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Condolences to the family of Ingeborg Ostergaard Koustrup


Ingeborg Ostergaard

November 2, 1927 - December 24, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Ingeborg Ostergaard Koustrup announces her passing on December 24, 2020, at the age of 93 years. Ingeborg was known to many as Inga. She was born in Fyn, Denmark, on November 02, 1927.
She married Peter Koustrup in 1950 and moved to Canada to farm with Peter. Ingeborg devoted her life to the farm, children and grandchildren. She loved to prepare wonderful meals for family and friends. She loved to bake and also enjoyed music, dancing and bowling. She had a great passion for walking and nature. Ingeborg always had a beautiful smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed and will be lovingly remembered by daughters Linda (Tony), and Carol (Jerry), son David, grandchildren Jim (Sarah), Carolyn, Marjorie (Tom), Stina, Guy (Amanda), Matt (Star), Peter (Fran), Neil (Jade), Michael (Payton), Christine, Brenda, Lindsey, Julia and numerous great grandchildren. Ingeborg was predeceased by her husband Peter and her daughter Grace. A private funeral service will be held on January 06, 2021, at Mountain View Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions only immediate family will be attending. Memorial donations in memory of Ingeborg may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.

Condolences to the family of Joseph John "Joe" Holosko


Joseph John

April 20, 1916, Nebraska, USA
- April 3, 1994, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Joseph John Holosko “Joe” passed away April 3, 1994 at the age of 78. Joe moved to Roundhill, AB. Parents: John Holosko/Francis Kryshk from Ukraine/Poland. Raised in Drumheller/sister Stella Staley and brother Emil. His father was a coal miner, and mother (a suffragette) worked at the Hudson Bay Co. Joe was a great violinist & composer, trained by G. Garbovitsky of Cal. Symphony. Went to Teacher’s College during the great depression. In WWII- Aeronautical Engineer. May 5, 1947, m. Mary Klochko- she struggled with mental illness. Worked as a sales engineer for Xerox Co. At 55 yrs, Joe got his B.A. He volunteered (18 yrs) conductor/ Mathew Popowich Choir. Joe was a Renaissance man, a life-long student. He loved the Ontario Science Center. Favorite mags; Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Prevention. Favorite T.V.; Wild Wild World of Animals, Three’s Company. Loved sauerkraut perogies and short ribs. Survived by the only daughter he raised, Karina Ann-Francis Holosko, the apple of his baby blue eyes, and son-in-law, Peter G. Pereira - 3 sons. Joe will be remembered for his sacrifice, kindness, curiously, love of animals, and learning. For 20 years Joe played Santa for hundreds of children. At night, he loved to find the Big Dipper in the stars and make shadow puppets to entertain his daughter when she couldn’t sleep. In the day, he’d look up to the sky and find shapes in the clouds. Joe rests at Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario.

Condolences to the family of Kate M. Armstrong



January 19, 1929 - December 16, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Kate M. Armstrong of Red Deer, Alberta. She passed away peacefully from COVID-19, at Points West Living on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the age of 91 years. Kate was born on January 19, 1929 in Wainwright, Alberta. She lived in Wainwright until she met her husband, Thomas Armstrong. Kate and Thomas moved to Drumheller to live on the Pope Lease farm and they had a busy life raising six children. After raising her children she worked at the Drumheller Nursing Home for many years. They later sold the family farm and moved to Calgary, Alberta. Kate finally moved to Red Deer after losing her beloved husband, Thomas after sixty-five years of marriage. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and travelling when she could. Kate made many friends at the retirement home in Red Deer. Kate will be lovingly remembered by her children, Donald (Joan) Armstrong, Daniel (Rose) Armstrong, Thomas (Brenda) Armstrong, Helen (Ernie) Brunette, Mona (Randy) Luckiw, and Barb (Jerry) Curran; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kate was predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty-five years, Thomas; great grand-children, Seth Robinson and Keoma Burt and her son-in-law, Peter Luckiw. Kate’s family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the care workers and staff at Points West Living for all that they did for Kate. A very extra special “Thank You” to a special angel sitting with Kate the last few hours in her time of need. No Funeral Service will be held at Kate’s Request. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.