KRASSMAN, Michael Alexander

Posted: September 23rd, 2015

March 13, 1933 – Holdfast, Saskatchewan

September 20, 2015 – Calgary Alberta

After a very active and colorful life, our Father, Grandfather and Friend has passed away peacefully at the age of 82 from a brief illness.

Mike lived life on his own terms. He passed on to his daughters his extraordinary work ethic and his generosity to us girls whilst we were growing up will always be remembered.

Mike was born in Holdfast, Sask and moved to Medicine Hat in 1947 at the age of 14. Later he moved to Calgary and started working for CP Rail, before joining the Calgary Fire Department. After leaving the Fire Department he became self-employed and enjoyed many years of success. Mike was an avid Flames, Stampeders and Blue Jay’s fan. He loved going to the track and watching the thoroughbred races and when they moved out of Calgary, he could be found at Schanks watching them on the big screen.

Our Dad will be sadly missed by his four daughters, Cindy (Tim) Down, Tracy (Greg) Bussing, Tammy (Ron) Dodd, and Holly (Bruno) Milanko; his 9 grandchildren, Lindsay (Ted), Melissa, Kristy (Kellen), Brooke (Derek), Danielle, Samantha, Siena, Ryan and Brandon; 1 great-grandson, Devon and future great-grandson, Jackson.

Mike leaves behind his brother Wilfred (Helga) Krassman of Edmonton and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike also leaves behind his special friend, Christine Raziene.

Mike was predeceased by his parents, John and Rose Krassman; four brothers, Nicholas, Jack, Valentine and Johnny; two sisters, Virginia and Barbara and two half-sisters, Emma and Pauline.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 27th 2015at 2:00pm at McInnis & Holloway, Deerfoot South, 12281 40 St. S.E., Calgary, Alberta

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 1.800.461.3331

In living memory of Mike Krassman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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