October 14, 1948 - February 17, 2021
Mike Kalman Jr. of East Coulee, Alberta, beloved husband of Vivian, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2021 at the age of 72 years.
Born October 14, 1948 in Tilleur, Belgium and immigrated to Canada in 1951 with family. Mike grew up in East Coulee and attended school in both East Coulee and Drumheller. After high school he attended DeVry in Toronto graduating in 1968 with a diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology. In 1969, he started with Alberta Gas Trunkline and 30 years later retired from TransCanada Pipelines in 1999. Married the love of his life, Vivian Kimmel in 1973 eventually moving to Vegreville to raise three sons. He spent his spare time coaching son’s hockey and baseball teams while also spending time camping, fishing and playing softball with Nova. After stops in Brooks and Medicine Hat, Mike and Vivian moved back to East Coulee to enjoy retirement where Mike’s interests turned to carpentry.
Besides his loving wife Vivian, Mike is survived by his three sons Lance (Hazel), Kevin (Amanda), Richard (Ann-Marie), five grandchildren, Dominyk, Brayden, Paige, Everett, Bennett, two sisters Mary Kolenz (Larry) of Calgary, Helen Overwater of Delburne, five brothers, Frank (Donna) of East Coulee, Louie (Sheryl), John (Deb), Nick (Donna) all of Calgary, Steve (Marlaine) of Nanaimo, BC, two brothers-in-law, Lyle Kimmel (Karen) of Wetaskiwin, Jim Tuffnell of Calgary, one sister-in-law, Connie Jordison (Darrin) of Maderia Park, BC along with numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Mike is predeceased by his parents, Mike and Maria Kalman, parents-in-law, Arthur and Rita Kimmel, brother-in-law, Paul Overwater and sister-in -law, Wanda Tuffnell.
No memorial service is planned however if family or friends wish, donations can be made to S.T.A.R.S. and or Drumheller Area Health Foundation. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 403-823-2666.