Catherine Marklund

Obituary of Catherine Mary Marklund

October 28, 1954 - Regina, Saskatchewan

July 16, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine “Cathy” Marklund, beloved wife of Brett Marklund, of Calgary, AB, on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the too young age of 67 years.


Cathy was born in Regina, SK on October 28, 1954, to the late Isabelle and Bernie Grebinsky. She will always be remembered for her long career with the Calgary Stampede and as the ‘go-to’ Box Office and ticketing contact for many. A busy mom, she excelled in her full-time job, while juggling soccer-mom duties, keeping the family fed and their home in one piece despite the efforts of her kids, husband, and the family dog. She dabbled in winemaking and enjoyed working on her golf game with friends and her husband. Cathy was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.


Cathy is survived by her husband of 36 years Brett; their children, Kelsey (Kyle Wilson) and Cale (Crystal Bartkowski), her brother Jeff Grebinsky (Donna), sister-in-law Lori Marklund, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222,


The family would like to thank Cathy's caregiver Alma Mendoza, the doctors and nurses at the Foothills Hospital Palliative ICU, and the wonderful and caring Intercare staff at the Southwood Hospice for their unfailing kindness and compassion.


In living memory of Cathy Marklund, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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