Walter Huzar

05-Jan-1921 - 04-May-2020

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In Loving Memory

Walter (Volodomyr) Huzar passed away at the Bethany Care Centre in Calgary on May 4, 2020, at the age of 99 years.

He will be sadly missed by his 4 sons, Donald of Carvel Corner, AB; Albert (Elizabeth) of Calgary, AB.; Tarras (Allison) of Summerland, B.C.; Timothy (Jean) of Rock Creek, B.C.; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and friend Jessie Comben. Walter is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Anne in 2003; his brothers Yaroslow in 1948 and John J in 2015; his father John in 1973, his mother Anna in 1990, daughter-in-law Carey in 2008 and grandson Dion in 2001.

Walter was born on January 5, 1921 in Western Ukraine. He came to Canada in 1928 with his two younger brothers when his mother immigrated to join her husband. Growing up in the Acadia Valley, Benton and Oyen area of eastern Alberta, the family acquired land in the Birch Hill district in the Viking/Vegreville area in 1944.

Marrying Anne Petruk in 1946, Walter started his own farming operation in the Lorendale district, north of Viking AB. During the winters of 1957-58 and 1958-59 he attended the Calgary Technical Institute (now SAIT) to acquire a vocation in the electrical field. In the spring of 1959 Walter obtained employment with the City of Calgary Electric Light Dept. (now Enmax) as an apprentice and eventually attained the position of System Operator in the Control Centre.

In 1979 Walter took early retirement and with Anne moved onto their honeymoon farm in the Lorendale district. They subsequently spent 5 winters in Arizona, made numerous trips abroad, motor-homed throughout Alberta, British Columbia and western Saskatchewan. In 1993 Walter and Anne moved back to Calgary to reside in the Brentwood district. Walter enjoyed visiting with family & friends and doing genealogy.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Bethany Care. The friends that he made at the Bethany were important, special and comforting for him.

Due to the recent COVID restrictions, a Private Graveside Service was  livestreamed on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. You are invited to view the ceremony by clicking this link: 

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920-11 St. S.E., Calgary, AB. T2G 3G2 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Jolanta and Roman Huzar | 02-Aug-2020

We would like to express our sincere condolences on the death of your father, grandfather and great grandfather Walter Huzar. He was a gentle and friendly man. It was a honor for me to be able to meet him in person and guest him during his stay in Poland. He let me known all your family and our common ancestors. I was moved looking at his photographs and the story of his hardworking and interesting life. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace as you grieve this loss. Sincerely, Jolanta and Roman Huzar from Poland

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Posted by Ray and Janet Sheskey | 12-May-2020

I remember Walter as being a kind, gentle person. He always had a smile to greet you and a warm handshake. Ray will treasure the memories of hunting and fishing/camping trips he had with Walter and his family. Ray will never forget the breakfast of rolled oats he made for him and still eats them to this day. He will be missed. May he rest in peace. We send our condolences to the family.

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