February 1, 1942 – January 23, 2020
Art Krempasky passed away peacefully in his sleep with his loving wife Brenda by his side, after a lengthy illness on January 23, 2020, at the age of 77 years. He is survived by: his wife Brenda; his daughters, Kathleen (Brian) and Karan (Dan); his grandsons, William and James; his sister Pat; and many beloved cousins and extended family members. Art was predeceased by his brother Allan, and sister-in-law Gail.
Art was born in Winnipeg on February 1, 1942 to Louis Krempasky and Mary (nÃ©e Shumila). At age 16, he met the love of his life, Brenda (nÃ©e Muir); they wed four years later in 1961, and were soon blessed by the arrival of two daughters, Kathleen and Karan. Art and Brenda were almost 60 years together.
Art started out as a Process Operator in the oil refineries and later on ran bulk fuel businesses in Revelstoke and Vernon, prior to retiring in 1997. After retirement he and Brenda moved to Okotoks Alberta to be close to their grandchildren, William and James.
Art and Brenda joined St Peter’s Anglican church in Okotoks in 1998 and were actively involved in outreach opportunities in Belize and Chile, as well as participating actively in parish life locally. Art was not one to sit still when there was work to be done and so he would often be found helping out at St Peter’s with painting, changing light bulbs, or whatever else needed to be done, as well as generously giving of his time and effort to family, friends and neighbours.
Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength”, speaks to the depth and intensity of God’s might and was an inspiration to Art. He lived out this faith in his life as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was loved and appreciated for who he was and for all that he did for others, and we will all miss him very much until we see him again. And if there’s any paint peeling or burned out lightbulbs in Heaven, you can be sure that Art is on it.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 29th 2020 at 2 pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (31 Riverside Way, Okotoks, AB T1S).
In honour of Art, please wear your favourite denim attire!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Blood Services or Kids Cancer Foundation of Alberta.
To email condolences, please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements in Care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Okotoks 403-938-3111.
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