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Leo Adam Bunz

February 8, 1936 ~ June 16, 2017 (age 81)
It is with tremendous sadness that we say goodbye to our Dad and Grandpa. Leo passed away suddenly, while in Europe on a pilgrimage to Fatima and Medjugorje with his brother in - law Norman Goetz and sister in- law, Solange Bunz. Leo leaves behind his son, Michael Bunz (Fay) and his children: Adam and Kara of Calgary; his daughter Carrie-Lynn (Mark) Styranka and their children: Elicia, Angelie and Jackson of Calgary; and his daughter Joanne (Jim) Twanow of Brisbane Australia. He is also survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Leo was predeceased by his wife of 55 year's Mary, his parents, Adam and Elizabeth Bunz, his birth mother Emilia Bunz, sisters Isabella, Josephine and brother Bernard. Leo was born in Munster, Saskatchewan in 1936. His family suffered many hardships growing up, none greater than the loss of his mother at a very young age. Leo and his siblings endured numerous nannies while growing up until several years later when his father re-married. After college, Leo moved to Calgary, where he gained employment in the HVAC supply industry with Western Supplies. After a few years, he was recruited by, and joined Summit Engineering Sales, where he would spend the rest of his working career. Leo bought 50% of Summit Engineering in 1977, and the remaining 50% in 1987 to become the sole owner of Summit Engineering until he sold the company on his retirement in 1997. Leo loved the industry that he was part of for so many years and cherished the numerous lifelong friendships obtained. Leo remained active in the industry throughout his retirement, participating and volunteering in many mechanical contractor events such as curling and golf, and still attended meetings with various associations in the industry. Leo dedicated his life to service. He was a long-time active member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, and held many prominent positions with the Knights. Leo was involved with too many charities to count. He was adept at fund raising for causes and charities close to his heart, one of his favorites in recent years being volunteering and fund raising for St Mary's University. Leo has been contributing to the well-being of his church, St. Cecilia's, since its construction in the late 1960's. Since his retirement in 1997, he took the volunteer position titled maintenance manger, which could more adeptly be coined property manager. He spent thousands of hours ensuring the Church was maintained meticulously, at the best cost possible. He was leaned on heavily by many priests who were the pastors of the parish over the years, and was always there to support them. Leo was a fantastic handyman, and he would help anyone with anything. Leo had a well-stocked tool kit in his trunk at all times, as he was called on weekly by friends, neighbors, relatives, and his children to come fix this or that. Leo has also loved to do carpentry in his spare time since a young age. He recently built an amazing replica of the old farmhouse where Mary and her siblings were born, and was building raised garden beds, decorative planter boxes, as well as picture frames. Leo loved working outside, shovelling the walks and driveways of his neighbors in need, helping his children with their yards, driving the tractor and tending the family garden at Mike's acreage, as well as working around the farm where Mary's brothers lived. Leo loved sports of all kind, especially hockey, golf and curling. He was a dedicated, true and loyal Calgary Flames fan, being an original season ticket holder from the first season they arrived in Calgary. He loved attending the games with his wife, kids, grandkids, business associates and friends. He was thrilled to be recognized and honored by the Flames last year, when they included him on their trip to the NHL awards in Las Vegas. Golf was his summer passion. He was a member at Highwood Golf and Country Club in High River for many years, and loved playing the other courses in and around Calgary. Above all, Leo loved his family, and there was nothing he wouldn't do for his children and grandchildren. He had a very special relationship with each of his 5 grandchildren, and they will miss him deeply. Although he put on a brave face, Leo greatly missed his wife of 55 years, Mary, and never got over her passing 3 ½ years ago. The pilgrimage to Medjugorje was a "bucket list" item of both Leo and Mary's, and he took many photos of Mary with him to Medjugorje, so that they could cross that one off together. That Leo passed away, after his visit to Medjugorje, one of the holiest Catholic sites, after living a full life by the book, as God teaches, has given us reason to pause and reflect. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (321- 90 Avenue SE) on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:30am. Graveside service to follow immediately after Mass in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow at Edenbrook Funeral Home. All family and friends are invited to join. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Leo's family through lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of Leo's favorite charities, Catholic Missions in Canada. (201- 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1V2, telephone: 1-416-934-3425, website: Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES 403-265-1199

Cemetery Details

Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
24223 Township Road 242
Calgary, AB, T3Z 3K2

Funeral Mass

JUL 4. 10:30 AM

St. Cecilias Roman Catholic Church

321 - 90 Ave SE

Calgary, AB, CA, T2J 0A1

 Service Information

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