Brian MAZZA

MAZZA, Brian Lawrence It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a consummate newsman, friend, brother, uncle and son, Brian Mazza, on Sunday, March 4, 2007. Brian was born in Calgary on August, 26, 1961. He grew up in Rocky Mountain House where he spent most of his after-school hours at The Mountaineer, the family-owned community newspaper. After studying Political Science at the University of Calgary, where he worked on The Gauntlet, Brian returned to Rocky Mountain House as a reporter and photographer. In 1988 he became the editor. He was extremely active at the community-level and was honoured with the Rocky Mountain House and District Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in 1999 and the Humanitarian Award in 2003. Provincially and internationally, Brian was heavily involved in the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association and the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. He held executive positions with both organizations and greatly enjoyed the comraderie, travel and education associated with both. Brian is survived by his mother Mildred, brother Glen (Joanne) Mazza, sister Gail (Stan) Krabben and children Maxwell and Brooke, all of Rocky Mountain House, and sister Lorine (Rob) Stevens and children Kyra and Hayley of Calgary. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Lawrence, in September 2006. Brian's full obituary is posted on The Mountaineer's website at http://rmh-mountaineer.awna.com A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 2:00 pm at the Church of the Nazarene, 5340-59 Ave., Rocky Mountain House. If so desired, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice, or to the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre, 5016 – 52 Ave., Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, T4T 1T2, for emergency room equipment. Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium has been entrusted with cremation and the arrangements.


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