KALINKA Elizabeth

Posted: January 11th, 2013

April 16, 1950 – January 8, 2013 Beth Kalinka, beloved wife of Vic Kalinka of Airdrie, AB, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the age of 62 years.

Beth was born in Bassano, AB and raised in Coaldale, AB. Beth and her first husband, Lloyd, had four children, David, Darrellinn, Duane, and Darla and lived in Calgary, AB. Lloyd passed away in 1988. She was remarried in 2004 to Vic Kalinka, moved to Airdrie, and gained two sons, Read and Ryan. Besides her loving husband, Beth is survived by her four children, David and Inese Richardson, Darrellinn (Elli) and RJ Reesor, Duane and Melinda Richardson and Darla and Jason Wutzke and their grandparents Lloyd and Marjorie Richardson; Vic’s children, Read Kalinka and Ryan Kalinka; nine grandchildren, Brianna, Kaeleigh, Meghann, Ethan, Jaydin, Nathan, Elyanah, Halle, and Samara. She is also survived by nine siblings, Dave and Louise Knelsen, Pete and Sharon Knelsen, Henry and Linda Knelsen, Maria and Lorne Fisher, Bernard and Helgrid Knelsen, Anna and Colin Solbak, Helene and Don Waugh, Benjamin and Carol Knelsen, Harry and Debbie Knelsen and their families; as well as a large extended family. Beth was predeceased by her parents David and Maria Knelsen and her first husband Lloyd Richardson.  Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Focus on the Family 19946 – 80A Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 0J8, Telephone: 1-800-661-9800, www.focusonthefamily.ca. In living memory of Elizabeth Kalinka, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5 Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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