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Alexander (Sandy) Anderson Shirkie

September 20, 1931 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Alexander (Sandy) Shirkie Obituary

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Alexander (Sandy) Shirkie, of Calgary on Monday, November 20, 2023, at the age of 92 years.

Alexander (Sandy) was a very creative and artistic man, who was very skilled in calligraphy. He created several Calgary companies’ logos and was well known for his handcrafted cards and envelopes that he made for everyone for various occasions.

Alexander (Sandy) was an avid reader, whose favourite book was the dictionary, which made him a natural wordsmith over the years. This helped him write the many love letters Marilyn received from him, and the many cards he created for friends and family.

He was very competitive by nature and loved to play in the Calgary Senior Slo-Pitch League, as well as the Interface Slo-Pitch League, where he could often be heard saying “Don’t just stand there, play!”

Alexander (Sandy) is survived by his wife Marilyn, as well as many friends and family.

Funeral Service will be held at The Salvation Army Berkshire Citadel Community Church (222 Sandarac Drive NW, Calgary, AB) on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Photos, memories, and condolences may be shared with Sandy’s family here. 

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Funeral Service
November 26, 2023

2:00 PM
The Salvation Army Berkshire Citadel Community Church
222 Sandarac Drive NW
Calgary, AB T3K 3M5


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