Angela Polach

Obituary of Angela Polach

December 28, 1946 – London, England

June 29, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


The world lost an Angel…a. On Saturday, June 29, 2024, my beautiful mother, Angela Polach, age 77, folded her cards after a long battle with cancer. She was the best mom any daughter could ask for, and she leaves behind a very dysfunctional bunch: myself, Mallory, my wonderful husband David, and mom’s grandchildren, William and Robbie; her estranged husband but good friend Martin; her favourite brother Myles, and his wife Lindsay; her daughter Beth, and grandchild Hunter; and the bajillion of cousins and second cousins and friends across the world.


Mom moved to Ontario from England when she was a wee girl and eventually settled west to start her family. She had a ten-year stint back in Ontario at the lovely retirement community of Goderich after she left the corporate world. She loved the time with her cousins and brother, reliving her youth. When it was clear her illness wasn’t going to go away, she moved back to Calgary to be close to Robbie and William. There was a full year where she was able to babysit and take them out for breakfast; it was a gift. No one made her happier than those grandchildren, and she spoiled them to no end as a result. She loved the town of Cochrane and even in her later years, she would commute from Calgary to do her shopping.


Mom loved to laugh and find the silly side of life; she would want that for everyone grieving her too. The family will have a Celebration of Life for her in the fall, but until then, hug your loved ones and make some jokes in her honour.


Miss you forever mom.


If you were thinking about flowers, may I suggest some wonderful memorial tributes instead: Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966,, or to the Salvation Army - Agapé Hospice, 1302 8th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1B8, Telephone: 403-282-6588,


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Angela’s family here.


In living memory of Angela Polach, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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