Obituary of Percy Woznow
December 29, 1931 – Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
October 20, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta
Percy “Dusty” Woznow, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, at the age of 91 years.
Percy was born on December 29, 1931, in Maple Creek, SK. He went on to join the Armed Forces in Shilo, Manitoba, as a paratrooper at the age of 16. Later, he moved to work at Canadian Linen Supply. Following this, he branched out to start his own company called Dusty’s Rental Service and ran that business for many years. He went on to sell the business but kept the building. Dusty wanted to get back into ranching, so he bought a ¼ section of land. After a few years, that was no longer enough for him, and he decided to open a bar in the building he had, which he was renting out to a few businesses; one of which was storing a few thousand seats for the Saddle Dome which was being built at the time. Dusty’s Barn Dance and Saloon was opened in 1985, where his true colors came out.
Percy and Agnes ran the family business until 2001 when it was sold. Together, they had met so many people during that time. Percy and Agnes were very active within the Grey Cup Committee for many years.
Percy leaves behind his sons Gerry (Cori), Darrell (Sherry), and Wes (Karen); granddaughters, Jennifer (Kyle), Samantha, and Kristen; great-grandson Rory, and great-granddaughter Ryanne. He is also survived by his brothers Leon and Harry (Bev), his sister Jean, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Agnes, his granddaughter Jade, his sister Mary (Joe), brother Mike (Anne), sister-in-law Polly, and brother-in-law George.
An open house for family and friends to pay their respects will be held at Thorncliffe Community Center inside The Thorncliffe Room (5600 Centre St N, Calgary, AB T2K 0T3) on Monday, November 6, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Percy’s family here.
In living memory of Percy Woznow, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells.