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ABERG – Richard Sterling

February 18, 1924 – May 30, 2011

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dick on Monday, May 30, 2011 in Calgary, AB. He passed peacefully surrounded by his immediate family.

Beloved husband of Carol of sixty five years, Dick was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 18, 1924. After decorated service with the US army during World War II, he completed his engineering degree at the University of Minnesota. Dick had a long and distinguished career with Shell Oil. His postings began in Odessa, Texas and subsequent moves took the family to other points in the US, Canada, the Netherlands and the UK. Upon retiring in Calgary, Dick continued to consult in the oil and gas industry and served on various boards. Of particular interest to Dick was his involvement with Athabasca University as Chair of the Governing Council. His love of the outdoors, fondness of the mountains and involvement in many competitive sports, had a lasting impact on his family as they developed similar interests. Golf in particular became a passion and he was a long time member of nearly fifty years at the Earl Grey Golf Club.

Dick was the cherished father of Susan, Ken (Kathy), Steve (Marybeth), Karen and Scott. He was the proud grandfather of Megan, Chris, Tim, Graham, Laura, Erika, Bryce, Madison and Raeleigh, and he also had five great grandchildren. Dick was predeceased by his oldest daughter Susan, and his sister Leone and brother Harry. Dick will be particularly missed by his family and friends as he was a strong and generous man, who was respected by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Dick Aberg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Dawn McCorry :

    Aberg Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you love and strength as you say goodbye to his wonderful man.

    The McCorry Family
    Dawn, Brad, Wilson, Boston & Emerson

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  2. Donna and Terry Morrison :

    Please accept our heart felt condolences for the passing of Dick. He deeply touched all who had the honor and pleasure to know him. He cared constantly for his family and, as he often said, he loved “his bride” Carole every day of his life. He chose Canada and our nation will forever be the beneficiary of his wisdom, energy, commitment and kindness.
    Donna and Terry Morrison

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  3. Neil and Brenda Murray :

    Steve, Marybeth, Erika, Bryce, and family,

    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. We hope warm memories will help comfort you at this difficult time. Take good care of each other.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Neil and Brenda Murray

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  4. :

    Our condolences Scott to your and your family. You’ve supported your parents with great love and caring.

    As always, let us know if there is anything we can do buddy.

    The Gang, near and far.

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  5. Barbara Yarovich :

    Carol Aberg and Family,

    I was saddened to learn of Mr. Abergs passing. I remember all the stories he told me about your adventures in life and his great pride in his family.

    My condolences,

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  6. Anita Adams and family :

    To Ken, Kathy and family — Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.
    Anita Adams and family

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  7. Doug MacLellan :

    Aberg Family:
    My wife Marg and I offer condolences to the family. I worked on Alsands with Dick for 3 years and greatly respected him for his character, integrity and kindness. He was a very good man.

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  8. Walter and Janet Bycio :

    Carol Aberg and Family

    We share in your sorrow and our prayers are with you. Like many others who knew him, I also admired him.

    Our condolences,
    Walt and Janet Bycio

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