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AMBROSE, William (Bill) Edward

July 20, 1934 – Fort Morgan, Colorado, USA
October 19, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Bill Ambrose of Calgary passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the age of 80 years.

Bill was known as an oilman and a cowboy. In the words of Frank Sinatra “He did it his way”. He is loved and will be missed by family and friends.

Bill is survived by three children, Carol Ann Critcher of Phoenix, AZ, Will Ambrose of Powell, WY and Linda Bonner of Denver, CO and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Jane Morton of Colorado Springs, CO.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Bill Ambrose, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Jeannine Briggs :

    On behalf of all of us at Appaloosa Broadcasting (Wyoming), we send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr. Ambrose. May your hearts be filled with good memories to ease the pain of your loss.

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  2. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of a great man, your father. He was loved by many and respected by all who truly knew him . I have known your father since he hired me to sell his subdivision in North Gower Ontario and it was always a joy to hear his kind voice when he called.
    May God rest his soul.

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  3. Launa Germiquet :

    I am sorry to hear the loss of such an inspiring man. Mr. Ambrose taught me the financial world and worked with my family and friends in oil and gas for many years, aways wanting the best for others. May he rest in peace.

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  4. Michelle (Mari) Cole :

    I am so sorry for your loss at this very difficult time. Uncle Bill was such a fun-loving and giving man. He always brought a smile to my face whether he was playing a joke or just being himself. He will always be loved and missed by the entire Mari family as he truly holds a special place in our hearts. My love and prayers go out to the entire Ambrose family.

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  5. Beth Morton Duckworth :

    My Uncle Bill was such a generous and life-loving man! While I didn’t get to see him as much in these later years, he always brought a smile and such happy memories. Uncle Bill lived large and touched many lives. We love him and will miss him!

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  6. Bill was my brother-in-law and one I always enjoyed being around especially during branding time. He leaves a legacy with this through poetry. His sister, Jane, wrote of his “rounding-up the branding crew” in her poem Branding. So, Bill will always be remembered in the written word and a good person.
    And, quoting from the poet Sharlot Hall for Bill, “The Light of God is on the land that lies Beyond the Range.”
    My thoughts are with Annie and all of Bill’s family.
    Uncle Dick

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