Conrad Dombowsky
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February 28, 1944 – Avonlea, Saskatchewan

August 8, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta



Conrad “Con” Dombowsky, beloved husband of Agnes Ila Dombowsky (nee Wilson), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at the age of 78 years.


Con was born in Avonlea, SK, on February 28, 1944, to Vincent and Elizabeth Dombowsky. He was the third of five children and became the family’s prankster who loved to tease his sisters. Con moved to Calgary in 1962 where he started a long and distinguished career in the oil business. During this time, he met Ila, with whom he fell in love and married in 1964. Con and Ila had two boys, Shawn, and Shane, who grew up and established their own families. Con loved visiting his grandchildren in the United States.


Con accomplished much throughout his life and was a world traveler. He worked for extended periods in such locations as the Canadian Arctic, Angola in Africa, Turkey, Argentina, Algeria, Yemen, and the United States. He traveled through many places in Europe, South America, and all across North America. Con was very humble about his extensive travel but could tell wonderful stories when asked, including tales of living in a tent in the equatorial African jungle. Con’s most memorable vacation was a river cruise through the Ukraine. However, he enjoyed visiting with family and old friends most of all. Con enjoyed golf and played at every opportunity. He even managed to score a hole in one twice! Con will be most remembered for his sense of humor. He always had a joke ready even though many of his jokes were met with groans. He liked those jokes most of all.


Besides his loving wife Ila Dombowsky, Con is survived by his two sons, who both live in Denver, Colorado, Shawn Dombowsky, his wife Karen, their children, Alex, and Elizabeth; and Shane Dombowsky, his wife Kristen, and their son Wilson.


Con is also survived by his three sisters, Elaine Neiswandt, Shirley Hardowa, and Rita Kraft, and their children, Rodney Neiswandt, Nancy Jocelyn, Janice Neiswandt, Robert Hardowa, Andrea O’Donnell, and Nicole Kraft. Con was predeceased by his parents Vincent and Elizabeth and his brother Richard Dombowsky.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Calgary Crematorium Chapel, (3219 – 4th Street NW, within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Monday, August 15, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 8602 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E1, Telephone: (780) 492-6537, Email:,

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