada in 1950 , after meeting her husband Karl in Europe the previous year. It was no wonder Karl fell for the prettiest girl in the village of Hartberg. They married on October 18, 1950 in the little village church in Delia and had their wedding reception in Drumheller. From the pictures it looked like the social event of the season. Marie and Karl managed a successful mixed farming operation in the handhills area for over 50 years. Marie was known for her gardening prowess and her cooking and baking abilities in the community with her contributions to countless community suppers and school /fundraising bake sales. She stayed current in farming practices which they employed in their small business. She was the family bookkeeper, chief cook, and gardener extraordinaire, active in her community and being surrounded by family and friends at her table were her greatest joy. Her happiest hours were spent in her garden which produced many vegetables, fruit of all kinds and many flowers. Wherever there was a patch of ground, eventually a garden would be carved out of the prairie soil. Josephine Marie Bund is pre-deceased by her sister Maria Stafford, one brother, Frank Graf, Brian Stafford brother- in- law and two sisters-in-law in Hartberg. She is survived by Karl, her husband of 64 years and her children Tony (Theresa), Mona ( Derren), Rose (Bill), Heidi
(Michael), Anne (Don). She is also survived by her biggest joy, her four grandchildren - Brendan, Logan, Hayley (Justin) and Dylan. Josephine is also survived by her oldest and youngest brothers, Rudy and Katjen in Hartberg Austria and their extended families, plus her sister-in-law Erna and nieces and nephews living in British Columbia . Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (151 3rd St West), Drumheller AB on Tuesday June 02, 2015 at 11:00 AM.A Family Interment will follow at the Delia Cemetery. A light lunch will be served afterward in the Delia Community Hall. The family would like to thank the staff at Tudor Manor, Okotoks and Beverley Care Centre- Midnapore, Calgary for the compassionate care Josephine received while in their care. Most of all the family, wishes to thank the staff at South Health Campus Rapid Access Unit, Calgary AB for their loving, compassionate care of our dear Mother in her final days. You were all truly amazing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation Of Alberta & N.W.T. Room 124, Professional Building 430-6Avenue S.E. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8, South Health Campus 4448 Front Street Calgary, AB T3M 1M4, Brenda Strafford Foundation LTD 4628 Montgomery BLVD, NW Calgary, AB T3B 0K7 or to any charitable foundation supporting long term care.

We sat beside your bedside
Our hearts were crushed and sore;
We did our best to the end,
’Til we could do no more.
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away;
And though our hearts were breaking,
We knew you could not stay.
You left behind some aching hearts,
That loved you most sincere;
We never shall and never will
Forget you Mother and Oma dear.

Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).



JOHNSON, Randolph (Randy) Theodore

September 25, 1940 - Cereal, AB
May 20, 2015 - Bellevue, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce that Randy passed away on Wednesday May 20, 2015 at the age of 74 after a long and brave battle with cancer.  Randy was born on September 25, 1940 to Milton and Alma Johnson.  He was the eldest of three more brothers and two sisters.  Randy grew up in East Coulee, AB and moved to Calgary, AB where he and Clara, from Drumheller, AB, raised their family.  He always prided himself by providing for and keeping his family in a safe and friendly neighbourhood while working until retirement at AGT.  He enjoyed the outdoors and spent his retirement years camping during the summer months and living in his home in Bellevue, AB overlooking the spectacular view of Frank Slide. Randy will be dearly missed by his children Carmen (Rory), Shane, and Reid (Hilma); and his loving grandchildren Delia, Sean, Braeden, Brooke, and Erick.  He was predeceased by his brother Merlin and sister Sharon and survived by brothers Gene, Dwain and sister Gail. A Memorial Service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery (4302 – 50th Street, Sylvan Lake, AB) on Tuesday, May 26 at 11:00 am, where he will be laid to rest.  This will be followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm at Dwain and Karen Johnson’s residence (#49 – 45 St Crescent, Sylvan Lake, AB).  Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting