Obituary of Walter KLASSEN

July 27, 1930 – Bassano, Alberta
January 10, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Walter Klassen, beloved husband of Frieda Klassen (nee Sawatzky) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

Walter was raised on the farm in Rosemary, Alberta.  He met the love of his life, Frieda, in Clearbrook, and they were married in 1961. They settled in Calgary where they had four children.  Walter will be remembered for his strong work ethic, kindness and generosity.  He enjoyed a 37 year career driving Greyhound bus.  When he wasn’t driving bus he could be found in his workshop honing his carpentry skills.

Walter is survived by his loving wife Frieda, four children; Sharon Klassen (Doug Beddome), Jim (Daylene) Klassen, Mark (Paula) Klassen, Tanya (Corey) Janssen; four grandchildren, Marie, Jayce, Katrina and Luke; one brother Arthur (Frances) Klassen; sister-in-law Margaret Klassen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Wilhelm Klassen, brothers Peter (Katie), William and Ernest.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, Elboya Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow on the upper level, Elboya Chapel, at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Walter’s obituary at

Walter’s family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the palliative care team at Southwood Hospice for their exceptional care in his final days. In lieu of flowers, please remember Walter through a donation to  

A tree will be planted in living memory of Walter Klassen. McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Memorial Service

2:30 pm
Friday, January 17, 2020
McInnis & Holloway, Park Memorial
5008 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 243-8200
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