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In Memoriam

Remembering those who have passed and are part of the legacy of Westwinds Music Society


Mike Sakatch

Music Director, 1993-2019

August, 2019 - It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we mourn the loss of our friend, Director, mentor, musician and all-around amazing guy, Mike Sakatch. His influence on Calgary's music community was enormous. We honour his years of service as a member of the Artistic team at Westwinds, his long and distinguished career with the Calgary Board of Education, and his role with CADME (Calgary Association for the Development of Music Education).

Mike's talents, dedication, infectious good humour and boundless energy enriched the lives of thousands of musicians of all ages. His legacy lives on through the music he made and the music he inspired in others. Our sincere condolences to his family. May they find comfort in knowing the happiness he brough to so many others. Mike, you will be missed.

You can view Mike's obituary here.


Cal McClary

President, 2006-2008

November, 2016 - 

You can view Cal's obituary here.


Cathi Ramsden

President, 2008-2009

October, 2016 -

You can view Cathi's obituary here.


Helen Clark

Head Librarian, 1999-2010

June, 2010 -

You can view Helen's obituary here.


Denis Jackson

Founder, Music Director, 1988-1990

April, 2005 -

You can view Denis' obituary here.

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