The family of Alois Csanits sadly announces his passing at the age of 94, on July 14 in Hanna, Ab.
Alois was born Dec. 8, 1921 in Rattersdorf, Austria to Joseph and Katherine Csanits. The Csanits family moved to Canada in the fall of 1929 and homesteaded a farm in Spondin.
Alois always spoke fondly of his life on the farm and especially loved riding horses; one particular named Barnie.
His driving career started early, operating equipment on the family farm while driving the cream truck in the area. He took great pride in being an owner-operator of a gravel truck for the rest of his working years.
“Unkle” kept in touch with his Austrian family for as long as he could and enjoyed two trips there.
He also proudly hosted his nephew Hans Tschanitch and wife Brigitta in Canada for a visit in 1995.
Alois is survived by his two nephews, Larry Bowthorpe (Diane) and Wayne Bowthorpe and their families of Edmonton. He is also survived by his family in Austria and many dear friends.
Alois was predeceased by his special friend and partner of 48 years, Lola Heggen; sister, Theresa Bowthorpe in 1966, and his parents, Joseph and Katherine Csanits.
A funeral service will be held on Fri., July 22 at 2 p.m. at the Heartland Funeral Services Chapel in Hanna. Interment will take place prior to the service at the Hanna Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alberta Pioneers Association of Hanna and District (Seniors Circle) Box 327, Hanna, AB, T0J 1P0. 403-854-2344
Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Hanna, entrusted with arrangements, a division of Central Alberta Family Funeral Services, 403-854-2758, www.heartlandfuneralservices.com