Michael Zander

Obituary of Michael Otto Karl Zander

June 25, 1944 - Wendgräben, Germany

January 5, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


Michael Zander, beloved husband of Marjorie Zander (nee Delay), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the age of 78 years.


Michael was an exceptionally kind and gentle man, of jovial character and grateful by nature. He created a special bond with everyone he met, delighting in making people laugh (or groan) with his unique sense of humour. Michael took immense pleasure in his profession as a geologist, and he had an absolute passion for fly fishing. A devoted family man, it was the anticipation and his love of family visits which gave him the strength to brave a 14-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.


Michael’s absence is already deeply felt by his family and friends, particularly by his wife Marjorie, his son Bennett, his daughter and son-in-law, Kirsten and Simon, and his two cherished granddaughters, Delphine and Kiri, who are comforted by the memory of his smile and unforgettable shared experiences. We extend our condolences to all who share in our loss.


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In living memory of Michael Zander, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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