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Thursday August 31, 2017
4:00 PM
The celebration of Marion’s life will take place at the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club on August 31, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., we welcome family, friends and those who knew Marion, to take the time to enjoy this special day.
In memory of
Marion Kalista
January 30, 1931 - July 25, 2017 - Age 86
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. Marion lived an extraordinary life, born in Tientsin, North-China where she lived until the age of fifteen. During the time of the War, the family departed back to Germany. In 1953, Marion and her husband Joseph Kalista, along with their daughter, immigrated to Canada. Edmonton was where they settled - in 1955 Marion gave birth to twin boys, Bob Kalista and George Kalista. Those who knew Marion could see the love she carried for her boys and two granddaughters, Maddison Kalista and Brooklyn Kalista-Braun. Family was everything, we all dearly miss her presence, it is one that can never be replaced. The memories made and love shared will always be held so close and never forgotten. Marion loved people, she was the true essence of the saying “ Do onto others, as you would have them do onto you”. During her last days, she looked forward to her celebration of life and we look forward to being able to honour someone who has given so much and taken so little. The celebration of Marion’s life will take place at the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club on August 31, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., we welcome family, friends and those who knew Marion, to take the time to enjoy this special day. 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.

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.


Message from Sheila & Brian Schwab July 29, 2017

Bob,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sheila & Brian Schwab


Take Care
Sheila & Brian Schwab
Message from Gladys Berreth July 31, 2017

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Marion was a dear friend of mine for several years and treated me so special. I am really going to miss our long phone conversations and our many lunches and coffee meetings we had. My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time.


Take Care
Gladys Berreth
Message from Don and Rae Knutson August 01, 2017

Our sincere sympathy for your loss.


Take Care
Don and Rae Knutson
Message from Shari Lynn Gelinas August 30, 2017

Bob: So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.


Take Care
Shari Lynn Gelinas