December 29, 1931
October 20, 2023
Percy “Dusty” Woznow, a resident of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on October 20, 2023, at the age of 91. He was born on December 29, 1931, in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. At just 16 years old, Percy joined the Armed Forces in Shilo, Manitoba, serving as a paratrooper. After his military service, he worked at Canadian Linen Supply before venturing into entrepreneurship. Percy established his own company called Dusty’s Rental Service, which he successfully operated for many years. Eventually, he sold the business but retained ownership of the building. Reflecting his passion for ranching, Percy purchased a quarter section of land. However, his ambitions grew, and he decided to transform the building he owned into Dusty’s Barn Dance and Saloon in 1985, showcasing his true character.
Throughout Percy’s career in business, he shared his experiences with his wife Agnes. Together, they managed the family business until its sale in 2001, interacting with a multitude of individuals during that time. Additionally, Percy and Agnes actively contributed to the Grey Cup Committee for several years. Percy is survived by his sons Gerry (Cori), Darrell (Sherry), and Wes (Karen), as well as his granddaughters Jennifer (Kyle), Samantha, and Kristen. Among his great-grandchildren are Rory and Ryanne. He is also fondly remembered by his brothers Leon and Harry (Bev), sister Jean, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Percy was predeceased by his cherished wife Agnes, granddaughter Jade, sister Mary (Joe), brother Mike (Anne), sister-in-law Polly, and brother-in-law George.
An open house will be held at Thorncliffe Community Center, specifically The Thorncliffe Room in Calgary (5600 Centre St N, Calgary, AB T2K 0T3), on November 6, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This gathering offers an opportunity for family and friends to pay their respects. Condolences, memories, and photographs can be shared and viewed with Percy’s family at http://www.MHFH.com. In honor of Percy Woznow, McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes will plant a tree in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area as a lasting tribute to his memory.