Marie Handl, age 82 of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 11, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure. Born on April 27, 1937 in the Czech Republic, she was predeceased by her parents Jan and Marie Tesarik and her first love, Milan Handl. Marie is survived by her two daughters, Julie Squires and Lenka Handl, two grandchildren, Jordan and Jenessa Squires, sister Anna (Josef) Dibdakova and a number of close friends.
Marie had an overwhelming love for the mountains, the outdoors, nature and animals. She was a talented artist with a great passion for gardening and sewing, and was well known in her Calgary Bowness neighborhood for her specialty European baking and her mystical garden. Born with a passion for humanity, Marie was loving, selfless, kind, gentle and ever present to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She had a gift of inspiring everyone who came into her life.
We wish to thank the nurses and staff of Cedars Villa Extendicare, Willow Unit in Calgary, for their tremendous care and loving support.
A Celebration of Life will be arranged after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the SPCA Humane Society.