G. H. "Howard" Agnew passed away peacefully at the Carewest – Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at the age of 76 years.
Howard leaves Alison his devoted wife, partner and best friend for 54 years and daughter Heather Agnew; daughter Aline Walker (Stuart) grandchildren Victoria and Jason; son Richard (Wilma) grandchildren Tyler (Megan), Sarah and Samantha and his sister Myrtle Schmidt. Howard was predeceased by his mother Sadie, in 1987 and father George, in 1972.
Howard was born in Winnipeg July 4, 1932. After obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba he was recruited by Texaco Canada which resulted in Howard and Alison moving to Alberta. Throughout his 37 year career in the oil and gas industry Howard was known for his integrity, leadership and passion for the industry. Howard and family lived in several places including Venezuela, Denver, Edmonton, and Toronto but Calgary was always considered to be home. Soon after the merger of Texaco with Imperial Oil, which he helped orchestrate as COO of Texaco Canada, Howard retired and focused his energy on enjoying retirement. His first venture was to create a beautiful family retreat and legacy in Invermere and then to travel, this time, for pleasure and not for business. Together, Howard and Alison traveled to a number of countries and made many wonderful memories and friends. Howard was a very active supporter of Scouts Canada as a leader and as a Director of the Calgary Scout Foundation. He was awarded the Medal of Merit for his many years of dedicated service. He was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, "papa", brother and friend to us all.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Calgary Scout Foundation (2140 Brownsea Drive NW, Calgary T2N 3G9) would be appreciated. A special thank you goes to the Doctors and Nurses at the Foothills Hospital Unit 37, Dr. Samis and staff at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Center, Unit 3 West, the Northland Dialysis Center, and the friendly staff at Genesis Medi-Shuttle for all their kind care and attention. In living memory of Howard Agnew, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296Print This Obituary & Condolences