Marion Kalista, one of the most loving, selfless individuals who touched so many lives during her time on this earth, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Josef Kalista. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Bob Kalista, George Kalista, both of Medicine Hat, and Jerzy Kalista and his family in Poland and two grandchildren, Maddison Kalista, and Brooklyn Kalista - Braun and husband Jordan Braun; and her partner, Owen Nelson. She was predeceased by her parents, Johann Ernst Otto Theuerkauf and Augusta Wynnefred Theuerkauf; her husband, Josef on November 30, 1999 and her daughter, Dyane Kalista.
As willed by Marion, a private family graveside will be held. Marion loved people, she was the true essence of the saying“ Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you” during her last days, she looked forward to her celebration of life. To accommodate friends, and families through the summer and holidays, the family will be announcing a date for the celebration of life to be held in late August.
A biography dedicated to Marion will be along side the invitation to friends and family to honour someone who has given so much and taken so little. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre (Medicine Hat Regional Hospital) c/o 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 or the Women’s Shelter, Box 2500, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8G8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Marion Kalista.