Eugene Henry Fedor

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FEDOR, Eugene Henry
Eugene Fedor, 86 years old, passed away Feb 3, 2014 with his family at his side. Eugene was predeceased by Celeste, his wife of 56 years. Eugene was a devoted family man and is survived by his children Loretta (Kim), Lana (Ward), Candace (Dominic), Kim (Steve) and Harvey (Susan) his grandchildren Arielle, Cheyne, Danyse, Courtney (Greg), Eric, Ryan, Bria, Matthew, Taylor, Teghan, Kye and Matreya and his great grandchildren Harlon and Rowan. Eugene was the youngest of seven children and is survived by his sister Anne and sister-in-law Elizabeth.
Eugene was blessed with a very large extended family which he enjoyed tremendously. He was a very social and community minded person. Eugene was a founding member of both the Calgary Winter Club and Country Hills Golf Course. He served as a member and past president of the Bearspaw Lions Club. He was an avid reader, history buff and sportsman. Eugene had an amazing ability to retain information and had no shortage of fishing, hunting, curling and golfing anecdotes. He also had a competitive streak and never turned down a cribbage game.
Eugene was an entrepreneur and started Fedor Construction in the late 1950’s. He worked hard and earned a well-deserved reputation in the Calgary area as one of the best Custom home builders. His slogan, ‘Not the Biggest but the Finest’ is his legacy in which his family is very proud.
Eugene and Celeste retired to his parent’s farm near Devon, AB. Together, they revitalized the farm, reconnected with extended family, friends, the local community and family church.
There are many people in health services his family wishes to thank but in particular the Staff at the Calgary Foothill’s hospital, Ward 37, who treated Eugene like family and made his last few months the best they could be.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 15th at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, 25437 HWY 19, Nisku, AB with Very Reverend Igor Kisil officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

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Cathy Tippett

I’m so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Kev and I were talking about what a wonderful man he was. We have such great memories of going to the lake and always feeling welcome. He was always eager to get everyone out on the lake to water ski and very generous with his time and the masses of teenagers that came out on a regular basis, often unannounced, but always welcomed. I’ll never forget the weekend when I was out with Lana and we headed down to the lake for an early ski. What a surprise! No boat! A car had missed the curve in the road and landed right on it. We did see a few floating seats. Once that was all sorted and the boat wreckage located he didn’t miss a beat. He got another boat and was on the lake again. I haven’t seen Eugene for a number of years but have always held a warm place in my heart for him. I know that you will all miss him.
A toast to a loving and generous family man.
Sincerely
Cathy Tippett

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