Gertruda Michalska

Obituary of Gertruda Michalska

March 17, 1952 – Kielce, Poland

February 17, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Gertruda Michalska (nee Bemben), a beloved wife, mother, grandma, soon-to-be great-grandmother and friend. Our darling Gertruda suddenly left us on Friday, February 17, 2023 at the age of 70 years.


Gertruda will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jan, daughter Eliza (Michael), granddaughter Veronica (Kyle), brother Jerzy (Małgorzata), as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was predeceased by her father Tomasz, her mother Aleksandra, and her brothers, Michał, Andrzej and Aleksander.  


Gertruda was born in Poland on March 17, 1952, and spent her life there before moving to Windsor, Ontario in 1989, then moved to Calgary in 2007. 


She was a kind and gentle soul who was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who always put the needs of her family first. She worked tirelessly to provide for her loved ones and was always there to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.


Gertruda's passing is a great loss to all that knew her. She will be deeply missed, but her memory will live on through the love she shared with those around her.  May she rest in peace, and may her family and friends find comfort in the knowledge that she is now in a better place, free from pain and suffering.


Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Gertruda Michalska, 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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