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Alvin & Kathy Liknes

LIKNES, Alvin Cecil & Kathryn Faye

Alvin Cecil Liknes was born on June 22nd, 1948 in Coronation, Alberta. He was an original thinker who listened with interest and attention to whomever was speaking. Intelligent and sensitive: Alvin believed in human rights. He believed in efficiency and thinking things through. He invented stuff. He took chances. Alvin rode alpine skis, cross-country skis and water skis. He drove Boogie Vans, Impalas, Porsches and Sidewinders. He took lessons on how to fly a plane, how to jump from a plane and how to dive down deep in the dark blue sea. He played hockey, coached soccer and had a squash serve that could knock you flat. Alvin was a guy who stayed on top of the household laundry. He loved wide-open spaces and clear starry nights. When he hugged his children they could feel his love and pride for them radiating like the sun. He commented with wonder on his wife’s beauty (both inside and out) and he loved to walk with her. A kind, quick-witted, gracious, loyal and wise son, brother, uncle, father and grandfather, Alvin’s fortitude is our backbone and will guide us always.

Kathryn Faye Liknes was born on April 5th, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta. If you needed an opinion, childcare, a dog-sitter, directions, a hug, a ride, a kind word, a nail file, romantic advice, supper, help finding your keys/coat/boots or mittens, she was always there. She earned certificates in web design, graphic design, online publishing and a license to sell real estate. She had the true spirit of an entrepreneur and the bravest of hearts. She approached all culinary and craft projects with joy and abandon. Animals were safe with Kathy. Her heart pinned firmly to her sleeve, Kathryn accepted people without prejudice or judgment. She loved the holidays and worked hard to make every one feel special. A fierce and watchful mother, Kathy’s children (and her grandchildren) knew how much she loved them. She loved to dance, but most of all she loved to dance with her husband Alvin. A devoted daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother, Kathryn filled our lives with her strength, her laughter, her passion and her love and we will hold her light in our hearts evermore.

Kathryn and Alvin’s mortal bodies were taken too soon but they have gone to the light now and their Spirit lives on in us forever.

A celebration of their lives will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40 Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Coronation Funeral Home P.O. Box 358 Coronation, Alberta TOC 1CO have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.578.2928 Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

 Service Information

Memorial Service
September 27, 2014

10:00 AM
First Alliance Church
12345 - 40 Street S.E.
Calgary, Alberta

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